Parag Chordia from Georgia Tech and his colleagues have spun out a music-tech company called khush. Khush makes cutting-edge artificial intelligence music applications. Their first app is LaDiDa – which is an auto-accompaniment application. You sing a capella into your iPhone and Ladida plays it back with a full accompaniment of music …. something like Songsmith (but with good music).
I had a chance to chat with Parag, along with Khush CEO Perna Gupta (she’s the dream girl in the video, btw), and Alex Rae (programmer+music geek). These folks are fired up about khush and LaDiDa. It’s great to see another innovative company come out of the MIR world. I think they will be going places.