MICROSOFT SONGSMITH: A METAL CASE STUDY
If you haven’t heard about the laughing stock that is Microsoft Songsmith by now you’re either dead, completely tuned out, or my grandma. In a nutshell, Songsmith is a new computer program released by Microsoft that automatically creates cheesy sounding, karaoke-style backing music to whatever you sing into it. It’s the modern-day version of those cheesy ’80s Casio keyboards that played a beat and chord progression whenever you hit a new note, only for your voice. But here’s the catch: it’s a complete piece of shit. Since its release a couple of weeks back, the Webernets have exploded with Songsmith-ed versions of famous songs, featuring publicly available a cappella tracks piped into this disaster of a computer program. And the results are simply marvelous and endlessly entertaining.
After the jump, a look at some of the tastiest Songsmith creations based on songs by your metal faves.
First, the original Microsoft Songsmith infomercial:
Metallica – “Battery”
Van Halen – “Runnin With the Devil”
Rush – “Tom Sawyer”
Survivor – “Eye of the Tiger”
Billy Idol – “White Wedding”
Metallica – “Enter Sandman”
Share your own Songsmith with us in the comments!