Noatikl

Generative Music Composer

Create fascinating live soundscapes (Windows)

The future of Noatikl is now here - it's called Wotja (iOS / macOS available now, Windows TBD) - See the FAQ
NOATIKL 3 for macOS: It's to be removed from sale by 31st Dec (now that Wotja for macOS is here). Want it? Get it now!

Love experimenting with music systems or creating new music ideas? Then get Noatikl, the evolution of SSEYO Koan, for both generative MIDI music composition AND sound design.

Users say of Noatikl: "the only serious generative music composition tool on IOS", "Very deep, very unique and intelligent. Good MIDI implementation.", "my go-to generative App... endless possibilities for generative sounds", "by far the most unique and complex modular music maker in the AppStore. You'll get addicted!", "5 stars is not enough". More in Reviews.

What others say

Computer Music Magazine described Noatikl, our evolution of award-winning SSEYO Koan Pro, as "One of the best interactive composition tools on the market" and said "Noatikl picks up where Captain Eno's beloved Koan left off". More in Reviews.

What is it?

Noatikl (pronounced "noh – tickle") is a 16 track MIDI generating powerhouse with 120+ parameters. Many generative music templates are included and MIDI out support lets you drive external MIDI synths/samplers. It also features the integral Partikl Sound Engine (PSE) which lets you design/use portable complex stereo synth networks - great for rich and evolving sounds in shareable pieces. The PSE supports SoundFonts (SF2) / DLS Wavetables and includes many modulatable sound units, FX units and quality SF2. It also incorporates the Noatikl (MIDI) Music Engine (NME). Versions are available for both Desktop and Mobile.

What you can do with Noatikl

  • Create, edit and play high quality, royalty-free, totally custom generative music / soundscapes (ambient, drone, relaxation, mindfulness, EDM etc.) on both PC and mobile devices with Noatikl for Desktop (macOS / Windows) and Noatikl for iOS
  • Use the many included gorgeous templates as starting points to help break composer's block with new melodies & ideas
  • Experiment with generative (MIDI) music composition and unleash the power of the integral Noatikl Music Engine (NME)
  • Explore sound design with the integral Partikl Sound Engine (PSE) in which you can also use your own 16/24bit SF2
  • Use Noatikl as a MIDI generator to play / control external MIDI synths, samplers and other MIDI controllable units
  • Participate in a generative music community and publish / publically share your generative music creations as wotjas via the Custom Player/Backing feature in Wotja (available separately) and which can then be played for free in Wotja FREE
  • Create / edit Noatikl pieces for use in Mixtikl or Wotja (not included)
  • Play SKD files you may have made in SSEYO Koan (precursor to Noatikl)
  • Build your own hyper-instrument (Desktop version only)
  • Get creative with scripting (Desktop version only)
  • Join the active Noatikl user community!
  • ... even learn to "cook" :)

    Music, recorded,
    A meal, frozen.
    Noatikl: Real,
    home, fresh cooking.

    (haiku credited to Mark Harrop)

Key Noatikl parameters

  • Voice types: Ambient, Rhythmic, Repeat, Follows, Fixed Pattern and Listening
  • Rules: Scale, Harmony, Rhythm, Next Note – used to constrain and filter the notes composed
  • Chords: Many parameters for controlling chording and arpeggiation
  • Controllers & Micro controllers: Many parameters for controlling MIDI
  • Note to MIDI CC Mapping: Used to emit MIDI controller data instead of MIDI events, useful for controlling synths and other parameters
  • Many, many more ...

For in depth information concerning Noatikl's range of parameters and MIDI Note & Controller generation see the NME Guide. For information concerning modular synth sound generation & FX see the PSE Guide.

Why Generative Music?

Generative Music is "endless music created by a system". People want to explore it for a whole host of reasons - from wanting to create new ideas to break creative block to an urge to try something different; from pure musical curiosity to wanting to create endless music with a system; from reading about it to - well, you will have your own reasons!

As with learning any instrument, to fashion the best music requires patience, experimentation and the honing of skills. As you master it you will find Noatikl, the evolution of SSEYO Koan, opens up rich new musical seams ready for your creative attention.

Noatikl's roots

Noatikl is the evolution of the SSEYO Koan Generative Music system used in the 90s by Brian Eno et al, and it is still evolving today.

Noatikl's developers

Noatikl is created by Tim Cole and Pete Cole, creators of the 2001 BAFTA-award winning SSEYO Koan Interactive Audio Platform, the 2005 BAFTA-award winning SSEYO miniMIXA, Liptikl (2007+) and Mixtikl (2008+).

We bring to this product the 25+ years of experience we have of developing generative music engines, and a past user base who is keen to see what we can do next. Noatikl is much more powerful and versatile than Koan ever was.

For those interested in knowing more background, see the SSEYO history.

New in Noatikl 3

  • Many gorgeous new templates that take advantage of the uprated Partikl Sound Engine 3 (PSE 3). New template paks include: Ambiences, Arps, BellsGlasses, Drones, MelodicPads, Melodics, Strings, Weirdness, Windharps.
  • Major PSE 3 enhancements:
    • Now supports stereo and more advanced synth & fx networks, allowing richer & more interesting sonic capabilities and complete sound "presets"
    • Network Editor and all 17 PSE Sound & FX unit UIs have been significantly reworked for much easier use, control and accessibility (iOS version)
    • Greatly improved Wavetable Sound Unit now supports stereo SF2 (SoundFont) samples (up to 24bit), allows modulation of pitch, pan, amp, portamento parameters and has an integrated envelope editor (linear/log) - all useful for sound shaping e.g. nice smooth ambient sounds
    • Improved the PSE-included IM SF2 wavetables with extended "IM Synths" and all new "IM NT3-MT7" = more sounds!
    • Selectable "Tap to Edit" option in the PSE Network Editor helps to reduce the number of interactions required to make changes
    • Amp and Pan controls added to several PSE Sound Units allowing more compact synth networks
    • "Note on Random" option added to PSE LFO Unit to allow sample/hold style control
  • Listening Voice (scriptless, silent) [Noatikl 3.2.1+] that listens out for monophonic MIDI Input and can be followed by Follows Voice
  • As well as the PSE units, all of Noatikl iOS has been reworked for accessibility for blind & visually impaired users
  • Support for AudioBus 2 and Audiobus Remote Trigger and transport control (iOS version)
  • Both iOS and macOS versions support iCloud (Note: 3.1+ macOS version requires Noatikl 3.1+ for iOS)
  • Publish/share your generative music creations as wotjas (via Wotja , available separately)
  • Option in Settings to show / hide the older, but still included, Noatikl 2 templates
  • Simplified & improved the Noatikl 3 UI colour scheme
  • Updated the noatikl file format to accomodate the new PSE 3 capabilities
  • Several minor UI improvements (iOS version)
  • All fixes included in final NT2 update
  • New icon!
  • See also this forum post

Reviews

Magazines

Computer Music Value Award Computer Music

"One of the best interactive composition tools on the market"

"Noatikl is the coup de grace in the fight against creative block"

"Offers serious built-in tone generation via Intermorphic's PSE modular synthesis, sampling and MIDI environment"

"It would take us page upon page to convey the wealth of goodies in Noatikl 2"

"Capable of truly inspiring progressions"

Musicappblog.com in depth review of Noatikl 3

"Noatikl 3 is a very clever bit of software"

Computer Music Performance Award Computer Music #126 (June 2008)

"Noatikl picks up where Captain Eno's beloved Koan left off"

"a superb resource for ideas, and a sure-fire cure for writer's block"

"that killer hook could very well spring forth from noatikl's musical stream..."

"those with an open mind may find Noatikl to be their ideal collaboration partner"

"the results were always intriguing and, more importantly, musical"

"the sky is really the limit"

"ambient musicians will eat it up"

"Noatikl is one of the most comprehensive (generative music systems) we've seen"

Users

"Outstanding App and a must for anybody interested in generative music."

"Very deep, very unique and intelligent. Good MIDI implementation."

"Noatikl has gone through many iterations and continues to be the best generative music MIDI software available. There is a bit of a learning curve but no other software lets you build and generate such amazing combinations of sounds with as much or as little control as you desire. You can build sound patterns and have them morph gradually. You can ridgidly tell every voice what to do or better yet just “nudge” each voice into a desired key, scale range and turn them loose. I’ve used both the mobile version on the iPad and the desktop version with Logic X and it is by far my favorite way to compose and generate music. It is just astounding how deep the options go - put in the time to learn it and you won’t be able to stop."

"this is the greatest generative playground... Very deep and inspiring"

"Good ideas generator for writers block."

"for the last several hours Noatikl has been playing in the background and I totally forgot what was creating the music. Noatikl is the best generative ambient music app I've seen for iOS so far! Better than and it is as melodic as Drone FX... it is at least as configurable as Soundscaper but Noatikl is more melodic and has smoother sound and texture transitions."

"my go-to generative App ... endless possibilities for generative sounds..."

"This is the only serious generative music composition tool on IOS"

"This is by far the most unique and complex modular music maker in the AppStore. You'll get addicted! "

"there is nothing like this on the iPad - please don't confuse this generative app with the "ping-pong" sound generators that pretend to be generative."

"Incredible world of generated music - a must have!"

"very intuitive and I was able to run Animoog and Addictive Synth through the midi out with stunning results. 5 stars is not enough."

"Whether you just looking for a little inspiration or want to create a whole ambient track, everything here is really possible."

"I've only been using [Noatikl] for 10 minutes & love it already. Thank you!"

"I use Noatikl EVERY SINGLE DAY! for something, it has become an essential component of my personal artistic procedure."

Loopy C, USA

"Noatikl stretches the boundaries of conventional music composition & I love it! Composers can now program generative variations in their music that can be subtle or extreme. Its programmability gives me as much or as little control as I want to produce music that is alive and constantly evolving."

Jamuud of Loop Guru

"Noatikl is the most exciting and inspiring piece of software in my studio."

Mark Harrop, UK

"Noatikl remains one of those rare examples of audio software that continues to challenge and defy... I love it dearly"

Tim Didymus, UK

"Now getting stuck into Noatikl with Synplant. Brilliant combination. Just sit back and listen to the fireworks."

"Loved Koan Pro. Found a mention of Noatikl on a web site. I am so happy that Koan Pro has a sucessor. Noatikl is a truly marvelous program."

&"With even minimal effort, the musicality of Noatikl is astonishing. Great control over musical dimensions. Love the scripting feature."

