This category is for sites about software that "automatically" generates "music" from any combination of the following: pseudo-random number sequences, user-defined number sequences, mathematical functions, fractal images, or simple transformational schemes.
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Software for creating algorithmic MIDI music and graphics from Fractals, DNA, EEGs, EKGs, and other data.
A detailed description by Prof. James Clark of algorithmic techniques using the Nord Modular synthesizer. Includes examples based on chaotic attractors and fractal geometry.
This site provides a comprehensive research resource for computer aided algorithmic music composition.
Combines algorithmic composition techniques with computer-aided composition capabilities. (Commercial software for PC)
Windows software that generates MIDI files based on fractal-related algorithms.
Uses cellular automata to generate musical pieces. Java programming by Paul Reiners.
Win32 program for generating real-time cellular automata music. Performed by a MIDI ensemble of bass, cello, and two wind.
Free library for automatic music generation from source code structures. Assigns notes and instruments to if, break, block, statements.
A library of Java classes by Myron Marston for generating self-similar music.
Fractal Music Composer
Online tool for generating compositions based on motivic scaling. Java programming by Ginger Booth.
Fractal Tune Smithy
A versatile algorithmic composer that can generate music with self-similar structure.
Generates notes using twelve algorithms from number theory, chaotic dynamics, fractals and cellular automata. Freeware by Gustavo Diaz-Jerez.
Online music generator based on an unrevealed algorithm. Can be used to generate ringtones.
LvB's Virtual Music Composer
Choose your preferences or use default settings, click generate and then play.
Generates compositions based on user-defined variations of the Thue-Morse sequence. Freeware by Lars Kindermann.
Noatikl Generative MIDI Music System
A MIDI-based, generative/stochastic compositional tool. (Commercial software for Mac & PC)
Nodal - Generative Music Software
Network-based software by Jon McCormack.
Algorithmic composer that can generate self-similar structure in polyphonic MIDI music. Freeware by Paul Whalley.
Variations: Algorithmic Composition for Acoustic Instruments
Describes Occam and Nebula, two composition programs by Bruce Jacob that are based on genetic algorithms. Features downloadable recordings and several academic papers.
Generates many styles of music using a one-dimensional cellular automaton. A simple interface allow the user to control various parameters.
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