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Wotja: Reflective Music System with Generative Background Music
From Text Make Tunes, Music & MIDI for Ideas, Relaxation & More!
April 7th 2014, UK: Intermorphic Ltd today releases Wotja. Feel like making a tune or a melody? As a new kind of "inmo" social music instrument, enter text and let Wotja create a tune for you – no musical knowledge is required. Your tune and message can be shared as a “wotja” by tweet, facebook, instant messaging or email.
Each tune is generated from the first 101 characters that are enterered and which can be in any language (and even include Emoji), meaning lots of room for fun e.g. enter a name, a greeting or message, website address, equation, numbers, emoji or a lyric, poem or haiku etc. The creative and possibilities are endless.
There are a wide range of options for personalising a wotja such as the changing the sounds, fx, backing and colours it uses, as well as whether it just plays as music or the text/message is also read out (text to speech [TTS], using Apple's Siri). For in depth information on Wotja features see the Wotja User Guide.
Wotja uses the Intermorphic Generative Music Engine and various generative music techniques, parameters and technologies that it has developed, including a self-contained SF2 supporting MIDI, sound and fx engine.
Pete Cole and Tim Cole, the Intermorphic founders and brother team said “We've been working on this app for over 6 months and so we are stoked to be able to release it at last. What you see in Wotja is only the beginning for a range of Wotja apps, and we have plenty more up our sleeve that we can't wait to bring to the party. We plan to extend Wotja for use both as a musical instrument and for the creation of a new socially shareable "inmo" art form”.
Wotja is released as a universal binary for Apple® iPad®, iPhone®, iPod touch® and is available on the App Store℠ for free.
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About Intermorphic (press contact):
Intermorphic Ltd was co-founded in 2007 by Tim Cole and Pete Cole. It develops music creativity & relaxation ("creative relaxation") apps that use generative, text-to-music & cut-up techniques.
The Cole brothers ("the Coles") have a history in music software innovation: they co-founded SSEYO in 1990 and from then to 2001 they created and worked on the BAFTA Award-winning "SSEYO Koan Interactivity Platform" which included the "Generative Music" engine used by Brian Eno for his seminal 1996 "Generative Music 1". SSEYO Koan software was available for Windows, Mac and Windows Mobile and in a range of variants from Standalone to Audio Plugin to Web Browser Plugin.
Following Tao Group's acquisition of SSEYO in 2001, the Coles created the intent Sound System (iSS) and BAFTA Award-winning "SSEYO miniMIXA", one of the world's first mobile music mixers. In 2007 it released both "Noatikl: Generative Music Composer" (the evolution to SSEYO Koan) and "Liptikl: Cut-Up Text Writer". In Q2 2008 Intermorphic secured the IP rights to the iSS and SSEYO software and in December 2008 released "Mixtikl: Generative Music Mixer" followed in 2012 by "Tiklbox: Generative Music Player".
After many years of updates to the forgoing apps and after much deliberation on the next step forward for Generative Music, the Coles decided that it was "Reflective Music". And so in 2014 along came the first of the releases of the "Wotja®: Generative Music System", an all-in-one 'Creator, Mixer, Lab & Player'. By 2017 the key authoring capabilities of Noatikl, Mixtikl and Liptikl had been fully consolidated into Wotja for iOS and macOS, including the playlisting of Tiklbox.
February 2018 saw the first release of "Wotja X", a cross-platform UI variant that finally allowed Wotja to be available for all of Windows, macOS, iOS and Android. By 2019 this had become the cornerstone of all further Wotja apps, including the Wotja interface for TV. In 2021 Wotja for iOS/macOS became a single App ID and an AUv3 Audio Unit Plug-in was added, as well as support for Apple silicon.
In 2022 support for AUv3/VST3 Plug-in Hosting was added and a Wotja VST3 Plug-in was created in addition to a new "Euclidian" Generator Type. Ever since its first release Wotja and its WME (Music), WAE (Audio), WSE (Script) and WTE (Text) engines have continued to be extended with many new features and improvements.
Intermorphic, Wotja, Intermorphic Music/Sound/Text/Script Engine, Wotja Pak, Noatikl, Mixtikl, Liptikl, Partikl, Tiklbox, Tiklpak, Tikltech and their corresponding logos are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Intermorphic Ltd. in the UK and/or other countries. Other products mentioned may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies and are the sole property of their respective manufacturers.
WOTJA (Wordmark) registered trademark nos: EU 012329199, US 4702614.