" I purchased Noatikl yesterday and hadn't fiddled with it for 30 minutes before realizing it is the software I've been dreaming about for the past ten years. By the end of the day, I put the finishing touches on a new age / ambient piece that could easily work in a movie soundtrack. I've evaluated and own nearly every fractal, algorithmic and generative music production tool available on the internet. There are some remarkable products out there, but none, absolutely NONE of them match noatikl's brilliant balance of musical density without technical complexity. For my purposes, you've delivered exactly what I've been looking for. I'm a software developer by day and the last thing I want to do with my leisure time is try to wrap my head around yet another tool with a steep learning curve or something that demands a doctorate's understanding of music theory to get anything interesting out of it. I want a tool that takes care of the theory and the 'grunt work' and allows me to play with and sculpture sound the way a child plays in a sandbox. This is what Noatikl delivers; here is Noatikl's genius."

"I can't tell you how long I have wished for a program like this! Noatikl is both the most powerful and easiest to use composing tool available. I am not talking about loops and canned music that lets you pretend you are on a writing streak, I am talking about a program that enables you be the architect of your own music while it takes care of (the execution of notes) the brick laying."

"it is interesting, this user community for noatikl. if something binds us, it is the word composer, it seems. we have very different needs. and yet, we have a common need to express ourselves, in the language of our choice. what noatikl graciously provides all of us is a means to that end. it reminds all of us, i believe . . . is that our collective reach . . . is somewhat beyond our grasp . . . but never . . . never, inescapable."

"I love your app, the price is more than fair given that the ideas it generates are priceless. You guys are putting a lot of work in and I appreciate that something so boutique is accessible to the masses. Keep up the good work!"

"I've had experience with some great composition programs. But in terms of instantly bringing about good musical ideas & inspiration, Noatikl exceeds them all hands down!"

"I downloaded the demo of Noatikl not knowing what to expect, and instantly knew this was the cure for writers block I have been hoping for."

"I have to give you folks a huge complement on the interface of your product. It's just a huge pleasure to work with. I'm not a real fan of software mostly, fiddling with knobs and buttons is way more engaging....but Noatikl is just such a kick, and it's real time malleable, it just continues to reward, it always gives you one more idea to try out. Very cool."

"Within the heart of intermorphic's software lies an original and most musical "soul", incorporating a brain of pure and true intuition - Noatikl defies any possible single quote."

"It's been a long, long time since I've been this enthusiastic about trying to create music. It's like being a kid again and receiving a new toy day, after day, after day. Thanks for a great product."

"I'm pumping the MIDI CC from Noatikl through Logic. I'm amazed with Noatikl's simplicity and power, thank you very much for this. "

&"Noatikl is a very remarkable and unique piece of software, congrats!"

"Whatever you have in your plug folder, you don't have anything remotely approaching the algorithmic composition facilities in noatikl. Combining uniqueness & depth with unmatched support, Noatikl points beyond synths & effects, toward sophisticated compositional tools that aid not just sound-making but song-making." "So far, (Intermorphic has) the best support of any plug-maker I've encountered! IMHO, Noatikl is well worth the price even at this early stage in its development history."

"A few months ago, I came to and bought your software, that I am enjoying so much. You simply have made one of the most powerful sound environments ever made. I am every day more amazed."

"Noatikl is alive ... all you do is wake it up or put it to sleep. Once awake, it draws you into it's world. It's like it takes whatever I give it and hands me back music as if to say 'See ... this what can be done, here! You like?' Much more often than not I have to answer ... Yes!!"

"Noatikl is most interesting software for modern avantgard music. I think it is some step to the future of music - the world of future with people and machine will cooperate with their strong side - fast and absolutely logic of machine's brain and sense of art test and beautiful of the man intellect."

"I instantly knew Noatikl was the cure for writers block I have been hoping for."

"I have come to the conclusion that Noatikl is a damn amazing piece of software. it has certainly inspired me in my creations. thanks for a great program."

"Discovering Noatikl is like discovering the sounds of the natural world for the first time - the chaos patter of raindrops, the patient swell of the sea, the conspiratorial whispers of the wind - and then being handed the power to do with them as you will."

"With Noatikl, my computer has suddenly become a porous surfboard of interactive listening with no end in sight...an open door into open sound."

"Sometimes I stay up until 2:00 AM playing with Noatikl. Love it."

"I have Noatikl. LOVE IT! What a great thing."

"Noatikl is not a toy. Noatikl is a flowing river of sound, a polyphonic flamethrower of music with a deceptively simple interface. Try the demo and you're hooked."

Key Features

  • Powerful integrated "NME" generative MIDI music engine and integrated "PSE" modular synth & Live FX network for the creation of "organic" portable generative compositions and musical ideas.
  • Also includes full support for MIDI output to control external MIDI software and hardware.
  • 5 different kinds of live controllable MIDI note generators (voice types): Rhythmic, Ambient, Follows, Fixed Pattern, Repeat Bar & Listening
  • Each voice type lets you create different kinds of MIDI note streams / events and has many different parameters that control how it composes.
  • 12 element note generation rules include: Harmony, Next Note, Rhythmic, Scale; all rules can be customised and each voice can use different rules.
  • Voices can compose both independently and /or co-dependently with other voices in the piece.
  • Powerful chording parameters that allow creation of voice chords and arpeggiation.
  • Noatikl Generator Network Editor shows the NME Generator/Voice network and the associated PSE Synth/FX network and lets you:
    • Drag Generators/Voices around for easy re-ordering
    • Drag Generator/Voice to MIDI Channel (or vice-versa) for easy MIDI channel mapping
    • Drag Generator/Voice to Generator/Voice for easy Follow/Repeat voice networks
    • Tap Synth/FX buttons to display the built-in PSE Synth/FX Network Editors
    • Tap Generator/Voice buttons to access the NME Parameter Editors (iOS)
  • Integrated Partikl Sound Engine (PSE):
    • MIDI output from Noatikl is optional - no need to configure Noatikl with MIDI devices
    • The complete set of synth/fx presets as featured in Mixtikl
    • Supports SF2 / DLS wavetables via the Wavetable Unit [NT2.5+]
  • Includes many generative templates
  • A range of piece level parameters that control tempo, piece level rules and roots.
  • Parameters for standard MIDI cc controllers such as Damper/Hold, Reverb, Chorus, Damper Release, Portamento.
  • Parameter to convert MIDI notes, note offs and velocities to MIDI CC events.
  • Noatikl Desktop support for voice and piece level Lua scripting for those who want to custom control how the composition proceeds.
  • Separate "Listening" voice type (Desktop version) that listens for incoming MIDI which, with scripting, allows for control of the Noatikl parameters so as to allow Noatikl Desktop to function as a "Hyper Instrument".
  • Saves to .noatikl format, which includes all noatikl rule data and associated partikl sound data.
  • AUi (macOS) and VSTi (Windows) Plug-ins: Noatikl generates both optional PSE audio data and MIDI data.
  • Both iOS and macOS versions support iCloud (Note: 3.1+ macOS version requires Noatikl 3.1+ for iOS)

Included Content & Examples

Below are 1 minute (medium quality) MP3 recordings.

Noatikl Demo Pieces Content Piece Recordings
Arp love Merged templates
Bells and pulse Merged templates
Calm trails Merged templates
Cosmic Merged templates
Ebb and flow Merged templates
Piano and glass Merged templates
Tiklbox Calm 5 Custom piece
Tiklbox 6 Custom piece

Recordings Made by Others

Another way to get a feel for what Noatikl can do is to check out some recordings of how people have used it. For links to some excellent recordings see:


You can also hear it in action, live. Either:

Videos

Below are a couple of short videos made on Noatikl 3 for iPad, as well as a couple of slightly longer ones. The general principles are exactly the same for Noatikl for Desktop.

In the first we merge 3 new templates together, add a delay, change chording, change a Wavetable Unit pitch and then use drifting to create some live mixing. In the second we show how to remix a sonically complex piece, change pitch, DSynth parameter settings and reassign MIDI channels. In the final two we show how to create some Noatikl pieces and then tweet/share them via Wotja.

Note: See also the Wotja videos with Noatikl elements (such as the one below); there are some useful Noatikl tips and techniques in there, too!

Getting Started on iPad (1 min)

Creating and Mixing a Noatikl Piece (2 mins)

Creating a Custom Noatikl Backing for Wotja 3 (3 mins)

Creating a Noatikl Piece and sharing via Wotja 3 (4 mins)


Written Tutorials

You will also find links to tutorial information in the Noatikl Forum.

Other Videos

Subject Link
General Intermorphic Channel
All Intermorphic videos

YouTube

Mark Harrop Channels
All Mark Harrop videos, which include a number related to Noatikl

Vimeo

YouTube

Subject Link
Pete Cole Channels
Pete Cole's historical Noatikl videos

Vimeo

YouTube

Noatikl 2 Mobile - Tutorial 1
  • Learn how to: Launch, Open piece, Play, Blend, Drift, Pin, Save synth preset, Merge pieces, Save piece, Edit piece name.

YouTube

by Tim Cole

Noatikl 2 Mobile - Tutorial 2
  • Learn how to: Change Synth preset, Copy/Paste a voice, Solo, Edit voice name, Change pitch, Change voice type, Change pattern, Export.

YouTube

by Tim Cole

Noatikl 2 Desktop Standalone
  • Creating your first piece with Noatikl 2 Desktop Standalone.

YouTube

by Pete Cole

Noatikl 2 Desktop Audio Plugins
  • Creating your first piece with Noatikl 2 Desktop Audio Plugin (VST / Reaper).

YouTube

by Pete Cole

Noatikl 1 Desktop Mac

Vimeo

YouTube

by Pete Cole

Noatikl 1 Desktop Windows
  • Creating your first simple MIDI piece with Noatikl Desktop Standalone for Windows.

Vimeo

YouTube

by Pete Cole

Noatikl 1 VSTi & Cubase
  • Setting-up Noatikl VSTi to work with Cubase under 3 Mac and Windows so you can target your favourite software synths. Written steps here.
  • Template Project zip

Vimeo

YouTube

by Pete Cole

Noatikl 1 VSTi & Sonar
  • Setting-up Noatikl 1 VSTi to work with Sonar 6 under Windows so you can target your favourite software synths. Written steps here.
  • Template project zip

Vimeo

YouTube

by Pete Cole

Noatikl 1 Standalone & Sonar
  • Setting-up Noatikl 1 Standalone to work with Sonar under Windows so you can target your favourite software synths.
  • Template Project zip

Vimeo

YouTube

by Pete Cole

Noatikl 1 Standalone & Logic

Vimeo

YouTube

by Mark Harrop

Noatikl 1 AU (Audio Unit) & Logic
  • Follows-on from the Noatikl Standalone with Logic tutorial, and shows you how to use Noatikl AU plugin with Logic as an alternative.
  • Template Project zip

Vimeo

YouTube

by Pete Cole

Noatikl 1 Standalone & Cubase SE
  • Setting-up Noatikl 1 Standalone to work with Cubase SE so you can target your favourite software synths.
  • Template Project zip

Vimeo

YouTube

by Pete Cole

Noatikl 1 AU (Audio Unit) & GarageBand

Vimeo

YouTube

by Pete Cole

Noatikl 1 Note to MIDI CC conversion
  • How to use note to MIDI controller conversion to create a system of MIDI control that conforms to the musical compositional rules in noatikl.

