Unleash Your Inner Mozart: Amazon Alexa’s Big Switch To AI Music Creation
Amazon recently updated its smart assistant, Alexa, to include a fusion of AI and music. This upgrade lets users tap into AI-based games and activities, including the trending AI music creation tool, Splash Music. This remarkable feature gives music enthusiasts, composers, and even casual users the power to create and customize songs using their voice alone.
So, how can you unlock your creative potential with Alexa? Here is an easy step-by-step guide to music-making with Alexa:
Steps to Create Your Own Music with Alexa:
Start by activating the AI-backed Splash Music skill. Simply say, “Alexa, Open Splash Music.” Even though Alexa can’t create a beat beyond a pre-programmed pattern, the addition of Splash Music adds a creative perspective.
Next, feed it an initial idea for your tune. This idea can be a specific genre like rock ‘n’ roll or a mood such as happy, or even a detailed scenario — for instance, “a summer day with a can of coke.” Based on your input, the AI will do its best to translate your feeling into music.
You can then customize your song. Insert “add some violin” or “make the bass heavier,” and Alexa will modify the tune, providing a 10-second preview before proceeding to the next step.
If you want to spice up your song, simply say “add some lyrics” or “make it a rap”. This will generate lyrics that align with your tune. Don’t worry, the lyrics are sung, not simply read out by Alexa.
If you’re not satisfied with the outcome, you can change aspects of the music until you’re happy with the sound— feel free to experiment!
Should the addition of a specific instrument alter the ambience of your song, or you need a new name or fresh lyrics for your tune, you can request these changes.
Alexa also provides an option to generate a complete song. While it won’t create a full-length radio masterpiece, it will provide up to a minute of uniquely crafted musical fun.
Once you have your final masterpiece, you can ask Alexa to send you the song. The application will dispatch a link to the song to playback on any device with the Alexa app installed.
Upon clicking the link, it directs you to a Splash Music player where you can replay your creation or download it for keeps. Feel free to share your AI-crafted music with your friends and the world.
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