Yamaha has worked on different music AI activities including concerts*1 using its proprietary AI Music Ensemble System and these innovative performances have been well received. As a next step, HAKUHODO i-Studio and Yamaha decided to realize the "Duet with YOO" installation to allow musicians to interact directly with music AI and gain a better understanding of how AI can enhance their performances.
Yamaha and HAKUHODO i-Studio developed "Duet with YOO" to create a new musical and visual experience to expand the potential which every musician has within them.
It provides an interactive AI experience where a musician feels like they are playing with another musician. The Yamaha proprietary AI Music Ensemble System instantly analyses a musician's performance in real time, and predicts suitable tempo, timing and dynamics to create a harmonized ensemble on a Yamaha Disklavier piano. As you play, YOO beautifully accompanies your performance.
In addition, the "Duet with YOO" installation visually expresses synchronicity between you and YOO by coordinated on-screen displays. This is made possible by HAKUHODO i-studio's technology and imagination. Along with Yamaha Music AI technology, it creates a unique next-generation music ensemble experience.
Participants can experience "Duet with YOO" through their performance of "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star". This song was chosen because it is very well-known and relatively easy for beginners to play allowing almost anyone to experience music AI.