Microsoft Songsmith Ad Is Today’s Best Thing Ever

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Shake with fear, GarageBand developers! Cower before us on your knees, Steve Jobs! Bow down and acknowledge how cool we are, Phil Schiller!

For we are Microsoft, and we make Songsmith, and now NOTHING CAN STOP US.

(What you DIDN’T know is that the above video is NOT an advert for Songsmith, but in fact a cleverly disguised ad for another new Microsoft product called Adsmith. With Adsmith, you think up the coolest, most amazing idea for an advert, for any kind of product, and Adsmith automatically generates a high definition video, using just your thoughts as a starting point! That’s right, you don’t even have to sing or talk to it, it just READS YOUR MIND.)

((What you DIDN’T DIDN’T know is that Apple spies have been operating within the Microsoft marketing team for some years now. Their job is not so much espionage but sabotage – they are not there to discover Microsoft’s secrets (Steve Jobs isn’t really interested in them), but to ensure that as many Microsoft adverts as possible contain video footage of a MacBook Pro.))

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54 responses to “Microsoft Songsmith Ad Is Today’s Best Thing Ever”

  1. Sooty says:

    So is the girl’s singing meant to sound so bad?

  2. Marc in Hong Kong says:

    Ah, but maybe Microsoft is finally getting smart and, knowing that Macs run windows too, they’re trying to eat into Garageband’s market. But Garageband is free with iLife…hmm. Oh well, nice try Microsoft.
    Still, if it only comes out with songs like in the ad all the users will have killed themselves anyway, or the people around them would have.

  3. Javier Canadillas says:

    Good Lord! Microsoft just did it! I’ve achieved the greatest ROFL heights today thanks to them.

  4. LG DACOM Stinks says:

    That was horrible. I don’t know who to feel sorry for more, the little girl for being exposed to these clowns so early in her life, or the MacBook for being covered in all of the decals.

  5. Ryan says:

    The girl in the beginning is 100% using a MacbookPro. Way to go Microsoft, there’s that attention to detail.

  6. CaveDog says:

    Uh. Umm. No. Make it stop. No, wait – that’s not enough. PLEASE make it stop. No – hang on… Ears bleeding? Nooo… Brain melting? Hmm… Closer.

    I know I just got dummerer. I think.

    Wow.

  7. Gl0ubI says:

    It’s me or the first laptop is a Macbook Pro ? :D

  8. massimo says:

    they show the mac just because it runs better on a mac is it??
    and by the way Apple don’t need to shake seeing this…
    Just wait the firs quarter of the year and we will rock you!!

    and to be honest this tool looks like a toy for kids

    I am sure you don’t use a mac is it??
    we have no rivals….

  9. CashGap says:

    Let’s ask Microsoft! Here’s the link to the thread asking about the Macbook pro.

    Maybe the little girl has a great voice AND is a master of Bootcamp or VMWare or Parallels!

    http://community.research.micr

  10. Cowardly Bastard says:

    I cannot for the life of me figure out whether or not this entire thing is a hoax or not…I mean c’mon, “Songsmith?!?”

  11. James says:

    Ok, this is killing me. Is that seriously a Macbook with the apple logo photoshopped off?

  12. C Rolls says:

    Has anyone really ever thought that MicroSoft makes easy-to-use products? Shwew, I hope the whole thing is a joke to be honest. I mean, who wants to create music by manipulating a set of drop down menus and levels with titles such as “Happy” or “Jazz” ?

  13. MacSheikh says:

    Wait a minute. Are you guys saying hat this an ACTUAL Microsoft ad for Songsmith?!? Seriously?!?!

    Ok, i just clicked on the link.

    Oh. My. God.

    Holy. Crap.

    What. The. F#%k.

  14. Phreak says:

    Okay, that was painful, and I didn’t even have the sound on.

  15. Wikinerd says:

    That is why perfect-pitched people suffer

  16. Viktor says:

    This finally nailed it. I hate musicals!

  17. Jim says:

    I feel gay for watching that all the way through.

    So, even if you are tone deaf, Songsmith will match your tonal deficiency and prepare an incredibly shitty song that will make your ears bleed.

    I feel like I need to take a brillo pad and steel brush to myself in the shower after being violated like this.

    Thanks Songsmith!

  18. Fred E says:

    Hahahaha, Microsoft they are definitely getting bullied by apple . lol, and that was a long, boring add !!

  19. Richard says:

    This pathetic bit gives “nerd” a whole new meaning. Microsoft is losing it.

  20. Mick says:

    What’s with the link between songsmith and garageband? They’re two completely different products. It’s like comparing oranges to apples (LOL!)

  21. Tr0ll says:

    So the target audience is gay Indians? Well, who am I to judge… =)

  22. Aussiem8 says:

    Did Microsoft go back in time and use their marketing dept from the 80s on that one?

  23. brad says:

    why are they using a Mac book pro to advertise a Microsoft product?

  24. marketing says:

    What they use is Apple’s genius marketing strategy. How many million more people have watched the ad since it got public that they use a Mac? Free advertisement ALL over the world cause every single news page talks about it! Damn smart of MS, I’d say!!!

  25. richard Selwyn says:

    do you think they’ve made such a shitty ad to get people talking? It can’t be real. Oh- and i don’t think they’ve photoshopped the apple logo on the macbook pro at the beginning, just stuck a sticker over it. I know the software’s real but is it like that cadburys ad, get people talking, create a buzz. these questions must be answered. Where’s bill gates when you need him?

  26. 4chan says:

    You nerds fail. You dont understand marketing at all. Thats why u end up with crappy macbooks.