Free Generative Music Composition Software for OSX….

Monash University team downunder has done it again. Nodal is their Free (for personal use) generative music software for Mac OSX. It’s a good looking application that I will be taking out for a test drive soon. From the website:

Nodal uses a novel method for the notation and playing of MIDI based music. This method is based around the concept of a user-defined graph. The graph consists of nodes (musical events) and edges (connections between events). You interactively define the graph, which is then traversed by any number of players who play the musical events as they encounter them on the graph. The time taken to travel from one node to another is based on the length of the edges that connect the nodes.

Now Nodal generates MIDI data only. This means that you need a hardware/software MIDI synth to hear the good stuff. For simple demonstrations try SimpleSynth. Nodal will also work with Apple’s GarageBand software…….So what are you waiting for……Bombs awayyyy……

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