a Musical Generator

Composing Fractal Music

A Musical Generator (aMG for short) takes all kind of objects in your computer and turns these into music. Take a picture from your desktop and convert it into music. Take the name of you and your friend and let them sound together. But why not take your tax figures from a spreadsheet and look whether they sound as music to you. When they sound bad, maybe you should have a better look at the figures.

What it all boils down to is take information from almost everywhere from your computer and turn it into music. That’s why I call it a Musical Generator; it generates music from almost everything you offer it.

After reading all this, you’ll of course want to try the program. Well that's easy: run the program, open the Demo and after you have (probably) skipped the section of how to register you can start the tutorial.

NOTE! This program is shareware, which means that you may use it for 30 days to try it out. If you still use it after these 30 days, you are expected to pay $25. How to do so, look in the Registering section.

Features

  • Make your own wallpapers of fractals with the plotter.
  • Check for new versions via Internet.
  • Fractal control of drums. Sixteen drum channels have been added which can be fractally controlled separately.
  • Fractal control of MIDI controllers. For each channel all 127 MIDI controllers are accessible so that you can control aspects like panning, volume, reverb, sustain pedal etc.
  • Insert your own controllers. Apart from fractally controlled MIDI controllers, you can insert your own controllers. You can change the panning in the midst of a piece, change the program or whatever.
  • Nicer colors of fractals. Much more control over the colors of fractals has been given.
  • The Lyapunov fractal has been added. A fractal of great beauty, but it takes (a lot of) time to compute.
  • Text and pictures can now be loaded from file.

Running the demo

Run a Musical Generator. Click File than Examples. Double click Demo.tmg. Press the play button{bmc vcr_play.bmp} and you'll hear the first music from a Musical Generator. If you don't hear anything, go to troubleshooting.

Tutorial

The tutorial explains how to create music in 1 lesson. You have mastered the full functionality of a Musical Generator in 10 lessons. You can also consult the How To section.

Reference

Use the reference section to find out the meaning of each term and dialog.

amg.txt · Last modified: 2014/06/18 18:56 (external edit)
 
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