And now...Frankentunes

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A new keyboard from Roland of Japan lets you construct the musical equivalent of genetically modified food: music composed from bits made by others. Instead of synthesising sounds, the Roland VA-7 stores 4000 digital recordings of singers’ voices and musical instruments, alongside rhythms from over a hundred drummers. The pitch of each can be varied independently of tempo—and vice versa—so a tune played on the computerised keyboard can blend up to 16 different recordings. If you wanted, a polka band could appear to play heavy metal,