This has pretty much blown my mind.

A piece of software that you can use to separate all the individual musical parts in any piece of music.

If it’s as good as they say it is, this is a whole new level of sampling!

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/player/emp/external/player.swf

 

You can read more on the story at the BBC.

This is what they say the software does:

Hit’n’Mix tears apart MP3s/CD tracks and unlocks their basic building blocks – the notes (vocals/ instruments), percussion and ambient noise.

Great for everyone from wannabe home DJs to mashup pioneers, Hit’n’Mix provides the power to do all the following and more:

  • Copy, move & delete individual notes
  • Change the pitch and duration of notes
  • Add effects like vibrato, slide, automatic harmony and pitch quantization
  • Watch amazing visuals.
  • Move the stereo position of notes left/right
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