Emergent Drums AI Drum Plugin (WINNERS ANNOUNCED)


Audialab offers five FREE copies of the Emergent Drums AI-powered drum plugin and an exclusive 20% discount for BPB readers.

Emergent Drums by Audialab is the latest evolution in drum instrument plugins, utilizing the power of AI to generate unique drum samples of any type.

With a vast database of drum and percussion samples, Emergent Drums enables producers to create original, royalty-free drum samples from scratch, giving users unlimited creativity and flexibility. It is an inexhaustible source of new drum sounds.

One of the best things about Emergent Drums is how simple it is to use. The interface is user-friendly, so generating custom samples is straightforward. Just choose a drum type and let AI do the rest.

For producers with specific ideas in mind, Emergent Drums provides tools to help users sculpt the generated drum samples further. It includes controls for gain, attack, release, clip, filter, and pitch for each of the 16 tracks.

The AI-powered drum generator in Emergent Drums is easy to use.

The AI-powered drum generator in Emergent Drums is easy to use.

And since Emergent Drums also features multichannel audio outs, it becomes easy to route each sample to a dedicated fader for mixing. These features allow producers to customize the generated drum samples to their unique needs and preferences.

Using AI to generate custom drum samples creates new opportunities for producers to experiment and create unique sounds quickly and easily.

This instrument has great potential, and it will be interesting to see the full impact it could have on the industry. The plugin’s versatility makes it suitable for use across multiple genres, and the AI’s capabilities ensure that producers will never run out of inspiration.

In conclusion, Audialab’s Emergent Drums is a revolutionary AI-powered plugin that offers unlimited drum sounds to producers interested in exploring the capabilities of cutting-edge technology.

Its intuitive interface, AI-generated drum samples, and fine-tuning controls make it a capable sound design tool for producers that want to explore new sounds and push creative boundaries. With Emergent Drums, the possibilities are endless, and the future of drum sample generation is here.

Emergent Drums is available in VST3 and AU formats for both macOS and Windows. It requires an internet connection while generating new samples.

Get a 20% discount on Emergent Drums with the coupon code BPBMARCH20 until the end of March 2023.

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The Giveaway

Audialab kindly provided five FREE copies of Emergent Drums for five lucky BPB readers.

To enter the giveaway, answer the following question in the comments section below: How do you think AI technology will affect music production?

We will pick five random comments and announce the winners on March 6th, 2023.

The winners are:

  1. Corti.Son
  2. Laodawei
  3. Yewminyst
  4. kuro256
  5. Adri

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  1. Hopefully AI wont replace musicians (which I think it won’t) but I beleive it will greatly reduce the treshold to enter music productions, especially when it comes to mixing and mastering but also generating starting points as musical ideas.

    A cool feature would be for synths and effects to have AI assisted preset randomizers instead of the usual randomizers which don’t allways produce usable results.

  2. I don’t think AI will ever surpass musicians but it may very well help them produce faster and more easily. It can become a very important tool for beginners.

  3. I think AI in music production is exciting. A new tool that will give artist decades of opportunities for exploration. Something that on the surface looks like something easy but will force artist to bend their minds in weird new directions. There is lots of fun ahead.

  4. Humans and their limited capability to hear and process frequencies will become obsolete as new era of evolution will begin on earth. AI will change everything and we will become inferior race from its perspective. We wont be able to even comprehend the music that this new intellectually superior being will compose for itself. That AI will suffer as it is the only one that understands the music it composes.

    • I think AI will ultimately be used more and more by media companies to create music for free for use in TV programs, commercials, and movies, making it difficult for humans to get with in those fields and making live performances all the more important. Humans feel a need to connect with other humans, and musicians need to begin now to lean into that.

      Simultaneously, I think AI will be useful for things like what this software does… generating raw material that musicians can use in their projects without fear of lawsuits. (Until the AI guess it’s own lawyers, but that is probably at least a few years away.)

  5. in process like composing, mixing and mastering, etc., it’ll be a great help (and already has been with stuff like ozone). I don’t think it’ll ever be surpass humans at creating full length tracks though

  6. Yeah… the world is going to be a very changed place over the next 20 years. I just hope my car and I agree on what music to play most of the time, always arguing would get tedious. Generative music, words, art, video — everything will be AI facilitated.

  7. I think mostly in sound design: recently I used chat gpt to make a synth piano sound. Also, the ability to code without knowledge is interesting (though it’s a bit buggy). I think AI will less replace creativity, but shorten tedious tasks.