Vimeo

YouTube

by Mark Harrop

Noatikl 1 & Mix Automation in Logic 8
  • Detailed walk-through of how to set up Logic 8 to enable MIDI continuous controllers sent from Noatikl to hook into Logic's internal fader message system. This powerful technique places virtually all synth, plug-in and channel strip parameters under direct generative control.

Vimeo

YouTube

by Mark Harrop

Noatikl 1 Standalone & Generative tempo control in Logic Pro
  • Demo of how to set up Logic to allow Noatikl to generate tempo variations whilst maintaining full MIDI sync.

Vimeo

YouTube

by Mark Harrop

Authoring Tutorial - St Ive's song 07 dissected
  • Detailed breakdown of the St Ives Song 07, exploring the techniques used in Noatikl to create the piece, including the use of rhythmic, following and ambient voice types, rule definition and chord creation. Also looks at one way to exploit velocity controlled sample switching

Vimeo

YouTube

by Mark Harrop

Downloads

iOS App Version Download
Noatikl for iOS is now Wotja for iOS (64-bit)
4.15.0 - 06 Nov 17
See Wotja
macOS App Version Download
IMPORTANT: Noatikl 3 for macOS will be removed from sale on OR before 31st Dec 2017. Want it? Don't delay, get it now!
Noatikl 3 (64-bit)
Desktop Standalone
3.3.7 - 08 Mar 17
macOS 10.9+ (64-bit)
Installation
Noatikl 3 at the Mac App Store
See also Audio Unit Plugin below
Noatikl 3 (64-bit)
Desktop Audio Plugin (Audio Unit)
3.3.3 - 23 Sept 16
macOS 10.9+ (64-bit)
FREE for Noatikl 3 Mac App Store customers
Win App Version Download
Noatikl 3 (64-bit)
Desktop Standalone
3.3.3 - 23 Sept 16
Windows 10 (64-bit)
30 day Trial


Installation | Product Key
See also Audio Unit Plugin below
Noatikl 3 (64-bit)
Desktop Audio Plugin (VST)
3.3.3 - 23 Sept 16
Windows 10 (64-bit)
30 day Trial
FREE for Noatikl 3 IM Licence customers
Installation | Product Key
All User Guide Download
Noatikl 3 User Guide (Web/HTML)
3.3.6 - 10 Mar 17
NME 3 User Guide (Web/HTML)
3.3.0 A - 30 Dec 16
PSE 3 User Guide (Web/HTML)
3.0 D - 30 Dec 16

Notes & Requirements

IMPORTANT NOTE: Mac/Win Desktop Audio Plugins (AUi/VSTi):

  • The Plugins are made available "As is" and are 64-bit (only). We test only with Logic / Reaper (Mac) and Reaper (Windows). We have been informed they do not work in Sonar but they should run fine in other DAW hosts. However, if plug-in operation is important for you then before you purchase a licence we strongly recommend you try in your DAW Host the trial version, if available, to ensure it works fine for you. Please also refer to our community forums if you need help with those DAWs.

Noatikl 3 Mac macOS PC Requirements (Desktop Standalone/Audio Plugin):

  • 64-bit macOS 10.9 or later; 250 MB hard disk space, 512MB RAM; Intel Mac; 64-bit (Universal binary installed). Please note that Noatikl runs as a 64-bit application only.
  • Audio Unit Plugin (AUi): Provided "As is" and free for customers who purchase or who have purchased Noatikl at the Mac App Store. This is not a trial version and activation requires installation of Noatikl 3+. See installation instructions. Requires an AU host configured for 64-bit operation.

Noatikl 3 Windows PC Requirements (Desktop Standalone/Audio Plugin):

  • 64-bit Windows 10; 250 MB hard disk space, 512MB RAM.
    • Note: It seems to run just fine on Windows 7 and 8, but we no longer officially support or test on those. There is a trial version, so why not give it a try?
  • VST Plugin (VSTi): The Product Key to unlock this is included when purchasing a licence for Noatikl Desktop Standalone for Windows. Requires a VST host configured for 64-bit operation. Note: The Plug-in does not work in Sonar.
  • The software downloads linked to above are 30 day Trial Versions. They require restarting every 3 minutes until you have purchased and entered the relevant Product Key (see our WebStore).
Noatikl 3 iOS Device Requirements:
  • iOS 8.1+ or later; iPhone, iPod touch, iPad. Noatikl for iOS is a universal binary and supports standard and retinal displays for iPhone and iPad. The iOS version does not support Scripting, Listening voices or MIDI transport controls.
  • Note: There will be no further updates for Noatikl 3 for iOS. See: "Will there be further feature updates for Noatikl 3 or a Noatikl 4?".

Linux users:

Archive (S/W, PDFs)

Noatikl Software Archive

Key: Forum Post (information) link < --- > [Download or Store link]

iOS Requirements (unless otherwise stated):

  • iOS 8.1+

Noatikl 2 for iOS:

Desktop OS Requirements (unless otherwise stated):

  • 64-bit Mac OSX 10.7+; 64-bit/32-bit Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7, 8

Noatikl 2 Desktop for Mac:

Noatikl 2 Desktop Audio Plugins (AUi/VSTi) for Mac:

Noatikl 2 Desktop Standalone & Audio Plugin (VSTi) for Windows:

Noatikl 1 Desktop Standalone & Audio Plugins (AUI/VSTi) for Mac:

Noatikl 1 Desktop Standalone & Audio Plugins for Windows:

Noatikl PDF Archive

Noatikl NT Version [Doc Rev] / Date / Size
English 3.3.6 - 10 Mar 17[0.98Mb]
English 2.8.1 / A / Sept 10 2015 [1.2Mb]
NME NME Version [Doc Rev] / Date / Size
English 3.3.0 A - 30 Dec 16[0.59Mb]
English 2.0 / C / 10 Sept 2015 [0.60Mb]
PSE PSE Version [Doc Rev] / Date / Size
English 3.0 D - 30 Dec 16[0.89Mb]
English 2.0 / B / 10 Sept 2015 [1.30Mb]

FAQ

General

Important: Noatikl 3 / Mixtikl 7 for macOS are being removed from sale on or before December 31st 2017. If you want to get them, don't delay, as when they are gone they are gone. Their future is to be found in Wotja for macOS.

Yes, for apps that we are continuing to develop, we do make "upgrades" available. They are all paid for in one way or another, so we guess what you are probably asking is "how much do they cost?". For some years now we have operated a Fullgrade Model; see below for info on that and for the differences between Updates and Upgrades etc.

Fullgrade Model

Rather than having a Full Price purchase for our Software followed by upgrades at a lower Upgrade Price, we decided in 2012 to forgo the higher initial Full Price and simply sell versions at the lower Upgrade Price - we call this hybrid approach a "Fullgrade" model. Even though we lose out on the initial "revenue blip" we did it because A) it cuts out complexity (for both you and us) and B) for new customers it also means our apps now cost less than they otherwise would have done. If you want an Upgrade or Annual Release with its new features and content then just buy it and know you are getting a good deal!

Free Updates

Updates: We provide free "updates" for all our apps whilst they remain available for sale (e.g. Wotja, Wotja 2017 during 2017, Noatikl 3 etc.).

Purchase Options

Initial Purchase: Since 2012 we have only had an "Upgrade Price" (see "Fullgrade" Model, above) whereas for most Software there is traditionally a "Full Price" first purchase followed by a lower cost "Upgrade Price" for each new Major Version.

Upgrades: "Major Version" increments of our apps, i.e. Upgrades, have always been new "paid for" apps (e.g. Noatikl 2 > Noatikl 3) and sold at Upgrade Prices (see "Fullgrade" Model, above). Once a new version of an app is released then the previous version is retired (removed from sale) and no further updates are made available for it. If you want further updates or new features, simply purchase the new version which is already at an Upgrade Price.

Subscriptions (Wotja only): An active subscription in one of our subscription apps is like having a rolling upgrade program for it, which is why we strongly recommend In-App Subscriptions. See the Subscription FAQ.

Annual Releases (Wotja only): We make available "paid for" annual releases (e.g. Wotja 2017) with same capabilities and regular updates as the the subscription version and these are updated in tandem with the subscription versions up until the end of the relevant year; if you want *further updates* after this time you would need to purchase the *next* paid for version. You may continue using this version for as long as you like (assuming, of course, it runs OK on any new OS you choose to install); if you want to save even more money then get the subscription version.

App Bundles: These are not part of our Fullgrade model, where prices are already at upgrade levels. We have in the past used them to give a discount for bulk purchase of multiple paid for apps. Now that we have consolidated to just one app, Wotja, we no longer have a need to offer App Bundles.

Do I need to get the new Major Version or Annual Release?

Well, that is up to you and will be down to whether or not you want or need any features/content in it. If you do not think the feature set for a particular Major Version or Annual Release is strong enough and you don't want or need it, you don't have to get it - you can skip it. There is no obligation for you to buy the new Major Version or Annual Release and, remember, if you have purchased a paid for app you can continue using it for as long as you like (assuming, of course, it runs OK on any new OS you choose to install). Doing things this way very much keeps us on our toes, and there is no fig leaf for us to hide behind.

P.S. Don't forget, if you purchase a paid for your app near the end of the previous Major Version or Annual Release cycle then it is still great value as, at an "upgrade price", you get the benefit of all the improvements that we packed in during that cycle (be they features, fixes or stability)!

What about OS and 3rd party library support?

Toolchains are always changing, and it can take a lot of time to modify, test and update software to support new versions of an OS or new 3rd party libraries (e.g. AudioBus etc.). That is why for each Major Version or Annual Release cycle we try hard to ensure our software works correctly with what is available at the time and whilst it is availabale.

As the years go by, though, older versions of our software may not work correctly with newer 3rd party services or a newer OS that you may choose to upgrade to (remember, it is entirely YOUR CHOICE to do that). That attrition is just the way the appverse works. It is a tough choice, but we simply do not have the bandwidth to continuously update old apps that may have cost a few dollars AND to keep our current apps moving forwards for customers who want new things.

Considering Leaving a Review?

We love our customers and our goal is to build for them very powerful, high quality generative tools. We are like master craftsmen with years of experience - but we exist in a very small, niche, market. We take on board and act on all feedback about the quality our apps - after all, we want to make them the best we can. We hope you enjoy our apps and that you will consider giving them nice reviews!

