Results for generative

Below are the posts that should have something to do with 'generative'.

Note: Use the search form in the top right if you're looking for something specific.


Five12 releases Numerology 3, modular sequencer for Mac OS X


Five12 has announced the release of Numerology 3, a modular sequencer for Mac OS X.

Numerology 3 is a music sequencing and audio plugin environment which uses an innovative approach to electronic music composition based on modular step sequencing. With version 3 Numerology now comes in two flavors: a Standard Edition for anyone that wants an economical step sequencing addition to their studio, and a Pro version with advanced features for users looking to make Numerology a cornerstone of their compositional workflow. Another major addition is an AudioUnit version of Numerology that allows users of supported hosts to add advanced step sequencing to their DAW-based workflow. The Numerology AU is the first Audio Unit plugin to offer sample-accurate MIDI scheduling and built-in latency control.

Other highlights of Numerology 3 include new generative sequencing options, a completely revised user interface, a preset playlist, a humanize function, Audio and MIDI recording for every part, and several new and updated modules. These features expand and complement the capabilities provided by Numerology’s extensive list of sequencing and signal processing modules. With version 3, Numerology’s library of modules now numbers more than 50, not including hosted Audio Units.

Numerology 3 is available to purchase for an introductory price:

  • Numerology 3 SE $119 USD
  • Numerology 3 Pro $184 USD
  • Upgrades from Numerology 1/2 $34 USD (3 SE) / $80 USD (3 Pro)

More information: Five12

Intermorphic updates Mixtikl to v2.3, Generative Music System for Mobile, Tweeting, Web & Desktop

Intermorphic Mixtikl

Intermorphic has released version 2.3 of Mixtikl, a generative music system for mobile, tweeting, web & desktop.

Intermorphic Ltd today releases Mixtikl 2.3, the next major update to Mixtikl, featuring a new file format that makes it easier to create and tweet beguiling “mixtikls”, a new look UI and in-app store for a range of add-on content “Tiklpaks”.

The Intermorphic founders built upon the vector audio techniques they pioneered back in 2000 & 2001 (at SSEYO) where they found ways to deliver sounds in one SMS. They have continued this work and the new format lets users include custom customsound FX and mixes that reference content (generative music or audio loops) from any of the range of add-on Tiklpaks. The user’s mix can be exported as a URL for shortening by one of the popular URL shortening services and then included in a tweet. When the tweet link is selected on a iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with Mixtikl installed, Mixtikl will load and the mix play. When the tweet is selected on Windows or Mac PC with Mixtikl installed, the Mixtikl browser plugin will play the mix. Being able to tweet a mix means people can easily create, share and enjoy new mixes.

Mixtikl for iPhone / iPad / iPod touch is already available in the Apple App Store. Mixtikl for Mac & Windows desktop comprises a standalone version, VST and AU plugins for music sequencers, and a plugin for web browsers. The Mixtikl browser plugin allows “mixtikls” to be played in a webpage.

Mixtikl Mobile is available to purchase for $2.99 USD, Mixtikl Desktop for Windows and Mac is $29.99 USD and the Mixtikl Bundle (including soundpacks) is available for $34.99 USD.

More information: Intermorphic / Mixtikl

Hige Five releases Aura Flux, music App for iOS

Related: , , , , , , , , , Posted in news on Oct 08, 2010 - comment 0 comments
Hige Five Aura Flux

Hige Five has released Aura Flux, a unique and innovative ambient music creation App for iOS devices.

Create unlimited, generative music by simply connecting nodes together drawing pictures. With a wealth of options available for each node the sound, frequency, pitch can be changed to your needs or set to random to create evolving music.

With 48 individual sounds and a wide variety of features for how each connection reacts with the next, Aura Flux offers limitless possibilities. Choose from one of 4 moods (keys) and adjust the background ambiance to create new music every time you play with Aura Flux. The entire screen also acts as a touch instrument letting you play along melodies with any of the 48 instruments included.