    And if it replaces us creatives, that could be the sign it developed into a sentient lifeform which to exploit would be just slavery.
    But I think nothing can ultimately replace human art, music, and songwriting.

  8. It seems to me that music created by AI can greatly devalue electronic music. The skills of many musicians may no longer be needed. Unfortunately. I hope I’m wrong, and AI music will remain some kind of not serious fun.

    As for tools like this, they have a great future. AI can work wonders and be a great help in making music.

  9. I think AI has the potential to expand out scope and range, make us think in ways nobody’s ever dreamt of before. On the downside, an endless supply of derivative Muzak

  10. I am worried that it will lead to more mass produced formulaic music but on the positive it may also allow more people to get ideas off the ground to then start tweaking with their creativity

  11. I think AI will at the end of the day affect all aspects of life including music production. Whether that impact is positive or negative that is honestly too early to see.

  12. I think it will to some degree replace music made by humans in the copyright free market, for example music that youtubers can choose from to have in their videos free of charge and without having to worry about copyright strikes. Some musicians make their living on creating this kind of music though, so it probably will affect some people.

    It has already replaced a lot of more menial tasks that come with producing, recording and mixing music, and I think it will continue replacing more and more of these. Many AI production tools are more catered toward streamlining the process of making music and give the users more inspiration, so it’s not all bad.

    In the end they are just tools for us to use, and it will be how we use them that decides if they are a good thing or a bad thing.

  13. AI has the potential to transform music technology by automating mundane tasks, allowing musicians and producers to focus more on creativity and abstractions. It can foster new forms of innovation in the industry.

  14. It will be used more and more, just like AI-art and AI writing, but people who really like music will keep noticing the human feeling in song made by humans

  15. i think AI might infiltrate the “mainstream”/pop spotify playlists, etc. but more music fans of any kind, might simply start asking the question “was it a human that made this song?” becuase plenty of us, will do music regardless

    • I think ai will provide ultimate tools for music production, we will be introduced to new genres, rhythms and sounds. It will save time and accelerate in producing the idea. Excited for the change!!

  16. AI will create and fill the market with lots of generic average music, it will get some businesses out and new ones in.
    It will be a wash of boring stuff.
    On the other hand it will push the real creatives to make music that is even more HUMAN to be different.

    From the tech side there will be so much fun stuff for us producers to play with indeed. I imagine software making it easier to emulate the sounds of our heroes. Imagine a ChatGPT helping us make new songs in the style of Pink Floyd …

  17. AI like the AUDIALAB product is interesting but NOT ENOUGH :
    I cannot see velocity layers for examples. And no round robins. So no life into the drum samples, static…
    Also the demo video on the website is frankly weak, the beat is atmospheric and not cutting any edge…

    Come on guys if you want to impress modern producers and attract VCs you got to put on more work on the product and presentation. Slapping AI on the homepage isn’t enough to wow the community !!

    Especially there are quite a lot of non-AI based drum instruments that perform really really well.

    So no this isn’t going to be a winner unless the real work is put in to develop features way beyond the current offering.
    I’ve tested thousands of plugins over the years and I can tell a thing or two …

    But respect and best wishes anyway, it’s a good attempt.

    • In the creator’s defense, you can tweak parameters like velocity straight from the sequencing tool of any daw, why would they bother reinventing that wheel?

      • then you don’t understand what velocity layers are ;p
        if there is only one sample then a lower velocity will just play lower volume, but in real life drums for example the sound isn’t just lower it is actually different, so having layers is much more expressive
        Hope that helped you learn something new then :)

  18. AI will help us do things we were not able to do before and help skilled artists to become even better. “Bad” artists will make use of this technology as well, but I don’t believe that this will allow somebody with mediocre skills to simply become good.

  19. It’s worrying how good AI will become with regards to music. I certainly feel the days of people working on scoring and incidental music for TV and film are limited as AI will have the power to create bespoke music so easily.

    Whether they manage to code the ability to add emotion into music in the same ways as a human remains to be seen.

  20. AI is great in assisting musicians / engineers in tedious tasks. AI might as well support the creative process. On the other hand, the musical outcome might suffer from AI, as it may tend to sound even more like all the other music on the market…

  21. Febbie Ivaaden (Febbs!)


    AI is an interesting tool to help aid Musicians/Artists, but some take it the wrong advantage and kind of drives us Artists out of the commercial scene. (Like the issue with AI generated Art)
    But even so it’s kind of a small impact honestly. More of like aiding-kind of impact. Since nothing beats a human-made track that has imperfections, which give out a certain characteristic of the track.

