By Jacqueline Rosokoff
I often find myself struggling to find a song to suit my mood. I try putting my iPod on shuffle, but end up skipping song after song, never satisfied with the voice or the tempo or the sound. The Moodagent app by Syntonetic is here to make my life a little easier. The smartphone app creates playlists from your music library, all based on the mood you select. Is your day off to a great start and you’re looking for something to accompany that skip in your step? Or are you feeling melancholy? Moodagent will scour your music and pull together a carefully analyzed collection of tunes that will keep you feeling on top of the world (or blue) all day long.
Moodagent can take any track from your music library and create a playlist from that starting point. It doesn’t matter if the track you select is a Top 40 hit, or a simple melody you recorded on your computer. The technology creates individual song profiles based on “emotion, mood, genre, sub-genre, style, tempo, beat, vocals, instruments and production features.”
As part of a recent upgrade, the app now includes recommendations of tunes from the web that have music profiles matching the tracks in your playlist. The 90 second recommendations are tailored to fit the playlist theme and are geographically targeted to the listener in order to create the most personal (and enjoyable!) listening experience possible. If you like what the app recommends, you can easily click to purchase it in iTunes.
I’ve gotta say, I’ve been less aggressive toward my iPod recently since Moodagent swooped in to help create a cohesive flow for my music.