As Medium-based blog Platform & Stream reports, Cyanite, a tech company with various software solutions in AI-powered music tagging and search, has launched the first search engine that can instantly translate complex text input into its closest musical equivalent.
Users can now find matching music by telling the AI exactly what they need — in their own language and unbound to a prefixed set of keywords.
You can now can insert a full scene description, a synch briefing or just a hunch about a sound, and Cyanite’s Free Text Search will provide a list of suitable tracks.
As the blog notes, the search requests may be as complex as “A city lost to time, its buildings half buried by the jungle that has claimed it” or as simple as “Walking down a dusty highway”.
Markus Schwarzer, CEO, Cyanite, says:
“With Free Text Search, we provide music companies with a tool that catches the first wave by giving a variety of music choices to broad requests for users to drill down from — or very targeted music recommendations to specific requests.”
Free Text Search may be applied to choosing music for a wealth of scenarios, from library music, gaming, film, sonic branding, advertising, and more.
At the same time, reports are coming in that Google is developing a similar text description tool for music called MusicLM. This tool though creates music from such a description.
According to the report, MusicLM “generates music at 24 kHz that remains consistent over several minutes,” and it “outperforms previous systems both in audio quality and adherence to the text description.”
The description adds, “To support future research, we publicly release MusicCaps, a dataset composed of 5.5k music-text pairs, with rich text descriptions provided by human experts.”
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