REDMOND, Wash.--When Dan Morris and Sumit Basu helped create Songsmith, they had no idea that the project would generate the kind of feedback it did.
The program, which automatically generates musical accompaniment for a vocal track, got some immediate and vocal response. Some loved the product, but others criticized Microsoft for trying to be Apple while still others said that the program was devaluing musicians.
"The Internet is a wild beast," Basu said.
But, while they couldn't predict the exact impact, Morris said he expected it would get a lot of attention. "We knew it … Read more