Rock Band Voice Engine Tricked By A "Musical Instrument"

On one hand, what's happening here is very simple: Rock Band's singing feature just senses pitch, not words, so it's perfectly reasonable that a flute — or indeed almost any instrument — could do the trick. On the other? This is art.

The cosmos has been intangibly out of balance for quite a while now, thrown askew sometime between when the first fake instrument rolled off an assembly line in China and when a child recognised the Beatles on the radio as "that band from my Xbox!" Today, as we watch a young lady with a flute totally pass for a screeching man with a facial tattoo, it feels like, in some small way, order has been restored. [Neatorama via Kotaku]

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