WOPR Puts ‘Artificial Life….In Service Of The Groove’

Omnivore Software has released WOPR – a polyphonic, stereo virtual analog synthesizer for iPad that features unique evolving modulation, driven by vintage 1970s cellular automata.

WOPR is a powerful virtual analog synthesizer, but what sets it apart is its modulation grid: you paint a pattern of cells into a grid, set the tempo, hit ‘run’ and let the cellular automata evolve your pattern. You can link areas of the grid to any of the synth’s parameters and your patches come to life, rhythmically pulsating as the patterns shift with each beat. You can constrain parameters to ranges for tight control over rhythmic modulation, or set them free to dynamically breed new patches.

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