Generative Music System

Generative, aleaotoric, algorithmic, stochastic, reflective, text-to-music, inmo, adaptive


Wotja ( "watch-ah" [Siri "Woa-chah"]) is an awesome 'generative music' creator/composer, mixer, lab & player system.

It is regularly updated and has got a rich history, being the evolution of SSEYO Koan, Noatikl, Mixtikl, Liptikl & Tiklbox.

Use it to generate royalty-free background music, ambient & melodic soundscapes, lush drone mixes, reflective text-to-music, MIDI & ideas e.g. for personal enjoyment or for use in videos, podcasts & presentations, on CDs & DVDs etc. as well as in live installations.

Wotja Users say: "Essential music app", "Nothing compares", "Masterpiece", "A gem", "Incredible, fantastic, wonderful, inspiring", "Simply the best ambient app ever made!"

Wotja OS, Devices & Languages

OS: iOS, macOS, Windows, Android, tvOS, watchOS

Devices: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC, Laptop, Tablet, Mobile | Apple TV, Fire TV, Android TV

Languages: English, Chinese, Japanese

Wotja History

From a double BAFTA award-winning development team, Wotja is the continued evolution of the legendary 'SSEYO Koan Generative Music System', Noatikl, Mixtikl, Liptikl & Tiklbox. It uses a combination of AI Techniques & heuristics we’ve been crafting for nearly 30 years and is going from strength to strength.

Background: Generative Music is a term coined in 1995 by Brian Eno whilst working with SSEYO Koan Pro.

Downloads

Note: If you would be interested in the possibility of using Wotja as a Game Music Engine then please get in touch with some details and select the option "Wotja as Game Music Engine".

Wotja for iOS (+ tvOS/watchOS*)

Wotja Wotja Pro 20
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$19.99 $12.99
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Wotja for macOS

Wotja Wotja Pro 20
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(Dual Pro Subs $2.49/month)
Wotja Pro 20 at the App Store
$29.99 $17.99
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Wotja for Windows

Wotja Lite Wotja Pro 20
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Wotja for Android (+ Android TV)

Wotja Lite Wotja Pro 20
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(Lite Mode only)
Wotja Pro 20 at the Google Play Store
$14.99* $8.99* [UK Only]
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Reviews

Wotja: Generative Music | Creator, Lab, Mixer & Player

Wotja V20 User Reviews

"Best app for generative music, nothing compares."

"Wotja is unequalled for generative music software. The way the tracks interacts in a way which makes musical sense isn’t found anywhere else. They are the expert in the field, learning from their past, from Koan, Mixtikl, Noatikl... To really get the most out, you have to spend the time learning it, neverless just putting a random “jam” on can sometime sound better than anything else."

"Best Thing Since Eno Picked Up A Casio"

"Sliced bread everywhere, can't talk too busy, things to do."

"Simply the best ambient app ever made!"

"It looks complicated, there is a little learning curve and it does take a little time to learn. Once you know your way around it is very easy to create ambient masterpieces, from single tracks to entire albums. This app produces endless amounts of totally unique ambient music. Amazing!"

"Essential music app"

"This app is vital to my workflow and music creation. Whether I am using it’s generative midi capabilities or micro editing the onboard synths, Wotja has made making music with iOS so enjoyable and productive. I don’t know how I ever made music without it!"

"Koan Lives"

"The first computer program I ever bought was SSEYO Koan because I adored ENO and what the genius Cole Brothers had invented. Now some 25 years later Intermorphic delivers yet another esoteric magic music tool. So glad I found the dark theme and I’ve spent hours and hours in generative music bliss of Wotja since I bought the app"

"Once again a great artistic application"

"I had already purchased the version for the Mac and now I have purchased the version for my new iPhone, the audio rendering is superb and the compatibility with the tracks created with my mac is complete. The developer is a very kind person and always ready for requests for help or clarification, which should not be underestimated in the boundless panorama of applications that sometimes are not even updated. 10 and praise for this software!"

"Fascinating App..."

"Endless possibilities and terrific support!"

"Combination of power and useability"

"It's an incredibly satisfying piece of software to use. I enjoy the pieces I create, and expect to get better at it as I gain familiarity with what the package can do for me. An(d) the price is way cheap, for the use I'm getting out of it."

"Hugely Powerful"

"This is an astonishingly powerful bit of kit... The range of options and control you have over your sounds is immense... Make no mistake; this app is wonderful."

