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Arne Eigenfeldt's MSynthBOT

Mac executable and audio samples

Win 32 executable and audio samples

Win 64 executable and audio samples

version

06.21.15

instrumentation

A smart synth bot that generates a monophonic synth part using a corpus of 50 Breaks tracks.

type:

  @melody
  @synth

platform

Max standalone, built from Max 6.1.8 on Macintosh.

behaviour

Creates its own form - # of phrases, and whether to play in those phrases. Synth patches will vary with each appearance.

messages

sends:

  @notepool (pitches used by synth in current measure);
  @tala (additive rhythm of 2 & 3);
  @phraselength (# of measures in phrases);
  @exiting - when it finishes its form, it will exit in the next phrase, and send this message.

receives:

  @tala (additive rhythm of 2 & 3);
  @phraselength (will generate its own at load, but incoming value will replace it);
  @phrases (number of phrases in form: will generate its own, but will converge on received phrases);
  @plan/chordDuration (will generate its own, but incoming plan will replace);
  @plan/chords (will generate its own, but incoming plan will replace);
  @exiting (will exit when other bots send this message).

license

Creative Commons Share Alike

credits

arne eigenfeldt (June 2015)