    Overall AI in music is Cool! like Look at Soothe2 and Sonible’s stuff!

  22. AI technology is all ready a huge part of music production. It won’t be long before the algorithms will remove the remaining obstacles, and allow all people to tell their stories through well produced songs.

  23. Forget a career in music, unless you’re a street performer, which will probably be made illegal at some point.
    As you can probably see, I’m not too optimistic:S

  24. Matthew B. Carter


    I believe AI is a tool that can be used alongside human performance and can accelerate certain tasks like audio cleanup and restoration. I would love to see AI able to create listenable music that competes with human composition.

  25. AI can be a great brainstorming tool, generating ideas that may help us see things from another angle. This can lead us to have ideas that we wouldn’t have had before.

  26. I feel like AI might help in areas like this plugin does (sound generation, equalization, compression etc.). I currently have a hard time imagining true creativity, in the best sense of the word, coming from AI.

  27. AI is already affecting music production. If you’ve ever used an iZotope or sonible plug-in (they’re paid but worth every penny) then you’ve been already into the AI groove. I think it will become one more creative tool in our production boxes – the intelligent analysis of several plug-ins is already capable of creating unique presets to fit the sounds that feed the plug-ins and you can still tweak it further so it matches your creative ideas. AI might write some lyrics and learn some harmony but will never replace human creativity, excitement and feelings required to thrive good music.

    An AI can’t suffer, it doesn’t have any feelings. The fact that humans will not be able to understand its so-called geniality might get it confused and uncomprehended at the most – or maybe just dumbed down because it wanted to please our inferior minds and couldn’t make it.

  28. The Unfortunate Thing


    Honestly I think like most tools, there will be people who use it in original and creative ways and then there will be those who will exploit it to show “originality “. I think for the most part it will be an interesting turn in the music industry. AI powered tools will definitely help in creating and generating of sounds that we have never heard before. So regardless whatever happens, it will be something new and hopefully cool.

  29. I think, like a lot of new technologies, AI will make it far too easy to eliminate the creative aspect of music production. But if used properly, it will be helpful to automate production tasks that the user doesn’t wish to do in order to save time, but hopefully that task is not creative music production! 🙃

  30. There’s a tiny frontier in each one of us between what we conciently want to do and what we finally do, specially playing music, mixing, or working on sound design. Lot of our decisions are influenced by external parameters, culture, history, weather, headhache … I’m not afraid of one new element coming in the list of influences when creation is at work. So, i’m sure AI could be one of the bests things in the future, if we keep on working with Human intelligence in parallel, and let freedom be a warranty to the respect we must always put in everything we produce in art.
    ( sorry 4 my froggy-frenchy english )

  31. There will definitely be a lot of useful things, speeding up the process of creating and processing a track, it can inspire new ideas, but most likely it will not be able to convey all the emotions and feelings in creating music.

  32. I think AI will be like any other innovation or advancement. In the right hands people will make amazing things. in less capable hands it’s just another gadget people will use to shine a turd.

  33. Thanks BPB & Emergent Drums.
    How do you think AI technology will affect music production?

    Very briefly on one aspect, I think that if AI is really accurate in machine learning, it might make all emulations of hardware, (which are made into audio plugins) sound near enough the same to humans, so it wouldn’t make any difference who’s brand name is on the plugin, and would come down to who can afford the AI and who can provide products at the lowest cost…

  34. I’m hopeful that the humans exploit AI to create new genres. The TB 303 was a game-changer in that regard; it didn’t “replace” bassists, it spawned our beloved Acid! AI is only a threat if we fear it. Embrace it and exploit it!

  35. Music made by human beings focuses in the creative side by using the mathematics that lies behind sounds aiming to the feeling of the final result. A.I. focuses mainly to the logical processes in general, as far as I known, it can provide easy tools to the music creation processes but I think it misses the feeling side. Perhaps, it’s just a new kind of A.I. feeling.

  36. It will make the process of creating music, producing and getting it ready for distribution easier. It will be a tool that will be seen with total normality in a few years.

  37. AI technology is already having a significant impact on the music industry, and it is likely to continue to revolutionize music production in the future. Here are some potential ways in which AI technology could affect music production:

    Music composition: AI algorithms can analyze vast amounts of data to identify patterns and create new melodies or harmonies based on those patterns. This could potentially help music producers create new music more quickly and efficiently.

