Synthology’s amazing synths for Ableton took a year to make

Undrgrnd Sounds have released 12 months worth of sound development in Synthology, an Ableton pack not to be missed.

Synthology is the result of a years hard work in a collaboration between Undrgrnd Sounds and Ableton. The result is a collection of classic and legendary hardware-sourced synth sounds in a vast library of Instrument Racks.

Aimed at producers of house, techno, future beat, trap and electronica of all kinds, Synthology offers unrivalled access to a who’s-who of vintage synthesisers, with all the convenience, flexibility and portability of the Live Rack format. Whether you’re seeking instant preset gratification or a starting point for your own sound design endeavours, its intuitive workflow, inspirational playability and expansive range of tones and timbres – from the bread-and-butter basics to the complex and stylised – make this a truly empowering and universal electronic music toolbox.

An immense undertaking by one of the soundware industry’s newest players, UNDRGND SOUNDS’ Synthology plugs a powerful battery of classic analogue and digital synths directly into Live. Drawing on a roster of iconic hardware instruments – including the Roland Juno-60 and SH-2, Sequential Circuits Prophet-5, Oberheim SEM and Korg Wavestation – and suitable for all modern genres, this artfully multisampled 8 GB library takes in everything from booming subs and chest-throbbing basses, through evocative drones and lush pads, to funky chord stacks and hard-hitting leads.

Synthology’s 148 emulations are housed in four Selector Racks: Bass, Synth, Chord 1 and Chord 2. Each Selector contains up to 50 sounds of its named type, stepped through using the Synth Selector Macro knob. Every sound is a fully realised Chain in its own right, with an extensive series of effects shaping and polishing the raw samples of the source Simpler into a tailored, mix-ready sound.

Bespoke per-preset Macros dive deep, distilling the essential programming elements – filters, LFO modulation, saturation, ambience and so on – into a user-friendly interface that maps automatically to Push for immediate hands-on control. Further processing is on hand in the global Master FX Rack, tweaked directly or via the top-level Macros in each Selector; while velocity, mod wheel and/or aftertouch assignments give every preset an expressive performance angle.

Although the Selector Racks may well be all you ever need, each and every Synthology preset is also included as a self-contained Instrument Rack – ideal when you know what sound you’re after and want to keep your Live project as lean and CPU-light as possible.

Synthology is available for €49 or as a free demo if you want to try it out.

The top 10 best, free DAWs updated for 2017

Following our incredibly popular list of the best free Digital Audio Workstation’s (DAWs) back in 2015 we’re here to bring you a new list of the greatest software for making and recording your music – at NO COST to you at all.

There are hundreds of amazing pieces of software for music making out there, so we’ve pinned it down to the top 10 just for you.

If you’re looking for the best of the best then check out our list of the best paid DAWs in 2017 here.


Audacity

(Windows, Mac, & Linux)

Audacity is a staple in the free music making world, as one of the most popular music software ever thanks to its lightweight build and incredibly easy usability. It’s software is basic and its audio editing isn’t of the highest quality, but it’s the best all-rounder that is not just free but easy for anyone to jump into.

Thanks to its versatility Audacity has become popular with indie musicians, podcasters, voice actors, cover singers and more. Audacity is a prime choice for those who simply want to start recording tracks without any fuss.

Pyramix

(Windows)

Pyramix is a digital audio workstation used by professional studios and engineers the world over for post-production TV and film, music production, CD/SACD mastering and many more audio-related industries where advanced tools and flexibility, combined with astounding sonic precision are required. It is an amazing tool for working with video and audio simultaneously, like music videos.

Pyramix has a lot of smaller features that make it shine above others such as brilliant dual-screen optimisation, audio importing which adjusts the tempo to sound perfect, a log list to look back and undo specific actions, and more. There is a steep learning curve for getting used to Pyramix but it’s worth it for a great experience.

The free download requires a quick, simple free register on Merging’s site.

GarageBand

(Mac)

GarageBand is a fully equipped music creation studio inside your Mac — with a complete sound library that includes instruments, presets for guitar and voice, and an incredible selection of session drummers and percussionists. With Touch Bar features for MacBook Pro and an intuitive, modern design, it’s easy to learn, play, record, create and share your hits worldwide.

GarageBand may not have an incredible depth but it’s a brilliant piece of software to play around and craft music with. GarageBand has long stood as the free Apple music software for Apple products, particularly Mac’s, building a solid reputation over the years.

