We recently featured some of the groundbreaking AI-based composition tools Available today for songwriters and producers.
One such tool is Hookpad, a browser-based platform that generates melodies and harmonies based on user input, allowing you to collaborate on artificial intelligence songwriting. Find out how to use it in our tutorial below.
Step 1: The online songwriting platform Hookpad offers a smart AI, which analyzes your work in progress and suggests new theoretical routes. You can try this browser-based songwriting suite at hooktheory.com.
Step 2: You don’t even need a MIDI keyboard to work with Hookpad, in the multicolored melody track area you can use the 1-7 keys to build up a little melody.
Step 3: Clicking on the chord area takes a similar approach, and you can see how the number keys are mapped chromatically for both melody and chords by the key on the left.
Step 4: While these are the rudimentary ways to interact with Hookpad, the main USP is the ability to determine what to do next. By clicking progress, you will see a list of basic suggestions.
Step 5: Found a solid foundation? We have a Hey Judelike stately chord progression, using Hookpad’s AI as a guide. We can use Hookpad’s performance options to select the playing style, chord gains, and adjust the tempo at the top of the page.
Step 6: If you click on ‘Guides’, our melody editing section will now show you where the best melody lines are for our series. This will refine itself even as we continue to shape the chord order.
Step 7: We now have a nice sounding intro, but to continue with the arrangement let’s Hookpad’s AI make a scan of our song. Click ‘Magic’ to have Hookpad offer a selection of chord and melodic alternatives based on what we’ve done.
Step 8: Using Hookpad’s AI, we now have a great sounding starting point for a new track. We can also experiment with different instruments, with options to divide the elements of our track across different instruments.
Step 9: You’ll be amazed at how truly epic your ideas can be worked out to sound, even at this early stage of a process. Hookpad has a huge range of instrumental sounds and approaches (some of which are clever