The Musical Brain from EchoNest is a new music platform designed to analyze music. This is the first of what will be several Musical Brain APIs which is designed to improve on and expand the capabilities of music based web services.
The brain will mimic human actions but on a much larger scale. It’s able to read about music from millions of blog posts, reviews and forums to understand how communities on the net describe songs and artists. It listens to music analyzing attributes such as tempo, rhythm, energy, and time signature. And finally, it learns about music trends by analyzing buzz, downloads, and headlines. The first API will let you upload a song and receive a XML musical store which breaks down tempo, beats, timbre and other musical attributes.
The.EchoNest.com In Their Own Words
“The Echo Nest develops music search, personalization and interactive applications based on our Musical Brain. The Musical Brain automatically reads about music and listens to music everywhere on the web.”
Why The.EchoNest.com It Might Be A Killer
The Musical Brain could vastly improve upon existing music recommendation and discovery services. It could be used for creating playlists and compilations. You could finally make the perfect mixed tape.