AI Music Tools: 10 Powerful Tools for Musicians

10 Powerful AI Music Tools
10 Powerful AI Music Tools

AI Music Tools for Music Production and Recording

With the explosion of interest and user growth that popular AI tools such as ChatGPT (text-based superbot) and Midjourney (AI image creator) have seen, it’s easy to overlook how artificial intelligence is already and will continue to impact audio and music production and recording.

This rapid advancement of technology is revolutionizing the way we create and experience music and audio, and with fast pace.

In particular, AI music production has emerged as a powerful force, providing savvy producers and engineers never seen before solutions to streamline their workflows, enhance creativity, and discover entirely new possibilities.

AI technology is transforming the future of the music industry across all stages, including music production, engineering, mastering and even promotional tasks (such as AI-powered album cover creation).

In this article, we delve into the world of AI music and audio, exploring 10 unique AI music tools that all music producers, recorders and engineers can use to elevate their workflow, creativity and production skills to new levels.

Key Takeaways

  • AI music tools are impacting how audio and music is being produced, these AI music tools help improve efficiency creativity and save time
  • There are different types of AI music tools from full music generators to composers and even AI-powered mastering
  • Explore 10 powerful AI tools that musicians, artists and engineers are using and apply them to your sound today

1. AIVA – Music Compositions

AIVA is one of the leading AI music tools for creating music compositions.

This groundbreaking AI music composer uses deep learning algorithms to generate original compositions across a bunch of different genres. 

It can analyze tracks and their components such as melody, timbre, tone etc and then produce unique melodies, harmonies, and arrangements. The editor also has the ability to bring up the MIDI roll to see individual notes and chords created by the programme.

AIVA empowers those producers and engineers who aren’t the most confident in their music theory or composition abilities with a new and exciting way to create. For those musicians that generally create their own arrangements and melodies, AIVA serves as a valuable resource when looking to spark their creativity or generate new and unique ideas.

Finally, those who subscribe to AIVA’s Pro Plan have very favorable licensing terms with all content created using the tool, under a full copyright license. 

2. Mubert – Audio Creation

AI Music Tools for Musicians, Engineers and Producers

Mubert is a next-gen AI company with a mission to empower audio and media creators.

By combining the talents of musicians with the power of artificial intelligence, Mubert is revolutionizing how music is created, experienced, and licensed with their platform. 

The platform caters to a diverse range of content creators, including streamers, filmmakers, and app developers, making it easier than ever for them to license custom, high-quality, royalty-free music. They also have various different pricing plans which mean users can find the right entry plan for themselves without being too restricted.

Utilizing AI, Mubert has pioneered a new form of adaptive music. Through Mubert Render, users can instantly generate audio tracks of specific lengths, genres, and moods all from a text prompt, offering an unprecedented level of customization that the music industry hadn’t seen before AI.

In addition to the innovative Mubert Render feature, the platform boasts a vast database of carefully curated music tracks pre-selected by their staff. With over 100 genres and a wide range of attributes to assist in finding the perfect tracks, Mubert expedites the creative process for its users.

This comprehensive offering positions Mubert as a leading force in the rapidly evolving landscape of music production and licensing.

3. LANDR – Mixing & Mastering

AI Music Tools for Musicians, Engineers and Producers

Next up in our AI music tools list is LANDR, a versatile AI music platform that offers automated mix and mastering services driven by AI technology, as well as distribution and collaboration tools.

Since starting back in 2014 as a community-focused platform, LANDR have solidified themselves as a respectable industry player with their cutting-edge tech. 

The service they’re known for the best is their online audio mastering, which uses their own AI engine to analyze sonic characteristics of any track, and then apply EQ, compression and other enhancements to optimize a mix and give it studio quality sound.

LANDR’s mastering tool makes it much more affordable for the average music producer or engineer to get top quality masters at a fraction of the cost.

Outside of their mastering services, they also provide a suite of other tools and services, such as; a robust platform for distributing your music to major streaming services, sample and plugin explorer, a community platform for connection and collaborating with other artists, and more.

4. Soundful – Audio Creation

Soundful is an all-in-one AI music generator that is suitable for music production but can be used for a variety of uses such as videos, streams, podcasts and more.

Soundful’s impressive platform leverages the power of their own AI engine to create royalty free music at the click of a button. 

The software generates different songs and melodies across a wide range of genres. Once you have a piece you like, you can change fundamental elements such as BPM and key, and the AI music tool will perfectly adapt it to fit your requirements.

On top of that, they also allow the download of individual stems (WAV and MIDI format), which opens up your arrangements to many more creative possibilities.

Similar to AIVA, their Premium Plan also covers many of the licensing elements under full copyright, with their Enterprise plan offering even more utility and opportunity. The platform itself features a sleek user interface (somewhat akin to Spotify) that you can dive into straight away to get inspiration. 

5. Soundraw – Audio Creation

AI Music Tools for Musicians, Engineers and Producers

Soundraw also makes it onto our AI music tools list as another intuitive AI music generation tool that is quickly gaining traction and growing.

The innovative composition tool can create full, completely unique tracks from just a few variable inputs, which give music producers and engineers a lot of flexibility and inspiration. 

One drawback with Soundraw’s AI music tools is their licensing terms, which aren’t favorable for artists and engineers that are looking to distribute their music on streaming platforms (like Spotify and Soundcloud) or sell it via stock music websites (such as Shutterstock).

With that said, there are many multimedia applications that the license covers. 