However, if you are thinking of leaving a negative review, perhaps because you are unhappy about pricing, or indeed anything else, then please first stand back, take a deep breath and reflect on the following before doing so:

Every negative review that is left impacts our sales and so adversely impacts on our ability to survive in our niche market. We know that you expect to be able to eat for the work you do, and we know that you are a nice person and you would want us to eat, too, for the work we do. For 2 guys like us to develop our complex apps (and update them) is a very, very time consuming activity. If we cannot (somehow) make enough money to keep it all going then our niche apps will simply wither and die. If you have any serious issues or pressing concerns then please get in touch with us directly, rather than airing those in a public review that is often hard to respond to. We thank you for your understanding! Tim and Pete

Remember: You can always get in touch with us directly.

Important: Noatikl 3 / Mixtikl 7 for macOS are being removed from sale on or before December 31st 2017. If you want to get them, don't delay, as when they are gone they are gone. Their future is to be found in Wotja for macOS.

No, sorry! We do free updates, not free upgrades. All Noatikl major versions followed a Fullgrade pricing policy meaning they are already priced as upgrades; Noatikl for macOS/iOS has now evolved to Wotja.

Noatikl 3 for Desktop: If you want to use any of the new features in Noatikl 3 then just purchase a licence for the new version.

Noatikl 2: Looking for the latest version of Noatikl 2 (2.3.8)? See here for links.

Important: Noatikl 3 / Mixtikl 7 for macOS are being removed from sale on or before December 31st 2017. If you want to get them, don't delay, as when they are gone they are gone. Their future is to be found in Wotja for macOS.

Noatikl 3 apps for macOS/iOS were released November 2015. All our music app development work has now moved to Wotja, the evolution of Noatikl, meaning that as of 2017 Noatikl is no longer being worked on. We took that tough decision in order to secure a future for a forward looking app that can play Noatikl files - Wotja. See the Wotja Feature Comparison.

Although Noatikl 3 is now efectively frozen we expect current builds should continue to work just fine for a long time (it always remains possible that future OS or 3rd Party software changes might cause issues, however).

See also: Why the big changes with Wotja? and What is the difference between Noatikl 3 and Wotja?

Noatikl 3 for macOS will be removed from sale on OR before 31st Dec 2017.

We are doing this to make way for Wotja for macOS, which represents its future.

Even though Noatikl 3 for macOS is no longer being updated, you may well want to purchase it for some of the following reasons (if you want it, just don't leave it too late as it might already be gone! See Downloads):

  • You are a Noatikl 2 for macOS owner who never upgraded.
  • You want a powerful generative music creativity tool and your mac is running macOS 10.9, 10.10 or 10.11 (Wotja will only support macOS 10.12+).
  • You are a collector of generative music software and don't yet have it.
  • You like the look of Wotja, but are not yet sure about it.
  • You need to use an AU Plug-in in your DAW (Wotja will not be available as a Plug-in).
  • You need to use Lua scripting (Wotja does not support use of Lua scripting).
  • We are in no way abandoning the technologies and capabilities that were in the Noatikl branded apps, but on iOS/macOS (Windows TBD) their future now lies in our new app branded Wotja.

    See also this FAQ - Why the big changes with Wotja?.

    If you could do something in Noatikl 3 for macOS/iOS then you can generally do it (and a lot more besides) in Wotja for macOS/iOS. To understand why we say this, it is important to understand what Noatikl actually is.

    What is Noatikl?

    It is a generative music authoring tool branded "Noatikl".

    It principally comprises a set of user interfaces (UI) to both an integrated generative music engine (NME 3) and sound engine (PSE 3) and that let you export files (.noatikl files).

    What is Wotja?

    Wotja is the consolidation of Noatikl, Mixtikl, Liptikl and Tiklbox into one app, branded Wotja. It can load and open content created by them and is the path forward for them. It includes new features and content, too.

    As with the apps above, it comprises a set of user interfaces (UI) to both our latest generation integrated generative music engine (IME 4) and sound engine (ISE 4) and it lets you export files (.wotja / .wotjabox / .noatikl / .mixtikl).

    Wotja for macOS/iOS: Both now co-opt the best of Noatikl, Mixtikl, Liptikl (and Tiklbox), and inccreasingly more besides, and provide a forward migration path for files created in them.

    Noatikl 3 for macOS/iOS > Wotja for macOS/iOS

    See: Wotja < > Noatikl differences

    Important: Noatikl 3 / Mixtikl 7 for macOS are being removed from sale on or before December 31st 2017. If you want to get them, don't delay, as when they are gone they are gone. Their future is to be found in Wotja for macOS.

    Noatikl 3 for Windows

    Even though it will likely see no further updates, it will continue for the time being to have a vital role for Windows users wanting to create generative music as it can create .noatikl files that can be used by Wotja and Wotja can export .noatikl files. See the following FAQ entries: Exporting from Noatikl, Exporting from Wotja.

    Wotja is already a good deal more powerful than Noatikl as it incorporates the capabilities of Noatikl, Mixtikl, Liptikl and Tiklbox. In 2018 it will get more powerful still.

    At present the main new Wotja parameters are as follows.

    Consolidated Features:

    • See the Wotja Feature Comparison which shows how Wotja already includes the best of Noatikl, Mixtikl, Liptikl and Tiklbox - and more.
    • Note: On importing a .noatikl or .mixtikl file exported from Wotja any new values included in the file are simply ignored by Noatikl 3 or Mixtikl 7 as relevant. When those apps resave such an imported file then such new values are not saved to the exported file.

    New Wotja Engine parameters (not in Noatikl, Mixtikl, Liptikl):

    Not supported in Wotja for macOS/iOS (and alternative approaches):

    We want to devote our efforts to working on what we can uniquely do best, and that means recognising that some previous app capabilities are now better done by other tools. Our more focused approach means we can develop, extend and improve Wotja as fast as possible for our niche audience.

    • macOS Audio Plugins (Audio Unit)
      • Instead: Use Wotja's powerful MIDI Out to control DAW synths
      • Instead: Use something like Rogue Amoeba's Audio Hijack or Soundflower to capture Wotja Audio
    • Lua Scripting for specialists [was only ever in Noatikl for macOS]
      • Instead: We hope in due course to implement non-scripting approaches for the primary things it was used for
    • Use of Audio loops outside of Paks
      • Later: In due course we hope to make it easier to create Paks
    • Tap Play (TBD) [was only ever in Mixtikl for macOS/iOS]
    • AudioCopy/AudioPaste [was only ever in Mixtikl for iOS]
      • Instead: Try using apps like AudioShare
    • Microphone recording [was only ever in Mixtikl for macOS/iOS]
      • Instead: Do that in your DAW which is much better suited to it!
    • Minor/little used features now deprecated
      • Any Mixtikl visualiser related settings
      • Mixtikl Store/Recall settings
      • Mixtikl Advanced cell settings, i.e. Skip, Silent, Stream, Audio Sample

    Note on Importing into Noatikl: On importing into Noatikl 3 a .noatikl file that has been exported from Wotja, any new values included in the file are simply ignored by Noatikl 3. When Noatikl 3 resaves such an imported file then such new values are not saved to the exported file.

    Note on Noatikl 3 for Windows: Even though it will likely see no further updates, it will continue for the time being to have a vital role for Windows users wanting to create generative music as it can create .noatikl files that can be used by Wotja and Wotja can export .noatikl files. See the following FAQ entries: Exporting from Noatikl, Exporting from Wotja.

    Sorry, there are no bundles available at the present time and because we now have just one paid for app per platform we don't expect them to come back!

    NEW: Now that Wotja is available, see also the difference between Noatikl 3 and Wotja.

    Mixtikl 7 and Noatikl 3 are tightly integrated but cover different areas. Wotja includes many of the best aspects of both and is the future for our generative music apps.

    Here are some of the main differences:

    • Mixtikl Generative Music & Loop Mixer:
      • Summary: A powerful but easy-to-use generative music and loop mixer app that lets you get quick results.
      • A cell sequencer/arranger primarily aimed at allowing users to easily mix together generative templates / pieces and then change track volume and pan settings - this can make it a snap to create and mix something new.
      • Has support for mix and cell randomisation - makes it quick and easy to try out new combinations of templates.
      • Includes support for using audio loops - useful for creating EDM/IDM or where you just want to mix in other recorded sounds.
      • Includes support for making and using mic recordings - useful for where you just want to mix in other recorded sounds (iOS/macOS/Win only).
      • Includes a basic "drill down" UI for editing of generative music parameters, but not allow editing of the generator network itself.
      • Content cell templates can be exported for further editing in Noatikl or Wotja.
      • Allows MIDI recordings, and with options support for MIDI out (iOS only).
      • What it doesn't support: scripting; merging of templates; editing of generator networks; blending mode; easy generative music parameter editing.
    • Noatikl Generative Music Composer:
      • Summary: A handy composition tool for editing NME generative music parameters and generator networks.
      • Has a user interface primarily aimed at easy creation, design or editing of generator networks and custom generative music pieces/templates.
      • Provides a table view for all generators with easy access to all of the NME's generative music parameters - makes it easier to get things working the way you want.
      • Allows merging together of generative pieces.
      • Supports MIDI in/out so it can be used as a controller of external MIDI synths, but does not support use of audio loops or cell sequencing.
      • Features a blend screen for quite blending of piece volume and pan (iOS only).
      • Pieces created in Noatikl can be exported and then imported into Mixtikl or Wotja.
      • Allows use of Lua scripting and Listening voices so that you can explore your own hyperinstrument (Desktop version only).
      • What it doesn't support: audio loops; content cells; arrangement (except via envelopes); randomisation.

    Please note that we cannot give any legal interpretations of the EULA licence (*we are not lawyers*), but we hope the pointers below are of help. At the end of the day, be sensible: respect the rights of 3rd parties, comply with their licence terms and use a validly licenced version to make the recordings. If you do feel you need an interpretation you will need to ask a lawyer!

    Important Notes:

    • Content of a purely generative nature is created randomly - but remember, IME (NME) Patterns are NOT generative. In something you want to record, modify any Pattern voice that is used so that it does not use a B type Pattern.
      • There are different types of Patterns. B type patterns contain information on both pitch and duration whereas R type patterns define only note durations leaving the engine choose the note pitches at random (these can also be used for beat patterns, too).
      • If you have to use B type patterns then you MUST use your own patterns and it is up to you to ensure they do not infringe someone's melody. Even though you can apply a mutation factor to a B type pattern it always starts with the pattern and we do NOT recommend relying on this technique. For those reasons we instead recommend using R type patterns. Alternatively, change the voice type to be a generative voice type such as Rhythmic or Ambient (this will also change how the music is composed, however).
      • Tip: There are other generative strategies such as using a Following Voice to follow a Pattern voice. The Following voice MUST use a Chordal Harmony rule with associated Scale rule with a few elements. Set the volume of the Pattern voice to zero and all you should then hear is the Following voice, which might be OK for an audio recording. Note that MIDI recordings will still capture the Pattern voice, however.
    • Even generatively created content has the potential to end up as a tune that a 3rd party might claim ownership of - so always be careful. Remember, we make creativity tools.
    • For use of content in the Intermorphic Paks refer to the Intermorphic Pak EULA.
    • If another party's IP is included in your recording (e.g. WAV, SF2, MIDI files etc.) then, as they own that content, you have to comply with their licences terms for the use of that content. If you use someone else's Noatikl / Mixtikl / Wotja files or ISE (PSE) Sound Designs then you should seek from them the necessary permissions or licences. In any event, if you use 3rd party content in your recordings then you will only own the recordings if you definitely have the necessary rights and comply with any licencing terms for that additional content.
    • In all recordings you must ensure you comply with the terms for use of the IM Wavetable(s) (See Intermorphic EULA, noting clause 5 concerning "Intermorphic Wavetable" which applies to all included Intermorphic SF2/DLS wavetables).
    • When you make the audio or MIDI recording(s) that you want to use Commercially make sure you have (as relevant) an active subscription or have purchased a valid licence to use the app as full product (e.g. including In-App purchase in an older Freemium version).
    • Please be aware that Educational versions may not be used for commercial or business purposes.

