Generative Part 3 – MIDI Effects Chains – inspired by Ólafur Arnalds

Here it is! Part 3 of my series on generative music making. My first video was about phased loops, inspired by Steve Reich (https://youtu.be/bFMP8MbmnL4), and the second was about a bunch of tools and techniques inspired by Brian Eno (https://youtu.be/_FpnxbALbLE). … Continue reading Generative Part 3 – MIDI Effects Chains – inspired by Ólafur Arnalds

Drum Machine Trick: How to Import Loops from a 100,000+ MIDI Clip Library into Almost Any Sequencer

Most drum machines and sequencers don’t support importing MIDI clips or loops, which is a shame because there are plenty of MIDI clip/loop libraries out there with excellent content, many played by real drummers with obvious human groove and feel, … Continue reading Drum Machine Trick: How to Import Loops from a 100,000+ MIDI Clip Library into Almost Any Sequencer

Create Brian Eno style generative music: 20 ideas and tools for Ableton, Eurorack, DAWless and VCV

“Generative Music” is a term coined by Brian Eno to describe music that is always different and changing, generated by a system but led by creative guidelines, rather than typical music which follows a set of predetermined notes intended to … Continue reading Create Brian Eno style generative music: 20 ideas and tools for Ableton, Eurorack, DAWless and VCV

Sampler trick: how to create multi length phasing “tape loops” (shown on Digitakt and Model:Samples)

This video explains a neat little sampler trick that lets you create music by *ignoring* a sampler’s sequencer: In the early 60’s groundbreaking composer Steve Reich pioneered the technique of using different length tape loops, and later on musical patterns, … Continue reading Sampler trick: how to create multi length phasing “tape loops” (shown on Digitakt and Model:Samples)