Audiotool

(Windows, Mac, & Linux)

Audiotool is part of a growing group of DAWs that don’t even require a download, as they work straight from your browser. An easy criticism of browser DAWs is their lack of power and features but that’s not an issue with Audiotool.

Audiotool features hundreds-of-thousands of samples to work with and loads of instruments and effects which can be wired manually to manipulate your sounds like early electronic musicians. Being an in-browser DAW you can store all of your projects on the cloud for access anywhere to listen back or carry on working with it.

Qtractor

(Linux)

Qtractor is rare breed of DAW – one that is made specifically for Linux software. Qtractor features a fully fleshed out multi-track recording and sequencing software that resembles a similar layout to that of the top DAWs.

Qtractor offers up a wide range of functionality and possibilities within a powerful little package. It’s the beauty of a full DAW but optimised to work especially with Linux. It’s a must-have for any music makers working on the less popular operating software.

Studio One Prime

(Windows & Mac)

Studio One Prime is a free copy of PreSonus’ brilliant music making software. Whilst it may not come as fully packed with features as Studio One, Prime still has all the tools you’ll need to start crafting great music.

For a free version you are surprisingly given unlimited audio and midi tracks, as well as unlimited buses and FX. It’s drag-and-drop functionality makes it a super smooth experience with a bunch of features you can use to enhance your mix/track.

Ohm Studio

(Windows & Mac)

Ohm Studio is a great digital workstation for music but it has a unique element that makes it truly stand out. Ohm Studio is a collaborative software that means you can join projects and invite others into yours to make music together in real-time.

If you want to create long distance collaborations or your band are separated but want to go in on a track together then Ohm Studio is the thing for you. Beyond collaborations though Ohm still offers a brilliant package of a beautiful DAW with plenty of instruments and effects in a smooth workflow.

MixPad

(Windows & Mac)

With MixPad multi-track recording and mixing software, you can access all the power of professional recording and mixing equipment through a single platform that streamlines the process and makes mixing a breeze. With a super lightweight download you can start mixing and making within minutes.

MixPad features unlimited tracks, the ability to record multiple tracks at a time, free effects and sound library, and more. MixPad also boasts support for more audio file formats than any other mixer. You can also save your track/audio in any format, a massively handy feature that is less common amongst free audio software.

Podium

(Windows)

 

Zynewave offer a free version of their popular Podium DAW that has gained a loyal fanbase of users. It’s developed by just one man but don’t let that fool you into thinking this isn’t a powerful piece of software capable of all you want from a good DAW.

There are some criticisms of its workflow not being as obvious and streamlined as in other programs however its stability and beautiful design help it to stand out. As with Audacity it’s incredibly competent at what it does but may not have the feature set to appeal to more serious mixers and producers.

Soundtrap

(Windows, Mac, & Linux)

Soundtrap is another in-browser DAW that stands out from the rest thanks to a powerful software that is easy to use. It’s accessible for anyone from beginners to professionals and as an in-browser DAW you can instantly start creating music from their website.

Soundtrap also features collaborative abilities for working on and sharing projects around the world whether they be strangers interested in music or friends that you’re working with.


Are there any programs you would have added? Let us know in the comments below!

Transform your music onto the page with this simple tab app

TabBank is a new app that makes it easier than ever to transcribe your music down without any hassle.

TabBank is unique in its simplicity, stripping away all the complicated extras so that even those without experience doing so can get their music down for future reference or to show others you plan to play with. Tabbing software can seem excessively complicated for the inexperienced and that’s why TabBank has been created.

The software of TabBank allows you to simply type in your chord and then follow it up with lyrics. Then type the next chord and the lyrics that follow, and so on – providing a uniquely easy way to get all your creations down. The tab will then transform it into a perfectly arranged tab sheet that can be printed, shared and stored for future.

TabBank also lets you listen to how your track is sounding, in case you haven’t heard it before writing it I guess? Tap on chords to hear them played out, and tap on tabbed riffs and solos to hear them played perfectly, for when you can’t get the timing right or want to hear how a computer plays your music.

TabBank comes from the creator of the popular ChordBank app which was a free app full of thousands of chords. You could explore anything from a basic A chord to an Emsus2/B chord and play it from your phone to hear how it sounds. Even better the app would you show you the fingerings and positions of each chord, and every chord was compatible with left-handed instructions too.

