Casio Computer Co. has developed a smartphone app that will compose songs when users hum short, original melodies into the microphone.
The ghostwriter-like app will be released to the public as early as next year. Details, such as the price, have yet to be determined, the electronics manufacturer said.
According to Casio Computer, users will hum two bars of a melody into the smartphone's microphone and record them. They will then select a genre such as rock or pop. After that, they will specify whether the recorded section is the opening or the chorus.
The app will then automatically compose the rest of the melody based on the pace and mood of the selections and turn the short, hummed tune into a song that is two to three minutes long.
The completed track can be stored in an audio file so that users can send it to friends or others via e-mail or upload it online.
Casio Computer, which began developing music apps last year, will exhibit its new release at the Musical Instruments Fair Japan 2014, which is scheduled to run Nov. 21-23 at the Tokyo Big Sight convention center in Tokyo’s Koto Ward.