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Top 10 AI Tools Musicians Regularly Use: Survey

Pirate sheds light on how exactly artists leverage AI and what they use for that.

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A recent survey conducted by Pirate, the recording studio and rehearsal network, sheds light on how exactly artists leverage AI and reveals the top 10 AI tools preferred by musicians based on their firsthand experiences.

The survey, which gathered responses from over 1,000 musicians, disclosed that 25% of artists are already integrating AI into their studio work. Impressively, 72% of these musicians reported positive experiences with AI tools, underscoring the growing acceptance of technology.

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Musicians were queried about the specific stages of music creation where AI proved most beneficial. The results highlight that 30% of musicians leverage AI during songwriting and composition, 21% used AI for research and inspiration, 12% for beat and rhythm creation, and 10% for mastering their tracks.

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The top 10 AI tools for musicians, according to the study

1. ChatGPT for songwriting & composition.

2. Ozone 11 for mastering music.

3. LALAL.AI for separating stems for remixing and sampling, isolating vocals, backtracks, and instruments.

4. Bandlab Songstarter for inspiration, support for beginners, and overcoming writer's block.

5. GOYO for audio segmentation, de-noising, de-reverbing, and de-voicing audio.

6. AIVA for composition original music tracks based on preferences.

7. AWS Deepcomposer for melody composition.

8. Moises for isolating vocals and instruments in songs.

9. Magneta Studio for experimental music composition and artistic exploration.

10. Stemroller for separating vocal and instrumental stems from a song.

While 25% of artists currently incorporate AI into their music creation process, the survey reveals that 46% of those are not yet ready to use AI in the future. Despite the growing interest, over half of musicians would conceal their use of AI to avoid potential negative responses from listeners.

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