Keep your eyes out for the TabBank app, scheduled for release later today.

The Top 10 Best DAWs for music production in 2017

Getting the right music production software is vital to your music. Whether you’re recording a live band through a mixer or creating an electronic piece completely from scratch, a good DAW is essential to making your music.

Thankfully in the modern world we have access to hundreds of pieces of software instantly – but that can make it hard to find the right program just for you. To help you out we’ve collected our top 10 favourite DAWs, each with their own unique traits, that we think are the best artists can get.

Keep an eye out for a list of our favourite FREE DAWs coming soon as well.


Ableton Live ($99+)

(Windows & Mac)

Ableton is one of the world’s most popular DAWs and with good reason. It features a flexibility and feature set that means no matter what you are working on you can create and edit your music exactly how you want.

Ableton is perfect for both beginners and experts with an accessible UI that features a massive range of functions the further you delve into it. Ableton offers 2 view modes that you can switch between at any time: The standard Arrangement View and Session View which allows you to loop different tracks and pieces to build the music as you go.

Live is a fast, fun, intuitive way to make music and a valuable tool to any musician or producer.

FL Studio ($110+)

(Windows & Mac)

FL Studio is an OG of the music production world, with 18 years of innovation behind it’s software today. FL Studio has become renowned for it’s versatility allowing you to compose, arrange, record, edit, mix and more all inside it’s brilliantly easy to use program.

FL Studio’s in-built MIDI arranging is one of it’s most lauded abilities allowing beginners to experiment with transposing and experts to completely write tracks how they would like. Every purchase of FL Studio also comes with free updates for LIFETIME, meaning that you will always have free access to the latest version.

Logic Pro ($199)

(Mac)

Logic Pro is Apple’s darling music production studio for Macs. It offers a fully fleshed out recording studio that is used by professionals (so you know it’s quality). Logic Pro is as visually appealing as it is powerful with gorgeous colours to order your arrangements and sophisticated functions to perfect your projects with.

Whilst it is Mac only this makes it one of the best choices for Mac users as almost everything that can be used on Mac will work with Logic Pro. There are also frequent updates for the software, with a recent update integrating the new Macbook’s touch bar for some super cool functionality in your mixes.

Steinberg Cubase ($80+)

(Windows & Mac)

Cubase have established themselves as a staple in music production software. Using Cubase’s intuitive controls make every step of the production easy – and it’s designed to help you with every step whether that be tapping in the first few notes to your track or tweaking the levels in your final mix.

Their are 3 different versions of Cubase which offer a different package depending on what you need. Their flagship software Cubase Pro is for everything from composing, recording, mixing and editing music with the program’s sophisticated audio and MIDI tools. Cubase Artist is made for deep editing and sequencing whilst Cubase Elements is the feature-packed program for recording music using Cubase Pro’s world famous technology.

Pro Tools ($29+)

(Windows & Mac)

Pro Tools has become renowned as a powerful, quality program not just for music but audio in general, with TV and filmmakers among those who laud the software. Pro Tools is a powerful DAW with deep plugin integration and they’ve recently added loop-based creation allowing you to progressively work on a project.

One of the reasons Pro Tools is so loved is it’s Cloud Collaboration features which allows you to collaborate with anyone – no matter where in the world they are. This also means that working across multiple machines on a project is as smooth as a dream. You can work with up to 10 collaborators, making Pro Tools an essential product for long distance collaborations and bands.

Another unique thing about Pro Tools is you can pay a monthly subscription if you can’t afford the full license, so you can use it only for as long as you need or work towards paying for a full version.

Renoise ($75)

(Windows, Mac & Linux)

Renoise is an interesting DAW in that it does things differently using a “tracker-based approach”. What this essentially means is that the music is run in grids similar to Ableton’s Session view which is brilliant for step-editing and building the elements of a track one-by-one.

Renoise working in grid-based patterns streamlines the creative process but that’s not to say there isn’t a massive range of functionality with Renoise. It features dozens of built-in audio processors and support for a wide range of virtual instruments. In addition you can extend the program with scripting to control it however you want using MIDI and OSC devices.

N-Track Studio ($49+)

(Windows & Mac)

N-Track is famed for it’s virtually unlimited capacity of audio and MIDI tracks with the same capabilities as most of the top DAWs at an incredibly affordable price. It has everything you’d want for recording and mixing with support for a giant range of virtual instruments including ReWire and AU.