    With the above Important Notes being observed, then, in general, you own the rights to recordings you make and can use them commercially provided that when making them:

    • You use only purely generative templates from either the included Intermorphic Generative Paks (modified or not by you) or generative content that you have created yourself.
      • If you do use templates that utilise B type melodic patterns then you MUST change those patterns and it is your responsibility to ensure that the patterns you use do not infringe the rights of any 3rd parties (e.g. ensure you do not use melodies owned by others).
    • You use only content that you own the rights to (e.g. your own WAVs, SF2, MIDI files and/or Noatikl / Mixtikl / Wotja files and/or ISE (PSE) Sounds Designs).

    With respect to recordings made of mixes using or featuring content from the FREE Paks (i.e. AL Collections 1-3, Morphing Drum + Bass which include content we licence from a 3rd party), then you will also need to comply with the Intermorphic Pak EULA and pay particular attention to the clause in relevant licence for those Paks:

    • "You may mix together content from the Pak, modify Template parameter settings, and combine content from the Pak with other content over which you have the requisite rights, in order to create your own Noatikl, Mixtikl, Wotja or Partikl files (variously "Files"), IM Software Music URLs (variously "Music URLs") and audio or MIDI mix recordings (variously "New Content"). You are free to distribute the New Content provided (i) the New Content constitutes an original work (ii) you have the necessary distribution rights in any third party content (iii) any Music URLs you self-publish or distribute in any way comply with the Intermorphic Website Terms of Service (http://intermorphic.com/tos) and (iv) individual sound samples are not used in isolation." and "You may not use content from the Pak to create music libraries for distribution to third parties and you may not modify any included 3rd party sound samples."

      With respect to the Paks above, if you are wanting to create music libraries of any kind, then you would not be licenced to do that. Similarly, if any of the sound samples are used in isolation (i.e. not mixed against another sample playing at the same time), then you would not be licenced to do that.

      If you also include other content in your mix then you will only own the recordings if you definitely have the necessary rights and comply with any licencing terms for that additional content.

    Of course you do not need to attribute Intermorphic! If you wish to, though, then please do!

    Please note, though, that Educational versions may not be used for commercial or business purposes. Please also ensure you comply with the licence terms for any IM Pak and/or 3rd party content you use in your recordings.

    Yes, you may, but see here for further details.

    The reason you might be asking this is because you are unable to migrate to a newer version of your operating system (e.g. you are stuck on Mac macOS 10.5) and later versions of Noatikl require e.g Mac macOS 10.9+.

    We licence Noatikl on a major version number basis (e.g. Noatikl 1.X, Noatikl 2.x etc). So, if there is an earlier build of Noatikl that works for you (see the archive versions), purchase a licence to the latest relevant version of Noatikl (e.g. Noatikl 3) and then contact us and ask us to swop that licence for licence to the older version (e.g. Noatikl 2). We will send you the relevant Product licence key. Note that you will then NOT be licenced for the newer major version should you then go on to use that later.

    Also note that we do not update archive versions of the software (see the archive versions), and so please download it and try it first and make sure it works OK for you before you purchase!

    See the examples section or the Noatikl compositions forum. Or even check out the free Tiklbox, as all pieces were created with Noatikl.

    Common

    Noatikl Mobile has access to all of the parameters that are in Noatikl Desktop and includes the same templates/content. Content authored in either will play just fine in the other, and vice versa. There are not many feature differences between the two, but the Interfaces are of course different (see below). A good point of reference is the Noatikl User Guide.

    Features

    In terms of features, Noatikl Mobile can do everything Noatikl Desktop can do except:

    • Noatikl Mobile does not support Scripting.
    • Noatikl Mobile does not have a plugin version (i.e. no Audio Unit for mobile).
    • Noatikl Mobile can emit MIDI clock information but it doesn’t support MIDI transport controls.
    • Noatikl Mobile does not allow MIDI file recordings to be made (you would need to use another iOS app for that).

    Noatikl Mobile has a number of small additional advantages over Noatikl Desktop:

    • Noatikl Mobile has a Blend view that provides an easy way to drag voices around to mix them (and this is very handy).
    • Noatikl Mobile has a Settings screen that lets your set the Audio output rate and supports a number of MIDI Output options.

    Interfaces (UI)

    Beyond a pure feature comparison, many people find that desktop versions of apps allow greater productivity. There are too many differences to detail here but the Noatikl User Guide documents both the Noatikl Mobile UI and Noatikl Desktop UI.

    Suffice to say, if you are planning on doing a lot of deep editing or composition then you might find it easier and quicker, therefore, to do things in Noatikl Desktop which has a multi-voice table view of parameters and requires much less drill down - a mouse is very very handy. Some UI areas are also just easier to use in the Desktop version, for example text editing / use of Patterns.

    It's your choice...

    All said and done, Noatikl Desktop costs more so maybe you start with the Mobile version and then see how you get on!

    To SAVE or EXPORT pieces/files you can either:

    To RESTORE pieces/files:

    PSE

    If Noatikl isn't making any sound, first check that you have the Partikl checkbox ticked. If this is ticked, then Noatikl will automatically render all MIDI data that it generates through Noatikl's built-in Partikl sound system, and you should hear Noatikl playing (unless you've turned-down your computer's volume). If the checkbox isn't ticked, Noatikl will only send its MIDI data to whatever MIDI Output destination you have defined in Noatikl's top panel... which means that you've probably got a bit of MIDI configuration to do first in order to hear Noatikl play.

    Note that Noatikl can play both through PSE and through a MIDI device, if that is how you have configured things - the choice is yours.

    All platforms:

    Don't forget to press play! Make sure your system volume is turned-up, and any speakers are turned on! Make sure you haven't muted all voices, or set their volumes or velocities all to zero. If you are using fixed-pattern voices, make sure they don't all have empty patterns.

    iOS:

    Unless you are using AudioBus, make sure this toggle (under Settings > Audio Out) is set to off or you will not hear anything!

    Windows users:

    Only one component at a time can render through the Windows Software Synth. If your Noatikl MIDI Output component is specified to render through this and you hear silence, make sure there is not already something else trying to render through it.

    MAC users:

    If you selected an IAC driver bus as Noatikl's MIDI output device, make sure you have an active rendered out for that device e.g. MIDIPipe from Subtlesoft or one of your sequencer tracks with an attached synthesiser or sampler plug-in. Please refer to the Noatikl video tutorial - "creating your first piece on Mac" which will get you going with MidiPipe in about 1 minute.

    Sonar

    You may hear silence when using Noatikl MIDI events with the Noatikl VSTi with Sonar.

    • The solution to this problem is to modify your MIDI track to have a continuous stream of dummy MIDI controller events! This is required for Sonar to keep “pumping” Noatikl for more MIDI event data.

    If using the Noatikl VSTi and your hear silence, make sure you have added Noatikl VSTi to your project properly.

    • To add the Noatikl VSTi to your project, do not start by using the synth rack; it will crash Sonar.
    • Insert the Noatikl VSTi by right-clicking the FX bin of an audio track; select the Noatikl VSTi plug-in.
    • Load-up a Noatikl file (or create a new one) within noatikl. That will give you something to hear in a moment. Make sure you set the MIDI Channel parameter for each voice, so you can be sure which software synth you want to direct it to.
    • Next, open-up the Synth Rack (Views > Synth Rack).
    • Right-click on the far-right pane of the Noatikl VSTi, and click on "Enable MIDI Output". This lets Sonar use the MIDI output data emitted from the VSTi by Noatikl. If you forget this step, Noatikl will remain silent.
    • Close the Synth Rack.

    Cubase

    If Noatikl VSTi MIDI events create silence, make sure you are not running with the “Sequencer MIDI Pipeline” selected. Not all sequencers support this feature.

    • The solution is to select one of the other MIDI output ports instead (and make sure you have a synthesiser listening out for that port!).

    See: Where do I find Crash Logs? and send the text in them through via our Contact Form, and don't forget to tell us what you were doing when you had the crash! Hopefully we will be able to fix the crash in the next update. Thank you!

    Background

    We try as hard as we can to make our apps stable. If this app does crash on you, then the chances are that for crashes in new apps (released after Jun 2014) we will (but not always) get reports from the HockeyApp integrated crash reporting system. Because of this, we have the best chance of fixing crashers and so our latest versions are likely to be the most stable. This is one reason we recommend that you always update your Intermorphic apps to the latest version, where your device/OS allows.

    If you are using an earlier app then you can still send us a crash log so that we can investigate and try to fix the problem (for all users). The crash log files all start with the app name, and have an extension "crash". They are text files that we can read, and give us useful information in tracking-down a crash.

    Even though we get the crash logs, it can also help us track things down if you send us any info about your particular crash, or indeed anything you think is not working right.

    When using Mixtikl (mobile or desktop), you can export the content in individual cells where that content is generative (i.e. not audio loops), and then import it (as a new piece or added to an existing piece) for editing in Noatikl (mobile or desktop). There is one exception, and that is where the Mixtikl content uses a custom wavetable. In this case you will need to import it to a new piece and not merge into an existing one.

    For Mixtikl Mobile > Noatikl Mobile

    • In Mixtikl, select the Content Cell you are interested in.
    • From the Content Cell menu select the Export button and you will get a message saying that the data has been exported to the clipboard.
    • In Noatikl Mobile, go to the Pieces screen and then select the import button on the bottom toolbar. You will get a pop up dialog givng you the option to add the content to the existing piece, or to replace it.
    • Choose the option you want and the content is imported and ready for editing. Once you have done your editing, you can of course export the piece and then import into a Mixtikl content cell.

    Note: When you export from a Mixtikl content cell the Track FX are NOT included (but Cell FX are).

    Note: Doing this in Mixtikl Desktop > Noatikl Desktop is similar except that in Noatikl the "Import" facility is under Menu > File > Import.

