An iPad app that teases out the different lines of a jazz piece won Philadelphia’s first Music Hack Day last month.
Dubbed the Multi-voice Jazz Companion App, it was built by Drexel postdoctoral research associate Ray Migneco and Drexel electrical engineering student Julie Borgeot. The app, which produces a transcription of multiple parts in a musical piece, is for composers and musicians. It calls to mind Java Auto Music (J.A.M.),the music transcriber that won PennApps Fall 2012.
Music Hack Day is a national event that Drexel University and Somerville, Mass.-based music intelligence startup Echo Nest brought to Philly. Twenty-five projects were built at Drexel’s ExCITe Center over the weekend-long hackathon, including Bluthify.me, an Arrested Development web app that produces character-themed playlists and Dealbreaker, a dating app that eliminates people with incompatible music tastes.
Second place went to Are You Happy Now?, a tool that charts the happiness of top songs through history.-30-