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Liptikl 2

Cut-Up Writer for Creative Writing

Mar 13 2016, UK: Intermorphic Ltd today releases Liptikl 2 for Mac®, iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch®.

Liptikl 2 is a significant update to the Liptikl 1 app first released in 2007. The new version focused on productivity and it creates even better results, faster and more easily. Liptikl 2 for iOS is a free update to Liptikl 1 for iOS and is a new paid app for macOS.

New features and changes include:

  • iOS/macOS: iCloud Drive support makes it easy to continue working on Liptikl files in either Liptikl 2 for iOS or Liptikl 2 for macOS (both available separately), and vice versa
  • iOS/macOS: Single word cut-up alternatives makes it quick and easy to change just one word
  • iOS/macOS: Editable / extendable Liptikl Word Bank with hundreds of useful words that can also be blended in to a cut-up
  • macOS: Improved interface with with resizable panels and text fields that support many standard macOS services including Text to Speech
  • macOS: Drag and rearrange words in a cut-up

The cut-up technique is a powerful process for stimulating creative writing. It can help a writer come up with novel text ideas for lyrics, poetry, haikus, stories etc. Liptikl's fast, effective, iterative approach is a great way to come up with fresh and exciting word associations to explore.

Liptikl works by quickly generates a random cut-up from a pool of words. This pool can include words from up to 5 user entered text fields. When creating a cut-up words can also be blended in from an optional user word library and customisable Liptikl Word Library. For a cut-up the user can choose how many lines and how many words per line they want in it and whether Liptikl shoudl to attempt End of Line (EOL) rhyming. The user can continue to iterate cut-ups until they are happy, locking down word-by-word what feels good or, for just a selected word, choosing one of the alternative cut-up words presented.

Tim Cole and Pete Cole, the Intermorphic founders and brother team said “Liptikl 2 seems to come up with some really cool and stimulating word associations and is a blast to use. We hope you enjoy it and look forward to seeing what you can do with it!”. Tim Cole also added “In a personal capacity I am also hoping to use Liptikl 2 to help me with lyrics for some new Colartz songs I am working on!”

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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.

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