In the Loop

Van Halen gets the Microsoft treatment

Posted at 2:40 PM on February 3, 2009 by Sanden Totten (1 Comments)

Remember that Songsmith program that takes your raw vocal tracks and automatically turns them into a song? No? Well here is a quick overview from Jeff. All caught up now? Great. Now what happens if you take that program and run some famous song, like say . . . one by Van Halen through it? Oh yes. It has been done.

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Running with the Songsmith.

Play this at maximum volume to either a) clear out a party b) scare your in-laws from coming back to visit your house, or c) peel paint off the walls. It's not the first time this solo track of David Lee Roth singing has been hi-jacked. And if you want, you can even make your own mash up of Diamond Dave's legendary grunts and wails.

It's so much fun you've got to wonder if other singer's solo tracks will start appearing on the web. Personally, I'd love to send some Kurt Cobain through Songsmith, or maybe System of a Down? What would you like to try?


Comments (1)

I laughed so hard. But dangit, yet another computer app that my eleven year old has to teach me how to use! We used to have so much fun going to the lake. :(

I'd like to hear some Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon, or Taj Mahal's "You Aint No Street Walker Mama, Honey But I Love the Way You Strut Your Stuff" set to "Happy".

Posted by Jessica | February 4, 2009 12:57 PM


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