Posts with tag compose-music

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Composing with Ableton Live: Asymmetry, Polyrhythms & the State of Nonalignment

In this tutorial Ableton Certified trainer, Timo Preece, explores ways to make your compositions in Ableton Live more interesting using asymmetry, polyrhythms and layering different meters.

Are Music Side Projects A Waste of Time or Energising Experiences?

In this curious article GW Childs explores the idea of whether music side projects could be beneficial or whether they might be a time drain.

Liquid Music 1.6.1 Now With MIDI Drag And Drop

Liquid Music from WaveDNA is a popular tool for creating unique melodies, harmonies and rhythms by just drawing some lines. The 1.6.1 update includes MIDI drag and drop into your DAW. Watch it here.

Music Theory: Using Parallel Harmony

If you've been advised to avoid parallel harmony in your music compositions, think again. When used carefully, parallel harmony can be a useful tool for every modern composer.

Umlaut Audio PADS & ARPS For Kontakt, Simple, Super Sound Design

Since 2014 Umlaut Audio has been designing samples and virtual instruments for the biggest composers in the industry. Now you can get your hands on their new Kontakt instruments: Pads & Arps.

The Beginning Of The End For Composers? Google Magenta Just Wrote Its First Song

Oh AI, how we love thee and are afraid of thee in equal measure. Google’s Brain Team are using machine learning in the form of Magenta to create original music and art. Should musicians be concerned?

This Online Computer Program Composes Music Faster Than You Can Launch Your DAW

Jukedeck uses AI to compose new music in your internet browser in a variety of genres in 30 seconds or less for free... and it's scarily good.

WaveDNA Liquid Music VST & AU Arrives, Free For Max for Live Version Owners

WaveDNA's Liquid Music for Ableton Live released in September 2015 brought something powerful and unique for creating song ideas. And like many others we wanted a VST/AU version. That day has come!

Music Theory : 5 Ways to Use Theory to Enhance Your Electronic Music Compositions

Whatever music you make, theory is crucial. Also for all electronic styles. Some of the biggest electronic producers are theory masters. Matt Vanacoro shares 5 ways music theory can help your tracks.

Musical Composition via Artificial Intelligence - A Status Report

Artificial Intelligence in Music—from complex natural sounding orchestral arrangements to an app that writes one-of-kind high quality songs in less than a minute—this is the Status Report.

11 Inspiring & Iconic Music Scores Every Film & Video Game Composer Should Listen To

Learning from the best, for most composers and soundtrack musicians, means listening to the best. Here's 11 incredible music scores for film and video game which Gary Hiebner recommends we listen to.

Music Theory: Stretching Your Ears With Tone Rows

Composing with tone rows is a very useful exercise for you to stretch your ears a little if you have only listened to tonal music, and it is fun as well. Jay Asher shows how in his revealing tutorial.

Fugue Machine for iPad: Bach Inspired Next Generation Music Sequencer With Multiple Playheads

The Fugue app has been a massive success since its launch and the developers tell us it's because it "appeals to music-makers of all levels from novices to professionals".

Music Theory: Odd and Compound Time Signatures

Tired of the ol' 4/4 time signature? Looking to freshen things up with an exciting/unusual meter like 5/4 or 7/4 or 7/8... etc? Lynda Arnold delves into the "other" side of compound time signatures.

How the Internet of Things Could Impact Music Composition, Production & Performance

How can one of "The Internet of Things" be applied to more than home automation appliances? Liam Lacey imagines a world where IOT is relevant to music recording, production & live performance.