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Battle of the Algorithms

Review | Micro Music, Apr/May 1989

Ian Waugh takes a side by side look at Fingers and Tunesmith.

Creative Sounds Improviser

Review | Sound On Sound, Apr 1992
Improvisation Software

Auto-accompaniment software seems to be growing up, offering real interaction and creativity in place of tacky preset patterns. Martin Russ looks at Improviser, an ST program that does just what its name suggests.

Creative Sounds Improviser Software

Review | Music Technology, Sep 1992
Atari ST Software

Computer improvisation - genuine inspiration or deep bleep?

Datamusic Fractal Music

Review | Music Technology, Oct 1991
Atari ST Software

Recently we looked at the theoretic applications of fractal maths in music. This month Ian Waugh composes a complex number with this ST software...

Datamusic Fractal Music

Review | Sound On Sound, Jun 1992
Fractal Composition Software

Martin Russ looks at one of the current rash of fractal music programs and finds it anything but chaotic...

Dr T's Fingers

Review | Music Technology, Oct 1988
Atari ST Software

The latest sequencer from the Dr T's stable takes interactive composition by the horns. Ian Waugh examines the software and the merits of mathematical music making.

Dr T'S Tunesmith

Review | Music Technology, Jan 1989
Software for the Atari ST

When the conventional approaches to composing music wn't deliver the goods, this Atari ST program may help provide the inspiration. Ian Waugh investigates computer-generated music.

Fractal Action

Review | Sound On Sound, Feb 1992
Fractal Music Composer

Martin Russ looks at a program that generates music from chaos.

Fractal Music Software

Review | Music Technology, Nov 1992
Software for the Atari ST

Music by design?

HMM Piip Oy John The Composer

Review | Music Technology, Jul 1993
for the Atari ST

Before you ask, it’s not a typo: HMM Piip Oy is the name of the Finnish manufacturer of this auto-composition software called John - and why not? If you still don’t believe a computer can write music, ask Ian Waugh.

Hybrid Arts Ludwig

Review | Music Technology, Apr 1989
Software for the Atari ST

Continuing the theme of computers and composition, Ludwig is Hybrid Arts' contribution to the growing selection of algorithmic composers currently available. Ian Waugh walks the dog.

Hybrid Arts Ludwig Software

Review | Home & Studio Recording, Mar 1989
Software for the Atari ST

This program could clear a few creative cobwebs and give your music a bit of a boost.

Intelligent Music

Review | Music Technology, Mar 1987
Software for Apple Macintosh

After the Jam Factory comes "M", an advanced music composition and manipulation system for the Mac. Jim Burgess investigates a variation on the theme of MIDI recording.

Intelligent Music

Review | Sound On Sound, Aug 1988
Intelligent Music's M Software

Here's a program that will banish your lack of inspiration forever! Version 2.0 of Intelligent Music's 'M' (for Macintosh and Atari computers) is considerably more than an isochronic pulse sequencer. Ed Jones puts on his thinking cap and delves deeper...

Intelligent Music Jam Factory

Review | Music Technology, Feb 1987
Software for Apple Macintosh

If you're lucky enough to have an Apple Macintosh computer, you can now take advantage of a revolutionary new program that improvises its own music based on the data you feed it. Review by Jim Burgess.

Intelligent Music M

Review | Music Technology, Mar 1988
Software for the Atari ST

Previously exclusive to Mac owners, Intelligent Music's M compositional software is now available for the Atari ST. Intelligent Ian Waugh investigates its application to a variety of musical styles.

Music Mandala

Review | Music Technology, Jun 1993
for Atari and PC (Windows) computers

Twelve Tone Systems Sound Globs

Review | Music Technology, Aug 1990
Software for the IBM PC

Somewhere between human composers and sci-fi music systems of the future are the algorithmic composition programs of the present. One of the few such programs for the IBM PC finds favour with Ian Waugh.

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Making the Most of 'M'

Feature | Topic: Algorythmic Composition | Sound On Sound, Nov 1988

Martin Russ describes some ways to use Intelligent Music's 'M' program as an effective aid to structured composition.



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