Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, has released a new set of AI music tools called AudioCraft. These tools allow users to create music from text-based inputs, as well as generate environmental sounds and sound effects.
One of the key features of AudioCraft is MusicGen, a model that can generate high-quality music from text descriptions. For example, you could tell MusicGen to generate a “happy, upbeat song” or a “dark, atmospheric track.”
Another feature of AudioCraft is AudioGen, which can generate specific audio and sound effects. For example, you could tell AudioGen to generate the sound of a dog barking or a door creaking.
Meta says that AudioCraft is still under development, but it hopes that the tools will be useful for both experts and novices in the music industry. The company also plans to release more complex controls in the future.
The release of AudioCraft comes at a time when there is growing interest in AI-generated music. In recent years, Google has also released a set of AI music tools called MusicLM.
As AI music tools become more sophisticated, it is likely that they will have a significant impact on the music industry. For example, AI-generated music could be used to create new kinds of music or to create personalized soundtracks for individuals.
It is still too early to say what the long-term impact of AI music tools will be. However, it is clear that these tools have the potential to revolutionize the way we create and consume music.
In addition to AudioCraft, Meta has also released new AI chatbots with personalities. These chatbots can be used as search assistants or as “fun products to play with.”
The release of these new AI tools is a sign that Meta is continuing to invest in the development of AI technology. It will be interesting to see how these tools are used by users in the future.