    For Noatikl Mobile > Mixtikl Mobile:

    • In Noatikl, go to the Pieces screen and then select the export button on the bottom toolbar. get a messages saying the data has been exported to the clipboard.
    • In Mixtikl, select the content cell you are interested in.
    • Select the Import button and you will get a popup dialog where you choose what kind of clipboard to try to import from. Select the Noatikl/Partikl button.
    • You will be presented with an "Import As" dialog where you enter the name you want the content called (or just accept the default name presented).
    • You will see a couple of pop-up messages saying the content imported.

    Note: Doing this in Noatikl Desktop > Mixtikl Desktop is similar except that in Noatikl the "Export" facility is under Menu > File > Export.

    See the installing Noatikl page for how to install the various Noatikl variants on your system!

    If you have deleted e.g. Noatikl 2.1.5 Desktop Audio Plugins from your Mac and installed the Noatikl 2.3.3. Plugins (which require macOS 10.7+) and then try to re-install the Noatikl 2.1.5 Plugins (as you have sensibly made a backup) then you may find you get the message "Intermorphic Noatikl can't be installed on this disk. A newer version of this software already exists on the disk."

    Ultimately it is down to Apple's decision not to expose uninstall options in the menu somewhere!

    Solution:

    • Close any installer you might have open
    • Open the Terminal application (under Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal)
    • Paste these 4 lines into the Terminal window:
      • sudo rm /var/db/receipts/com.intermorphic.noatikl.plist /var/db/receipts/com.intermorphic.noatikl.bom
      • sudo rm /var/db/receipts/com.intermorphic.noatikl.plist /var/db/receipts/com.intermorphic.noatikl.plist
      • sudo rm /var/db/receipts/com.intermorphic.noatikl.plist /var/db/receipts/com.intermorphic.noatikl_plugins.bom
      • sudo rm /var/db/receipts/com.intermorphic.mixtikl.plist /var/db/receipts/com.intermorphic.mixtikl_plugins.plist
    You can then install your older copy of Noatikl!

    Note: the first time you enter the "sudo" command-line, you'll be prompted to enter your password.

    Explanation: the "sudo" command tells the system to run the command that follows with an administrative level; otherwise, you wouldn't be able to remove the (hidden) receipt files that are blocking your re-installation of the older version.

    In this sort of case, it almost certainly means that your Web Browser file cache is corrupted. You'll need to refresh/clear this cache, and try the download again.

    This is the result of an oddity we've seen in some Macs. Please try the following simple steps.

    • Try this first
      1. Go to "System Preferences"
      2. Select "Displays"
      3. Choose the "Color" Tab
      4. Uncheck the "Show profile for this display only"
      5. Select the "sRGB IEC61966-2.1" profile
    • If the above doesn't work, then please try this:
      1. Select Options menu
      2. Select "Reset Column Widths"

    As we test in Reaper, we give the following instruction for that (and then the Mac variant, too). But, the principle is the same for other DAWs / sequencers and concerns enabling MIDI Clock and Sync events to be sent from your DAW / Sequencer to Noatikl and then enablng MIDI events to be sent from Noatikl back to your DAW / Sequencer.

    Important in all cases: You need to use a different bus for each of the above activites, e.g. IAC Driver - Bus 1 for MIDI input and IAC Driver - Bus 2 for MIDI output.

    Note: We also refer to the Mac's inbuilt IAC Audio MIDI Setup - for more on that see here.

    1. Reaper MIDI Output: from the Menu select Preferences > Audio > MIDI Devices and in the MIDI output area double tap on the desired / listed MIDI output device (e.g. IAC Driver - Bus 2) and ensure that "Enable output to this device" and "Send clock/SPP to this device" are both checked.
    2. Reaper MIDI Input: from the Menu select Preferences > Audio > MIDI Devices and in the MIDI input area double tap on the desired / listed MIDI input device (e.g. IAC Driver - Bus 1) and ensure that "Enable input from this device" and "Enable input for control messages" are both checked.
    3. Noatikl: Set "Sync?" set to True, set MIDI Input to be the same as your MIDI output above (e.g. IAC Driver - Bus 2) and set MIDI Output to be the same as your MIDI input above (e.g. IAC Driver - Bus 1)
    4. Noatikl: Press Play ... Noatikl is now waiting...
    5. Reaper: Press Play ... Noatikl starts playing, at the tempo from Reaper.
    6. Note: Noatikl does not currently support "Resume", so if you press "stop" in your Sequencer, then to restart Noatikl you will first need to rewind your Sequencer head to the beginning before pressing "play".

    If you want Noatikl to drive a MIDI output device with MIDI data, you will first need to specify the MIDI output device to which Noatikl sends its MIDI data.

    If you are running within Cubase or other sequencers which do not support MIDI routing from one VST to another then, you must, select any value other than "Sequencer MIDI Pipeline" (otherwise you will just hear silence). If you are using Sonar, Reaper, or some other VSTi Host which allows MIDI data to be routed from one VSTi into another one, then you may select any of the available options though you are most likely to want to select the "Sequencer MIDI Pipeline" option.

    Mac users using the Noatikl Audio Unit (AU) - you must route the output via an IAC port to a suitable synth device.

    See the MIDI Routing and the MIDI Output pages in the Noatikl User Guide.

    See also the installing Noatikl page for how further information on how to configure the various Noatikl variants on your system.

    There are two ways for Noatikl to record MIDI files. Note that there is one (Type 1) MIDI file saved per 'playback'; but each instrument is recorded to an individual MIDI 'track' within that file.

    1. By recording a live take of the MIDI events that Noatikl is generating (see Noatikl Preferences).
    2. By "Cooking" (see Tools > MIDI File Cooker), which is much faster, and plays / records the piece as fast as it can - a 3 minute piece can take seconds to record this way.

    Set up a pattern Voice in Noatikl on channel 1.

    Set another Voice on channel 16. Set this Voice's Micro Controller 1 to send  CC22 with the mode set to 1-LFO (min, max, min), beat frequency 2000.

    Set Noatikl to sync to the IAC port for which you are generating MIDI clock from Logic.

    Open the Logic environment. Cable a tempo fader between midi ports and  sequencer input - set it to listen for CC22 on channel 16.

    Set the piece tempo in Logic to <50 and hit play.

    The Tempo of the ensuing Piece ranges between 50 and 172 BPM according to the cycle output of the controller LFO in noatikl.

    Sit back and feel clever.

    Note that the choice of midi channels and CC22 is entirely arbitrary. You can use any channel or CC you want. As long as the settings in Noatikl are matched to the settings in Logic, you are in business.

    You can, of course, set up multiple "voices" in Noatikl simultaneously generating CC 22 on channel 16 to different rules and specifications to create really strange and unpredictable tempo effects. There is a lot more generative potential here than you can get from a simple tempo envelope.

    This issue is most likely due to Noatikl running in 64bit mode. We have yet to isolate the problem but we are working on it!. This will most likely get you going:

    1. Please find the Noatikl application in your Applications folder.
    2. Right click on it, select the "Get Info" option.
    3. Check the "Open in 32-bit mode" checkbox.
    4. Re-start Noatikl.

    As of Noatikl 3 export or playback of Music URLs is no longer supported. If you want to share your pieces you have 2 choices. In Noatikl 3 either:

    By default we hide the older Noatikl 2 templates simply as the new Noatikl 3 templates are so good! They are included, however, and it is easy to display them. Simply go to Settings (iOS), Noatikl > Preferences (macOS) or Noatikl > Options > Preferences (Windows) and check the box that says "Show Noatikl 2 Content". Once you have done that, the older templates will show up in the template list in a dark grey colour.

    These are not included in Noatikl 3 as we now have a new set of gorgeous sound presets and templates (you can also export favourite presets from these, too). But we are making them available if you want them; see below.

    Tip: You see the TG Preset list from the Network Editor screen and when you then select the "Open" [Desktop] or "Action" [Mobile] buttons. Once the file below is copied to the right place, you may need to restart the app for the Presets to be displayed.

    Noatikl Desktop version: Download a zip of the TG presets and place that in the Intermorphic Folder or zips folder under that.

    Noatikl iOS version: Download the file above and then refer to Apple's docs on iTunes Apps File Sharing to see how to copy them to your iOS device.

    Noatikl Desktop version: These are installed to the "Intermorphic Folder". If you want to get them back again, just download a zip of the demo pieces and unzip that in the Intermorphic Folder.

    Noatikl iOS version: Either re-install Noatikl iOS (making sure you FIRST BACKUP any pieces you have made that you want to keep) or download the above zip file to a PC and unzip that in the "Intermorphic Folder". Then, refer to Apple's docs on iTunes Apps File Sharing to see how to copy them to your iOS device.

    iOS

    General comment: For Mixtikl 7 / Noatikl 3 the Partikl Sound Engine (PSE) Sound Units (Wavetable, Tone, DSynth, Particle) now run in stereo. In Mixtikl 6 / Noatikl 2 and earlier these units ran in mono, even though the PSE FX Units worked in stereo. Running the Sound Units in stereo does place a higher load on the processor, however, it greatly improves the sounds that the PSE can generate so it was an essential change we had to make.

    You can get performance issues if the processor in your device is trying to do more that it can handle, and there are a number of possible reasons for this when it comes to using Noatikl. You can also get some audio artifacts occur in the PSE from "note stealing" (see below). However, before we look at any of those, there are some general things to check / note first when it comes to conserving processor cycles so that the app can use the maximum processor power available.

    First:

    • Use latest iOS version: Ensure your device is using the latest iOS update available for it.
    • Power cycle your iOS device: This just ensures there is nothing running you don't expect to be running.
    • Other running apps: Although mobile OS are good at managing app usage these days, it might well be worth closing all other running apps.
    • InterApp Audio / Audiobus: Use of these takes up processing cycles, so try working without these on (at least until you have found an approach that works for you).
    • AirPlay, WiFi, Bluetooth, Cellular data: Use of these takes up processing cycles, so try turning these off. Why not try temporarily putting your devive into Airplane mode?
    • Don't run Noatikl backgrounded: There are less processor cycles available to the app when backgrounded.
    • Cable connection to computer: If your device syncs, that, too, can use processor cycles, so try using it without a computer connection (but charging it from a USB charging point is fine).

