Google’s NSynth Super is an AI-backed touchscreen synth

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Magenta, Google’s research project that looks at how AI can help people be more creative, just released an open source experimental instrument called NSynth Super. NSynth Super utilizes Magenta’s NSynth, Google’s neural network that generates sounds, and directions for building your own NSynth Super are available on Github.

The NSynth Super is a piece of hardware that brings the NSynth technology to life. As Douglas Eck, research scientist on the Google Brain team, says in the video above, NSynth doesn’t generate notes, but rather, the actual sound of an instrument. The NSynth algorithm learns the core qualities of what makes up an individual sound and then is able to combine sounds to create something completely new.

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