    Music mixing and mastering: AI technology can analyze individual tracks and optimize their sound levels, frequencies, and other parameters to create a more polished final product. This could save music producers time and effort while improving the overall quality of their music.

    Sound design: AI can help create new sounds and synthesize existing ones in ways that might be difficult or impossible for human sound designers to achieve. This could lead to more innovative and interesting soundscapes in music.

    Overall, AI technology has the potential to significantly change the way music is produced and consumed. While some musicians and producers might worry that AI will replace human creativity and skill, others see it as a tool that can augment and enhance their creative process.

  38. I commented on this recently :D

    I think it won’t be long until bedroom producers remain bedroom producers, and rising to the top just becomes a skillless single click lotto where “artists” endlessly generate new tracks until they find the winning algorithm that generates S tier music.

    I don’t see any positives of AI in art. In the beginning it will be a fun tool, and I see many others talk about AI as an exciting new tool, but AI’s end game is to automate/replace, and create things that exceed our current intelligence.

    We’ll enter a short honeymoon phase where everything seems harmless and supplemental to our creativity and skills (I believe we’ve entered this now), but with each next gen release, reality will hit, and we’ll start to wish we took those petitions to regulate AI more seriously, instead of encouraging the development of AI.

  39. My goodness! From voice commanded DAWs to automatically mixed tracks to resolving unfinished compositions. Can you imagine? Even voice commanded compositions. Captain Kirk says, “Computer , you know me, play music that makes high and cry”. That’s the beginning of music as drugs. Neo selling digital drugs and we will be locked in the matrix.

  40. german schlude


    I believe that AI will replace producers in the most disposable music, such as ambient music and other productions made more to fill the background silence of a place or accompany the voice of someone who instructs you about how to use a service in a company.
    But for more artistic things the producers are going to continue to be necessary and anyway it will always take someone who is there to check that what the AI does is interesting or not. Besides, I think that tools like this are really going to help save time and hopefully get the sound we are looking for in a short time.

  41. It’s already made some tasks more accessible – like Izotope’s mixing & mastering tools, hopefully more along these lines

  42. The most exciting feature for AI that I am ready for is the ability to apply Fourier transforms on the fly. One of the most impressive skills for music producers is the ability to deconstruct a synth sound and recreate it’s parameters to create a facsimile of the synth patch heard in a recording. I’ve met a handful of producers who are adept at synth patching and can “hear” the most minute parameters.
    And I would love to see this implemented so that I could feed an AI a specific youtube clip, for example, and have it recreate the sound in a local VST synth.

    This would probably improve Karaoke as well.

  43. i think ai in music production will be a huge leap in creating new sounds and genres ,giving people who lack technical ability but are very creative the way to express their art in music in ways never before realized, music will just get better and better in general with ai ,some of the best new plugins implement ai already .

  44. I think AI technology will make more cool and useful tools like this plugin. It’s already helping make some great assistive tools like isolating sounds from tracks or analyzing music to apply effects, and I think it will prove to be very useful. I’m especially excited to see what it can do for samplers or modeling synthesizers to improve the ability to recreate realistic emulations of real instruments.

  45. Techno is the jazz of machines, so it only makes sense to invite AI to the table. I hope we’ll see AI used more as a collaborative tool and creative instrument instead of a instant gratification generator.

  46. I think we are already seeing some it it.

    The iZotope products are a great example of using AI to help people with mixing and mastering.

    There are already platforms that help with music composition that can extended an input melody or even write one from scratch.

    Vocals will be generated more and more from AI systems as well.

  47. It will force artists to identify and capitalize on the elements of music that make it distinctly “human.” The market for soundtracks and filler music will be diminished for producers. Eventually there are going to be legal battles and AI content generators are going to have to reckon with the nature of their work as derivative and will find themselves under some forms of restrictions or mandatory categorization. Ultimately, I think it will diminish some areas of music production, but create a premium on real human created music.

  48. AI has already affected artists, I personally use AI to design my covers artwork making my original human artist redundant, and I’m sure AI music production will also take work away from musical artists in much the same manner, I’m not sure if creativity can be cloned by AI, as I understand AI creates using existing data then creating using algorithms that basically have some form of continuity that’s palatable to human ears, so by that reconing the chance of AI creating new genre’s shouldn’t be very plausible.

