Algorithmic MIDI Composition
Last check of all links: 2018-07-11
MIDI software I used for algorithmic composition.
Eibelstadt, July 2018
... by Randy Stack (free software for MS-DOS, no longer in active development) is a Text-to-MIDI conversion tool published 1992. The software's original ReadMe goes as follows:
ASCIIMID takes any DOS text file and outputs a corresponding Standard
MIDI File Format 0, according to the following rules:
- Any characters between ASCII codes 32 and 128 are mapped to MIDI notenumbers between 0 and 96.
- Any code falling outside of this range is interpreted as a rest.
- Each note or rest occupies a 16th note
- The velocities for each note are randomly generated.
ASCIIMID can be downloaded here.
...by Tetsuji Katsuda (shareware for Windows, tested unter Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1) is able to derive variations of a given Standard MIDI File by mirroring its notes horizontally or vertically.
... by Laurie Spiegel (shareware for Mac/Atari/Amiga computers, tested on ATARI ST) : One can use Music Mouse intuitively without any specialist knowledge except how to move a computer mouse around the screen. The musical output always sounds "interesting", but if you don't work on it really hard, you will get bored very soon. The diffculty here is not to produce musical structures that make "sense", but to compose something out of all the material the mouse is "suggesting".
... by NTONYX (shareware for Windows, tested under Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1) processes a given Standard MIDI File by transforming its metric, rhythmic and harmonic structure, outputting a new Standard MIDI File.