[PD] [OT] Sensitivity to timbre and adequacy of instruments to musics

mark mark at junklight.com
Tue Sep 3 16:29:38 CEST 2002


missed the original question but I have been looking at 
using "generators" to produce music - I'm not looking for 
totally random things - my main goal is to produce structures 
with a human feel that I can play around with. 

I tend to write externals for PD rather than doing stuff 
outside PD and use them to drive VST instruments but you 
could just as easily generate MIDI output. 

I have been having fairly successful results using Markov Chains.

AFAICR Koan assigns different notes different probabilites 



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Sent: 03 September 2002 15:21
To: Nicolau Werneck
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Subject: Re: [PD] [OT] Sensitivity to timbre and adequacy of instruments
to musics

	Have you looked at Koan? (not a Pd thing) It's generative. I
think it outputs MIDI data. I don't have much experience with it,
though, so I can't tell you much more than that.

. David McCallum
.     Noise Maker
. http://mentalfloss.ca/sintheta/

On Mon, 2 Sep 2002, Nicolau Werneck wrote:

> It looks like the worst problem we will find is on the composition of 
> the musics. I'm thinking about finding stochastic models to various 
> styles of music, and than program a music generator. Does anybody here

> have any experience on generating random music in PD?  What would be 
> the best approach? Making an external program that export the song in 
> MIDI, and bring it to PD?

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