AIVA Review - Everything You Need To Know - AI Composition
SOFTWARE AND SERVICES
A review of AIVA (Artificial Intelligence Visual Artist), an AI music composition tool with tremendous potential.
Discover how AIVA can help you create high-quality and original music pieces quickly, efficiently, and affordably.
In this post, we'll take a closer look at AIVA, the AI music composer that's revolutionizing the music industry.
In here, you'll learn how AIVA works, what kind of music you can create with it, and how easy it is to use, even if you have no musical training or expertise.
We'll also explore the benefits of using an AI composition tool like AIVA and how it can help you create stunning music pieces quickly and efficiently.
Whether you're a musician, a composer, or just someone who loves music, this post will give you a comprehensive overview of AIVA and how it can take your music compositions to the next level.
So, let us begin, and discover together the world of AI-created music and how AIVA is leading the way!
What is AIVA?
AIVA, which stands for: "Artificial Intelligence Virtual Artist", is a software platform that uses artificial intelligence to compose original music tracks.
Music composed by artificial intelligence is quickly becoming a popular trend in the music industry, and is easy to see why AIVA is at the forefront of this trend.
This AI song maker has been praised for its ability to create high-quality music quickly and efficiently, making it an excellent tool for pretty much anyone who needs to compose music in a streamlined and easy way.
How does AIVA work?
AIVA is, in its essence, a composition AI that uses deep learning algorithms to analyze and learn from a vast database of music, enabling it to extrapolate data in order to create original music pieces in a variety of different styles and genres.
Unlike many other AI music generators (like Riffusion for example) that focus on trying to generate music from directly drawing data from sound waves, AIVA focus on the music theory aspect of it.
So, how does making music with AI work?
Simply put, you input your preferences into the AI that creates music, and AIVA uses its algorithms to compose a piece of music based on your input.
You can choose the tempo, mood, genre, and other parameters to create a unique and original music piece.
Then, the AI will do it's magic and... voilà!
You have a full-fledged track ready to listen, separated into different instrument tracks, which you can edit or even export into a MIDI file to your own workstation so you can use your own samples.
Making music with AIVA
We could be telling how easy and simple it is to make music with AIVA, but there is nothing better than having a little tour, and listening to some samples of music created by AIVA's AI to really know how good this tool actually is.
There is enough functionality and features to look into that would warrant making an entirely separate article with an in-depth guide.
For the sake of focusing on the review itself, we will go through the most important features and showcase how this tools works in general.
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With that out of the way, lets have a look at AIVA:
After registering on AIVA's website, you'll be directly placed on the home screen of AIVA's software, meaning you can use it directly on your browser.
You also have a Desktop App available for download, which is currently available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. (Download Page)
The interface looks clean, and despite the vast amount of features, it feels simple and intuitive.
In this screen you'll find all of the features available.
Something that came to our attention was how simple yet complex (yes, a little contradicting) the interface is.
If you are a seasoned composer or producer, you will feel familiar with a lot of the technicalities involved in the music making process, so you will still have a lot of control over the music making process.
Regardless, you could also be someone with absolutely no background in music theory or music production, and you'll still be able to use the software at ease. All you'll have to do, is intuitively click the "Create Track" button and input a couple of simple parameters.
Let's have a look and see how it works:
Features and Functionality :
AIVA is more than a simple AI-Music generator.
It is a whole workstation where you can create AI-generated music, with a full-fledged integrated editor that function like a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation), where you can edit your MIDI tracks, and apply a lot of different effects to the generated track.
The interface also features an achievement window, which makes using AIVA that little bit more fun, making it a sort of "Game Experience".
It also features its own radio, which is fully composed (of course) by AIVA itself. It is both a great way to explore AIVA's capabilities, as well as a way to just sit back and listen to some AI-generated pieces.
At the left-side menu, you'll find most of all the features available with AIVA:
In here you'll be presented with 3 options:
Generation Profiles: In here you can create a song by simply picking a genre, then choosing the tempo and duration
Influences: You can drop your own MIDI or Audio file and feed AIVA's algorithm with the kind of piece you would like to create, it'll then create something inspired in that piece
Preset Styles: Another way to choose what kind of music you would like AIVA's AI to produce, you can pick either by the "Emotion View" from a lot of different options, or from the "Advanced View" window.
This is where you'll be able to view, edit and and mix your track.
This works a lot like a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation), where you have full control of the MIDI tracks.
You can apply a lot of processing effects like:
EQ (Low and High Pass filters)
This is where you can create and save your own generation profiles.
It is the perfect place to experiment and trying to find your own "formula"
View all of your achievements here.
To those of you who are also gamers will feel very familiar with the interface. You can see when you've completed each achievement, and the progress of the achievements that are still to be earned.
You can also earn rewards with these achievements!
A huge library with a plethora of different genres of playlists, so you can just listen and enjoy.
Its design is very reminiscent of other music streaming platforms like Spotify with famous thematic playlists like "Lo-Fi Beats to Relax to" and "Epic Orchestral"
This is where you can see the different subscription plans, as well as payment processing methods (more on this down bellow).
AIVA is constantly updating their software with new features, new profiles, new music genres, and also making sure that their software works as seamless and bug-free as possible. In here, you can see the log of every update.
