If it were the end of the month of March you could be forgiven for thinking that this was some kind of up coming “April Fools” joke - But no it appears that this one is perfectly serious.
Eventide, The makers of some some of the most renownd effects algorithms found in both hardware and plugin format have produced another rather unique plugin.
In Eventide’s own words:
Mood is a plug-in that answers the question “How does it feel?” by analyzing a song’s key, spectral content, tempo, dynamics, etc. to create a set of ‘descriptors’ which are then compared to a data base. The data base has been populated by people (OK, by us) listening to and rating pop songs.
Mood displays, in real time, the relative intensity of four emotions - angry, calm, happy and sad. The intensity of these emotions are output as MIDI and OSC values which could be used, for example, to control the brightness and color of lights on stage or in a dance club.
After months of training, we believe that while Mood is nearly ready for prime time, it will benefit from training by a wider audience (OK, by you). And so we’re asking for your help.
The plug-in includes a link that makes it easy for you to give us feedback and to let us know which songs ‘fool’ Mood. We’ll select 10 ‘helpers’ at random for a free copy of the final release version of Mood.
Please download Mood and try it out yourself. You can find Mood’s installers together with a license for Mood good through the end of March 2014 at http://eventideplugins.elasticbeanstalk.com/mood.jsp
Take a look at the Demo video below to show how it works.