Sony launches AI-based music production service Flow Machines

Sony Computer Science Labs (Sony CSL) today launched AI-based music production service FlowMachines,media outlet Neowin reported. At the heart of The Flow Machines Profession (FM Pro) is a blend of human creativity and AI-based recommendation system that offers melodies, chords and bass that allow creators to tailor content to their liking.

Sony launches AI-based music production service Flow Machines

FM Pro achieves this by using Style Palette, a machine learning model that analyzes music data developed by Sony CSL. To use it, users first start the FlowMachines Pro plug-in in a digital audio workstation (DAW) and then select a style palette based on the chords of the song they want to create. Thereafter, the user can press “compose” (combination), and the accompaniment style panel will present multiple melodic candidate syllables with accompaniment chords and bass (4 thin x 4 modes or 8 sub-sectionx x 2 modes) based on the selected chords.

Sony launches AI-based music production service Flow Machines

If the proposed candidate meets its purpose, the user can simply drag and drop it into a track in the DAW. If not, the user can press Compose again to get another set of candidates. When a chord is selected, the music playing information can be used directly as MIDI data.

You can find a simulation demonstration of the model on the FlowMachines website. The first track created using the service has been released on the Lo-Fi Beats YouTube channel.