AI music and new AI music-making production methods continue to expand and grow in popularity. Recent reports indicate that almost 30% of indie artists are already using AI music tools, but that over half of musicians would conceal their use, with 73% of producers believing AI music generators could even replace them!
Here at Hit’n’Mix we are really excited to be a part of this current AI music-making revolution as a force for good, ensuring that RipX DAW & RipX DAW PRO provide you with as much control as possible over AI music generation, taking it to the next level with real human touch and creativity. In this blogpost, we’ll continue covering how to use RipX DAW & RipX DAW PRO for all kinds of corrective and creative AI music-making tasks, proving that RipX DAW & RipX DAW PRO aren’t just for stem separation but the first AI DAWs of their kind that can be used to completely customize, clean-up, transform and rearrange ideas directly from an AI Music Generator, to form the basis of new songs, or to add elements to existing ones.
As our AI music generation with RipX blogpost revealed, RipX DAW offers a lot of control and developmental opportunities over AI music generation. By taking this a step further and upgrading to or purchasing RipX DAW PRO, you will then gain access to the award-winning Audioshop® tools for fixing and cleaning up recordings quickly and easily, Unpitched audio editor for cleaning up noise separately from pitched sounds, the powerful and unique Harmonic Editor for the ultimate in sound editing, plus RipScript scripting language for building and customizing your own tools.
Let’s take a closer look. The following is a step-by-step guide on how to create a basic backing track idea from an AI music generator to then add a vocal acapella or sung vocal part to, proving that AI music generators together with RipX is a powerful, cutting-edge workflow for vocalists, producers, DJs, remixers, sound designers and all kinds of content creators looking to build songs or remixes from scratch.
Step 1 – Create an Idea in an AI Music Generator
Let’s create some text-to-music by inputting a a fusion of styles we want to hear and develop further in RipX DAW. To get access to a text-to-music generator, click on the green brain in RipX. In this example we are using Stable Audio.
Step 2 – Download and Rip Your AI Music Generations in RipX
Next let’s download the file and drag and drop it into RipX DAW to analyse and rip it into Layers.
Step 3 – Add a Layer from a Different Rip
Once ripped, we can listen back to it and see the colour-coded notes for each part appear on-screen as Layers, then find a vocal part from another rip by expanding the list of Layers for the Rip in the Rips Panel, hovering over the Layer in that list, then dragging and dropping it on top of our newly ripped AI generated idea in the Rips Panel.
Next, drag it into a newly created Voice Layer, and see if it adds a much needed element to this AI generated idea. In this case, we are treating the text-to-music idea as a backing track and adding a vocal sample to it. Of course, you could always record your own singing, rapping or instrument part into RipX DAW via a microphone, instrument input or MIDI device, as shown in the Inputs Panel.
Step 4 – Edit the Voice Notes, Add Effects & Experiment with Randomising the Key
Let’s next expand the Voice Group to reveal its notes, Ungroup and then slice the beginning and end of the notes within the loop markers.
We can also try experimenting with reversing the second half of the phrase and re-pitching it, adding some effects, then detecting the scale/mode and seeing if it might work in a different scale/mode by setting it to Randomise. In this case, the vocal does seem to work in the original key of C Major but it was worth trying it in other keys, as sometimes RipX DAW’s randomise function throws up some great surprises and happy accidents from a compositional point of view!
Step 5 – Improve the Quality of the AI Generated Percussion Part by Transforming It in the Sound Panel
Because the AI generated snare sounds slightly low quality, let’s make it sound cleaner and snappier by changing it into an 808 snare via the Sound Panel and warping the final snare to give it more of a futuristic, robotic hip hop feel, then substitute the kick drum before improving the fidelity of the overall percussion layer by adding some further processing and effects.
This is really only the starting point in terms of RipX DAW’s sound blending and transformational capabilities! For example, you could take this a step further by for example, finding a piano part in another rip, selecting and saving one piano note sound as a preset in the Sound Panel, create a new track and record in a melodic sequence on a MIDI keyboard before then transforming it into a pad, processing and eq’ing it further, before settling on something that you like. Download a free trial and give it a go yourself!
Step 6 – Start Automating & Arranging Your Improved AI Generated Idea into a Full Song
Finally, let’s add some automated filtering to the voice and then start grouping all Layer notes to taste before copying and pasting each part and arranging the Layers into a typical song structure.
By upgrading to RipX DAW PRO, you are also able to further clean-up and transform sounds, plus a whole lot more.