Percussa micro super signal processor

Wish you could make any track swing? Tristan Jehan, grad of the MIT Hyperinstruments Group and c0-founder of The Echo Nest, made that happen at San Francisco’s Music Hack Day. The Python code uses the Echo Nest’s sound-processing magic, available to the world via open Web APIs, in order to analyze tracks and re-synthesize them in swing form. The results are — well, somewhat terrifying, though in a cool way.

Paul Lamere of Music Machinery points this our way and has a ton of examples on his terrific, sound geek-friendly blog. (The post must have captured people’s imagination, as it’s spread virally online, but I know this is the only site you read — right?)

The swing is definitely of the consistent/mechanical variety, but … well, it does serve to prove that not everything should swing, but anything can.

My picks for the trippiest examples:

Enter Sandman- the Swing Version by plamere

Around the World – the swing version by plamere