Feb 12th 2008, UK: Intermorphic Ltd today announces Noatikl V1.5, its new and unique trans-generative music engine, simultaneously establishing a new "fluxer" category for MIDI controlled generative hyperinstruments. Fluxers are excellent for generating new ideas, or even adding another dimension to live performances.
With the release of V1.5, noatikl's generative music engine has been transformed into a powerful trans-generative music engine through the addition of functionality allowing it to be totally controlled by a combination of Lua scripts and external MIDI events, either live e.g. from MIDI keyboard, MIDI guitar or other MIDI instrument, or from a MIDI file. This major extension means that Noatikl (pronounced "noh-tickle") can now harmonise and flux around an overall external musical structure, creating MIDI notes and events which can be used to drive samplers, synths and FX units.
As a fluxer (or "MIDI-fluxer"), Noatikl generates musical output that can be in a state of constant generative flux. Fluxers have a trans-generative music engine at their core because they need to be easily and externally directed via scripting and/or MIDI control. A trans-generative music engine can of course freewheel completely standalone like an ordinary generative music engine, creating rule-bassed music without external input, but that is like driving a high-performance sportscar at 10 mph!
There is a growing and active Noatikl user community which is centered on the Intermorphic forum (http://forum.intermorphic.com), and the Intermorphic website has links to a number of tutorial videos and examples : here.
Noatikl can now be controlled from within, with (optional) Lua trigger scripts that fire while a Noatikl piece is playing: the effect on Noatikl is quite incredible, and it totally transforms what the tool can now deliver. It is rather like going from a "flat" 2D world to a contoured "3D" world full of interesting undulations and topology.
Noatikl can now also be controlled in real-time in response to incoming MIDI controller events. Noatikl automatically harmonises with incoming MIDI note events, and those note events can be used to trigger various responses within Noatikl using the scripting engine.
Noatikl V1.5 is available for both Windows and Mac macOS, and variants include plugin versions for e.g. Apple Logic (AU), Cakewalk Sonar (VSTi), Steinberg Cubase (VSTi), Ableton Live (AU, VSTi) etc. as well as a standalone version, very useful in its own right, and also for where there is no suitable plugin variant, e.g. Pro Tools.
Prices range from $99 for a single version Non-Commercial Licence, through to $189 for a Commercial Licence Suite which includes all variants for that OS. The Intermorphic web store has full details. Academic pricing is available for Educational institutions. There is a full save 30 day trial version available for download from here.
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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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