How often do you get out of the shower and think,.. that song I just made up whilst washing my hair was AWESOME!! ...I wish I has some way to record it on my PC so that I can launch my music career on Myspace and get my own reality TV show on MTV2!?!@? Ahem,..
Well now you can write and record your own songs without the need to play an instrument thanks to Microsoft Research's Songsmith.
All you need is a PC, a microphone (the built in mic on your laptop will work), a melody and some lyrics. Songsmith will record what you sing into the microphone, analyze what you've sung and then assign the rhythm section and chords. You can adjust the style (genre) and tone until you find something you like and then output the track as a WMA file, movie maker project or backing track.
Check out the video for a full demo from the guys behind the software plus the worldwide debut of MY latest hit single "Room with Max".
Link: Microsoft Research Songsmith