Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Musicovery: Play Your Mood

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People often listen to music according to the mood they want, whether to reinforce the state they are in or rather to change it. Musicovery has created a graphic interface to meet this need, the "mood pad". It displays two axes - dark / positive and calm / energetic - axes that are continuos and progressive, and offers an infinite range of moods; every song has a specific position on the mood pad. When rolling over the mood pad, music samples are played, allowing the listener to intuitively find the mood and the music he wants and to launch the program from the desire position. 

How does the relationship between mood and music work?
Each song is listened to by an experts at Musicovery and described with 40 acoustic parameters. Each parameter can take between3 to 20 values. An algorithm coverts these values into a position on the mood pad. Because parameters are acoustic it is an objective way to set the relationship between music and moods/emotions. This is the result of 3 years of research.

Musicovery aims at providing a music listening experience that is simple, intuitive, and playful. The interface offers several ways to create a playlist and interact with it, and as a result provides playlists for all situations. The mood is the main lever to make the experience simple but there are others like similar artists radios, music for dancing, the various cover of a song . . . .

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