Otomata iPhone App

Otomata is a musical sequencer that you can play with online. Click the above URL and have fun.

Update: Stay tuned for iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod) version, hopefully an Android one and also standalone versions with MIDI + OSC support!

Otomata iPhone App

Otomata is a generative sequencer. For now you can play it online! iPhone and iPad version coming soon. It employs a cellular automaton type logic I’ve devised to produce sound events.

Each alive cell has 4 states: Up, right, down, left. at each cycle, the cells move themselves in the direction of their internal states. If any cell encounters a wall, it triggers a pitched sound whose frequency is determined by the xy position of collision, and the cell reverses its direction. If a cell encounters another cell on its way, it turns itself clockwise.

This set of rules produces chaotic results in some settings, therefore you can end up with never repeating, gradually evolving sequences. Go add some cells, change their orientation by clicking on them, and press play, experiment, have fun.

If you encounter something you like, just press “Copy Piece Link” and save it somewhere, or better, share it!

TRY IT HERE http://www.earslap.com/projectslab/otomata

Legendary Chicago House Dj and Producer Terry Hunter

Legendary Chicago House icon Dj Terry Hunter via Vocalo.org

Terry Hunter Vocalo Interview by djpuzzle


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Here is is set from the show :

Terry Hunter Live Vocalo Mix by peaceloveproductions

Spectrasonics Omnisphere 1.5 and Omni TR Review By Gearwire

Spectrasonics Omnisphere

If you could design your own custom soft synth, one that could produce a rich variety of sounds, what would it look like? For me, using current technology, it would look a lot like Omnisphere 1.5 (Mac/Win; $499). Omnisphere begins with a collection of raw material that rivals most sample libraries and thousands of patches that make full use of its content. Add lots of audio oscillators and LFOs, some traditional analog waveforms, a nice variety of filter types, and basic FM, additive, and granular synthesis engines. Throw in envelope generators with as many segments as you like, an impressive assortment of studio-quality effects, and an elegant user interface that brings order to a complex environment, and you have a versatile multitimbral toolbox for sound designers and musicians.

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What To Do Before You Go into The Studio To Record Your Indie Album

Advice From BMI:

By Cliff Goldmacher

When it comes to recording a CD project where you’re the artist, you’ve got a lot of big decisions to make that will ultimately influence the way your project sounds. In other words, the more you do to prepare yourself before the record light comes on, the more enjoyable the process and the product will be.

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