Archive for 'Computer music'
According to this article: “We have taught a computer to write musical scores,” says Gustavo Diaz-Jerez, software consultant and pianist. “Now we can produce modern classical music at the touch of a button.” Awesome! Let’s hear some examples! Oh. I’ll keep working on my own attempt for now. I want my Mozart Symphony Generator. In [...]
The web version of my automatic Melody Generator is now up at melodygenerator.com. I consider it still in “beta.” I’ve spent the last few days creating and finalizing the site’s design in a short burst of obsession. If you’re a bored musician looking to grow your collection of melodies, check it out!
How often have you been sitting there thinking: “Oh my gosh! I wish I had some new sea chantey melodies to play on an instrument and/or write lyrics to!” Probably more times than you care to count, eh? Well, fear no more! The sea chantey melody generator is finally here! That’s right; in less than [...]
I still have a lot of work to do on this thing, but I mainly wanted to show that my melody generation algorithm now works fast enough to make this web-based version possible:
For the past couple days, I’ve been working on getting my melody generation program to output MIDI files so I wouldn’t have to convert them manually from a text file, which takes an annoying amount of time. And… I’ve done it, haha! So now I can tell my program… hey, I want 1,000 melodies, go. [...]
Here are yet more computer generated melodies from my in-development automatic melody generator. I have made a lot of changes to the algorithm since I posted the last set of examples, but I’m not sure how much you can actually hear. Still more work to be done… anyway, here are 12 more melodies… Computer generated [...]
Even though I’ve still got plenty of work to do on my automatic melody generator, it’s at the point now where I’m finding it quite addicting. Here are a bunch of melodies it came up with today (I think there are 12 altogether, each stated twice): Computer generated melodies Again, I don’t think the melodies [...]
My obsession with programming an automatic melody generator (that actually gives good results, unlike just about every other melody generator out there) continues. Again, the program works by analyzing existing melodies and “learning” from them. In my 2008 version, the program analyzed the given melodies while it composed new ones from them. Now the program [...]
I’ve been finding it hard to focus on my animation studies this week. I had a little musical epiphany, and my mind is now once again obsessed with working on my book on writing melodies and the “melody generator” computer program to go with it. The program is now capable of outputting some pretty nice [...]
I don’t have the answer, but I’m interested in the question. Of course, I’m really interested in automated computer composition, but a few things are blocking my progress in that area. 1) The algorithms I’ve come up with are too computationally demanding. Oh the things we humans could do with more computer power. That’s always [...]