"Brilliant musical playground for creating, inventing and relaxing"

"One of my best app purchases this last 12 months and I’ve bought quite a few."

"A drone and ambient enthusiast loveletter"

"I just love letting it run endlessly savoring the ambient and different arrangements, experiment with it and I feel I even didn't scratched the surface."

"A gem"

"Love this app for relaxing."

"Power to make it your own. "

"We all want to make it our own. This is it. Not that it is easy but it is worth it. Why build on others work and be told later you don't own this. There is great potential in this software"

"Must have for generative music"

"Very deep app for generative music - the best I think. Very good support from it’s developers. Strongly recommended."

"Try it ... your mind will expand!"

"The devs are very responsive and very nice. There is nothing like this out there... and believe me I’ve looked. "

"Refreshing!!!! "

"First of all, the developer(s) are amazingly responsive, helpful, patient, kind, and enthusiastic. Communication is a pleasure. It's an otherworldly environment that helps inspired creativity."

"Wotja is excellent!"

"Best generative music product I own!"

"Very good software"

"I bought this software to create ambient background music for relaxation and meditation. This software is just perfect for my needs and easy to use. Also the export features are great. Thank you guys for this amazing music creation tool."

"Helps you approach creative creation with different work flows "

"This app is fantastic you can quickly begin to generate something inspirational and add hone to find something by exploring. The depths of the app are there to discover and explore at your own speed and need but is not a bar to making and creating with little or no musical or synthesis knowledge. The multiple creative workflows mean that you have many ways to generate projects and don’t fall into one groove. Wonderful and inspiring the app is a piece of art unto itself."

"Instant gratification, infinite possibilities, endless wonders "

"The king of generative apps ... and capable of pretty much anything from classic Enoesque plinking to cavernous Steve Roach dronescapes. Complete non-musicians can produce works of compelling brilliance by just following their ear and taste, while seasoned musoes can turn a vague intuition in their head into endlessly unfolding sonic magic."

Magazine Reviews

CDM

"Wotja is really one of a kind in the generative music space, there’s nothing like it at all. It’s really a seriously big bundle of tools, but all in one app, and all with the same purpose. Intermorphic has some serious credentials in this area, having been in the world of generative music for well over a decade now."

User Reviews

"Generative/Modular/Expansive"

"Wotja can be as simple as a visual and auditory experience that mixes written words and generative music... Wotja can also be a very deep modular environment where you can edit every aspect of your music and sound parameters... I don't think I'll ever get to explore all of Wotja's features, but I do learn new things every day with the help of Intermorphic. Anytime I hit a wall, it gets knocked down pretty quick with explanations for those little things that aren’t readily apparent to me."

"Wonderful app"

"I have been purchasing Wotjas with every update for years. It’s the only app I have done that with, ever. I love how I can choose to go as deep as I want into crafting soundscapes while at the same time have the option to just "one click" load beautiful pre-made yet randomized songs."

"mad value for an unlimited creative powerhouse"

"A stunning start-of-year launch price for the single-purchase version of this titan of an app."

"Recommended"

"An excellent music-making tool of almost unlimited depth, with strong and sympathetic support."

"Serves Well"

"Great piece of work!!! Thank You."

"Masterpiece"

"As an accomplished musician in my own right, investigating alternative means of generating sound is a longstanding interest of mine. Even after a thirty year career in the arts, this app has completely changed my perception of the concept of music itself! I implore all students of music to explore this software in its entirety- this past week has had me rediscover my love for creation."

"The Most Advanced Generative Music and Sequencing Solution, Period"

" ... Wotja benefits from the long pedigree of related generative music apps, as it comes bundled with plenty of their content. There are lots of little apps that will bring some measure of generative/aleatoric aspects to your music, but none can offer the depth that Wotja delivers. I’ve used it to sequence hardware and iOS synths without issue."

"Great app, complex, deep and unique"

"I'm an engineer, I like tinkering, I like creating stuff, I like music sound and synthesis, I like puzzles ... I love Wotja. Such a cool app, very flexible and deep. It really can be quite addictive, challenging, complex and fun. Ticks all the above."

"Simply the best"

"Probably the best generative music app on iOS. I’d wholeheartedly recommend this to anyone with an interest in music making."

