Theometrica is a generative sound synthesis instrument inspired by acupuncture.
Created by Oscar Palou & Alexander Müller-Rakow, Theometrica is a sound interface designed to explore “the relation of ethnologic, geometric graphics and generative sound synthesis”. Continue reading
Volkswagen + Underworld have collaborated on a generative music application that creates music based on your style of driving.
Play the Road generates music via a phone app that’s connected to the Volkswagen Golf GTI’s onboard computer. The app uses the driver’s location and movements to generate music live. Continue reading
Hacker/inventor Tom Zimmerman created Project: Autobahn, a generative music system that creates music based on an automobile’s control sensors. Continue reading
Monash University has announced the release of version 1.9 of its generative music software Nodal.
Nodal is a standalone generative sequencer that allows the user to create complex musical patterns based on the concept of a network of nodes (musical events), connected together by edges (transitions between events).
Here’s what’s new: Continue reading
In this vintage interview, Robert Sandall and Mark Russell talke to Brian Eno about Generative Music in 1996.
Note: This is an audio interview – from the BBC Radio 3 program Mixing It. Brian Eno talks about generative music and his floppy disk album Generative Music 1. Continue reading
Intermorphic has released Noatikl 2 Mobile – an iOS version of the generative music software.
Noatikl 2 is the evolution of the SSEYO Koan Generative Music system, used in the 90s by Brian Eno and othersl. To generate its MIDI music notes and controller information Noatikl uses generative / aleatoric / stochastic / algorithmic music techniques and parameters. These can be used to drive & control settings of favourite external synths, FX units and samplers or an integrated MIDI, Sound & FX multi-synth.
Here is a two-part video introduction to Noatikl 2 Mobile: Continue reading
Fingerlab - the creator of DM1 Drum Machine – has introduced Musyc – a new multitouch generative music app for iOS.
Musyc offers 64 instruments (organized into 16 groups) that are controlled using a variety of physical and music controls.
Here’s a demo of Musyc in action: Continue reading
Developer Refined Stochastic Technology has released Bucephalus for iOS – a free app that lets you experiment with physics-based generative music.
- Five ball sizes controlled globally
- Variable hardness and resonance
- Add up to 20 balls (6 on slower processors)
Additional features (available via in-app purchase):
- Custom designed three stage, four parameter chamber reverb
- Two parameter custom distortion
- Three filter types with adjustable Q and cutoff frequency
- Save states
- Variable elasticity, gravity and resonance
- User defined resonance settings with Major7, Minor7, Dominant7, Semitone, Wholetone and Pentatonic arpeggios and variable detuning for microtonal effects