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Generative Music System comes of age
Feb 10th 2017, UK: Intermorphic Ltd today releases Wotja 4 for Mac®, iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch®.
Wotja 4 is a major update to the Wotja app first released in 2014 and comes in two versions - an authoring version for iOS and a companion player app for macOS.
This release sees Wotja for iOS become a generative music authoring sytem, mixer and player all in one. It is our principal music app for 2017 and already incorporates some of the best features of our Noatikl, Mixtikl and Tiklbox mobile apps with lots more improvements to come.
Tim Cole and Pete Cole, the Intermorphic founders and brother team said “We've always been compelled to make the very best music apps we can. Our biggest challenge has been to try to balance our limited resources with our user's needs for productivity, ease of use and great results. Finding the best balance to both maintain and extend four niche, unique and artisan apps (Noatikl, Mixtikl, Tiklbox, Wotja) was proving ever more challenging each year. After four years of careful, intricate behind the scenes changes we believe that in Wotja 4 we've finally managed to consolidate the best of those apps into one forward looking win-win solution for all. We invite you to travel with us on the next stage of our journey where we look to extend and improve both Wotja and the engines it uses!”
- General Information: http://intermorphic.com/wotja
- User Guide: Wotja 4 User Guide
- Music Engine: Intermorphic Music Engine 4
- Sound Engine: Intermorphic Sound Engine 4
- Reflective Music: Reflective Music
- Wotja 4 for iPad / iPhone / iPod touch in the App Store℠
- Wotja 4 for macOS in the Mac App Store℠
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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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