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

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