The iOS and Android app for Aimi is now accessible to everyone after a beta test in which only 5,000 individuals had the chance to use the programme. The company’s generative music platform is now available on mobile, where it was previously unavailable. James Trew of Engadget has been using the app since January. Aimi has made a few changes to the user interface since then.
The idea behind the software remains the same. As previously stated, Aimi is based on continuous music “experiences” that can be subtly altered by interacting with a few UI elements. You undoubtedly know what you’re getting into if you’re familiar with services like Endel and Brain.fm. You may direct Aimi’s algorithm by tapping the thumbs-up and thumbs-down buttons. There’s also a shuffle button if you don’t like a particular section. With today’s update, Aimi will also prompt you to specify whether you wish to hear a team more or less frequently and for longer or shorter periods of time.
Aimi had previously planned to offer a $10 monthly premium tier with extra controls. During the most recent beta, the business decided to make those options available to all customers for free. To begin, a “Section” view allows you to isolate particular aspects of a musical composition, such as the harmony and melody, and modify the gain while telling Aimi whether you like what you’re hearing. A separate “Composition” interface lets you shape what you hear by manipulating a set of four sliders. For example, by adjusting the “Progression” slider, you can tell Aimi to change the experience you’re listening to more or less frequently. Meanwhile, the “Intensity” and “Texture” sliders let you decide how many effects Aimi uses and whether the music sounds organic or synthetic. Finally, there’s a self-explanatory Vocals slider.
Aimi’s introduction of a mobile app is part of a larger goal to introduce more people to the world of generative music. Later this year, the business hopes to release Aimi Studio, which will allow users to create their own compositions in a more hands-on manner. One of the strengths of generative music is that we can utilise it to engage casual listeners with continuous music experiences and then introduce them to interactive music by allowing them to take control of their music experience,” Aimi CEO Edward Balassanian told Engadget earlier this year.