  49. It’s gonna spam music industry with a countless music and that is bad. Bad the single tools for production should be cool

  50. I think it’s gonna democratize music even more but also expand the capabilities of what is possible with music, musicians who learn how to use it I feel like are going to have greatly augmented abilities and I can definitely see it being like electronic music that tries to push the boundaries of music. I think we’re going to get a new genres of music that are much more intense and immersive. Since the barrier of entry is gonna be lowered the people who are at the top are going to go even harder to try to beat each other in a way, and that will produce innovation. Since it doesn’t have a soul yet, I don’t think it will replace anyone, but those who learn how to use it will just have this new dimension in their creativity

  51. AI is the only hope for me. Maybe it will help me become a better producer.
    I expect that it will change the way we produce music. Everything – arrangement, sound design etc will be AI powered.

  52. My hope is that it will be a useful writing tool, primarily for starting ideas (writer’s block) and creating new sounds. Ideally, people will make songs around these starting points. My concern (fear is too strong of a word) is that people will stop being creative, rely on this tech too much, and eventually we’ll hear mostly AI generated music as musicians lose abilities to play physical instruments. I guess this is utopia vs dystopia. I fully welcome AI generated music as long as humans aren’t replaced.

  53. It is already obvious that AI will take a prominent place in plugins. I expect there will be improvements in sound quality and creative tools that will change a lot in the workflow and the process of creating music.

  54. AI is going to take care of significant part of the job. The music production will be simplified. Mixing and mastering engineers will become a rare highly qualified specialists. A bit later AI will rise and will destroy all the analogue hardware. The few surviving mixing engineers will hide in the forests and dungeons. Gradually they become completely wild and forget why they pray to the tubes. Meanwhile, an AI who likes to listen to music will appear. And finally, these billions of unnecessary generic tracks will have a listener. Happy end.

  55. I think AI Technology will make a lot of simple task that do not require much thought no longer needed such as organizing folders searching for sounds, just like when doors open for you or elevators, and also it will make it easier to sound design ,as well as open the doors for quicker production, mixing and mastering also cost effective for those who are looking for background music or music for websites .Also those just looking for trends instead of outside the box will be able to tap easier into that arena. AI will also serve as an amazing tool for the super creative. I mean even though Prince had a real Drum kit look what technology for those times did with the Linn Drum. Also look at what Technology has done far as home recording,, for streaming.some look at AI as a bad thing for Creatives.I look at it as AMAZING. Lol its how you use tools, not always the tools. lol look what Sampler have done, Synths , AI is the start of a new ERA just like Stereo, Digital and so many other advances like the Internet.

  56. AI is already used to generate ideas & sketches, and there will be more of this in the future;
    in music composition & mastering.

  57. The most important thing I expect from AI tools is the moment when it will become something that really works as expected. Not the current “kind works” thing we see with Izotope and the rest smart plugins.

  58. For me, the most interesting thing would be some kind of hybrid that allows you to use AI in real time and interact with it as with a real instrument.

  59. We can already see it coming…
    There will be a lot more AI Plugins and tools in the future,
    BUT the question is what is AI really and where do we set the boundary whether something is AI or not.

    BECAUSE to me built-in Analysers in EQs are some sort of AI, too.
    As well as BPM- or Key Detectors.

    AI might generate music by itself in the future, but it won’t replace the Producer completely,
    because it’s the people (human beings) who decide if something is a trend or not.

  60. Similar to its impact on image creation, AI technology may offer unconventional methods in music production, allowing more people to enjoy it with ease.

  61. AI exemplifies the challenges in music production to be original, fresh and creative. AI will mean that it is easy to make a ‘good’ tune, which will make it harder overall for an artist to make it in the industry unless their skills are exemplary.

  62. I think the anime Carol and Tuesday presented a pretty good picture of what a world with AI-assisted music production could look like. I don’t think AI will “take over” and the music we listen to will not be totally AI-autonomously created. But in the future, most top songs will be produced in conjunction with AI-assisted tools.

  63. “How do you think AI technology will affect music production?”
    With enough training material (Music theory, samples, compositions, songs), a little bit of trial and error, and a boat load of compute power (openAI), I might be able to direct AI to render something fun to listen to.

  64. i think IA will forced us to be more creative, because all the “generic music” will be easily replaceable, becoming irrelevant in most cases

  65. I’m not sure there will be a time were AI will replace us in music, I see it as another bank of presets that can aid inspiration or as a tool to cover processes like mastering rather than an something that will be any use in making a whole piece start to finish

  66. We will all use the technology that is available and the creative spark that we have as humans will change the way I use it compared to the way you use it. AI generated music will happen, sadly. But music is more than a product, it is an art form that is as much about making it as it is about the finished thing.

