Synth God M.A.S.S., (Music Automation and Synthesis Symposium) was a one-day symposium about the current state-of-the-art and future of digital music synthesis as well as the influence of Artificial Intelligence on music creation and automation. The symposium featured speakers in the areas of digital music automation & creation, and digital and analog synthesis. This symposium was presented by NEOACM (Northeast Ohio Association for Computing Machinery and sponsored by SWEETWATER, and SOUND ON SOUND Music Technology Magazine. Artificial intelligence is transforming into a general-purpose technology that permeates virtually every aspect of human life and society. We have seen AI’s impact on music creation and instrumentality for many years. AI algorithms have changed the way we create and perform music. But now will this new technology be used to help creativity, composition, and performance? Will it hurt or hinder the musical artists? This panel explored this question. The panelists were Dr. Roger Dannenberg, Bozhidar Bozhanov from COMPUTOSER, and Jack Ciarniello, owner of TAKENOTE Productions.Read More →

Synth Gods M.A.S.S., (Music Automation and Synthesis Symposium) was a one-day symposium about the current state-of-the-art and future of digital music synthesis as well as the influence of Artificial Intelligence on music creation and automation. This symposium is for synthesis musicians, performers, educators, technology geeks, and enthusiasts. The symposium will feature speakers in the areas of digital music automation & creation, and digital and analog synthesis. This symposium was presented by NEOACM (Northeast Ohio Association for Computing Machinery and sponsored by SWEETWATER and SOUND ON SOUND Music Technology Magazine.

Will the New Artificial Intelligence and Digital Music Automation Help, Hurt, or Hinder Artists?

Artificial intelligence is transforming into a general-purpose technology that permeates virtually every aspect of human life and society. We have seen AI’s impact on music creation and instrumentality for many years. AI algorithms have changed the way we create and perform music. But now will this new technology be used to help creativity, composition, and performance? Will it hurt or hinder the musical artists?Read More →

Synth God M.A.S.S., (Music Automation and Synthesis Symposium) was a one-day symposium about the current state-of-the-art and future of digital music synthesis as well as the influence of Artificial Intelligence on music creation and automation. The symposium featured speakers in the areas of digital music automation & creation, and digital and analog synthesis. This symposium was presented by NEOACM (Northeast Ohio Association for Computing Machinery and sponsored by Sweetwater and Sound On Sound Music Technology Magazine. During his presentation, Dr. Roger Dannenburg described the origins and future of Audacity and talked about other projects, including various projects to integrate computers into live performance, and applications of machine learning to music.Read More →

Synth Gods M.A.S.S., (Music Automation and Synthesis Symposium) is a one-day symposium about the current state-of-the-art and future of digital music synthesis as well as the influence of Artificial Intelligence on music creation and automation. This symposium is presented by NEOACM (Northeast Ohio Association for Computing Machinery and sponsored by Sweetwater and Sound On Sound music technology magazine. Dave Smith was a featured guest speaker and addressed the symposium via Skype. Dave Smith is an engineer and musician who has originated many groundbreaking technologies such as the first commercial polyphonic and microprocessor-controlled synthesizer. This talk was moderated by Dr. Steve Taraszewski.Read More →

First Annual Synth Gods M.A.S.S., (Music Automation and Synthesis Symposium) is a one-day symposium about the current state-of-the-art and future of digital music synthesis as well as the influence of Artificial Intelligence on music creation and automation presented by Northeast Ohio ACM Chapter. This event took place on Sept. 22, 2018 in Girard Ohio. It was sponsored by Sweetwater and Sound on Sound Music Technology Magazibe. The “Introduction to MuseScore” tech talk consisted of a three main components: A product overview, product customization, and a music transcription demo. It was presented by Julie Swango, a software Developer at Streamlinx. She has a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from Franklin University. Her professional affiliations include the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and Northeast Ohio ACM. She is an advocate of free software and encouraging women in computing. As a lifelong musician and computer geek, Julie looks for ways to integrate technology into music practice and performance.Read More →

“We Come In Peace” II, was a practical panel discussion that discussed the impact of Artificial Intelligence in our Ohio communities. The panelists covered some of the many projects underway in Ohio that utilizes AI technology such as Smart Cities, Self-Driving Vehicles, Cognitive Computing, and local AI start-ups. But also discussed some of the social, ethical, and economic challenges that have to be met when implementing AI technologies. The panelists were: Andrew Konya, CEO of Remesh,
Cleveland, Ohio, Doug McCollough, Chief Technology Officer, Dublin, Ohio, Paul Carlson, Intelligent Community Strategist, Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Mark Vopat, Political Philosophy, Technology Ethicist, Youngstown State University, Dr. Jay Ramanathan
Executive Director of Arthapedia.zone, and Dr. Shiqi Zhang, AI and Human-Robotics Researcher, Cleveland State University. Our very special guest moderator is Nikola Danaylov, Singularity Keynote Speaker, Blogger and Podcast Host.Read More →