Self Portrait : AI

I’m 45, an original Nerd, 1st generation Irish (both sides) and a misdiagnosed Hyperphantasia catholic kid. I have been a media freelancer for a quarter of a century. I was married, I was American-ish, I was an alcoholic rock star, DJ, big data hippy bouncer. I’m the studio engineer, PR, AR, VR C++ mutant.


Shiny, Happy, Delusional Us

In that our ears could only hear so many frequencies and then divided across the finite note, scale, mode, phrase, chorus and finally words in order.

This finite moment was inevitable and as always, self inflicted.

Observed repetition in any working system is eventually compressed to an algorithm or formula to be utilized as input into a higher system to continue advancement.

This occurs because the similarities in the system’s output, despite input, have stopped being unique, beyond the artist’s name. Thus being predictable enough for an algorithm with access to the data alone to perform previous repeatable successful permutations.

That’s why cereal is in a box and we have sliced bread!

That we could/would not see this in our ‘pop stars’ or each other and now sit in any offense is more a matter of ego and delusion than ‘fair’ or logical.

Admit the above as a matter of upward development and that it’s pain of our ‘ego’ and personal mythology are bruised and that those things have nothing to do with ‘good’ or relevant music.

Have you been making truly new and relevant music?

Isn’t it nice that something else finally said ‘Guys.. I’m seeing just a bit of a pattern here’

What remains true.

  • Permutation is the only way we’ve ever arrived at something truly new.
  • There will always be a place for live music.. (not necessarily live musicians.. so think on that, how to partner)
  • If you are offended that your exploits were patterned then look at the pattern of you. Suggestions below.
  • If the goal is to make great music then AI music should allow you to experiment faster to get to a sound only ‘your why can unlock.
  • We will burn out on generated music, the machine will need new variables to feed the masses.
  • Can you pull back from your story and Ego.
  • Can you let the AI music AND art generators rip into your soul and mind? 

No one’s looking.

Feed Dream or Dal-E your old lyrics, poems and look at the AI Art.

When you have a nice piece, find a music generator and create a stem that expresses the art. This is one of many ways to integrate the technology from a ‘tool’ perspective.. 

Use an AI lyric generator, put that chorus into an AI art generator then head over to the AI music generator to finish the EP. Release the first AI album. Call it Wired AI.

Change tunings. Learn some music, scales and modes from other countries.

You will inevitably screw up the above, but in that you are expanding and creating even more permutation.

Engage, even if it’s just to fight it – human permutation must persist.

Spin on Strings.

Paul M.

Supplementary Material.

‘In 2016, researchers at Sony used software called Flow Machines to create a melody in the style of The Beatles.’

Flow Machines

“The AI music generator applies deep learning networks, a type of AI that analyzes large amounts of data. People have to feed software lots of data. 

The software then analyzes data to find patterns, like chords, tempo, length, and how notes relate to one another. By learning from all the input, it can write its own melodies.”

“On a micro-scale, the music produced by an AI music composer is convincing”

Upcoming AI music software Vansmedia. They have an image upload as well.

VansMedia | Auto Generate Music with AI Music generator 

is an AI music generator that allows you to customize a song using the phrases created by Ai. With no right to download. For unlimited downloads, you will need to subscribe to a plan.

It is a plug-in that is compatible with Google Chrome and Premiere Pro

Amper AI is the easiest to use AI music composers on the market

Amper : AI builds tracks from pre-recorded samples and spits out actual audio, not MIDI, Swap out instruments. This audio can then be exported as a whole or as individual layers of instruments (known as “stems”).

IBM and Google’s have continuing projects


AIVA has a rich experience of composing emotional soundtracks for ads, video games or movies. You can use it to generate music without going through the music licensing process.

AIVA – The AI composing emotional soundtrack music

Ecrett Music

Easy way to create royalty free music

MusicXML for Exchanging Digital Sheet Music

Aimi fm – subscription – this website just provides a series of AI-generated music for you, just like the name of this site, to refresh your brain.

I signed up for this, this is a future proof product, it will fill many spaces where human artists are listened to and not heard. The future is ‘why’ not how and when is always shortening. 

MuseNet – free ( I enjoyed this experience too )

“As a new online tool about AI music generator, OpenAI’s MuseNet is claimed to be able to generate songs with as many as 10 different instruments and create music in as many as 15 different styles. It can also imitate classical composers like Mozart – can’t generate your own. “


Ensure Permutation in Yourself

Use the generators, engage, even in satire, see what your kids think, involve them in an AI jam. Produce jingles, your own ambient album for you and friends. Start an AI music label. 

How about modes of the Middle East

Double harmonic scale, Phrygian dominant scale, Phrygian scale, and the diminished scale (half-whole step).

“For Middle Eastern music, the most common tuning is D-A-D-G-A-D. Once your guitar is tuned, you’re ready to start playing. When playing Middle Eastern guitar, it’s important to use a pick”

“Middle Eastern guitar is typically played with a lot of emotion and feeling. As you play, be sure to express yourself through your music. Let the music flow through you and don’t be afraid to experiment. With a little practice, you’ll be playing Middle Eastern guitar like a pro in no time.”

“Commonly used sus4, sus2, and minor 7th. These chords are often used in combinations to create a unique sound that is characteristic of the Middle East”

“The Arabic language refers to a double harmonic scale, also known as a scale with two augmented seconds. A quarter tone scale, or a 24 tone scale, correspond to temperament. The temperament tuning, which divides the octave into 17 equal steps, is based on the temperament tuning.”

‘Arabic Scale’. With the scale spelling 1, b2, 3, 4, 5, b6, 7 it is very similar to the Phrygian dominant scale, but with a raised seventh note

The Half-Whole step diminished scale: 1, b2, b3, 3, #4, 5, 6, b7


C Diminished Scale contains the notes: C, D, Eb, F, Gb, Ab, A, B, C

Eb Diminished Scale contains the notes: Eb, F, Gb, Ab, A, B, C, D, Eb

Gb Diminished Scale contains the notes: Gb, Ab, A, B, C, D, Eb, F, Gb

A Diminished Scale contains the notes: A, B, C, D, Eb, F, Gb, Ab, A

Don’t forget alt guitar tunings.


Open G D-G-D-G-B-D

Drop C : C-G-C-F-A-D

Open D : D-A-D-F#-A-D

Drop D : D-A-D-G-B-E (down full step)

Drop B : B-Gb-B-E-Ab-Db

Open E : E-B-E-G#-B-E

Drop A : A-E-A-D-F#-B

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