Are you ready to go on a magical trip where you can turn text into high-quality, realistic sound and music? Well, hold on to your headphones, because Meta just showed off AudioCraft, a revolutionary family of generative AI models that will change the way we use audio technology.
How does AudioCraft work?
AudioCraft is a powerful system that lets you work with music, sound, compression, and generation all in one place. Imagine having a one-stop shop for all your audio needs, from making music to making realistic sounds for the environment. Three amazing models make this possible: MusicGen, AudioGen, and EnCodec.
The Three Wonderful Examples:
1. MusicGen: The Master of Music
Let’s start with MusicGen, which is AudioCraft’s music maestro. This model is made to turn simple text inputs into high-quality music. With MusicGen, it’s easy to turn your creative ideas into melodies that draw people in. What do you know? The EnCodec decoder in the latest version has been improved, so it makes music that sounds better and has even fewer problems. So you can stop worrying about those annoying audio hiccups.
2. The Sound Sorcerer, from AudioGen
The next one is AudioGen, the sound wizard. This model takes audio generation to a whole new level by making professional-quality sounds of the environment and sound effects. Want to hear a dog bark, a car horn, or footsteps on a wooden floor as they really are? AudioGen can make them all happen. When you have models that have already been trained, you’ll be amazed at the soundscapes you can make.
3. EnCodec: The Wizard of Fusion
Last but not least, EnCodec is the fusion wizard that brings everything together. This model takes care of the compression algorithms. This makes sure that the audio you make is of the highest quality while keeping the file size small. You no longer have to worry about audio files that take up too much space.
How Open Source Works Its Magic
The best thing about AudioCraft is that it’s open source, which means that everyone can use its magic. Now, anyone can get their hands on this magical technology and use it to express their creativity. No matter if you are an experienced audio professional or just starting out, AudioCraft makes audio generation easy and accessible.
How Meta sees the future
Meta is very excited about the possibilities that AudioCraft will open up for research into generative AI. They think that this new way of making sound will change the future of technology and the way we use it. Just think about it: there are so many ways this technology could be used.
We're publicly releasing AudioCraft for research purposes and to further understanding of the technology. Responsible innovation can’t happen in isolation. Opening up our research and resulting models helps ensure that everyone has equal access.
— Meta AI (@MetaAI) August 2, 2023
Prepare to make some magic!
Now that you have AudioCraft, you can use the same code base to build sound generators, compression algorithms, and a lot more. You have the power to make incredible sounds, and Meta can’t wait to hear what you come up with.
So, if you’ve always wanted to write symphonies with a wave of your keyboard or add realistic sound to your virtual reality experiences, AudioCraft is the tool you’ve been waiting for. With AudioCraft, you can let out your inner music wizard and dive into the world of music that is made by AI.