Featuring full save and load, keep your favorite scenes to recall and listen to later or tweak to suit your mood.

Aura Flux features

  • 48 High quality stereo instruments.
  • 14 Stereo background ambience sounds.
  • 4 Seasons (keys).
  • Unlimited generative music.
  • Full save and load of scenes.
  • Multitouch Instrument playback of instruments.
  • Universal App – one purchase for iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad.
  • Supports multitasking on iOS4 (Not Audio playback).
  • Volume, Trigger Rate, Pitch, Additional Note, Pulse Speed and Decay settings for each node.
  • Solo each node.
  • Instrument preview.
  • All in under 8Mb!

Aura Flux is available to purchase from the iTunes App Store for $1.99 USD.

More information: Hige Five / Aura Flux

Short links for August 4th, 2010

Some interesting things I found recently:

# YouTube – Beardyman – Live in the Underbelly: The Full show

Gotta love Beardyman! via Waveformless

# Cellular Automidi – Audio App

Actionscript developer Lawrie Cape created a cellular automata based AIR app:

Cellular AutoMidi is a generative music app, making “music” based on a modified Cellular Automata algorithm.

Pulse Code DB-303

# iPhone Beats and Bass, Free This Week, More Fun with Mic Input on iOS

Peter Kirn writes:

Ah, Mondays. If you’re looking for a way to brighten your work week and you’ve got an iPod touch or iPhone you can drop into your pocket, iOS music and audio developer Pulse Code tells us they’ve made four of its apps free for this week only, through August 8. That includes BtBx [iTunes], a simple and fun drum machine, DB-303, a simulation of the Roland TB-303 bass line synth and a particular favorite of pocket iPhone musicians, as well as a couple of fun toys – a robot tone synth and sound effects maker called Android FX and a text-to-speech “robot comedian.” These will all run on iPad, too, of course, though none has yet been adapted to iPad’s native resolution.

# Waveformless: Free Sample Friday: Arp Axxe Samples

Another great summer weekend is upon us, and that means it's time for another Free Sample Friday. We have another guest entry today sent to us by reader Psychpoppet. (You can check out his stuff here and here…)

These samples are from an Arp Axxe he's restoring, which just so happens to be one of the black and gold models. 8 sounds in all, including raw waveforms as 24-bit/44.1k WAV files.

Enjoy, and if you dig them, be sure to give Psychepoppet a shout out in the comments!

Short links for June 16th, 2010

Vuvuzela by Dundas Football Club @ Flickr

Some interesting things I found recently:

The sound of the vuvuzela seems to irritate quite a number of people, so here’s a round-up of some solutions on how to watch the World Cup games without this loud horn.

# Filter The Vuvuzela Horn Out of the World Cup; Learn JACK Routing on Linux

Are you a World Cup fan annoyed by the constant sound of the South African vuvuzela horn? Wish you could remove that sound from your World Cup viewing experience? Do you want to learn a little bit about powerful modular effects routing can be on Linux? Either? Both? Call it “football”? “Soccer”? Any way round, we’ve got you covered.

# Waves Vuvuzela Noise Reduction Solution

Waves has a processing chain available to download.

In response to the widely publicized complaints from TV viewers and broadcasters of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Waves is proud to unveil a solution which dramatically reduces the problematic sound of the omnipresent Vuvuzela trumpet favored by South African soccer fans.

Working in conjunction with a major television broadcaster, we've precision-crafted a preset processing chain which drastically decreases Vuvuzela noise: The WNS Waves Noise Suppressor and the Q10 Paragraphic Equalizer. Together, they not only minimize Vuvuzela noise, they increase the intelligibility of the game announcers' play-by-play action and color commentary.

Waves Vuvuzela processing chain

The processing chain for Vuvuzela noise reduction is now available as load-and-use sessions for Pro Tools, Waves MultiRack, and Cubase.

