Posted on May 19, 2020
Sound design as a search for novelty: Anyone online can breed unique sounds at [synth.is] by evolving neural networks and combining them with synthesizer patches. Interesting sounds can be published so others can further evolve them. Published sounds can be downloaded as (SFZ) sample packs for use in the various Digital Audio Workstations, such as Ableton Live. Sonic Pi code snippets are also auto-generated for each sample pack, so it’s easy to bring them to the next live coding session.
“From so simple a beginning endless [wave]forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being evolved.” — Charles Darwin.
“Melodic possibilities have been exhausted, chord progressions are spent. The natural evolution of music is in exploring novel timbres and experimenting in noise” — The Art Of Noise by pATCHES.