LakhNES: Generate 8-bit music with machine learning #deepneuralnetwork #8bit #machinelearning @chrisdonahuey
Create 8-bit music with LakhNES! This transformer model recently announced on Twitter can be used to generate chiptunes from scratch. LakhNES is a deep neural network fine tuned on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)-MDB 8-bit music dataset. The resulting chiptunes are more than a bit nostalgic. Take a look at the examples on Chris Donahue’s website. Here’s the summary of the project from GitHub:
…a deep neural network capable of generating music that can be played by the audio synthesis chip on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). It was trained on music composed for the NES by humans. Our model takes advantage of transfer learning: we pre-train on the heterogeneous Lakh MIDI dataset before fine tuning on the NES Music Database target domain.
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