The 'Swingify' App Modifies Any Song to Give it a Swing Beat

By: Joey Haar - Aug 11, 2016
References: musinformatics &
The Swingify app is a way for modern listeners to engage with the musical stylings of the past without letting go of the music that they love. Available within any browser, the Swingify app lets users upload any song and alters the music slightly to give it a swing feel.

Though "a swing feel" might sound subjective, there's hard musical theory behind it. the defining characteristic of the swing genre is its rhythmic emphasis, in which the off-beat is heavily favored (in most cases, the emphasis is on beats 2 and 4.) Many common pop songs that aren't swing have equal emphasis on all four beats. The Swingify app analyzes songs for their beat, then alters the music such that the rhythm drops for beats 1 and 3 and rises for beats 2 and 4.

Swingify's end results are swinging renditions of pop favorites, connecting the modern with the classic.