Heart on My Sleeve!
Have you been following that? Big news! The song was a huge, viral sensation claiming it was Drake and the Weekend but it was AI. It has been taken down by Universal Music Group and the controversy about AI and music is exploding!
Apparently they used “So-Vits-SVC-4.0” (github.com) and everyone wants to get their hands on it, lol. However, it seem that So-Vits is in a bit of trouble, too. If you thought the copyright claims on YouTube and samples from Splice were bad you have seen nothing yet.
After doing a bit of searching I quickly learned there are literally hundreds of companies working to get their new AI products to market.
Some of the vocal plugins were: Eleven Labs, Vocify AI and Uber Duck. But new ones are coming out as I type this.
I don’t want to steal Drake’s voice or Taylor Swifts voice. I have no problem using AI to sing but I don’t think we are there yet.
The So-Vits sounds great. I heard Taylor Swift singing some guys song today and it sounded like Taylor Swift. But you can’t do that. I have an idea what might happen. There will be singers like Karra from Splice and Reid Stephan’s puppet YouTube channel who will let you use her voice for a price and a percentage but she’ll be on thousands of songs and you can see the problem.
That’s what I don’t like about Emvoice that Haterade featured in this video. You can buy Lucy for $50 but soon thousands of people will be making songs with Lucy’s voice. It will be worse than Vanilla Ice.
What’s next? Obviously companies, and most likely Emvoice will have a million ways to customize the voice. That sound a lot better on the surface. I won’t go further.
I doubt anyone is going to stop A! but their will be some regulations and many who frown on it. So what? I’d say tough luck it’s here to stay.
The problem for us is spending money on this stuff as better stuff comes out a week later. It’s just too much right now as we already deal with this from every plugin company.
Do any of you use Melodyne? It’s a pain in the ass but sounds much more natural than autotune.
I am going to write Melodyne and ask them when their new AI Melodyne is coming out. You gotta believe they are panicking right now, lol.