Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, has released a new AI music generator called AudioCraft. The open-source tool can create audio and music from text prompts, and it is designed to help musicians and sound designers brainstorm and iterate on their compositions.
AudioCraft has three models: MusicGen, AudioGen, and EnCodec. MusicGen is a generative AI that can compose music based on text prompts. AudioGen can create sound effects, and EnCodec is a neural audio codec that can compress audio files without losing quality.
The AudioCraft models were trained on a dataset of Meta-owned and licensed music. The company says that AudioCraft can generate music that is “high-quality, realistic, and diverse.”
In a blog post announcing the release of AudioCraft, Meta said that the tool is “designed to be accessible to everyone, regardless of their technical expertise.” The code for AudioCraft is available on GitHub, and Meta has also created a tutorial that shows how to use the tool.
How to Use AudioCraft
To use AudioCraft, you first need to install the tool on your computer. You can then generate music by providing a text prompt. For example, you could enter the prompt “Whistling with the wind blowing,” and AudioCraft would generate a piece of music that features whistling and wind sounds.
You can also use AudioCraft to create sound effects. For example, you could enter the prompt “Pop dance track with catchy melodies, tropical percussions, and upbeat rhythms, perfect for the beach,” and AudioCraft would generate a piece of music that features those elements.
The Future of AI Music
AudioCraft is just one example of the many ways that AI is being used to create music. Other companies, such as Google and AIVA Technologies, are also developing AI music generators.
As AI music technology continues to develop, it is likely that we will see even more creative and innovative uses for AI in music. For example, AI could be used to create personalized music playlists, to generate music for video games, or to even compose original soundtracks for movies and TV shows.
The possibilities are endless, and it will be exciting to see how AI music evolves in the years to come