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Try The Rare Triadex Muse Synthesizer In Your Web Browser

Donald Tillman has published a web-based version of the rare Triadex Muse algorithmic music composer.

The original Muse was invented by Marvin Minsky and Edward Fredkin at MIT around 1969. The device has a limited array of sliders and switches, but they control algorithms that can generate very long patterns of notes. The sequencer controls a very basic electronic voice.

The virtual version of the Triadex Music is implemented in HTML5 and Javascript.

Future Retro has a modern sequencer, the Zillion, that’s inspired by the algorithmic sequencing of the Muse.

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