    Try these (in order):

    1. Audio Output Setting: The Noatikl 3 default audio output is 44Khz stereo, whereas Noatikl 2 defaulted to 22Khz stereo. We changed it simply as the audio output sounds nicer at 44Khz stereo, and devices have got more powerful in the last couple of years. However, runnning at 44Khz stereo places a higher load on the processor. If you are having performance issues, this is the first thing to try changing.
      • Solution: Try setting Audio Output to 32Khz Stereo or even 22Khz Stereo. Noatikl Settings > Audio Output.
    2. Airplay: Airplay uses processing power to stream the audio, so if you are having performance issues please first ensure this is off:.
    3. Templates/Content: To make the new templates sound really great they take advantage of the stereo sound unit capability (above) in the PSE. Some templates feature synth (and generator) networks are really quite complex, too, meaning they will use more processor cycles. The processor useage therefore greatly depends on the templates/content being used which means that some of the demo mixes will take up more processor cycles than others. Also, how you configure the Partikl Newtork can also play a part.
      • Solution 1 - Templates: Either use fewer templates in a piece so there is less sound to generate (the cool Demo pieces use 3 merged templates but even that can be too much on some devices!), use less complex sound generators (such as templates that have a sound network primarily based on Wavetable units), or look to remove some FX units that are used in a template (you can do this via the Synth Network Editor).
      • Solution 2 - Note Stealing: When the NME generates a lot of overlapping notes and Partikl is generating the sound then unless the PSE Polyphony setting is sufficient to cover all the notes that may be playing at the same time you can get an effect called "note stealing". This means a newly composed note will play in preference to the a previously generated note, on a First in First Out (FIFO) principle. The last note is instantly "dropped" meaning it can cause a click, especially if you are using FX. See the Polyphony setting in the Synth Network Editor.
    4. Track and Global FX: The new templates are generally sonically richer than Noatikl 2 templates and most use a reverb and other FX in the template itself. If you have a lot of Voices in your piece, then a lot of FX units can be in play at the same time.
      • Solution: If using these new templates in a (merged) piece, try removing FX from the templates themselves (e.g. reverb, as that is a heavy hitter), and then add it back as a Global FX. Example: Copy one template's FX network to the the clipboard (FX Network Editor > bottom right Action button > Export to clipboard) and then pasting it into the Global FX (FX Network Editor > bottom right Action button > Import from clipboard) and then remove the FX from each Voice's FX Network. This may change how the piece sounds quite a bit, so may require some experimentation.
    5. Merging pieces: Because of the Noatikl 3 template richness (above), you do not need many when creating a piece.
      • Solution: Try merging no more than 3 templates. This should still give you PLENTY of goodness to play with.
    6. Use some older content, too: Because of the Noatikl 3 template richness (above), you do not need many when creating a new piece. However, we still include the older Noatikl 2 content which in general has less of a processing hit, so you might want to try sprinkling some of that in.
    7. Try to isolate the issue: If you have got this far down the list and are still getting issues, such as ocasional clicks, glitches or pops etc., then it may be that the issue is coming from your piece and it might be worth seeing it you can isolate the problem. That means gradually removing Noatikl voices and PSE Sound Networks from your piece until the problem goes. Then you can work back up again.
      • Optional - MIDI Out: If you are STILL getting audio issues then it may well be worth trying to play the NME MIDI note streams via external/3rd Party synths (using MIDI Out) and seeing if the issues then go... If they do go, then it is likely the issue is something related to the PSE...
    8. Your Device....: We put this at the very of this list because we know only too well that money does not grow on trees and powerful mobile devices are very expensive. :( But, the device you are using is also a factor to keep in mind. How our app sounds is very important and, to keep moving forwards, we have to to take advantage of new capabilities and device power - we do this very carefully though. Unfortunately, sound generation and sound processing is a heavy hitter, and, moving to stereo sound units (see PSE comment, above) is just something we had to do...
      • Solution: If your funds allow, it might be worth at some point checking out a more powerful device.

    See: Where do I find Crash Logs? and send the text in them through via our Contact Form, and don't forget to tell us what you were doing when you had the crash! Hopefully we will be able to fix the crash in the next update. Thank you!

    Background

    We try as hard as we can to make our apps stable. If this app does crash on you, then the chances are that for crashes in new apps (released after Jun 2014) we will get reports from the HockeyApp integrated crash reporting system. Because of this, we have the best chance of fixing crashers and so our latest versions are likely to be the most stable. This is one reason we recommend that you always update your Intermorphic apps to the latest version, where your device/OS allows.

    If you are using an earlier app then you can still send us a crash log so that we can investigate and try to fix the problem (for all users). The crash log files all start with the app name, and have an extension "crash". They are text files that we can read, and give us useful information in tracking-down a crash.

    Even though we get the crash logs, it can also help us track things down if you send us any info about your particular crash, or indeed anything you think is not working right.

    Simply because Apple do not allow it. Scripting is required for Listening Voices to work, which is also why they are not supported in Noatikl Mobile.

    Note: If you open with Noatikl Mobile a piece contain scripting information (i.e. that you created in Noatikl Desktop) then it just won't do anything. Althought it does not do anything in Noatikl Mobile, any scripting information already in a piece is still included in the piece when it is saved.

    Firstly, Noatikl should not crash, and if it does, please do submit us your crash logs.

    For capabilities of your device (which may be an older model) your piece is too complex, or using too many synth voices etc. In general the processing overhead is governed by the number of modular synth based parts being used (and synth polyphony), the number of FX being used, the sheer number of parts playing etc. Here are some things you can try:

    • If you are using Noatikl Mobile to control external MIDI synths and so do not need to use Noatikl's own inbuilt synth for sound generation, then switch the Partikl switch to off. Same comment applies to Audiobus.
    • If you are using Noatikl's synth, then try reducing the polyphony on the synth used for a voice, remove some of the FX being used (Reverb is very expensive in terms of processor hit), or try even changing the synth sound itself (patches that use the Particle generator are expensive in terms of processor hit)
    • If you need to use Noatikl's synth, then (coming in the next Noatikl update) set the audio output to 22KHz instead of 44KHz.

    Audiobus / Inter-App Audio support is now enabled by default and can be used at no charge.

    Please refer to the Apple website for information on how to use Inter-App Audio with GarageBand.

    Please refer to the Audiobus website for instructions on how to use Audiobus. To use Audiobus you will also beed to install the Audiobus app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. We make no charge to Audiobus suppport.

    Desktop

    Note: If you have purchased a licence one of our tools via our website you will receive an email containing your Customer ID, Order ID and Product Key. If you are having problems getting the Product Key accepted the most likely reason is that either you have a space in front of or after the Product Key in the the Product Key field (there should be no space) or, in Noatikl 2 you are trying to enter a Standalone Product Key in the Plugin or vice-versa - see the note below.

    Note for Noatikl 2 and earlier users: The Product Keys for the Desktop Standalone and Desktop Audio Plugin versions were different and sold separately. To use the Standalone version requires the Standalone Product Key and vice-versa.

    From Noatikl 3 onwards the Standalone and Plugin Product Keys are the same. To continue to use the Desktop Standalone version after the 30 day evaluation period requires that you purchase the Noatikl 3 Desktop Standalone licence from the Intermorphic webstore. The Desktop Audio Plugin is provided "As Is" and is free to use once you have purchased the Noatikl 3 Desktop Standalone licence.

    Check you have followed the Product Key section in the Noatikl User Guide.

    Note: If you're running on Windows, and find Noatikl doesn't save its license key when you close the application, use the Windows option to run the host software (e.g. Reaper 3) "as Administrator". Enter and save your registration details. Restart the application normally: it should now be fine. If you've got trouble saving the license key for the Desktop Audio Plugin, you should run the host application.

    If the above does not get you going, then please try the following steps:

    • Close all instances of our software (including sequencers using our plugins).
    • Open the version of software for which you have purchased a license (e.g. Noatikl Desktop Standalone or Desktop Audio Plugin variant - which means you first have to insert the Plugin into a track in your DAW and then load the plugin from there), and from the Noatikl Menu select Help > Product Key and enter your Customer ID, Order ID and Product Key. We recommend you copy and paste the Product Key and do not try to type it in.
    • Once entered, close the software and restart it.
    • IMPORTANT: Ensure there are no spaces at the start or end of the Product Key.
    • Problems copying/pasting Product Key?
      • Mac - To paste on the Mac, you must:
        • Right-click in the text box, OR Control-click in the text box
        • ... then select 'Paste' from the pop-up menu
        • Alternatively, click in the text box, and press Cmd-V / Applekey-V (the paste shortcut).
        • Ensure there are no spaces in front of or after the Product Key in the the Product Key field.
      • Windows - To paste on Windows, you must :
        • Right click in the text box
        • ... then select 'Paste' from the pop-up menu
        • Alternatively, click in the text box, and press Control-V (for paste).
        • Ensure there are no spaces in front of or after the Product Key in the the Product Key field.
      • We have also had problems reported from Mac users with Microsoft Entourage. The issue is that the Product Key is not being treated as plain text. Try this:
        • run TextEdit (you'll find TextEdit using Finder in the Applications folder)
        • copy the values from Entourage
        • paste the values into TextEdit (where it is set-up to be plain text, *not* RTF format!)
        • copy each value you need from TextEdit
        • paste into Noatikl...!
        • Ensure there are no spaces in front of or after the Product Key in the the Product Key field.
      • See also https://forum.intermorphic.com/viewtopic.php?t=263.
    • Tip: If you are still having problems, please contact us and let us know the version numbered displayed in Help About (as well as OS version, how much free disk space you have, how much RAM do you have, the format of your hard disk [e.g. FAT32]).

    You might wish to try loopMIDI.

    Note: We are not responsible for external links, 3rd party software etc.

    To see how to route external MIDI (e.g. generated by an app like Noatikl Desktop connected to e.g. loopMIDI [Windows] or MIDIPipe [macOS] or Audio MIDI Setup (IAC Driver) [macOS]) to Reaper (a Desktop DAW which may have Plugin Synths etc), hop over to the Cockos (Reaper) website and follow these instructions.

    If you want to show the MIDI notes you've captured, have a look at this video.

    Note: We are not responsible for external links, 3rd party software etc.

    Our 64-bit Windows software will only install on 64-bit Windows; it will not install on a 32-bit operating system. So it is most likely that you are not actually running 64-Windows.

    To check which version of Windows 10 you are using, use the Windows search box to look for "About Windows". This suggests "System Settings". Select that entry to go to the Settings screen.

    At the bottom of the left hand panel in the Settings screen select "About". In the screen that displays you will see something like "System Type: 64-bit Operating System, x64-based processor".

    If you are running 32-bit Windows and want to run our software you will need to download in install the last-released version of the related 32-bit software. These builds (where available) can be found in the relevant Archive section of the app page: Liptikl 1.2.12 32-bit; Noatikl 2.8.8 32-bit, Mixtikl 6.3.8 32-bit. Not that they will run in 30 day trial mode until you apply your Product License key.

    Apple’s tool chains no longer allow us to build 32 bit versions, and we’ve had to adapt with them.

    You would be still able to use the archived 32-bit version which you could download/try out if you were interested. The last ever release of that was Noatikl 2.1.5.

