Co-Creator of Google Maps, Lars and co Weav their way to ACM to find tracks for their exciting new adaptive music app.
Creators of Weav, Lars Rasmussen and Kon Tsitsas came to the Academy Of Contemporary Music to give students a workshop on their new software which enables users to create ‘adaptive music’.
Weav is a new tech start-up designed by Lars Rasmussen (co-creator of Google Maps) which allows producers and musicians to create adaptive music which can be tailored to the consumer's personal needs. The adaptive music created via Weav is designed for various apps but initially lends itself to integrate into fitness and sporting apps as it has the ability to change the BPM and intensity of the music perfectly to exercise programs.
The app is designed to speed up during fast periods of exercise or movement and slow down in rest periods. Sections of the song can automatically loop so it doesn’t cut you off when you're in the zone.
As innovators at the forefront of the industry, Weav are extremely passionate about getting young producers and musicians involved and using their software. They believe that these young people who are very adaptable themselves, will truly understand the concept and run with it. With this in mind, Weav were thrilled to come down to ACM to speak to the students who are producing the music of the future.
The masterclass started with Lars introducing the software via an app and how it can be used. Following on from this, Kon then showed the students demos of tracks that have already been integrated into Weav, and how they can input their music into the software. Weav are very keen to build up a catalogue of music, so showed the students what they were looking for in an ‘adaptive track’. One of the key points brought up through the masterclass was that music should also have many different textures as this will help with motivation in high-intensity exercise. Students asked questions throughout the class and were very engaged and excited about the opportunities put forward to them.
Weav want fresh and creative musicians like ACM students to submit tracks that are adaptable to different tempos. These tracks can be created in any DAW and then the stems can be imputed to Weav to make the song completely adaptable.
All producers and composers of tracks used by Weav will retain all of their copyright, masters and publishing rights.
Weav revealed they are hoping to launch officially around October this year.
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