The fantastic VCV Rack, still in its pre-1.0 version, doesn't yet have a way to generate MIDI. I wanted a way to have Rack send gates and triggers to my DIY modular synth that wasn't audio (that's the easiest way to do it, btw, but it uses up at least one audio output). After some… Read more...












"When I was first building [these instruments], I had a sound in mind, and I really wanted to find a way to appropriately play that sound. But now, I think it's more about what my body is able to do live as one person." Yeah, I can relate to that! Fascinating. https://video.vice.com/en_us/video/noisey-author-punisher-the-one-man-industrial-doom-metal-band/5acb7ae5f1cdb34f6b795de3 Read more...

I have been experimenting with algorithmic composition quite a bit lately, and this really resonates with me:

“In many ways, AI helped me become more creative, evolving my role into something resembling more of an editor or director. I gave AI direction (in the form of data to learn from or parameters for the output), and it sends back raw material, which I then edit and arrange to create a cohesive song. It also allowed me to spend more time on other aspects of the creation process like the vocal melodies, lyrics, and music videos. It’s still creative, just different.”

Algo-Rhythms: The future of album collaboration