Free Music Sequencer Makes Beautiful Generative Music & Visuals

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This is organofqwerty’s first attempt at a Tiction piece, triggering various instruments in Ableton Live 8.

About Tiction:

Tiction is a nodal music sequencer.

Each node represents an event, and a connection from one node to the next triggers the next event after a certain number of tics. Nodes send MIDI note messages and/or MIDI controller change messages when triggered. Connecting nodes in a circuit lets you start a repeating pattern when one of the nodes is triggered.

A node can change its pitch and controller values based on its position on the screen. When a node is triggered, it performs some physical action: either repelling or attracting other nearby nodes, or nudging itself in a random direction. The physical interaction between nodes allows you to construct complex, rhythmic melodies and effects without having to draw filter envelopes or touch a traditional sequencer.

It’s available as a free download for Mac, Windows & Linux.


6 thoughts on “Free Music Sequencer Makes Beautiful Generative Music & Visuals

  1. thanks for posting this! the only problem I have with tiction is that it’s so great to watch – it’s hard to press that space bar and go do the dishes.

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  2. a timbreman it's a self-modulating sequencer/controller that happens to look great – well worth a try inconjunction with Ableton or Reason..
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  3. @ timbreman it's a self-modulating sequencer/controller that happens to look great – well worth a try inconjunction with Ableton or Reason..

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