MicroMusic is a new AI sound reconstruction tool for Vital, and it is free to download for Windows users. The tool, developed by a team of software engineering students at the University of Waterloo, works with the Vital synthesizer plugin, which is also free to download.
The purpose of MicroMusic is to make recreating synth sounds faster and easier.
As the developer explains, “Even when you know exactly how you want your synth to sound, and even if you have a reference sample, it can take hours of hard work and iteration to tune your synth to sound just right.”
However, MicroMusic will now supposedly do the hard part for you, so you can spend more time making music and less time fiddling with dials.
You can see the tool in action via the demo linked above, which showcases the process of replicating sounds from audio files.
The process for replicating a sound involves inputting an audio sample and then allowing MicroMusic to output a Vital preset file. The developers used machine learning to find the “optimal parameters to create the closest matching preset it can.”
Downloading MicroMusic is quite simple, as there’s no email or login required to get the ZIP file.
MicroMusic was created by a team of software engineering students at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.
The developers explained that they started the project due to their personal experience of frustration after countless hours of tweaking synth parameters to try to get the sound they wanted.
The team started development last year and aims to make MicroMusic the “go-to tool for all music producers who work with synthesizers.”
MicroMusic has been a big hit with producers, with users describing the plugin as revolutionary and praising the team’s generosity in releasing it for free.
The MicroMusic AI was trained on over one million unique presets, and the developers gained this data by randomly generating Vital presets. The AI was also trained to be “note agnostic” and can handle polyphonic sounds.
The developer notes that MicroMusic is currently a work in progress, and users can expect further refinements to be made in the future. They also state that Mac and Linux are “not supported yet.”
And for those who wish to support the developers, the team does operate a Patreon page.
Download: MicroMusic (FREE, Vital synth required)