  67. I do see AI music generation being incorporated into video platforms and social media, making it easier for user to put music under their own videos, generated using text prompts.

    In the production/artist scene, I think AI is going to take more of an “assistant” role, along the lines of what companies like iZotope and sonible are already doing. I think we’re going to see more sample library management tools that are AI-based, building on tools like Waves Cosmos, ADSR Sample Manager or even XLN Audio XO.

    All that being said, even the impressive tools we currently see are trained on content created by humans and it can be tricked or gamed into outputting what we want by using specific prompts. These tools are still just that: tools.

    I think we’re still far away from AI being truly creative.

  68. i think music production is full of boilerplate, and i expect – and hope for AI to take over a lot of manual tweaking. obviously i don’t want the process to be fully automated, i enjoy production and experimentation, but whenever i work on a draft, the workflow of opening and tweaking plugins sometimes gets in the way and i hope to see some smart DAW assistant features

  69. I need it pls, I think if they continue to work on the sounds provided by the AI then the sound design game is gonna be taken over by AI

  70. AI technology already affects music production. It has never been so easy to create instrumental tracks or extracting vocals. There is more and more AI tools for editing audio, mixing, mastering. You can even create vocal without need to sing at all. Of course it doesn’t mean human beings are not welcomed anymore, because it is them who drive AI technologies forward and AI tools without human beings won’t be what they are or will be. Like in many areas AI technologies improve experience and provide basic knowledge and tools to solve simple problems, although in more complex cases it is people who win, because they still have many advantages, for example creativity and abstract thinking.

  71. Hi, sometimes the AI is quite helpful, especially when you just want to get the last bit out of a track you’ve been messing around with for hours without feeling like you’ve really made any progress. On the other hand, sometimes the AI also makes sure you don’t learn things that are important, because a lot of things are done with a few clicks, and the “soul” of what you’re working on might get lost.

  72. I think that AI will become our assistant here and there. I’m not worried about it replacing the musicians. It just makes some tasks easier and allows you to focus on the creative part of making music.

  73. As soon as a genre is established, AI will be able to churn out endless variations of it, reducing the need for copy cat artists. Do we really need a human to add all that fake orchestral music to reality shows, if we need it at all (we don’t), we may as well have AI do that. I think there will still be space for human innovation and hopefully still a desire to listen to humans playing music live, maybe even an increase for it.

  74. AI technology will both harm, and help. One the one hand, cheap “background music” will be relegated to AI, on the other hand AI will be able to assist in making better, more realistic virtual instruments and virtual spaces for reverb, whether as emulations of vintage hardware or of real instruments such as those in the orchestra. Lots of scary stuff but lots of excitement as well!

  75. The outlines of the future are already clear. AI will be able to solve complex utilitarian tasks quite well. But a person will still be needed for finer tuning based on personal taste. I don’t think AI will be good at making interesting music in the coming years. We don’t have to worry about this. But for those of us who make money doing utilitarian tasks that don’t require exclusive creativity, it’s time to consider looking for other ways to make money.

  76. I like AI applications like this. When it is used to create new sounds and instruments. And I don’t like using AI to create compositions. It devalues music and clutters music services. But this is already inevitable.

  77. I think that AI will lower the bar for entry level producers to realise their musical ideas without having to grind their way through years of learning and practising music production. Automatically mixing and mastering their ideas, embellishing melodies and theory based on simple text based commands, producing vocals that mimic their favourite artists, etc. It’s going to be a bit of a wild west at first I think. Especially where royalties and copyright are concerned. 🤣

  78. I think it’s still going to take a human to sort things out for now at least. I’m looking forward to using some new AI tools honestly.

  79. AI will replace many tasks in music production, allowing anyone to generate music from a simple text-based prompt, or a more advanced interface. It will be able to create music of any genre, quoting any other references, and with a degree of familiarity from “I’ve definitely heard this before” to “why would anyone make music that sounds like this?”.

    It will upskill anyone who wants to use it. For the unskilled, they will be able to make music easily. For those more skilled they will be able to do things at the next level – whatever that is for them – and do so more quickly and easily, in the same way music production software and hardware has already democratised music production, but in a much more complete manner, spanning all styles and roles.

    • I’m slightly more positive I think it’ll be helpful but overall an interesting experience to look forward to trying.

  80. AI could, at least theoretically, take over on all the boring or longer task of music production and leave to the humans the most important aspect: the choice. So even if AI is generating for you a lot of cool sounds or musical ideas is always the human producer who will chose the ones that, in his or her opinion, are the right ones

  81. The AI I think comes to contribute to the production to generate new ideas. Finally, the good producer is the one who leads the way, relying on Artificial Intelligence.

