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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Intermorphic Ltd was co-founded in 2007 by Tim Cole and Pete Cole. It develops creativity & relaxation ("creative relaxation") apps that use generative & cut-up techniques and builds them to help people both create ideas and to relax and enjoy the moment. The multi BAFTA Award-winning 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 "SSEYO Koan Music Engine", a "Generative Music" system 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 "SSEYO miniMIXA", one of the world's first mobile music mixers. Intermorphic secured the IP rights to the iSS and SSEYO software in Q2 2008. In 2007 it released both "Noatikl: Generative Music Composer" (the evolution to SSEYO Koan) and "Liptikl: Cut-Up Text Writer". This was followed in 2008 by "Mixtikl: Generative Music Mixer" and in 2012 by "Tiklbox: Generative Music Player". After many years deliberating on the next step forward for Generative Music the Coles decided that it was "Reflective Music" and so in 2014 came the first of the "Wotja® : Generative Music Suite" releases. By 2017 the key authoring capabilities of Noatikl, Mixtikl and Liptikl had been fully consolidated into Wotja for iOS and Wotja for macOS (AKA 'Wotja A'), 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. In April 2018 came the V5.4 release where Wotja X finally achieved major feature parity with Wotja for iOS/macOS.
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