Songsmith will add an musical accompaniment to any vocal you supply. It analyses your vocal tone and tempo then adds a backing style of your choice. I'd like to call it clever software but to be honest I can't really think of a good use for it other than other than scoffing at its naffness.
If the whole idea of Songsmith isn't weird enough then check out this promo video for it. After watching I had to check the date to be sure it wasn't part of some kind of April fool gag.
You may remember me trying a mobile trick using my phone and a flag pole at T In The Park. Well, here's how I used the idea for Shoot The Summer. It involves comedy legend and writer of The Office and Extras Stephen Merchant.
Half way through pitching the idea to him I realised I was pitching comedy to a multi-bafta-multi-golden-globe-winning comedy writer. Me suggesting my lame gag to him was a bit like suggesting magnolia and woodchip to Michaelangelo.
I'd spoken to his producer and a few members of the team before I approached him and got a really positive response. "Hilarious" said one. "He'll love it" said another with smiles beaming across their faces. Seconds later, as I'm explaining to him that the whole joke is based around his height (he's huge) I noticed that he was staring at me blankly. Not even the slightest hint of a smile. Then I remember this.
Thankfully he didn't throw his Ogg Monster hissy fit and he seemed more than happy to go along with it. Hardly multi-bafta-multi-golden-globe-winning comedy but a decent effort.