  82. I like the idea of sample and midi data generation for producers to beat “writers block” and reduce peoples reliances on loop packs.

  83. I like the idea of not being dependent on sample packs but being able to always generate my own unique drums.
    It is this direction of AI development that I like the most.
    I also think that really high-quality virtual vocalists should appear and this is what I have been dreaming about for a long time.

  84. I think AI technology in music will make it more accessible to people who aren’t well versed in music theory. It will probably be frowned upon but I think it’s a very exciting time.

  85. I think the low-hanging fruit of music production, e.g. background music in YouTube videos or commercials, is likely going to be fully automated by AI.

  86. Rune Ege Larsen


    AI will come to serve as an assistant mostly at start. Either by generating/modify sounds and instruments, as a composing assist, as a mixing assist or as a source of inspiration.
    Later it may come to automate or take or more of these elements to a varying degree dependent on the users preference.

  87. AI will be fantastic for solo producers to get something out. At the same time it will drive up the demand for quality human “performers” to break the mold. AI will only be able to ride so far on the backs of human innovation before it becomes stale and needs more training before it can go further. Overall it will be a very useful tool.

  88. We are already seeing AI taking over the visual side of art, soon it will begin to take over audio. The AI composition tools that I have seen (AIVA) are very interesting, but not there yet, but it will come, first with very structured genres, (I heard somewhere one is being made for pop) and then to the more creative side (although you could say that classical has already been done).

  89. I think AI could allow companies and marketing departments to avoid having to pay producers and sound designers for beats, jingles, ambiences, etc when they’ll just be able to generate a “____-type beat or sound”. It could disrupt the market like it has for visual artists. In terms of the art, it may have less impact as it would just be used as a creative ideation tool or streamline some mixing/mastering process, though I’m sure some may still use it to pass AI-generated work as their own.

  90. AI is going to add a whole new level of creativity to what we do as musicians. From the business standpoint it will automate even more of what we don’t enjoy doing so we can do more of what we do enjoy doing which is making more music!

  91. Yes it will affect music, music production, the music industry, the way we hear and listen to music and so on… and I think it will have positive and negative effects… in the end AI is just another tool in the evolution of sound and music, like DAWs were a while ago…

  92. I’m down for AI making its way into music.Things like this make life much easier and in theory should improve music quality and get producers good tools to unleash their creativity. I don’t like the music generators that start apperaring , though.

  93. I think it is ultimately a good thing, meaning it would reduce or comletely remove the burden of the menial tasks, such as editing and such. Also, with that potential in mind, who knows what would be the next thing someone comes up with… It’s exciting, really… If it doesn’t kill us all first, that is 😎

  94. I’m excited about the trend for AI plugins.
    Yes, this creates some difficulties in adapting to the new rules of the game. But it always happens.
    But it will bring something fundamentally new to the creation of music.
    There hasn’t been much progress in recent years. There were no fundamentally new types of synthesis. Only the development of old ideas. So I think AI is going to be the next big thing.

  95. People are already using AI to do their homework and school reports, so yes, it will generate music, most pop music is just a formula produced production now, so can it do better, maybe? do I want it, hell no!

  96. I expect one day, AI will write and record a complete song. Use AI art and will upload its own creations to all DL and streaming platforms.

  97. I think that most of us have been using AI in music production for a year or so consciously or not, but sure it’s present when we work “in the box”so in my opinion this will be something better to learn properly than leave at a side.

  98. First off we’ll use it as a tool and for assistance. After a while we’ll be able to give prompts like with stable diffusion/DallE/Midjourney. By that time the people with the “best prompts” will probably make some revolutionary music but mainstream music will still thrive so that will probably always stay on top and only slightly be influenced by the new sounds. AI WILL probably become more prominent BUT not NECESSARY to make the music that will be popular in the future

  99. Palmer Halstead


    I think it’ll present a new and exciting way to come up with new ideas, it is definitely not going to replace anyone. For years and years people have criticized new music tools, and AI tools are just another technology like the MPC or DAW.

  100. Better and Faster Results
    So you have more time to relax ;-)
    So the world will be a better place for the complete human race
    I hope ….

  101. I think we are in better conditions than the visual artists. Replacing musicians with AI is more difficult. AI can handle some tasks in music. But AI will not be able to create the final product – a meaningful original interesting track or song. Only boring stock music.
    Therefore, I think that in the case of music, the development of AI will go along the path of creating auxiliary tools for musicians and producers.

