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Re: Randomization and Loops

If I've correct understood, you are looking for a "generative program", 
that Eno had used for Generative Music.
The program name is Koan Pro (vers. 2.7)  If it interests, go to
Ther's also another program called Koan-X and it mixes level, pan and other
parameters of the midi and audio individual tracks of your song.
I've experimented both for a very small time and I find that Koan Pro
requires a lot of time to be programmed. Koan X is funny, because,
expecially if you plau ambient music, it easily create different remixes of
your song.




----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jeff Evans" <jeff@sccadv.com>
To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2004 7:03 PM
Subject: Randomization and Loops

> In regards to randomization, in Logic I'd like to see the ability to
> automate the triggering of the randomize button in the soft synths that
> include them, like the ES2 and Sculpture. This would not create a
> randomization in terms of time, but it would in  terms of generated
> sound. The ES2 is particularly suited to drastic/surprising change with
> the randomize button. The results are not always particularly musical,
> but when I'm looking for any degree of 'random' I shouldn't expect it
> to be.
>     I've had a look through the documentation and automation parameters
> themselves, and see a great deal of progress in this area, notably, the
> inclusion of automation parameters for degree and target of
> randomization . I still don't see a way to automate the button press,
> though.
>    I think it would be interesting to create a sequenced piece, and have
> it generate a hugely different output each time.
> Also, does anyone know if there is a midi note generator that can
> generate notes randomly, within (or not) definable parameters such as
> key, length (# of 1/8th notes, for example), # of notes in that length,
> a range of duration (meaning sustain), etc. That would be great.
> Obviously not entirely random, but a good creative stimulant that
> allows you a certain assurance of 'usability'.
> Lastly, a matter of semantics. Now and then I hear discussion involving
> 'loops' when it seems that's not really what they mean. To me, until
> something repeats - preferably more than once - it's not a loop, it's a
> sequence (and there are probably several other words usable instead of
> sequence). I'm not generally a stickler for that sort of thing, but I
> do wonder what other viewpoints exist out there.
> Have a good day,
> Jeff