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Isho Earok

By Devieus on February 9, 2020 8:25 pm

Now with melodies.

Needs a few tweaks, right now it's using a Markov Chain, but the weights may be a little off. Unless I just got really lucky in that it picked the same option 29 times in a row. You won't notice that because I manually rearranged the notes; seeing as it was just one track, I reckon it's a fluke.

How it works is the next note is either one step up on the scale, one step down on the scale, two steps up on the scale, two steps down on the scale, the same note, or a redirect to the middle tonic. Give it a go yourself, it's not a bad algorithm, or scheme if you want to call it that.

Basically, music is science.

We're all scientists.

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February 10, 2020 1:13 am

Melodies, my favourite. Your scientific pitch is really tempting, since this is just getting more and more interesting to listen to.

February 10, 2020 5:40 am

This is very different, it has a fun bouncy progression to it and even feels like it resolves at the end

February 10, 2020 3:26 pm

Sounding like chamber music of sorts.

Saw your response to my comment last week and compared the tracks.  Last week definitely seems to have a heavier effect setting that boosted the percussive sounds. This week is balanced out better.

Like the science comparison.  Music is math. We're all mathematicians as well smile

February 11, 2020 9:56 am

Sweet again... the melodies are good the line i would consider a bass is quite joyfull...
I never considered programming music... maybe because i sit the whole day in front of a computer developing... So picking up my guitar seems to give me some freedom. But maybe i just put algorithms in a different form....
One of my favorite Projects in this field is definitly this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwtVkPKx3RA smile

February 11, 2020 6:20 pm
hieme wrote:

Melodies, my favourite. Your scientific pitch is really tempting, since this is just getting more and more interesting to listen to.

It's quite a jump, I might peak right here as I dive into the valley of music theory.

ngineer wrote:

This is very different, it has a fun bouncy progression to it and even feels like it resolves at the end

I haven't even begun on the progressions, but at least it's in a state it won't need one. I feel the ending resolves are pretty much down at least.

NWSPR wrote:

Sounding like chamber music of sorts.

Saw your response to my comment last week and compared the tracks.  Last week definitely seems to have a heavier effect setting that boosted the percussive sounds. This week is balanced out better.

Like the science comparison.  Music is math. We're all mathematicians as well smile

I think that might be because I dialed down the effect, it's usually quite harsh except for maybe 3 settings.

Also math is science, just the kind that invents a world where the model works.

theGuen wrote:

Sweet again... the melodies are good the line i would consider a bass is quite joyfull...
I never considered programming music... maybe because i sit the whole day in front of a computer developing... So picking up my guitar seems to give me some freedom. But maybe i just put algorithms in a different form....
One of my favorite Projects in this field is definitly this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwtVkPKx3RA smile

Yea, it's a thing that needs a certain set of hobbies to be done. Also wow, that project is proper. I don't think I'll ever use a neural network for this though, at the very least not this year.

February 11, 2020 6:57 pm

February 11, 2020 8:57 pm

Yay for science! Always fun smile

February 12, 2020 11:10 am

Got that gnarly hurdy gurdy vibe! big_smile

February 13, 2020 1:09 am

I like this one.  The beat really makes it for me

February 14, 2020 8:23 pm

I agree music is science.  I also think it's magic and exploration.  So we're all magicians and explorers, too.  Of course there's always that old Arthur C. Clarke quote to the effect that any science/technology that is sufficiently advanced will be indistinguishable from magic.  I'm 100% down with attacking music methodically and with a scientific mindset, but I personally hope we never reach the point where we can scientifically explain it so exactingly that it entirely loses the magic of how a bunch of noises can coalesce into intangible objects of great beauty and emotion.

February 15, 2020 10:31 am

This one has the baroque feeling I love so much. Very nice.

February 16, 2020 8:49 am
Ipaghost wrote:

Over the glitching hills and far away maybe.

Gab Manette wrote:

Yay for science! Always fun smile

Science is good, it helps us not die after all.

Futsies wrote:

Got that gnarly hurdy gurdy vibe! big_smile

Now that you mention it, it really does.

orangedrink wrote:

I like this one.  The beat really makes it for me

It seems it caught a nice one this time.

CosmicCairns wrote:

I agree music is science.  I also think it's magic and exploration.  So we're all magicians and explorers, too.  Of course there's always that old Arthur C. Clarke quote to the effect that any science/technology that is sufficiently advanced will be indistinguishable from magic.  I'm 100% down with attacking music methodically and with a scientific mindset, but I personally hope we never reach the point where we can scientifically explain it so exactingly that it entirely loses the magic of how a bunch of noises can coalesce into intangible objects of great beauty and emotion.

I have some really, really bad news and some good news for you. The former is that science has caught up to the magic of music already, the latter is that we can just ignore it if we want to.

Q-Rosh wrote:

This one has the baroque feeling I love so much. Very nice.

Glad you like it. If you ever need one generated for whatever reason, let me know.

February 16, 2020 10:07 am

You might for sure be totally right.  Science is bad-ass and will eventually conquer this universe given sufficient time.  I'm also totally happy to be a little peon along for the ride exploring music at my own level.  I don't know... I think all science already exists and always has, the course of humanity is just discovering it.  I'm just doin' some micro-exploring along the way and it's quite fun.

February 16, 2020 8:39 pm

I agree with it sounding like chamber music. That's actually really fascinating. Would be interesting to here this put to a string quartet or something. Either way, really interesting to hear these evolve over time. Keep up the awesome work, dude

February 17, 2020 12:01 am

I'd also love to see this arranged with string instruments etc. Sounds really interesting all the same!

February 17, 2020 9:15 am
Shorebound wrote:

I agree with it sounding like chamber music. That's actually really fascinating. Would be interesting to here this put to a string quartet or something. Either way, really interesting to hear these evolve over time. Keep up the awesome work, dude

scottux wrote:

I'd also love to see this arranged with string instruments etc. Sounds really interesting all the same!


Good news everyone!

February 17, 2020 4:27 pm
Devieus wrote:
Shorebound wrote:

I agree with it sounding like chamber music. That's actually really fascinating. Would be interesting to here this put to a string quartet or something. Either way, really interesting to hear these evolve over time. Keep up the awesome work, dude

scottux wrote:

I'd also love to see this arranged with string instruments etc. Sounds really interesting all the same!


Good news everyone!


Good news indeed!

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