6. Ecrett Music – Audio Creation

Ecrett Music is an AI music production service that crafts bespoke soundtracks for videos, podcasts, and other multimedia projects.

Users can customize their tracks by selecting mood, genre, and duration, and Ecrett’s AI engine will generate a tailored composition in just a few moments. This intuitive platform streamlines the scoring process, delivering high-quality AI music that complements your creative vision.

Developed by the folks at Soundraw, Ecrett delivers a simpler and scaled platform when comparing it to other AI music tools.

A streamlined interface without the clutter that would be perfect for a beginner producer or engineer looking to get started with AI music tools. Finally, their pricing is more affordable than many AI music tools present on this list, which we always welcome.

7. MuseNet – Audio Creation

AI Music Tools for Musicians, Engineers and Producers

MuseNet is an AI composition engine that sits at the higher scale of complexity of AI music tools discussed in this article.

Developed by the AI technology giants OpenAI, MuseNet composes original pieces that mimic the style of famous composers and specific artists, and can also use different genres as a base influence. 

The tool can create random yet detailed musical structures by blending different styles and sounds together. The result is often a track filled with harmonies and melodies that are unique and impressive. We blended Mozart with Adele and were blown away by its capability.

There are also a few third party tools that integrate with MuseNet to give you more functionality and usability (such as MuseTree, a visual music engine).

Finally, the product allows you to download in MP3, WAV and even MIDI, meaning the result can be imported in a wide range of digital tools to build upon the initial composition. 

Overall, MuseNet is a solid resource with a slightly steeper learning curve that music producers and engineers can use for inspiration and composition. 

8. Magenta Studio (and DDSP-VST)

AI Music Tools for Musicians, Engineers and Producers

Part of Google’s roadmap of AI music tools, Magenta Studio is an open-source project that explores the combination of AI and music production.

Magenta provides a suite of tools and applications for AI music composition, synthesis, arrangement generation and performance. 

The tool can be used as a standalone application or as a digital plugin, and is used in conjunction with Ableton Live Suite. The app features 5 key tools; Continue, Groove, Generate, Drumify, and Interpolate. You can take the audio and/or MIDI data generated and import them into an Abelton session (or export as a file).

Under the Magenta umbrella also sits DDSP-VST, which aims to empower musicians and engineers to generate new experimental sounds and switch up their workflow.

The project itself fosters quite the active community of both developers and artists,  which encourages collaboration in the realm of AI music between technicians and creatives.

Finally, Magenta isn’t the last of the AI music tools that Google aims to bring to the market, with MusicLM being released, a complex text-to-music generator that is turning a lot of heads in the industry.

9. Riffusion – Audio Creation

AI Music Tools for Musicians, Engineers and Producers

Riffusion, whilst one of the more novel AI music tools on this list, has been rapidly gaining attention for its ability to transform any text into audio, in real time.

Accessible via a simple web browser, Riffusion lets the users create completely unique compositions accompanied by visual waveforms. On top of this, there is the facility to download the result.

We love this tool because of its simple, easy-to-use interface meaning the learning curve is almost non-existent for beginner producers and engineers. 

This innovative tool enables users to create waveforms, visualize them, and listen to the resulting sounds, all with the added convenience of downloading the audio clips to their local computer for further refinement.

While the quality of the audio output and the range of prompts require quite a bit of improvement, the potential of this groundbreaking technology will only grow over time.

10. Vocal Remover – Audio Editing

AI Music Tools for Musicians, Engineers and Producers

Vocal Remover is a powerful, free online app that allows musicians and engineers to automatically separate vocals from an audio track.

By harnessing artificial intelligence, it outputs two distinct tracks: an instrumental version without vocals and an acapella version featuring isolated vocals.

The web interface is sleek and user-friendly, and despite its complexity and high cost typically associated with AI, it offers musicians and producers an accessible and cost-effective solution. 

In addition to Vocal Remover, the platform includes AI-enabled tools like Splitter, Cutter, and Pitcher, which can be employed to further manipulate audio tracks and achieve fascinating results. This experimental tool is a must test for those looking to delve into the world of AI music tools.

Summary – AI Music Tools 

In this article, we explore the transformative world of AI music production, highlighting 10 powerful AI music tools that have the potential to revolutionize the way music is created, experienced, and shared.

These innovative solutions offer a diverse range of uses, from composition and mastering to synthesis and adaptive scoring. By integrating these AI-driven technologies into their workflows, musicians, producers and engineers can unlock new creative possibilities, streamline their production, and elevate their music to new heights.

The 10 AI music tools covered in this article are:

  1. AIVA
  2. Muber
  3. LANDR
  4. Soundful
  5. Soundraw
  6. Ecrett Music
  7. MuseNet
  8. Magenta Studio (and DDSP-VST)
  9. Riffusion
  10. Vocal Remover

As AI audio production and manipulation continues to advance, the tools and technologies available to producers become increasingly sophisticated and versatile. The tools featured in this article represent just a glimpse of what the future holds for AI music tools.

By embracing these powerful resources, creators can stay ahead of the curve and capitalize on the incredible potential of AI music production, ultimately transforming their artistic endeavors and shaping the future of the industry.

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Thomas Smith
As Visionary and Chief Editor of 122BPM, Thomas is dedicated to inspiring the next generation of music pioneers. With a degree in Music and 10 years industry experience, Thomas is now shaping 122BPM as the central hub for music and audio education.
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