Today we have been authorized to give you a sneak peek at a new blockset Guy is working on: SimMusic.
Seth: This new tool will facilitate the application of Model-Based Design to development of new rhythms and music effects. How does it work?
Guy: To begin, you need sources. You can provide the musical score, connect instruments to your computer, or choose from a vast library of already available musical sources. For example here are the sources I am currently using:
Guy: Then you pick instruments to through which you will play your song:
Guy: Here is my latest model, where I started with my favorite Metallica song. I wanted to make it sound special, so I made the bass sound like a bagpipe. Then I used a microphone to replace the original vocal track.
Guy: Finally, you can output your creation to any device of your choice. Even non-traditional hardware!
Seth: Here is an example of the market where SimMusic is useful. (Watch the embedded video below.) At Czech Technical University in Prague they played a Czech Christmas carol using Simulink and a HUMUSOFT DAQ board to control a couple of dot-matrix printers. Imagine how much time and effort SimMusic could have saved them!
Guy: Up to now, we received tremendous feedback from everyone who tried SimMusic. For example, former blogger, and technology expert Scott Hirsch commented:
"Making cars drive, airplanes fly, yada yada yada. Forget about it. THIS is the coolest thing Simulink has ever done!!"
Seth: This tool will have a tremendous impact on society and accelerate the pace of music composition and performance! This sounds so good, Guy and I are starting a band called Polar Foils.
What do you think?
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