What is swood?
swood.exe) is a program for automatically tuning audio samples to different frequencies. It works as a MIDI synthesizer, which can be used to process audio in realtime (like the Casio SK-5) or convert MIDIs directly into WAV files.
One could use this for real music, but the main purpose is for meme remixes like Robotniktrousle or ECCH by Glamour. In the past, this has been done by extracting sound clips from obscure terrible animated movies/TV shows/YouTube videos (like Hotel Mario) and painstakingly rearranging them one-by-one in a video editor. This is hard work! Where
swood comes in is by taking in the video clips and a MIDI and spitting out zero-effort mememixes.
TL;DR: A meme is worth a thousand words
No, what is a "swood"‽It's from this video by JonTron. People make remixes using autotuned clips from his videos all the time, so I decided there couldn't be a better name for a program that generates these sorts of remixes.
Download swoodWindows Try the premade installers:
- Windows 64-bit (try this one first)
- Windows 32-bit
- Windows 64-bit (unstable)
- Windows 32-bit (unstable)
pip install swood. You may need a working C compiler (such as the Microsoft Visual C++ Compiler). Linux You will need to install swood manually. First install Python 3.5 (
sudo apt install python3.5on Debian/Ubuntu). Then install a C compiler (
sudo apt install build-essential). After that you can run
pip install swoodas usual. Be sure to check for upgrades every so often with
pip install --upgrade swood. Mac Here's a nickel kid. Get yourself a real computer. (
swoodhasn't ever been tested on a Mac. One could probably follow similar instructions to Linux to install it, though you'd probably have to recompile several libraries.)