Musical Object Morphing (MOM)
Music Object Morphing enables a user to transform any
music object such as a song into another according to a template. The
Onyx implements one idea of the MOM technology in which any midi
file can be used as a template to create a new midi file or transform
another midi file.
We can explain it this way. Suppose you have composed
a song. How would your song sound if it were arranged by say, the
Beatles, G.Benson or Mozart in the style of one of their famous songs?
The MOM technology enables you to do exactly that. It uses the
Beatle's song, "Yesterday", for example, as a template, and
automatically arranges your song in that style at the click of a
MOM does this amazing act of musical magic by first
analyzing the template and creating a new "style" of arranging. This
style is then applied to your song. The style can also be saved for
future use. Each and every one of the hundreds of thousands of midi
files available can be used as a template.
Moreover, thanks to MOM, you can arrange your songs
without losing a single note or even a single scale step. If a
template includes a chromatic bass line, or a chord "played around" by
transitional notes, all of them will be preserved in the MOM style and
you will see it in your song. You can freely compose a fast and dense
harmony progression, or use just one chord in your song. That style
will be faithfully followed as a template. From now on, you can forget
about those dull robotic arrangers, which when they see the Cmaj chord
cannot think of anything better than the simple triad of C, E and G
Intelligent Auto-harmony (IAH)
Harmony is like clothing for a melody, a wrapper. It can change the
character of a melody in the most beautiful ways. It can decorate, hide,
highlight and emphasize. It can create a new character. Induce a new mood.
If melody is the soul, harmony is the body.
Unfortunately, writing harmony is a highly technical task. While even an
untrained child can create a new melody with ease, writing harmony needs
special training and skill. While attempts have been made to use the
computer for harmonizing a melody, most people believe that this is a very
difficult, if not impossible, task for the computer.
However, we have solved the main issues in auto-harmony and this
technology is included in the Onyx. Harmony with a wonderful
human quality for a melody can be generated in real time in a number of
styles in each genre at the click of a button according to user
preferences, which can be saved as presets. We believe that the Onyx can even help or inspire even professional (human) arrangers.
Performance Modeling (PM)
Performance Modeling (PM) technology was presented
in our well-known SE product line (Style Enhancer 3.0, Style Enhancer
Micro 2.0, Stylizer 1.0). PM can convert a lifeless midi track into a
spectacularly lively midi track at the click of a button. While physical
modeling and other techniques are used in modern synthesizers to produce
realistic instrument sounds, PM focuses on modeling performers, not
instruments. For each instrument, there are dozens of style of playing,
and therefore, dozens of PM styles.
In Onyx we take Performance Modeling to a new
level. Each track can have its own Modeler (or even their
chain!) with an
independent choice of the PM style and parameters. More than 450
styles of performance are available now.
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