Announcing: Noiiz DNA! 💥

Announcing: Noiiz DNA! 💥
26th September 2017 Dave Rose

We’re excited to announce the release of Noiiz DNA!

 

Noiiz DNA is a new technology we’ve been working on for the last two years in our effort to create a more musical and intuitive way to explore sound. Today we bring you two brand new features powered by Noiiz DNA, with more planned soon. Enjoy! 🔥

 

Find Similar Sound

 

Overview

When you click a sound to play it on Noiiz, you’ll now see a ‘Show Similar’ icon. Click it and you’ll be shown a list of every sound on Noiiz, ordered by how similar they are to the original sound. Explore sound by simply listening and clicking until you find the one you are looking for and its also great for finding sounds that go with one another.

 

Try out ‘Find Similar Sound’

 

How it works

Using our Noiiz DNA technology, we analyse the acoustic properties of the audio and turn it into a rich dataset that acts like a kind of acoustic fingerprint. With this data, we can then calculate how similar other sounds are in the Noiiz database. One of the key strengths of this method is that we don’t rely on human meta data, but instead we use machine learning and low level Digital Signal Processing to compute our feature set, which has the unexpected effect of producing much more musically interesting results.

 

 

Future applications

We’re already working on extensions to this technology and exploring ways to find sounds that work together musically, as well as the ability to input your own sounds. Imagine being able to record sounds through your phone and instantly generate huge lists of similar and complimentary sounds from Noiiz. We’ll keep you updated with progress!

 

Feature Filters

 

Overview

Now you can sort and filter by brightness and duration. ‘Feature Filters’ are a powerful set of tools for exploring sound, based on Noiiz DNA. Got a snare sound in your head? Filter by one-shots, then snare, then use the Brightness sort option to organise your results, brightest first. Narrow your range using the Brightness filter to find exactly what you are looking for. 👌🏿 Need a really short hi-hat? Filter by hi-hat, then use the duration sort option to sort your sounds from shortest to longest. 👍🏿

 

Try out the ‘Feature Filters’

 

 

How it works

We generate low level metadata for the sounds on Noiiz, which we then use to calculate more high level musical features. Once this information has been extracted and stored in our database, we can use this to create the filter and sort options above.

 

Future applications

We’ll be releasing more ‘Feature Filters’ and constantly experimenting to find out what you find useful, with an overall goal to make exploring sound more intuitive and musical.

 

Tell us what you think

We hope you enjoy this new way to explore sound and would love to hear your thoughts so far! Tweet us @noiizapp, drop us a Facebook message or email us at and let us know what you think. Also, big shout out to our development team who have overcome some huge hurdles to bring Noiiz DNA to life!

 

Thanks for reading ❤

Team Noiiz