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I've been annoying my colleagues by creating beautiful music
posted by mattoxic (31 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite

 
Nifter! I think I just recreated an Aphex Twin tune.
posted by Play at 7:51 PM on June 27, 2007


Either the word beautiful or or the the word music does not fit in the description of the output of this thing although annoying fits someplace
posted by mss at 8:11 PM on June 27, 2007


I second mms's comment. And I usually like weird ass musical stuff that annoys the shit out of other people (Aphex Twin for example). Isn't this pretty much a dumbed down version of fruity loops or reason, just displayed with 3D animation?
posted by ChestnutMonkey at 8:17 PM on June 27, 2007


Why does it just randomly decide not to play the notes I've highlighted? Is a random play mode and a random sequence generation not enough? Feh.
posted by False Jesii Inc. at 8:17 PM on June 27, 2007


I can't get any sound at all. Meh.
posted by krash2fast at 8:23 PM on June 27, 2007


Heh. A short clip from the Popcorn song:

5-2-40-0-16-64
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 8:25 PM on June 27, 2007


Nifter! I think I just recreated an Aphex Twin tune.

It does sound like SAW I Aphex, doesn't it?
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 8:27 PM on June 27, 2007


17-4-576-0-256-2048

I made a slight fix to your popcorn song CitrusFreak12. But with this one you have to slide the BPM all the way up or it sounds really slow.
posted by parallax7d at 8:35 PM on June 27, 2007


very cool!
posted by xmutex at 8:41 PM on June 27, 2007


I think I just got a little squarepusher action out of this. neat
posted by Holy foxy moxie batman! at 8:48 PM on June 27, 2007


Why can't I crank this puppy up to 120bpm???

If I could just get a few dozen of these going at the same time, it'd be almost as good as a midi player circa last millenium.
posted by ZachsMind at 8:59 PM on June 27, 2007


Aphex Twin is pretty tame. Farmer's Manual is what you were thinking of.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:26 PM on June 27, 2007


I for one welcome and like it. Not everyone has fruityloops and besides there it won't do this whole random pattern thing. The chime itself is very nice. But it takes 100% cpu! When I opened a second on it crashed opera.. Other than that, neat plus-plus.
posted by rainy at 9:47 PM on June 27, 2007


22359-20817-12631-20817-20817-22385 is a pretty slammin' riff.
posted by evisceratordeath at 9:57 PM on June 27, 2007 [1 favorite]


22359-20817-12631-20817-20817-22385 Oh, very adult
posted by mattoxic at 10:30 PM on June 27, 2007


Someone should make it do that techno theme from the Six Flags commercials!
posted by papakwanz at 10:33 PM on June 27, 2007


papakwanz: "Someone should make it do that techno theme from the Six Flags commercials!"

This is the best I could do: 21-10-181-10-160-0
posted by Pimonkey at 1:13 AM on June 28, 2007


Addendum: I'm neither tonally nor rythmically inclined.
Also, This one lets you go up to 250 bpm.
posted by Pimonkey at 1:23 AM on June 28, 2007


Yes, but can it play Foggy Mountain Breakdown?
posted by chuckdarwin at 1:40 AM on June 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


Yes, but can it play Foggy Mountain Breakdown?
It can not, but that is not the only reason to like it.
posted by Wolfdog at 5:57 AM on June 28, 2007


Huh. I don't actually get any audio...
posted by delmoi at 6:24 AM on June 28, 2007


This would be more interesting if the sequencing were perfectly timed. As it is on my machine there are mild random delays that screw up the beat.
posted by Nelson at 8:32 AM on June 28, 2007


this one has drums instead of the aphexy melody bits.
posted by juv3nal at 9:41 AM on June 28, 2007


ha! that one I linked goes up to 250 bpm. Gabber anyone?
posted by juv3nal at 9:46 AM on June 28, 2007


Try loading up multiple pages of it for some real chaos/music.
posted by aftermarketradio at 10:04 AM on June 28, 2007


Fruity loops will in fact randomly generate patterns.
posted by hellphish at 10:57 AM on June 28, 2007


doesn't have enough voices to play all the notes available :(
posted by subtle_squid at 12:32 PM on June 28, 2007


Made my day, especially the idea of loading it up in more than one tab of Firefox. I like that the time lags on it a little bit. It adds a touch of randomness to it.
posted by wheat at 1:42 PM on June 28, 2007


Generative sounds more like music when you use a nice percussive sound and reverb. But before long, like parents everywhere, you're waiting for the batteries to wear out.
posted by Twang at 3:04 PM on June 28, 2007


Like Philip Glass, only with more planning.
posted by hifiparasol at 7:48 PM on June 28, 2007


Fun, but annoyingly laggy. It would also be better if it was just 12 beats so you get all polyrythmic.
posted by afu at 9:51 PM on June 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


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