This weekend The Echo Nest is releasing some new remix functionality – Earworm and Capsule. Earworm lets you create a new version of a song that is any length you want. Would you like 2 minute version of Stairway to Heaven? Or a 3 hour version of Freebird? Or an Infinitely long version of Sex Machine? Earworm can do that. Here’s a 60 minute version of a little Rolling Stones ditty:
Capsule takes a list of tracks and optimizes the song transitions by reordering them and applying automatic beat matching and cross fading to give you a seamless playlist. It is really neat stuff. Here’s an example of a capsule between two Bob Marley songs:
It makes a nice little Bob Marley medley.
Jason writes about Capsule and Earworm and some other new features in remix in his new (and rather awesome) blog: Running With Data – Earworm and Capsule. Check it out.