One of N-Track’s standout features is it’s cross-platform compatibility which allows you to record and edit between any machine – Windows, Macs, and both iOS and Android mobile apps. The mobile version of N-Track Studio are also incredibly powerful putting a full DAW with all the features you could want literally into your hands.

MOTU Digital Performer ($499)

(Windows & Mac)

MOTU is one of the serious OG’s with MIDI versions going back as far as 1984. It is an incredible platform for streamlining all the elements of your projects into a singular workflow that sparks creativity and inspiration without overwhelming. It features state-of-the-art studio production technology for a high quality mixing and recording experience with a massive variety of editing capabilities.

DP features next gen rendering and buffering technology that is made to keep running to your computers very limits, allowing you to let loose with plugins and tracks. Despite their long-running Mac exclusivity, MOTU have made DP available on Windows too recently.

MOTU also peculiarly offer the option to upgrade from another DAW for a discounted price if you’re looking to switch.

Propellorhead Reason (€369)

(Windows & Mac)

Reason is incredibly reasonable in introducing itself to new users, to it’s software or DAWs in general. They boast such an accessible program that on their website they provide a simple 5-step process to creating a track on Reason.

One of Reason’s standout features is it’s massive host of packaged VSTs that not only give you the tool set to create a massive variety in Reason, but can even be used outside of Reason with other programs. It’s layout will also appeal to tech geeks with the ability to view it as a studio rack, with virtual cable patching too.

Propellorhead’s Reason is available as a much cheaper Essentials version as well as the full DAW.

Cakewalk Sonar ($19.99+)

(Windows)

Sonar is an award-winning DAW with a bunch of cool features, like touch screen compatibility. Sonar comes with an impressive list of lauded effects and virtual instruments to give a professional touch to your mix without even having to buy anything external.

Sonar is available in a variety of different versions which range from incredibly affordable with all of the base features to the regular price of a few hundred for the fully fleshed out version with all the extras, and they’re all available to purchase on a monthly basis to save even more money. Every purchase of Sonar also guarantees you 12 months of free updates, which they regularly add.


So there you have our list of the best programs for creating, mixing and producing music in 2017. Be sure to check back on the RouteNote Blog for more equipment, top lists and news about the music industry – your number one stop for the world of music.

Cubase launch new essential groove pack for classic rock and roll

Rock and Roll Essentials is a new pack filled with the classic rock fills and grooves that defined a generation of music for Cubase.

Heralding the earliest, most famous and respected drummers in rock ‘n’ roll history, Rock and Roll Essentials groove pack for Groove Agent conveys depth and character to your rhythmic expressions. These unmistakable grooves, fills and patterns defined rock ‘n’ roll music, ranging from the rocking backbeats that shook the world with peerless bass drums to the perfect rock-steady beats of some of the greatest recordings.

The 10 exclusively recorded Styles cover different tempi and rhythms that can instantly be played on the pattern pads. You can choose from many intros, main parts, fills and endings, and control the complexity and intensity of each beat from within Groove Agent.

Rock and Roll Essentials for Groove Agent lets you dive into the early years of characteristic drumming representative for the rock ‘n’ roll era!

Key features
  • 10 Rock and Roll Styles for the Acoustic Agent drum kits in Groove Agent 4 and Groove Agent SE 4
  • Each Style is featured in a VST preset and comes with a dedicated mixer setting
  • Grooves cover different tempi and time signatures
  • Each Style includes main parts, intros, endings and fills
  • An inexhaustible resource for creating backing tracks, inspiring new compositions and improvisation sessions
Compatibility

Rock and Roll Essentials is an expansion pack for Groove Agent 4 and Groove Agent SE 4 Acoustic Agent.

Groove Agent 4 is available for purchase as VST instrument for VST 3, VST 2 and AU compatible host applications. Groove Agent SE 4 is included in Cubase Pro 9, Cubase Artist 9, Cubase Elements 9, Cubase Pro 8.5, Cubase Artist 8.5, Cubase Pro 8, Cubase Artist 8, Cubase Elements 8 and Nuendo 7 with NEK. Groove Agent SE 4 from previous Cubase versions is not compatible with Rock and Roll Essentials.

You can download Rock and Roll Essentials for Groove Agent 4 for £20 here.

Native Instruments free Maschine update adds a new view mode to enhance your workflow

Native Instruments have launched Maschine 2.6.5 adding a new view that gives you even more ways to perfect your music.

