Can AI Create Electronic Dance Music as Good as a Human?

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A new study finds that AI can create Electronic Dance Music (EDM) that is indistinguishable from music made by humans.


AI, or artificial intelligence, is capable of doing some pretty amazing things. In recent years, AI has made strides in the music industry, creating some pretty impressive pieces of electronic dance music, or EDM. But can AI create EDM that is as good as, or better than, a human?

What is AI?

Artificial intelligence is a process of programming computers to make them intelligent. AI involves making computers that can learn and work on their own.

What is electronic dance music?

Electronic dance music (EDM) is a genre of music primarily produced for nightclubs, raves, and festivals. It generally includes a heavy emphasis on synthesizers, drum machines, and tempo-matched samples of recorded music. EDM is often created by DJs who use specialized equipment to create original tracks or remixes of existing ones.

How AI is being used to create electronic dance music

AI is starting to be used more and more to create electronic dance music. This is because AI can create music that is original and creative. AI can also create music that is more complex than what a human can create. AI can also create music that is more emotional than what a human can create.

AI music composition software

There are a number of AI music composition software programs available that allow users to create original tracks or generate new versions of existing songs. Some of these programs use AI to mimic the style of a particular artist or genre, while others allow users to input their own preferences to generate a personalised composition.

One example of AI music composition software is Google’s Magenta, which uses machine learning algorithms to generate original songs in various genres. Magenta is designed to be used by music producers, composers and artists, who can use the software to create new pieces of music or remix existing tracks.

Another popular AI music composition program is AIVA, which offers a range of different tools for creating electronic dance music. AIVA’s algorithms are able to generate new melodies, chord progressions and drum patterns, which can be used to create new tracks or remixes.

So far, AI music composition software has been used by a number of well-known artists and producers, including Martin Garrix, Tiësto and Armin van Buuren. These artists have used AI to create new versions of their tracks or to generate entirely new pieces of music.

AI music production software

There is a new breed of music production software that is powered by artificial intelligence (AI). This software is able to compose music that sounds similar to that produced by human DJs and producers.

Some of the most popular AI music production software includes Google’s Magenta, dealing with both drums and melody composition, Melodia, which can automatically extract melodies from song recordings, Jukebox, an AI that can generate new songs in the style of a chosen artist, and Flow Machines, which can create new songs in any style.

AI music production software is still in its early stages, and it is not yet able to create truly original music. However, it has the potential to become very popular in the future as it gets better at imitating human DJs and producers.

The benefits of using AI to create electronic dance music

AI can create electronic dance music that is just as good as music created by humans. In some cases, AI can even create electronic dance music that is better than music created by humans. Here are some benefits of using AI to create electronic dance music.

Increased creativity

It’s no secret that AI is becoming increasingly prevalent in all aspects of our lives, and the music industry is no exception. While some may be hesitant to embrace this new technology, there are many benefits to using AI to create electronic dance music. One of the biggest advantages is that it can help to increase creativity.

When creating a track, producers often start with a basic melody or chord progression and then build from there. This can be a time-consuming and sometimes tedious process. However, by using AI to generate ideas and concepts, producers can save a considerable amount of time and energy, allowing them to focus on other aspects of the track.

In addition, AI can also help producers to create new and innovative sounds that would not be possible with traditional methods. By harnessing the power of machine learning, producers can create unique sonic textures and timbres that would otherwise be impossible to achieve. This opens up a whole world of possibilities for electronic dance music and could lead to some truly groundbreaking tracks being created in the future.

Increased productivity

It takes a lot of time and effort to produce a high-quality piece of electronic dance music. By using AI to create your tunes, you can increase your productivity and get more music out there for people to enjoy.

AI can help you with everything from coming up with ideas for new tunes to creating the actual track itself. You can even use AI to mix and master your music, ensuring that it sounds perfect before you release it.

There are plenty of benefits to using AI to create electronic dance music, so if you’re looking to increase your productivity and get more tunes out there, this could be the way to go.

The challenges of using AI to create electronic dance music

The lack of a human touch

Humans have a knack for creating music that is moving, original, and catchy—a trifecta that is hard to come by. Even the most talented musician cannot create a masterpiece without first putting in the time to learn about music theory, history, and ridicule from their peers. AI music composition is still in its infant stages, which becomes evident when comparing it to human-composed music.

Popular songs require an understanding of what has come before in order to move the genre forward. AI lacks this type of understanding because it has not been programmed with the same deep level of knowledge about music that humans have. For example, Jerry Mahlburg Jr., a researcher at Columbia University who specializes in AI and music composition, notes that “most AI systems only think about short-term rewards like how many notes are in a melody or whether a chord progression follows certain rules.” This myopic mindset results in songs that lack the emotion and originality of those composed by humans.

In addition, electronic dance music (EDM) relies heavily on repetition, which can be easily generated by algorithms. However, these songs sound robotic and lack the soul of those created by humans. As DJ and producer Linus Blomdal points out, “the use of [artificial intelligence] can lead to interesting results and new ideas but…ultimately an artist is needed to give the track character, feeling, and identity.” In other words, AI can create the skeleton of a song but it takes a human to add the meat.


The jury is still out on whether AI can create electronic dance music as good as a human. Some experts believe that AI has the potential to create more original and creative music than humans, while others believe that AI will never be able to match the creativity and uniqueness of human music. Only time will tell what the future of electronic dance music will be, but one thing is for sure: AI is changing the landscape of music production, and there is no turning back.

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