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ocratato
24th June 2013, 05:01 AM
There are a few web sites that will generate random music, and also some Windows programs that do the same.

Does anyone know of a Linux program that can generate random "elevator" music ?

As an example: http://www.fakemusicgenerator.com/
and: http://codeminion.com/blogs/maciek/2008/05/cgmusic-computers-create-music/

Fenrin
8th July 2013, 10:57 PM
a music notation software is musescore (http://musescore.org/). It can export the music to flac, ogg, wav, MIDI and other formats.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musescore

ocratato
15th July 2013, 07:36 AM
MuseScore is all very nice, but if I had the skills to use it I probably would not have made the original request - but thanks for the link anyway.

AvantGuy
15th October 2013, 06:39 PM
There are a few web sites that will generate random music, and also some Windows programs that do the same.

Does anyone know of a Linux program that can generate random "elevator" music ?

As an example: http://www.fakemusicgenerator.com/
and: http://codeminion.com/blogs/maciek/2008/05/cgmusic-computers-create-music/
You're in a good place (Linux O/S) if you seek algorithmically-generated-music tools. I'm not sure about the particular musical style you're into ("elevator music"), but many users of certain apps (examples are Pure Data a.k.a. "Pd", Supercollider, csound, etc -- all of which are cross-platform, btw) are active practitioners of software-generated music. There's a lot of CAAC (computer assisted algorithmic composition), as well as simply automatic composition (set a few parameters, press a button, and out pops your audio). You might have a look through the mail-list archives of each of these -- you'll find all sorts of talk about this. Also a visit to planetCCRMA is a good step. A few bookmarks I've saved might help:

http://ccrma.stanford.edu/planetccrma/software/
http://ccrma-mail.stanford.edu/pipermail/planetccrma/
http://puredata.hurleur.com/
http://www.linuxmusicians.com/index.php?sid=2e293abeaccbdb910f08ae4acee95af1
http://linux-sound.org/
http://wiki.linuxaudio.org/apps/start

[edit] Some tools can output MIDI for you to feed into, say, a sampler or soft-synth, just in case you want to use traditional instrumental sounds (i.e., a bit less "experimental" than the music desired by many of the folks you'll encounter on the above forums). The majority of these users incorporate both the composition-part and the sound-part in their efforts. Sometimes the algorithms are used strictly to generate the sounds of the intruments (create new sounds) and they'll do the composition-part in a more traditional way. I think many folks use csound in that manner.