|There is, among so many other music
generating programs, one that
specifically uses DATA of many
kinds to extract music from ...
(fractals, numbers, text, you
Well, it can also CONVERT BITMAPS
INTO MUSIC (!!!)
The program is called 'A
I'm not envolved in it (except
that I'm a user now), it's shareware (!)
and you can download it from here:
So, this is the moment to
download and install it
Open one of your Terragen pictures
(or whatever program that allows you to make rectangular selections).Select
and copy (in order to paste a BIT later)
a part of your Terragen picture that is representative for the whole, f.i.
in my examplesomething
(it's in your clipboard now)
might as well be the fractal or DEM that you used for creating your Terragen
terrain! Anyway, I feel that there should
be SOME correlation ...
Return to the Musical Generator (see
the screendump below)
Be sure to be in the Data
input mode (idem)
With the mouse over the big white
frame on the left, and using the right mouse button, PASTE
IN the bitmap you just copied... it appears
as a triplet of a red, a green and a blue partly filled square (representing
a 'vector') to be used as an input parameter.
Activate the first Channel, and
accord an instrument to it by double clicking and so on ...
one of these 'vectors' into the buttons
that initially show
Speed or Time. (Start with Notes f.i.and make the
best choise out of the 3 squares)
Listen to what you got so far ...
Next alter the tempo, the measure characteristics, the tone scales (very
important for the moods, together with the instruments chosen).
And so on ... experiment!
Finally, when you're satisfied with
your 'Soundscape', save it as a MIDIFILE
which you EMBED into your picture's webpage (I hope you can do that?)
SUCCESS with it ... hope
to 'hear' from you ...
... and why wouldn't you
- as a promising 'young' composer,
join my Y2K
Random Music Project ?
(click on the conductor
at the bottom of this page)