July 4th 2019, UK: Intermorphic Ltd has created custom user interfaces to bring Wotja 19 to Apple TV®, Fire TV™ and Android® TV.
Wotja is a real-time generative music & sound generation system available for iOS®, macOS®, Windows®, Android & now tvOS®.
From Wotja V19.7, the new easy-to-use Wotja Go "player" interfaces for TV mean that Wotja can now generate music on devices with form factors spanning mobile, tablet, laptop, desktop and TV.
The TV form factor is important for Wotja because the TV is at the center of the home, is always on and most likely has a good sound system. This makes it a great device for generating relaxing ambient generative music that can be used for background room ambience or as an aid for meditation, mindfulness or sleep.
If you have an Apple TV (or are going to get one) then you are all set to enjoy Wotja. Your alternative is to consider getting a low cost Android "TV Stick" (such as Fire TV Stick 4K, see Fire TV requirements below). Of course in both cases you need a TV screen, speakers and Wotja!
Once the Wotja Go TV interface is launched, Wotja generates a continuous stream of freshly generated "mixes" through its built-in "Flow Player". The live music that is generated depends on the user selected Scheme, of which a number are included. Some of these Schemes create pure ambiences whilst some use use text-to-music techniques to generate melodies as well.
See also our Blog post on Wotja for TV.
The "Wotja Go" app interface for TV (with language support for English, Chinese and Japanese) is available in two apps:
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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 'Player & Composer Lab'. 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. Ever since its first release Wotja and its IME (Music), ISE (Sound), IWS (Script) and ITE (Text) engines have continued to be extended with many new features and improvements.
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