Can robots really master our music ? Kenny Gioia set up poll on Facebook to see, asking people to choose between six different masters of the same song – three by humans (John Longley, an anonymous engineer from Sterling Sound and Steven Slate) and three by machines (LANDR, Aria and iZoTope Ozone).
The great thing is, the test was blind, and loudness matched – so no-one knew which master they were listening to, and loudness didn’t influence the way the masters sounded.
And the results of the poll were fascinating. In this show Kenny reveals which master was which, and we discuss the results – including:
- Why this is not a scientific test
- Ian’s blind comments on the masters, including his instincts about which was which
- Why the poll results are probably skewed
- When automated makes sense
- What the robots still can’t do – and maybe never will