Otomata

Otomata is another fun little grid based music sequencer – have a play here – its funny, when its in the background (eg now while I write this) it goes all glitchy like bad time stretching…

“Otomata is a generative sequencer. 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.”

Q: Which scale is used in this? How did you come up with it?
A: D A Bb C D E F A C are the pitches. I used the scale some models of Hang drums are tuned into.

Q: Will you make a mobile version?
A: Yes, I’m going to be working on iOS and possibly Android (with help because I don’t own an Android device) version. Follow me via twitter to get notified. I am not a high volume tweeter. Never gonna let you down.

Q: MIDI Output? OSC output?
A: I will look into my possibilities for doing this. I will make a standalone version of this at some point which will emit OSC and MIDI. A VST and AU version might follow. These will take time. Sorry.

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