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Microsoft Songsmith

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Comedy Gold from flawed software

Via Timmy

Incredible how a piece of awful Microsoft beta software can cause such a stir

SongSmith has been widely panned as inferior to Apple’s popular virtual music kit GarageBand, but internet wits have discovered an alternative use for the programme and its musical limitations: creating dreadful reworkings of existing hits.

When the vocals of famous songs are run through the software, the backing tracks it adds are so unlikely that the end results often turn out as surreal reinventions of the originals.

Yes, how highly amusing, you can download your copy of Songsmith here (it’ll give you 6 hours of awful music time as a trial period.) It should keep your minds off the recession for a while.

Just so you can appreciate how bad/good it is, here’s a Songsmith version of  Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger”. It really isn’t Pan Tang!

[YouTube=http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=_V1DuHUs22Q&fmt=]

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Written by curly

January 29, 2009 at 1:18 pm

Posted in entertainment, I.T., Music, News, sarcasm, video

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  1. Thanks for linking to my video! Glad you liked it.

    azz100c

    January 29, 2009 at 4:29 pm

  2. I refuse to believe that it’s possible to make a worse version of Eye of the Tiger than the original. =)

    Bryan

    January 29, 2009 at 4:32 pm


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