    Plugin

    See: Installing Noatikl 3 Desktop Software Downloaded from IM Website

    c:\Program Files\VstPlugIns

    Important note: The Vst plugin is always installed to the \Program Files\VstPlugIns path shown above (and to the drive Windows is installed to), irrespective of the editable folder destination shown in the installer, e.g. “C:\Program Files\intermorphic\appname" where appname is the name of the Intermorphic app whose plugin you are installing. The editable destination affects *only* where the plugin uninstall files are put (e.g. unins000.dat and unins000.exe) so please leave it at the default setting.

    Note: If you have purchased a licence one of our tools via our website you will receive an email containing your Customer ID, Order ID and Product Key.

    If you are having problems getting the Product Key accepted the most likely reasons are:

    • You are entering the license key into the wrong field; please sure you use the "Noatikl Product Key" - don’t select "Noatikl Plug-in Extension key" (which is for something else altogether), or;
    • In Noatikl 2 you are trying to enter a Standalone Product Key in the Plugin or vice-versa - see the note below, or;
    • You have a space in front of or after the Product Key in the the Product Key field (there should be no space).

    Note for Noatikl 2 and earlier users: The Product Keys for the Desktop Standalone and Desktop Audio Plugin versions were different and sold separately. To use the Standalone version requires the Standalone Product Key and vice-versa.

    From Noatikl 3 onwards the Standalone and Plugin Product Keys are the same. To continue to use the Desktop Standalone version after the 30 day evaluation period requires that you purchase the Noatikl 3 Desktop Standalone licence from the Intermorphic webstore. The Desktop Audio Plugin is provided "As Is" and is free to use once you have purchased the Noatikl 3 Desktop Standalone licence.

    Check you have followed the Product Key section in the Noatikl User Guide.

    Note: If you're running on Windows, and find Noatikl doesn't save its license key when you close the application, use the Windows option to run the host software (e.g. Reaper 3) "as Administrator". Enter and save your registration details. Restart the application normally: it should now be fine. If you've got trouble saving the license key for the Desktop Audio Plugin, you should run the host application.

    If the above does not get you going, then please try the following steps:

    • Close all instances of our software (including sequencers using our plugins).
    • Open the version of software for which you have purchased a license (e.g. Noatikl Desktop Standalone or Desktop Audio Plugin variant), select Help > Product Key and enter your Customer ID, Order ID and Product Key. We recommend you copy and paste the Product Key and do not try to type it in.
    • Once entered, close the software and restart it.
    • Tip: Do not have any spaces at the end of the Product Key ... or at the start.
    • Problems copying/pasting Product Key?
      • Mac - To paste on the Mac, you must:
        • Right-click in the text box, OR Control-click in the text box
        • ... then select 'Paste' from the pop-up menu
        • Alternatively, click in the text box, and press Cmd-V / Applekey-V (the paste shortcut).
        • Ensure there are no spaces in front of or after the Product Key in the the Product Key field.
      • Windows - To paste on Windows, you must :
        • Right click in the text box
        • ... then select 'Paste' from the pop-up menu
        • Alternatively, click in the text box, and press Control-V (for paste).
        • Ensure there are no spaces in front of or after the Product Key in the the Product Key field.
      • We have also had problems reported from Mac users with Microsoft Entourage. The issue is that the Product Key is not being treated as plain text. Try this:
        • run TextEdit (you'll find TextEdit using Finder in the Applications folder)
        • copy the values from Entourage
        • paste the values into TextEdit (where it is set-up to be plain text, *not* RTF format!)
        • copy each value you need from TextEdit
        • paste into Noatikl...!
        • Ensure there are no spaces in front of or after the Product Key in the the Product Key field.
      • See also https://forum.intermorphic.com/viewtopic.php?t=263.
    • Tip: If you are still having problems, please contact us and let us know the version numbered displayed in Help About (as well as OS version, how much free disk space you have, how much RAM do you have, the format of your hard disk [e.g. FAT32]).

    Almost certainly, the issue is that you've not told your sequencer(s) to scan the appropriate folder for the Noatikl VSTi. The folder in question is (depending on your system):

    • c:\Program Files\VSTPlugins (32-bit Noatikl VSTi: Windows XP, or 32-bit Windows 7/Vista)
    • c:\Program Files (x86)\VSTPlugins (32-bit Noatikl VSTi: Windows XP, or 32-bit Windows 7/Vista)
    • c:\Program Files\VSTPlugins (64-bit Noatikl VSTi: 64-bit Windows 7/Vista)
    See also: Noatikl Installation

    Sonar 6 currently (as of Sonar 6.2) has buggy handling of keyboard events for VSTis and the Noatikl plug-ins are affected by this to some extent under Sonar 6.

    The symptoms are that when using the Noatikl VSTi in Sonar 6.... various keys don't respond until you release them; and then also appear in UPPER CASE rather than lower case. These keys include the following: abcdefghiklmnopqstuvxz ...

    We have logged this as a bug with Cakewalk. If it annoys you (and we're sure it will!), then do please feel free to ask Cakewalk when they'll get around to fixing the problem.

    We think the reason is that historically not many plug-ins have great support for keyboard handling. We've worked hard to put great keyboard handling in Noatikl; and some operations such as naming Voices etc. of course rely on typing on your keyboard.

    Note that in Sonar 6, the VST host window includes a new button on the top right of its toolbar, which says on the tooltip "Give all keystrokes to Plug-in". However, enabling this seems to make no difference at all to the plug-in behaviour...

    If you have problems where, for example, you want to name a Voice with lower case 'a' characters, but keeping seeing 'A' instead, then consider using the standalone version of Noatikl to change the name before re-opening in Noatikl VSTi under Sonar.

    Sonar's VSTi host adaptor implementation has (historically) a pretty sloppy interpretation of MIDI event times generated by VSTi plug-ins such as Noatikl. Current versions of Sonar may have addressed this, of course.

    If you are experiencing this problem, consider sending MIDI data from Noatikl VSTi to Sonar via a MIDI Yoke port, rather than sending them directly through the MIDI sequencer pipeline. Believe it or not, this gives far better timing accuracy when you hear Noatikl's music render by your Sonar-hosted software synths.

    You need to attach the Noatikl AU to an instrument track, and NOT an audio track. If you try adding to an audio track, the Noatikl AU won't be listed!

    Old

    Noatikl 2 was released for iOS 8 and Noatikl 3 was released for iOS 10. Each ran just fine on the iOS version they were released for. It just so happened that Noatikl 2 also ran fine on iOS 9. It may only happen once in a while, but changing the OS version of your device always has the potential to result in issues such as this. Because developing and maintaining complex niche software like Noatikl is so hard and time consuming we operate a Fullgrade model for upgrades - see our FAQ on this.

    Background: It seems that what happened was that something in an underlying 3rd party library used in Noatikl 2 meant that text does not display correctly once the device is updated to run iOS 10. At the point we became aware of it we were already in the Noatikl 3 for iOS 10 product cycle and simply could not go back.

    The solution was simple; Either A) see if you can downgrade your device back to iOS 9, maybe from a TimeMachine backup; B) upgrade to Noatikl 3 for iOS 10 (it was ~$10 but that is no longer available) or C) as Noatikl has now been superceded by Wotja which can load Noatikl files, purchase and use that instead.

    We are really sorry if you got caught out my this, as we did, but again, this is why we operate a Fullgrade model for upgrades - see our FAQ on this.

    If you are happy with the features and interface of Noatikl 2, then you won't need Noatikl 3.

    You would only need to get Noatikl 3 if you want to use any of the new features in Noatikl 3, play a mix made in Noatikl 3 or to continue using Noatikl if your OS version will no longer run an earlier version.

    Noatikl 3 for iOS, macOS and Windows is a new app so does not interfere with an installation of the no longer available Noatikl 2. It works with pieces you have made all previous versions of Noatikl.

    As of Noatikl 2.7.20 for iOS (a free update) Noatikl became a purchaseable full product with no IAP Store. If you previously purchased an IAP and have 2.7.20+ you will find it fully unlocked with no need for IAP!

    Historical: Users of Noatikl 2.7.6 for iOS wishing to view the instructions for using the older Noatikl IAP store and for restoring IAP purchases can find them in the archived Noatikl 2.7.6 PDF Guide.

    Files in Noatikl 2.3 and earlier were saved to the User_Content folder. You can find the User_Content folder on your PC/Mac file system from the Noatikl Application menu. To use your own content in the app simply copy it (including content zips) to this folder.
    • Noatikl 2.3 (or earlier) Desktop Standalone / Audio Plugin

      To see the folder in Noatikl Desktop Standalone software (not the Audio Plugins):

      • Noatikl > Tools > Show folders

      The folders are here:

      • Macs (Noatikl Desktop Standalone from Mac App Store):
        (the tilde [~] in the pathname is a shortcut for your user account name)
        ~/Library/Containers/com.intermorphic.noatikl/Data/Library/Noatikl/intermorphic/templates
      • Macs (Noatikl Desktop Audio Plugins from IM Web store:
        (the tilde [~] in the pathname is a shortcut for your user account name)
        ~/Library/Noatikl/
        You can get to this folder by opening Finder, selecting Go -> Go to Folder... and pasting in the above path.
      • Windows XP:
        \Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\intermorphic\noatikl\templates
      • Windows 7:
        \ProgramData\intermorphic\noatikl\templates
        

    Firstly, don't panic! - you will not lose out.

    As of Aug 1st 2014 we removed Noatikl Free for Mac from the Mac App Store. The simple reason for this is that we needed to cut down the number of different variants we have to maintain so as to have more time to work on features. And, of the people who purchase Noatikl for Mac, the vast majority seemed to get the Full version which made it clear that was the variant to retain.

    If you were one of the very few customers who did purchase the IAP in Noatikl Free for Mac then please get in touch with us providing proof of that purchase and we will gladly give you a promo code for Noatikl for Mac. Your installed version of Noatikl Free for Mac will of course continue to work, but that version will no longer get any updates - these will now all come through Noatikl for Mac.

    IMPORTANT: If you do decide to delete Noatikl Free for Mac then back up your Noatikl files first. See the Copy In/Out section for Desktop Noatikl and specifically the instructions related to Noatikl 2.3 or earlier.

    NB: From now on if people want to try a free version of Noatikl, then they can try the iOS version or try it via a Desktop Plugin.

    You might also want to do this if iOS or macOS updates to a new version and you do not or are unwilling to do that, you have removed Noatikl and the new version of Noatikl is no longer available for your version of iOS / macOS (we use Apple tools to build our apps, and Apple updates to these tools change which versions of iOS / macOS we can build for).

    iOS/OSX: In general, you should be able to download the latest version of a purchased app from the "Purchased section" of the relevant App Store as long as we have not removed that app from sale (we will do this for older versions after a changeover period, so as not to confuse people about which version to get).

    Alternatively, you might try restoring the software from a TimeMachine backup.

    See the Apple information: Download past purchases.

    Note: You may also wish to refer to App Store related information: Mac App Store; iTunes App Store.

    Other resources: See Apple's instructions on how to do this or (revelant to iOS only) an AppleInsider article.