Maschine 2.6.5 is the first update for Native Instruments’ music creation software since launching 2.6 in February this year. Whilst this update isn’t as large as 2.6, which introduced various new features and tools, the main addition of 2.6.5 is Ideas View – and it’s awesome.

Ideas View introduces a new layout for your workflow that allows you to take a different perspective on your music. With Ideas View you can mix and match patterns together independent of your timeline. This new view lets you experiment freely in the middle of a mix, trying out new beats, vamps, and fills to audition new elements and combinations to add to your mix.

Maschine 2.6.5 also lets you use MIDI to change Scenes in Ideas View directly from your DAW of choice. You’ll also be able to change kits or load new Groups on the fly while audio and MIDI routings stay preserved.

Native Instruments’ Maschine 2.6.5 is a free update to all Maschine 2 customers. You can get it now via Native Access.

Get the sound of Adele’s ‘Hello’ with this grand piano plugin

Wave’s new grand piano plugin takes high quality samples for the Fazioli F228, the grand piano used in Adele’s chart-smashing hit ‘Hello’.

Sampled from the Fazioli F228 grand piano housed at London’s Metropolis Studios – the very piano played on Grammy-winning hits such as Adele’s “Hello.” Like a sleek Italian sports car, the Fazioli F228 model was engineered from the finest Italian parts and craftsmanship, taking its wood from the same red spruce forest where Antonio Stradivari cultivated his rare and celebrated violins.

The deep bass, rich resonance and crystal clear tonal qualities produced by the wood have made the Fazioli a highly coveted instrument for the most discerning ears in music. Recorded at Metropolis with 8 different pairs of state-of-the-art microphones and the highest-quality preamps and converters, Waves’ Grand Rhapsody virtual piano delivers the same majestic sound as the studios’ original Fazioli piano, with added features that only a plugin can provide.

From pop/rock songwriting to electronic production to intimate jazz and classical piano, Grand Rhapsody offers a wide range of tonality for musicians and producers. You can blend up to 3 mic pairs of your choice and choose their position; control how much of the pedal, key up and sympathetic resonance you mix into the overall sound; and apply Waves’ award-winning effects including EQ, compressor, limiter, delay, and reverb based on Waves’ state-of-the-art H-Reverb.

Whether you prefer to load one of the expertly programmed presets or create your own sounds from scratch, Grand Rhapsody furnishes you with all the warmth and richness you’d expect from one of the most luxurious pianos in the world – plus a little extra, from Waves.

Full feature list:

  • Perfect sampling of the Fazioli F228 grand piano housed at London’s Metropolis Studios
  • The very piano played on Adele’s “Hello” and countless other hits
  • Meticulously recorded using 8 pairs of microphones
  • Blend together 3 different pairs of microphone recordings
  • Control the level of key up, pedal and sympathetic resonance in the overall mix
  • Includes EQ, compressor, limiter, delay, and reverb based on the H-Reverb algorithm
  • Can be used as a plugin or as a standalone instrument

The Grand Rhapsody is available to download for $29 from Waves website: www.waves.com/plugins/grand-rhapsody-piano

130 amazing drum machines for Kontakt now available as free VST/AU plugin

This awesome plugin gives you access to 130 of the rarest classic drum machines and is no longer exclusive to users with Kontakt.

We wrote about the Mega Drum Machines collection earlier this year when it was available as a Kontakt instrument full of great drum machine samples. Now the pack, which features a selection of roughly 130 “old, vintage, obscure, rare and hard to find drum machines”.

The plugin comes from Autodafe, who wanted to release the instrument for anyone to use after it’s “huge success” on Kontakt. The AU/VST version of Mega Drum Machine is available for both Mac and Windows computers in 32 and 64 bits.

Instruments included within the Mega Drum Machines pack includes samples from legendary kits by Korg, BOSS, Yamaha and many more. Before you ask, yes Roland’s classic drum machines are included as well such as their famous TR-808 and TR-909 machines.

Here’s how the classic drum machines pack is presented to you:

  • Each kit has been mapped in a General MIDI format (more or less, many old drum machines only have 4-5 sounds)
  • Each kit has been divided into 5 groups: Kicks, Snares, Hats, Cymbals and Toms
  • Each kit has custom controls for panning and volume

The plugin is available for free, however is only available thanks to hours of hard work from the Autodafe team so donations are suggested to help them out and keep them creating more wicked instruments and packs. Find out how to download it here: www.autodafe.net/virtual-instruments/mega-drum-machines-mac-win-au-vst-32-64bits

Can you use mobile applications to actually make GOOD music?

