Cellular Automata “Game Of Life” Sequencer On The Novation Launchpad

This video demonstrates cellular automata music on the Novation Launchpad – a musical translation of Conway’s Game Of Life.

via hotchk155:

With help from wikipedia I found several of these cellular automata algorithms and coded some of them to use the launchpad as a display and input to toggle cells as the program ran. The buttons on the right select between different algorithms. The bottom row of buttons is mapped across a major scale and the scale is also moved by the program in a kind of 12-bar progression. The output is MIDI piped into Reason via midi yoke. See my other clips for midi source code…Its interesting how these rules come up with intricate semi-random repeating patterns which map well to music.. worth more playing i think

2 thoughts on “Cellular Automata “Game Of Life” Sequencer On The Novation Launchpad

  1. Would love more info on how they did this and the algorithm they used. We had to simplify our Conway Life music generator due to having a larger matrix. [youtube Zu5ORo3Im1g

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  2. Would love more info on how they did this and the algorithm they used. We had to simplify our Conway Life music generator due to having a larger matrix. [youtube Zu5ORo3Im1g

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