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By fc on August 23, 2020 1:44 am

A trial run of the first round of refinements of another generative algorithm (Max) this time meant to be more "ambient" than the more "IDM" style of the last one.

Moderate success for this one. Particularly happy with the harmony and bass generation.

Max makes MIDI, Ableton Live for everything else.

Named after the radish.

This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Noncommercial No Derivative Works (BY-NC-ND)

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August 24, 2020 1:41 am

The bass/harmony really tie the thing together nicely.

August 24, 2020 2:17 am
Devieus wrote:

The bass/harmony really tie the thing together nicely.


Thanks. Triads are so boring but having the bass derived from the harmony gives it probably as close to tonal as I can tolerate listening to (in my own work).

August 24, 2020 4:50 am

Really nice work. I didn’t realize this was generative at first.

August 24, 2020 11:46 am
fc wrote:
Devieus wrote:

The bass/harmony really tie the thing together nicely.


Thanks. Triads are so boring but having the bass derived from the harmony gives it probably as close to tonal as I can tolerate listening to (in my own work).

I recommend going the other way around. In music theory, the bass lays down the ground note of the chord being played while the harmony builds upon it.

August 24, 2020 1:59 pm

This is a really nice track, regardless of how it was made!

August 24, 2020 10:51 pm
Devieus wrote:
fc wrote:
Devieus wrote:

The bass/harmony really tie the thing together nicely.


Thanks. Triads are so boring but having the bass derived from the harmony gives it probably as close to tonal as I can tolerate listening to (in my own work).

I recommend going the other way around. In music theory, the bass lays down the ground note of the chord being played while the harmony builds upon it.


That is not true. The base (if played by a bass instrument) is usually part of the harmonic field. The base defines the inversion of the harmony perceived above it.

August 24, 2020 10:52 pm
Sodabelly wrote:

This is a really nice track, regardless of how it was made!


Thanks! Honestly it is made the way I like.

August 25, 2020 12:01 am

THe smooth synth in this is sick

August 25, 2020 12:44 am
fc wrote:
Devieus wrote:
fc wrote:
Devieus wrote:

The bass/harmony really tie the thing together nicely.


Thanks. Triads are so boring but having the bass derived from the harmony gives it probably as close to tonal as I can tolerate listening to (in my own work).

I recommend going the other way around. In music theory, the bass lays down the ground note of the chord being played while the harmony builds upon it.


That is not true. The base (if played by a bass instrument) is usually part of the harmonic field. The base defines the inversion of the harmony perceived above it.


Sorry Devieus, the impulse to argue is very strong. I know you mean well with the comments like this.

danju wrote:

THe smooth synth in this is sick


Thanks! I wish I could take credit for it but it’s just some Ableton preset that I liked.

August 25, 2020 12:39 pm

It's alright, no worries bro. You do you and as long as the outcome is great, the method doesn't matter; leave the theory to the academics.

August 27, 2020 12:15 pm

I listened before reading the description and like @MissionCrossing , I did not realize this was generative.

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