With music technology always moving further forward we’ve seen a revolution of mobile applications that give you the ability to write, record, create, edit music and much, much more. But just because you can doesn’t mean you should – so is it all just for fun or can you make proper, good music using apps?

The abilities of the devices in our pockets have come an incredibly long way in recent years. These days you can record clear audio from a phone, download an entire Digital Audio Workstation into your pocket, access hundreds of instruments from a tiny screen and even plug guitars, microphones and more in to record anywhere you like.

The capabilities have come a long way, but has the quality? As with anything it of course depends on how you use it, but the simple answer is – definitely. In fact, mobile music making isn’t just for lowkey musicians and enthusiasts anymore and has spread into the A-star league of music makers as the possibilities and functions continue to improve and open up more and more opportunities.

For example Damon Albarn of Blur and Gorillaz fame decided to make an entire album on his iPhone back in 2011. Following the launch of Gorillaz’s spectacular album ‘Plastic Beach’ Albarn went on the road to tour the album, and decided to create another on the way. Afterwards Albarn came out with an entire album named ‘The Fall’ and, whilst it may not be his most spectacular work, it was a well received, studio quality album that showed just what can be done with the phone in your pockets. And that was 6 years ago.

Prolific music maker and YouTuber Andrew Huang recently released a video where he set himself the challenge of also creating music from scratch using mobile applications. Watch below to see how it went, and just how easy it is to record real music with a phone and some apps.

Do you know any great mobile apps? Let us know what your favourites are.

Lyrebird is an AI that can recreate your voice from 60 seconds of speech

The ability to make anyone say what you want is quickly becoming a reality with fresh startup Lyrebird propelling voice synthesis further than ever before.

Lyrebird is a massively impressive AI that beats out all of it’s competition with crazy-fast voice scanning and surprisingly accurate results. With just 60 seconds worth of speech samples Lyrebird can accurately clone any voice to a mind-bogglingly accurate copy, reproducing accent, inflection and tone for an almost-lifelike replication.

The AI’s algorithm can cleverly process and manipulate the sounds of speech to translate it into a framework for how that voice sounds in techy terms. This is a massive leap forward from many speech synthesis projects which have seen the vocals programmed to create it’s sounds, rather than being able to understand and create it’s own (to an extent).

Other companies have made major developments in the area, such as Google who have been leading life-like AI voice development with their sophisticated project WaveNet. Additionally Adobe have been working on a similar project called ‘Project VoCo’ which allows editing and tweaking of speech similar to how their other programs work on other formats.

However, this Canadian startup blows even major company Adobe out of the water, with Project VoCo requiring 20 minutes of voice samples to recreate a voice, as opposed to Lyrebird’s 1 minute process. The recreations, whilst still tinged with robotism, are surprisingly accurate given the process – check out Barack Obama, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton discussing how impressed they are with Lyrebird:

Lyrebird’s technology is so advanced in fact that it can implement emotion into it’s speech, changing whether the voice is angry, sympathy, stress and more. Of course, with accurate voice replication comes a lot of potential issues and privacy conundrums, which the company acknowledge in an ‘Ethics’ section on their website, reading:

Lyrebird is the first company to offer a technology to reproduce the voice of someone as accurately and with as little recorded audio. Such a technology raises important societal issues that we address in the next paragraphs.

Voice recordings are currently considered as strong pieces of evidence in our societies and in particular in jurisdictions of many countries. Our technology questions the validity of such evidence as it allows to easily manipulate audio recordings. This could potentially have dangerous consequences such as misleading diplomats, fraud and more generally any other problem caused by stealing the identity of someone else.

By releasing our technology publicly and making it available to anyone, we want to ensure that there will be no such risks. We hope that everyone will soon be aware that such technology exists and that copying the voice of someone else is possible. More generally, we want to raise attention about the lack of evidence that audio recordings may represent in the near future.

For now however, the AI isn’t quite realistic enough to trick you into thinking that Trump has declared war – you can just wait for him to do that in real life. The project is currently still in development and information on a release seems vague, but the technology is fascinating and gives us an exciting (and potentially terrifying) glance into our future.