The AI Songwriter
Music written in collaboration with myself and AI powered songwriting tools
AI Songwriting Portfolio
Songs with various levels of AI input, ranging from 0% to 100%.
Interview with BIMM
Explore my recent interview with BIMM about how I create music with artificial intelligence
Class of 2023: Rachel Meddings
Hello! I’m Rachel, that girl who writes songs with AI. I use machine learning technologies to help compose songs and various AI-powered tools to improve the creative process in general. I’m currently a Music Creation Research Specialist and Resident Musician in Music Tribe, the parent company of Behringer, Midas and Aston, amongst others.
What do you love most about Birmingham?
Birmingham has always been my closest big city growing up, but before I attend
Songwriting Using Lyric Generation
Using my own machine learning text generator, one of the first sets of coherent lyrics became the song shown on the left, Greece.
The lyrics were generated exactly as follows:
If I wanted to
I could go to Greece
But I wouldn't want to
If I had the heart to pull myself out of this
It's so easy to fall in love with someone else
But it's so hard to live a life without them
The Cut Up Method
Focusing on the method behind David Bowie's Verbasizer, I took a page from Anna Pitoniak's The Futures, cut up the individual words and re-ordered them to generate new lyrical possibilities.
SongFancy's 5 in 5 challenge provided a series of creative lyrical and visual prompts designed to inspire songwriters to write 5 songs in 5 days.
I used this particular prompt similarly to the previous song, but with more creative freedom. I wanted to use at least half of the words provided with no restriction on the music creation.
Audoir is powered by SAM, an AI lyric and music generator which has been trained on thousands of hit songs. This online software is designed to inspire creativity and increase productivity.
I used both aspects of Audoir together to create this track.
Magenta, developed by Google, is an open source research project exploring the role of machine learning in the creative process.
In the instance of this song, I used it to generate and add groove to MIDI drums and compose melody line ideas.
Amper’s mission is to enable anyone to express themselves creatively through music regardless of their background, expertise, or access to resources. Amper builds tools powered by our Creative AI to help people create and customize original music.
This software was famously used by Taryn Southern to compose her album I AM AI.
Scaler 2 is a compositional tool used in conjunction with DAWs such as Logic Pro X. It is capable of detecting the key of tracks and generating material to add to it and writing chord sequences.
I have also started to use this software to write unique string arrangements for my tracks, as shown in this video.