Aimi, an app for listening to beats generated by artificial intelligence, is coming to Android and iOS
After a beta version that only allowed 5,000 people to use the software, Aimi’s iOS and Android apps are now available to everyone. The release brings the company’s generative music platform to mobile, where it was previously unavailable. Engadget’s James Trew has been using the app since January. Since then, Aimi has made some changes to the user interface.
What hasn’t changed is the application prerequisite. As before, Aimi is built around continuous musical “experiences” that can be subtly modified by interacting with a few interface elements. If you’re familiar with platforms like Endel and Brain.fm, you probably know what you’re getting into. You can control Aimi’s algorithm by tapping the thumbs up and down buttons. There’s also a shuffle button if a part comes up that you don’t like at all. With today’s release, Aimi also prompts you to indicate if you want to listen to an episode more often or less often, or for a longer or shorter time.
Previously, Aimi had planned to offer a $10 per month premium tier that would have included additional controls. During the latest beta, the company decided to make these controls free for all users. First, the “Section” view allows you to isolate individual elements of a musical composition, including parts like harmony and melody, and adjust the gain and tell Aimi if you like what it’s hearing. An additional “Composition” interface lets you shape the sound you hear by adjusting a set of four sliders. For example, by moving the “Progression” slider, you can tell Aimi to change the listening experience more often or less often. Meanwhile, the ‘Intensity’ and ‘Texture’ sliders let you control the number of effects Aimi applies and whether a composition sounds organic or synthetic. Last but not least, there’s a self-explanatory Vocals slider.
The release of the mobile app is part of Aimi’s wider plan to bring more people into the world of generative music. Later this year, the company plans to release Aimi Studio, which will allow users to take a more hands-on approach to creating their own compositions. “One of the strengths of generative music is that we can use it to engage everyday listeners with continuous music experiences and then introduce them to interactive music by allowing them to take ownership of their music experience,” Aimi CEO Edward Balassanian told Engadget at the start of the show. the year.
Update 11:01 a.m. ET: An earlier version of this article stated that Aimi would charge $10 per month for additional controllers. During the latest beta version of the app, Aimi decided to offer these features for free for now.