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Will the New Artificial Intelligence and Digital Music Automation Help, Hurt, or Hinder Artists?


First Annual Synth Gods M.A.S.S., (Music Automation and Synthesis Symposium) is a one-day symposium about the current state-of-the-art and future of digital music synthesis as well as the influence of Artificial Intelligence on music creation and automation. This symposium is for synthesis musicians, performers, educators, technology geeks, and enthusiasts. The symposium will feature speakers in the areas of digital music automation & creation, and digital and analog synthesis. This symposium is presented by NEOACM (Northeast Ohio Association for Computing Machinery.

Creator of MIDI and 

“Dave Smith Instruments”


Here are some of the topics that will be covered by our special guest speakers. tech talkers, and panel:


  1.    History of MIDI

  2.    Integration of computers into Live Performances

  3.    Applications of machine learning in Music Generation

  4.    Music Arpeggiation, Composition, Notation and Transcription

  5.    How Artificial Intelligence is used to Generate Music

An engineer and musician who has

originated many groundbreaking technologies such as the first commercial polyphonic and microprocessor-controlled synthesizer.

GUEST SPEAKERS

Creator of Audacity

Professor of Computer Science, Art & Music at Carnegie Mellon University. He has patents on computer accompaniment that formed the technical basis for SmartMusic and Nyquist.

PANEL DISCUSSION

Artificial intelligence is transforming into a general-purpose technology that permeates virtually every aspect of human life and society. We have seen AI’s impact on music creation and instrumentality for many years. AI algorithms has changed the way we create and perform music. But now will this new technology be used to help creativity, composition, and performance? Will it hurt or hinder the musical artists?


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SCHEDULE

TECH TALK: JULIE SWANGO

Introduction to MuseScore

MuseScore is a free composition and notation software.  This tech talk will consist of a three main components: A product overview, product customization, and a music transcription demo. 



SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER: DAVE SMITH

A Talk with Dave Smith (via Skype)

The moderator (Steve Taraszewski) will ask him questions then open it up to the attendees for a Q&A.


Lunch Break



TECH TALK: CAMERON HUGHES

Subtractive Synthesis and Automation on the Yamaha MOTIF  XF

This tech talk presents an overview on how to do full subtractive synthesis in the Yamaha Motif environment covering creating sounds, the basics of subtractive and granular synthesis, and programming the arpeggiator for automatic music creation.





GUEST SPEAKER:  ROGER DANNENBERG

Audacity and Other Audaciousness

Roger Dannenburg will describe the origins and future of Audacity and talk about other projects, including various projects to integrate computers into live performance, and applications of machine learning to music.



PANEL DISCUSSION: Will the New Artificial Intelligence and Digital Music Automation Help, Hurt, or Hinder Artists?

Moderator: Cameron Hughes

Panel: Roger Dannenberg, Jack Ciarniello,

Bozhidar Bozhanov (Computoser)



WRAP IT UP: CAMERON HUGHES

Announcements, Giveaways, and End of Symposium



10:00 - 10:50 AM







11:00 - 12:00 PM



12:00 - 12:25 PM



12:30 -

1:20 PM

1:40 -

2:40 PM








3:00 -

4:30 PM







4:45 -

5:00 PM




   ATTENDEES’ INFORMATION

VENUE

The Synth Gods M.A.S.S. will take place in the Metroplex Expo Center located in Girard Ohio. It is easily accessible via all major highways by its strategic location off Ohio Interstate 80.


Metroplex Expo Center

Phone: (330) 759-1674

1620 Motor Inn Dr,  Girard, OH 44420

ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM

MUSIC.AUTOMATION.

& SYNTHESIS.SYMPOSIUM

METROPLEX EXPO CENTER 1620 Motor Inn Dr. Girard, OH

SATURDAY, SEPT. 22, 2018 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM  

OUR PANELISTS


Roger Dannenberg

Creator of Audacity and Professor of Computer Science, Art & Music at Carnegie Mellon University.


Jack Ciarniello

Owner of TakeNote Productions, a full service multimedia studio located in Youngstown, Ohio and Part-time Faculty at Youngstown State University.


Cameron Hughes (Moderator)

Has composed, arranged, and performed music. He owns several keyboards and synthesizers, and has built a fully functional recording studio.

This event is FREE and open to the public,

  Parking is also FREE,

  Food truck vendors will be available to attendees.


If you would like to make a donation, you can mail a check to:


NEOACM

c/o John Dalbec

143 Boardman-Canfield Rd. Suite #187

Boardman, Ohio 44512


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