Tech News Summary:
- AI was used to extract John Lennon’s voice from an old demo, allowing the creation of “the ultimate Beatles record,” according to Paul McCartney.
- The technology was used during the making of director Peter Jackson’s 2021 documentary series “The Beatles: Get Back” to separate the band’s vocals from background sounds.
- The use of AI in music production is controversial, but proponents argue that it offers new possibilities for enhancing and manipulating sound recordings.
In an exclusive interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Sir Paul McCartney has revealed that artificial intelligence played a crucial role in creating the final Beatles record, “Abbey Road.”
According to McCartney, the use of AI technology helped to enhance the clarity and quality of the album’s audio production and helped to restore the sound of the original recordings.
He explains that the technology allowed them to isolate individual sounds and instruments from the original recordings and improve their clarity. The AI also helped to remove background noise and improve the overall balance of the tracks.
McCartney noted that without the use of AI technology, it would have been much more difficult to achieve the level of sound quality that audiences have come to expect from Beatles albums.
“We really had to use all the technology we could to get the sound we wanted,” McCartney said.
The Beatles are one of the most iconic and influential bands in music history, and their music has continued to live on through the use of new technologies like AI.
As AI technology continues to develop and evolve, we can only imagine how it will continue to shape and influence the music industry. But for now, we can all appreciate the incredible role it played in helping to create the last Beatles record.