This button will directly redirect you to AIVA's official Discord Channel.
Here you'll find some user manuals and video tutorials, provided by the creators of AIVA.
Music and Composition Quality:
There is a lot that can be said about how simple and easy to use AIVA's composition tool is, and merit should be given where merit its due.
AIVA definitely excels in the user-friendliness department.
But, when we are talking about Artificial Intelligence tools, we already sort of expect it to be easy. After all, the whole selling point of Artificial Intelligence is to make our life easier and with as little input as possible.
So the most important question should be:
"How does AIVA music really sound?"
Our answer would be: Surprisingly well!
Don't just take our word for it though. Listen to this AIVA sample, directly taken from AIVA's Official Youtube Channel.
It is amazing how AI is becoming capable of achieving such results!
Results like these are what makes us, as human beings,afraid of being replaced by robots and Artificial Intelligence, which is both a huge compliment to AIVA's work as well as something to at least raise some questions and concern.
AIVA features a SAAS (Software As A Service) paying model that consists of 3 Subscription Tiers:
Free: This plan is perfect for beginners who want to use compositions for non-commercial use cases only. The plan is free, and no credit card is required. However, you must give credit to AIVA, and the copyright is owned by AIVA.
With this plan, you get three downloads per month, and track durations of up to three minutes. You can download MP3 & MIDI formats.
Standard: This plan costs €11 per month + VAT and is recommended for content creators who want to monetize compositions only on YouTube, Twitch, Tik Tok, and Instagram.
With this plan, the copyright is owned by AIVA, but you don't need to credit AIVA. You get 15 downloads per month and track durations of up to five minutes. You can download MP3 & MIDI formats.
Pro: This plan costs €33 per month + VAT and is recommended for creators who want to own the copyright of their compositions and monetize without restrictions. With this plan, the copyright is owned by you, and you can enjoy full monetization without any need to credit AIVA.
You get 300 downloads per month, and track durations of up to five minutes and thirty seconds. You can download all file formats, including high-quality WAV files.
AIVA's pricing model is based on annual subscriptions, but you can also opt for monthly payments for a slightly higher cost of €15 for the Standard plan and €49 for the Pro plan.
The great thing about this paying model, is that you're actually just paying for the downloads and for the type of use you're going to give them.
You don't pay for generating any of the pieces, and you can keep making compositions and experimenting everything with the free plan.
For example, with the Pro Plan, you could compose 1000 pieces in a month, and spend your 300 download quota to monetize your best ones.
Have in mind that any unused download quota will not carry over to the next month.
Who is AIVA's composition tool for?
The short answer would be: For anyone who wants to use it!
We can see a lot of different applications for a tool that does so much. Any musician and producer will find in AIVA an easy way to craft a new song and get their creative gears running.
It is a good way to get some initial inspiration and get rid of "writer's block".
AIVA's AI music composition tool can offer several benefits to other different industries, such as film and video production, advertising, and gaming.
Film and Video Production: AIVA can create original soundtracks and scores for films, TV shows, and other video content.
By using AIVA, filmmakers can save time and money that would otherwise be spent on hiring composers, musicians, and sound engineers.
AIVA's tool can help filmmakers generate custom-made music pieces that fit the mood and tone of their scenes.
Advertising: AIVA can also help advertisers create original music pieces for their commercials, promotional videos, and other marketing content.
With AIVA's AI composition tool, advertisers can save time and money by creating high-quality, custom-made music pieces in minutes.
These compositions can help brands stand out in a crowded marketplace and create an emotional connection with their target audience.
Gaming: AIVA can help game developers create original soundtracks and scores for their games. With AIVA, game developers can save time and money by generating custom-made music pieces that fit the game's themes and narratives.
AIVA's tool can also create dynamic music that adjusts to the game's pace and player actions, creating a more immersive and engaging gaming experience.
Apart from industry-specific benefits, AIVA can also save time and money in music composition for any creative project.
AIVA's AI composition tool can create original music pieces in minutes, reducing the need for composers and musicians.
By using AIVA, creators can focus on other aspects of their project, such as writing, filming, or designing.
This is a good way to free some of the budget used to as AIVA's pricing plans are affordable and flexible, making it accessible to creators with different budgets and needs..
AIVA's AI music composition tool offers many benefits for creators looking to generate custom-made music pieces quickly, efficiently, and affordably.
AIVA's AI technology can save time and money in music composition, while still providing high-quality and original music pieces, all of this while giving a lot of options to add human input into the creationg.
In the looks and usability department, AIVA's user-friendly interface and affordable pricing plans make it accessible to beginners and professionals alike, and its various customization options allow for a huge degree of control and personalization, helping you create something your really enjoy.
It can be said that AIVA is at the forefront of a new era in music composition, where AI technology is increasingly used to generate original music pieces.
The future of AI-created music is promising, as it can open up new creative possibilities, expand access to music production, and challenge traditional notions of music composition.
Overall, AIVA's AI composition tool offers an innovative and exciting approach to music composition that can benefit different industries, from film and video production to advertising and gaming.
Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned professional, AIVA's AI technology can be a great solution to help you create high-quality and original music pieces that fit your creative vision and project's needs.