sCrAmBlEd? HaCkZ!

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This story as appeared many different places [via Music thing], but I wanted to make sure you guys didn’t miss out on the fun. sCrAmBlEd? HaCkZ! by Sven K? is an amazing piece of video remixing software. It’s built using C++, Python and PureData. It takes music videos, chops them up by beats and indexes the samples by sound signature in a database. You then beatbox into a microphone to describe the music you want to hear. The software builds the music you want out of the sample database. Sven has put together an excellent video that describes the program and has example performances. It’s a must watch. Get it either directly from his site or watch it on YouTube.

Comments

  1. Computer_kid says:

    If the data base is lage enough, coud it be used as a michel Jackson Speach synth? :-)

  2. herr prof says:

    This is probaly the first cool thing I have seen using pd

  3. Dre says:

    I can’t wait to find it avaliable for download… Coolest TOY around now…. Wut if you record yourself talking and then repeat the same line???? I already have thousands of ideas….

  4. Justin says:

    Hopefull hackaday will make sure we know when the software is released…. *hint*

  5. fred says:

    Very interesting! I love the video he put together explaining how it works. Just trying to read about it was very unclear to me. Even if you don’t like the end music, the video effects he used explaining the system were cute by themselves.

    I wonder if a similar idea could be applied to the MOD music tracking scene. Maybe this could be a new, easy to use, user interface for future trackers?

  6. tnkgrl says:

    Ok… This is just brilliant!

  7. raZer says:

    Absolutely amazing!

    Turning this into a speech synth would be brilliant. You could record plenty of samples of a friend talking to create a huge DB and then you can talk into it and it will be just like him!

    Amazing…

  8. Sigg3 says:

    Kick ass, he must be some math genius to find a so fast 3D algorithm.

    Anyway, SHOULD COME WITH EPILEPSY WARNING:)

  9. justin says:

    According to the video, it seems to be a 5d algorithim, but you didnt see him make the cloud in the 5th dimension.. although you arguably did see him make it in the 4th. But yes, smart man.

  10. Wow, this is definitely a contender for the most awesome thing I’ve ever seen. That guy is a genius — can’t wait until it’s released.

  11. av says:

    The concept is super-cool, but the “music” that they show the DJ’s “mixing” in the latter half of the video has got to be the worst thing I have ever heard in my life.

    If I was at a club or something and that crap was playing, I would leave immediatly!

  12. Dre says:

    Yeah u r right….towards the ending the music didn’t make much sense… but on the demo adamsky and seal sounded pretty cool… Anyways i still can’t wait to test it myself… and hopefully it will be out soon…

  13. Tired2 says:

    Sorry guys, but I cant help but wonder what would happen if you put a porn in it… That could be massive drunken beatboxin fun.

  14. wingman358 says:

    Holy shit! That’s awesome!

  15. wingman358 says:

    sCrAmBlEd? HaCkZ! + phone = awesome prank phone calls

  16. Mason says:

    I thought some of the music was really cool, but some of it was pretty weird.

  17. william says:

    wow, this is… amazing!!! i can’t wait till the software is released. i have been wondering if something like this existed since elementary school. this is truly awesome, and the end music sounds great. this guy is a genius!

  18. Olly says:

    Absolutley awesome, can’t wait to see this developed further. Do I sense the new Karaoke?!

  19. Ian says:

    It sounds like he is using a kohonen SOM to me, that should be fast enough, too. Anyone know if this is right?

    Also, I think he said it was each snippet has 5 vectors, each of which are up to 192-dimensional.

    Anyway, a top quality program!

  20. Neo-havic says:

    HOLY CRAP. That was amazing!

    Towards #19: What the hell did that mean?! 5 vectors? 192 dimensional? :Confused:

    Oh well, it was awesome non the less!

  21. acidrain says:

    I want to see someone mix this with Pink Floyd’s: The Wall.

  22. Dave says:

    This is absolutly the coolest thing ive ever seen. Cant wait to get my hands on it and put it threw the paces. Why stop at music videos, movies, work out videos, PORN lol. The possiblities are endless.

  23. Ian says:

    @20:

    If you code, just imagine 5 arrays that are 192 items long. At a guess, he is using 5 time-slices and 192 frequency samples.

    Basically, a kohonen map is presented with a vector (or series of) and it moves any points that are close to it even closer.

    See this page for more info, it is quite simple to understand when you can see it working.

    http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/~jlw/sem2a2/Web/Kohonen.htm

    Now, this is in 2D, which is easy to see. You can see how this would easily extend to 3D. To get to 192 D just requires changing a variable, it is impossible to fathom how it looks, but the maths works just the same.

    Its quite simple to code, but to get it working well enough and fast enough for this purpose is excellent.

  24. #23,

    I think you very well might be right. I actually nearly used those self organizing maps to create a similar system but using images, where inputed data gets stored in such a data cloud, and then “memories” are invoked by presenting data and having it respond with its closest match (which it “decides” are best according to patterns which have emerged so far) . . . fun stuff

  25. Frogz says:

    still waiting on a eta…. anyone?

  26. léon says:

    seems like it’s never going to be released.. uh .. :(..

  27. dokuritsu says:

    best vaporware ever

  28. jimmythecow says:

    been waiting for years for this. i would love it!! anyone heard anything about this? is it seriously vaporware? comeone… someone out there has to be able to do this too.

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