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 (, and the second was about a bunch of tools and techniques inspired by Brian Eno (

This video is heavily inspired by Ólafur Arnalds Player Pianos software and performances (you can check out his work here)

Here’s a timeline of the video:

0:00 Intro
1:25 MIDI effects
2:10 Tools for creating MIDI effects chains
3:25 Midihub
4:35 Simple MIDI effects example
5:30 Creating longer chains
6:45 Parallel chains
9:50 Mapping controllers to control MIDI parameters
11:15 Inverted generative MIDI effect chain idea
14:00 Using modular
14:35 Generative Rudess modular patch ideas…
16:45 Raindrop pianos MIDI effects chain
18:40 More ideas?

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