Magenta is a research group within Google, exploring how machine learning can help musicians in new ways. NSynth is one such algorithm that uses a deep neural network to learn the characteristics of sounds, then creates thousands of new sounds for music. To make it more accessible, sounds that NSynth generates were used to create a musical instrument that enables musicians to play it in a more intuitive way.
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