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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

this is soo microsoft.... and the real world has a sense for humor

The german mag "der spiegel" just made me aware of a super funny story: Microsoft has released a pretty interesting new software called SongSmith. It records your singing and adds more or less "harmonic" rythems and instrumental sounds around it. The result is a more or less song-like piece of music. Quite frankly i like the idea and the resulting product does produce bearable songs that seem to be fun and creative to produce (see below). But before i show you what the web community used it for - awesomly funny re-makes of blockbuster classic songs in exemplary creative commons re-mix style - you have to check out this incredibly stupid, dull, old-school advertisment Microsoft dared to publish:

and here a pretty cool Queen re-make:

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