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Five Generative Seeds

By Skueue on March 18, 2018 1:19 am

Hello!

This is less of a track and more of a tech demo, I've been building a microtonal generative music making instrument for a while, usually I spend about a lot of time per track tweaking the seed values of the randomly generated patterns, until I find something I like, and then play several live performances of the patch until I think one of them is good enough to finish in to a proper track

so the usual time breakdown is:

40 minutes tweaking the patterns
20-30 minutes performing the tracks live (multiple takes)
2-5 hours trimming and editing down to the best bits
1 hour mastering

these 5 tracks took ten minutes start to end (7 minutes recording, 3 minutes trimming and mastering (literally eq and compression applied blindly without listening) just so see what rubbish I could come up with

what I've been working on is creating a randomisation structure that closely mimics the decision I would make in the songwriting process

This way, I can generate a new track at the press of a button, and hopefully it gets close to being a track I would write for myself if given enough time

This is a recording of me playing every single seed that came my way, no quality control, no second takes, only the pauses between tracks edited out

The tracks aren't great and wouldn't pass my usual quality filter, but since I had no track for this week, I thought a tech demo might be interesting

Ironically, writing this little blurb of text about it took longer than making the tracks did

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

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March 19, 2018 12:14 am

wow, in what did you write this in? max? sounds great, even better as a tech demo!

March 19, 2018 2:19 am
Wisefire wrote:

wow, in what did you write this in? max? sounds great, even better as a tech demo!

I wrote it in puredata, which is functionally very similar to max but much more basic and open source

I've been working on this patch (in several iterations) for about 5-6 years and have made about 1000 PD patches leading up to the current system as it is now

I have a lot of time on my hands which is one of the benefits of being long term unemployed

March 19, 2018 2:45 am
Skueue wrote:


I wrote it in puredata, which is functionally very similar to max but much more basic and open source

I've been working on this patch (in several iterations) for about 5-6 years and have made about 1000 PD patches leading up to the current system as it is now

I have a lot of time on my hands which is one of the benefits of being long term unemployed

Yeah, i know PD, Miller Puckette is behind both PD and Max (but only from the IRCAM days)
some serious dedication man, thats a sh1t load of patches!

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