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Music Machinery

Another Music Hack Day weekend … this time in Boston hosted at MIT.  It was a pretty awesome event. The space at MIT was perfect for hacking, with the best network connectivity I’ve ever seen at a hacking event.   For my weekend hack, I took the idea from my Iceland hack (Infinite Gangnam Style), and made it work with any song.  The result is The Infinite Jukebox.

With The Infinite Jukebox, you can create a never-ending and ever changing version of any song.   The app works by sending your uploaded track over to The Echo Nest, where it is decomposed into individual beats.  Each beat is then analyzed and matched to other similar sounding beats in the song.  This information is used to create a detailed song graph of paths though similar sounding beats.  As the song is played,  when the next beat  has…

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