Drums – New Track

Check out this new drums track created by software. Out of the total 10 created, only one deserves mention.

Here is the download (~50kB)

Notes:
The code pretty much similar to the one used in beats of “AlbumOne”, with some changes in the instruments used and the bpm doubled. Some constraints of timing have been applied, and the rest is pretty much random.

I am using jMusic Library and Eclipse Helios IDE on Ubuntu 10.04 to program in Java. Timidity++ has been used to convert tracks from .midi to .au format.
Please find time to comment about what you think of the tracks.

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Piano Solo

Releasing a new album of 4 tracks only:

“Piano-Solo”

Here is the full download (744kb)

Release Notes:
In this album the software tries to mimic the playing of a Piano with two hands, one in the lower octave and the other in the middle. I played around with my previous code of “AlbumOne” and found that I had been trying to play two instruments on the same channel. Also decided to do away with the idea of drums for the time being.

I am using jMusic Library and Eclipse Helios IDE on Ubuntu 10.04 to program in Java. Timidity++ has been used to convert tracks from .midi to .au format.
Please find time to comment about what you think of the tracks.

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Album One

I am releasing this new album with 50 unique tracks of algorithmic music.

“Album One”
Cover
Click Here for full download (~26kb)

Features:
The tracks feature more complex 8 beats per measure in “bongo”. The strength (in loudness) of the piano notes is variable and so is the length. There are occasional rests too in the stream of piano notes. The concept of musical scales has been added, although only the major scales are used.

This album is surely not aimed at awakening your aesthetic senses but provides some insight into the kind of music computers can generate using simple programming and without any human intervention.

Please find time to post your feedback about the album.

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First Not-So-Algorithmic Composition

This is the my first try at composing music through algorithms. The piano is pretty much random, and the snare is repetition of a random sequence.

Here is the .midi download (370b).

The Score looks something like:

Random Rhythm

I am using jMusic Library and Eclipse Helios IDE to program in Java.

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Calling all music enthusiasts!

This is a blog about my B.Tech Final Year project on Algorithmic Composition of Music. I’ll be posting and discussing ideas and findings that I come across during the process of making this project. Music pieces that I make will also be uploaded.

Algorithmic composition is the technique of using algorithms to create music.
Algorithms (or, at the very least, formal sets of rules) have been used to compose music for centuries; the procedures used to plot voice-leading in Western counterpoint, for example, can often be reduced to algorithmic determinacy. The term is usually reserved, however, for the use of formal procedures to make music without human intervention, either through the introduction of chance procedures or the use of computers. There is a radical distinction (both in terms of philosophy and in the heard result) between composers who use indeterminate (e.g. stochastic) procedures to compose music and those who use routines which produce deterministic results given a fixed input into the algorithm.
Many algorithms that have no immediate musical relevance are used by composers as creative inspiration for their music. Algorithms such as fractals, L-systems, statistical models, and even arbitrary data (e.g. census figures, GIS coordinates, or magnetic field measurements) are fair game for musical interpretation. The success or failure of these procedures as sources of “good” music largely depends on the mapping system employed by the composer to translate the non-musical information into a musical data stream.

Source: Wikipedia

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