# Prosoniq VuvuX

And Prosoniq has a free filtering plug-in for Mac users.

Prosoniq is proud to announce the world's first realtime Vuvuzela filtering plug in based on sonicWORX' audio de-mixing technology.

# Z3TA+

Cakewalk's award-winning Waveshaping Synthesizer is now just $19.99 USD as a download.

Usine Ableton OSC touch Controller

# Sensomusic Usine

Sensomusic has released tons of freebies for its Usine users.

Good news for all Usine free Users: Get more than 200 Add-ons and ready-made patches for free. Just register on the forum (it's totally free).

Peter Kirn at Create Digital Music also report on this one in Hundreds of Free Musical Tools Now Free to Add to Usine.

Usine is an overlooked gem in music making, a PC-based modular environment and live performance tool that runs as a host or VST plug-in. Pick the modules you need from a set of powerful building blocks, and build a custom musical rig, complete with multi-touch control on new Windows devices. It sounds like something you might request from a magical genie, but the thing is real, priced at EUR120 (or just EUR60 for educational users).

As with any modular environment, having ample access to powerful modules and some patches to get you started is everything. But that makes this week’s news worth noting: co-developer Olivier Sens has made some 200+ add-ons and patches free. All you have to do to grab them is register on the forum. The demo version of Usine is surprisingly capable, too, so if you’ve been waiting to test-drive and you have a Windows machine (or a dual-boot Mac), now could be a good time.

# Black Allegheny, Swarm Generated Music

Evan Merz writes:

Black Allegheny is one of the first albums made up entirely of swarm generated music. The album was created using a swarm-controlled sampler called Becoming, which was programmed by the composer.

Obey™ 3 Compact DMX Controller

# Review of the Chauvet Slimpar56 LED Light and Obey3 Light Controller

Mark @ Modulate This! on the Chauvet Slimpar56 & Obey3:

In a recent post I documented my new live rig with a drawing and a time-lapse video sans lights and light controller. I’m happy to report I just received and have been testing the brand new LED SlimPAR™ 56 and Obey™ 3 compact DMX controller so I thought I’d share some notes.

H.G. Fortune releases The Dreammachine 3

H.G. Fortune The Dreammachine 3

H.G. Fortune has announced the release of The Dreammachine 3, a new and completely rebuilt version of The Dreammachine featuring a largely increased functionality.

Still it is a machine intended for slow motion providing complex evolving athmospheres and soundscapes via three synthlayers. The concept of the Dreammachine is based on very slow running wavesequencing and soundmodulations. For most convenience the wave names are not only displayed at each seq step but also selectable from popup menus showing the names. And of course the famous HGFortune Lazy buttons are also present at each section or part (Pro version only)

The Dreammachine 3 features

  • Three parts: Bottom/Low (or Bass), Back/Mid (or Pad) and Sparkle/High for three basic layers of sound plus a OneShot part to throw in some additional highlights such as vocal phrases, percussive sounds or Sfx.
  • Each part has got a 16 step sequencer for waveforms to be played in succession with the One Shot part having 32 steps. The Note sequencer has an option to play even duophonic in adding a 2nd note selectable in 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7 semitones up. Also Back/Mid and Sparkle Parts can be set in semitones from -12 to +12.
  • The Dreammachine 3 is polyphonic and can be used as a synth with three basic ways to play the machine:
    1. using the inbuilt Note sequencer and if you like play along that one;
    2. hold a note and if you like play along or edit;
    3. play the machine as a 16 voice synthesizer with max. 6 oscs on one key.
  • Manually advance each part using MIDI keys/notes #24, #26, #28 and #29 plus #35 to advance synth parts simultaneously. As the Note sequencer is hard-linked to the Bottom/Low Part this one will be advanced too.
  • Wave names are not only displayed at each seq step but also selectable from popup menus showing the names.
  • HGFortune Lazy buttons available for each section or part (Pro version only).