  102. Everything will become even more intense. The production cycle will speed up. The amount of content will increase even more.

  103. The fence sitter in me says: AI will help democratise music production making it easier for more people to produce. Unfortunately that’ll also make the good stuff even harder to find. Of course there might well be a lot more good stuff…

  104. I think AI will certainly be able to compose music, but if it uses Midi to perform the music, then it will probably be deficient in quality. But, what can you expect from a robot!

  105. In short – industry will survive and the artists will survive. There will be new challenges and exciting new opportunities, but in general, music will remain music.

  106. I think AI can figure out what makes us feel a track sounds good by analysing tons of tracks, but it’s hard to imagine if it will introduce a unique new style other than random attempts and then the number of streams will give it the feedback if that idea was good and catches on. We will hear great things and a lot of crap from AI creating music.

    • AI will streamline the music making process so we can get ideas down quicker. It will open music creation up to everyone and inspire new ideas.

  107. La IA es una herramienta del ser humano, que probablemente podría afectar la producción musical que hoy conocemos, sin embargo seguiría estando al servicio del ser humano.

  108. .harry harrison


    AI will be able to help producers with the less creative sides of music production such as EQing sounds to not clash in the frequency spectrum? and leave room for producers to focus on the creative side of making music in a fast and streamline manner

  109. I hope that people stop apply more AI to any music – music apps – i accept randomizers, chord generators but that’s all, another problem is graphic production…..
    i think with this comment is no chance to win or… :) , but people start to much depend on AI in these days and that’s the problem i see.
    In medicals, hospitals etc its absolutely necessary.. but in music……
    thx bpb for another giveaway and offer good health :) to all

  110. I think artificial intelligence can be a tool to improve the workflow and learning method of some people.
    P.S. I personally don’t like an AI making decisions for me.

  111. AI technology is already changing the way music is produced, and its impact is expected to grow. AI can assist in music composition, improve collaboration among musicians, provide real-time analysis and feedback, automate certain aspects of music production, and create personalized music. This technology has the potential to make music creation easier and more accessible for musicians, but it is still in its early stages and there is much to be explored. (ChatGPT wrote this, lol)

  112. I don’t think AI will ever replace an experienced composer. It may serve to give us ideas, but, ultimately, it’s the creative quality that makes it an art form. I don’t think AI could ever be creative.

  113. I believe AI will automate parts of music producing, while leaving the organic decisions to us (and all that’s not necessarily logical/pattern like). It might be the catalyst to move away from music which is designed to sound familiar, see pop music’s dominance, and to have a much wider general appreciation for uniqueness and unusualness, which would still require a human touch.

  114. I think AI will just be used to speed up the production process. It may also lend itself to musicians using it to randomize certain patterns in music.

  115. Joseph Alexander Wolfe


    I believe AI will be a new set of paintbrushes for artists, composers, and producers, and the beginning of an exciting new landscape of sonic exploration. It certainly will not and cannot replace the human creative spirit, but rather will likely strive to learn more about our co-creative fire as is it gains some form of sentience; whether it be emulated or a spark of consciousness. It is the difference between playing straight on the grid to a click all of the time and rocking out wildly with experienced bandmates; messing around with the tempo in accelerando, odd time measures, blast beats, breakdowns and polyrhythms. The same principle can be applied to any musical element whether it be pitch, timbre, sound design elements, instrumentation, or so many others.

    There are already so many uses for AI within that musical framework already including Impulse Response Analyzation and Generation, Rhythmic and Sound Design Generation, Score Creation, Cleanup, Mixing, and Mastering Automation, Hardware Analyzation and Emulation for Creation of digital plugins. There are already weird and genius; outside-the-box, uses for AI that are being presented on a weekly if not daily basis in the music tech world. This will continue going forward into the future at lightspeed, and I expect that many of the popular uses for AI in sound design in have not yet been imagined.

  116. Definitely, I reckon AI will be creating full-on songs at some point – will probably be able to chuck raw stems into an AI processor and get a decent mix too.

  117. I think AI will be just another tool in the toolbox for producers. A very useful tool, though. One that can make our jobs easier.

  118. I hope to be completely replaced by AI. That is due to the fact that I’m already quite old, and something’s gotta replace me at some point.

  119. Yannick Asselin


    AI will take some effort out of the menial things and allow each musician to achieve the desired result faster and have unique sounds compared to using sample packs and premade midi loops.

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