Towards a Generative Electronica: Human-Informed Machine Transcription and Analysis in MaxMSP

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Conference Paper


SMC Conference 2011 (2011)


We present the initial research into a generative electronica system based upon analysis of a corpus, describing the combination of expert human analysis and machine analysis that provides parameter data for generative algorithms. Algorithms in MaxMSP and Jitter for the transcription of beat patterns and section labels are presented, and compared with human analysis. Initial beat generation using a genetic algorithm utilizing a neural net trained on the machine analysis data is discussed, and compared with the use of a probabilistic model.

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