Experiment with me: Lo-Fi Player

Relax and create your own Lo-Fi music in a virtual room in your browser

3 years ago   •   1 min read

By Angelique Tzanakakis

Recently, I wrote about a Google experiment that allows you to make an opera song without any skill. That isn’t the only fun and inspiring experiment created by talented people online. For that reason, welcome to the second instalment of this series where I explore the world of accessible tech.

Don’t be fooled, this series isn’t meant to condone procrastination; instead, I want to show you how machine learning and artificial intelligence can allow you to be creative and have fun. It’s also a wonderful introduction to the application of ML/AI beyond more serious software tools used at work.

The Lo-Fi player is a customizable virtual music room in which you create your own relaxing songs. Almost everything in the room is interactive. For example, you can change the background of the window which not only changes the image but also background noise.

The structure of the music is relatively simple which means that whatever you choose will always make sense. The experiment has incorporated several machine learning models developed by the team at Magenta (if you’re interested, you can read more about that here).

I don’t want to give too much away because the point is for you to tinker around without any instructions. But, if you are a developer, the team has built a tutorial for you to build similar experiments.

If you're interested in my creation, here it is: https://bit.ly/3ozo5wS - I'd love to hear yours (just click "share" and paste the link on our socials).  

Do look out for future instalments and feel free to send us your suggestions and favourite experiments on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook. If you’re still here, here’s the link again: Lo-Fi player.

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