The Dreammachine 3 is available to purchase as a VST instrument for Windows PC for the introductory price of 79 EUR until 9 May, 2010 (regular 99 EUR).

A free version with limited features is available to download from the H.G. Fortune website.

More information: H.G. Fortune

Intermorphic updates Noatikl to v1.6.0.5 and Mixtikl to v2.1.0.16

Intermorphic Noatikl

Intermorphic has released updates for its generative music tools for Windows and Mac, Noatikl and Mixtikl.

Noatikl is a powerful, easy to use generative music software tool that helps you come up with new music and song ideas – and your own generative music.

The open Mixtikl system uniquely lets you easily mix together generative “parts” with loops & sound FX to create your own custom mixes. Mixtikl 2 is already packed with power and yet is still young as a tool.

Changes in Noatikl v1.6.0.5

  • Fixed – Noatikl problems registering Noatikl VSTi (especially on Mac, probably Windows).

Changes in Mixtikl since v2.1.0.10

  • Intermittent crashes that occurred when loading new/open mixes (affected all platforms).
  • VSTi registration problem that might have affected Mixtikl.
  • Improved: Updated the Partikl “Most Recently Used” (MRU) file dialog (e.g. as used when launching Partikl) to tell user what to do if no items are in the MRU list.
  • Improved: Speeded up display of most dialogs.

More information: Intermorphic

Intermorphic updates Noatikl and Mixtikl (incl. 64bit)

Intermorphic Mixtikl 2

Intermorphic has released updates for Noatikl and Mixtikl, two generative music tools for Windows and Mac.

Both products now include native 64-bit standalone and plug-in versions for Windows and native 64-bit standalone versions for Mac OS X. Also, Noatikl is available for PPC Macs again.

Changes in Noatikl v1.6.0.3

  • Added-back support for PPC Mac OS 10.4.
  • Created 64-bit versions to complement the previous 32-bit versions, as noted below:
    • Standalone: Mac: 64-bit/32-bit Intel/PPC, Mac OS 10.4 or later.
    • Standalone: Windows: 64-bit/32-bit version installed appropriate to your operating system (Vista 64-bit/Windows 7 64-bit; XP/Vista 32-bit/Windows 7 32-bit).
    • Audio Unit: Mac: 32-bit Intel/PPC, Mac OS 10.4 or later.
    • VSTi: Mac: 32-bit Intel/PPC, Mac OS 10.4 or later.
    • VSTi: Windows: 64-bit/32-bit version installed appropriate to your operating system (Vista 64-bit/Windows 7 64-bit; XP/Vista 32-bit/Windows 7 32-bit).

Changes in Mixtikl v2.1.0.6

  • Improved: Updated Menu approach to make it MUCH easier to do the core things you want to do with Mixtikl, such as create a new mix, save a mix, import and export a mix, and share and copy files between Mixtikl desktop and Mixtikl for iPhone/iPod touch, etc. It should let you get into Mixtikl much more easily. More to come, too.
  • Improved: Partikl main screen to make it cleaner and clearer.
  • Fixed: File sharing on Vista/Windows 7 (both 32-bit and 64-bit).
  • Created 64-bit versions to complement the previous 32-bit versions, as noted below:
    • Standalone: Mac: 64-bit/32-bit Intel, Mac OS 10.4 or later.
    • Standalone: Windows: 64-bit/32-bit version installed appropriate to your operating system (Vista 64-bit/Windows 7 64-bit; XP/Vista 32-bit/Windows 7 32-bit).
    • Audio Unit: Mac: 32-bit Intel, Mac OS 10.4 or later.
    • VSTi: Mac: 32-bit Intel, Mac OS 10.4 or later.
    • VSTi: Windows: 64-bit/32-bit version installed appropriate to your operating system (Vista 64-bit/Windows 7 64-bit; XP/Vista 32-bit/Windows 7 32-bit).

More information: Intermorphic