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grueling noise composition #1

By exileFaker on January 10, 2016 7:44 pm

Trying out some new stuff. This was generated using LSDJ and Python (specifically, pylsdj and numpy, as well as a bunch of custom code). The overall project is to generate LSDJ .lsdsng data using stochastic neural networks. In this case, I passed a bunch of random binary arrays through a neural net with random connections, so any structure in the song is purely accidental. Hoping to play around with this in many different ways this year.

No, the actual "composition" didn't take much effort. The setup took a year and a half or so and is an ongoing project.

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January 11, 2016 12:40 am

damn this is great. sounds similar to one of my corrupted lsdj saves that I actually want to use as a track (maybe a WB entry?!).

it's like chiptune free jazz

January 11, 2016 1:17 am

I love experiments like this. Awesome!

January 11, 2016 2:54 am


January 11, 2016 4:36 am

I like this a lot. Like, a lot.

January 11, 2016 8:12 am

ah! interesting! what are your plans with this? is your neural net going to learn how to make more human oriented music? I think this stuff is really fascinating smile

January 11, 2016 12:34 pm

Glad some people dig it! Yes, chiptune free jazz. smile I'm not sure yet that I want to put my neural nets through any formal education. We'll see...for now, my feeling is, "let the machines speak for themselves!" On a more practical note, I'll definitely release the code once it's less of a nightmare to read through.

January 11, 2016 2:17 pm

Hahahaha.  Oh man.  This is epic; no idea how it's not crashing LSDJ!  Are you setting out a song structure / pre coding instruments then just random filling the note / pattern data?      As per usual you are totally on fire mate.  Great to have you on board WB2016!!  You going to be doing one of these each week?!!  There's some sections in here you could almost sample and make loops from.

January 11, 2016 6:56 pm

Track title delivers!  I don't even know what "stochastic neural networks" are, but that sounds like an awesome project.  Congrats on your year and a half of hard work.  This is really wild.

January 11, 2016 7:37 pm

What a time to be alive

January 12, 2016 1:52 am

this is resetting my brain in a very strange way

January 12, 2016 3:00 am

This is of a very appealing nature to my sensibilities smile

January 12, 2016 3:31 am

I didn't like this at all. Except, that I actually kinda did. I'm impressed the gameboy handled this. Sounds like a lot of tables and commands running in tandem. So kudos! I'm off to try something similar XD

January 12, 2016 7:41 am

@cTrix man, thanks! There is so much I'd like to talk to you about regarding this at some point. For this track, almost every song parameter that can be modified by the user in LSDJ is being randomly generated (instruments, tables, chains, phrases, whole song, tempo too via generated T commands). I confess I forced it not to generate M commands because that lead to long near-silences. I had wanted to take the best bits and use them within deliberate compositions, but the more I do this stuff the more boring and inhibited the products of my well-trained adult brain sound compared to pure chaos smile anyway I'll be experimenting w this in various ways for most of my entries this year I expect, yeah. Glad to see you on here too, as well as @orangedrink @roboctopus @XC3N and everyone!  (And btw it does crash LSDJ once in awhile but that program is remarkably resilient wink

January 13, 2016 4:43 pm

Great material. Ever consider a remix?

January 14, 2016 12:17 am

Some super cool noises here.  It'll be interesting to see how you utilize this over the course of the year.

January 18, 2016 1:26 am

This is very nice! I love the noise as a percussive/textural element.

January 18, 2016 6:47 am

@Jim Wood like, a remix using this setup of other stuff or remixing this stuff into something more composed? EIther way--yes! smile Thanks.

January 18, 2016 9:04 pm

Wow - crazy accomplishment here! I'm not sure what to make of everything I'm hearing - but there are some very unique music structures coming out of the chaos.

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