"Superb package for ambient music creation"

"Wotja a complete package for the creation of ambient, generative music. Offering complete and comprehensive control of all parameters, it makes possible gorgeous, ambient music. As someone who has been creating this kind of music for a while, Wotja enables me to achieve my vision in ways no other software can. The monthly subscription model is a total steal; if you need support, it’s fast, technically sophisticated, and patient. The latter is important as I think I have asked every dumb question I can about the software. The support people are unfailingly friendly and very helpful. If you have the ambient gene, this package is for you."

"Exceptional Dimensionality"

"I have been in love with Intermorphic products since the days of KOAN Pro. Wotja 19 adds a whole new dimension to creativity and playback for professional musicians and rank amateurs like myself. This program is awesome!"

"An excellent app!"

"I've used Intermorphics products since Liptikl and Noatikl 2. They've been an indespesible part of my creative flow for a long time. I held off from switching from my trusted Noatikl 3 app for a while, but finally made the switch to Wotja Pro 19 and I couldn't be happier! I've been moving all my old Noatikl files over and am re-programming my scripts for Lua to Javascript. I'm really happy with the improvements since Noatikl!"

"perfect for what it aims for!"

"... this is a dream. I am freaking out at how scary or lovely you can get."

"Amazingly powerful!"

"Sounds great on its own. MIDI & audio export. Top notch support by developers. Hours / days / years of fun!"

"Worth spending the time learning it"

"It’s deep... takes some real effort to go deep, but then you realize the real power of it, from patterns, scripts and all... you can produce some happening stuff with it :-)"

"Love this app!"

"I have been a Wotja user for several years and it’s always a pleasure to to re-purchase whenever they create a major upgrade. There’s SO much in this app. You can really geek out on the smallest of setting and yet it’s also pretty easy for new and not-so-musically-skilled person to get going with."

"The Best"

"I'm really fond of this app. I use it in both simple and advanced ways. The sound quality is excellent. The sounds have a beautiful crystalline, digital quality that is clean, refined, and unique, better what most music apps can do. The obvious strength is endless ambient listening, but there are deep parameters and with a touch of creativity and inspiration one can use the platform as a jumping-off point for fascinating generative composition, especially if you have a mind to export midi into DAW projects. Thanks very much to the developers. A magical app! I hope they keep refining and updating it as they have now for such a long time. Unfortunately this app is one of a kind, and I say unfortunately because when it comes to generative platforms it's one - and probably the best - of only a few options that I’m aware of."

"Wotja think of it now?"

"AirPods and Wotja Flow. Heaven."

"Amazing Stuff!"

"I love the textures I’m getting already. If you’re thinking of purchasing, it’s well worth the price!"

"Fantastic support"

"Wotja is a fantastic generative sound canvas that you can control - or just listen to. It can be as easy as loading one of many included mix albums, to the generation of random mixes, to manual mix editing to actually getting dirty under the hood with the voice editing and the instrument design. It goes pretty deep!"

"Works well"

"This company is fantastic at what it does."

"A vehicle, a journey, a playground"

"All the toys, and far more than the sum of its parts. (Autocorrect had it as "more than the sum of its arts", which is actually more accurate)"

"Generative Music Masterpiece"

"These guys are Ambient legends and now we can all work with their tools. Create your own ambient tracks or use Wotja to create some initial ideas to build upon. I use this to quickly bang out some background music, but mostly it is the starting point for composing. I find having Wotja build a nice little background bed I can compose over; my tracks go places they never used to (in a good way). Wotja can be used as a stand-alone app or as just one element in your songwriting toolkit. I really love Wotja. A lot!! ... When you think of the fact that these guys helped develop ambient music generative technology from its infancy, then supporting them by buying the app only makes sense."

"Fantastic App!!!"

"Get the free version, try out everything for 3 days or just buy the current yearly version. You will not regret it!"

"great compositional tool"

"an indispensable instrument for widening your scope, when it comes to composition. Thank you for your work!"

"Surprisingly good results"

"This app is so much fun and the results are often beautiful and interesting. The cut-up technique lyric generator is worth the price. It's flexible enough so that you can steer the direction of the outcomes and continue to refine until you find something you like. I don't think there's another program like this."

"Amazing!!!"

"Loving this application! A great way to explore some amazing sounds and create new music. For all of it’s depth it’s incredibly easy to get started. Tech support is phenomenal. These guys really care about what they build! Highly recommended!"

"Great"

"... a specialist app for making generative music ... the developer goes to great length to make it as accessible as possible to all (without losing the appeal for more experienced users). I really like it ... Recommended."

"Deep and professional app"

"If you loved Noatikl and Mixtikl then checking out Wotja is almost required. The guys at Intermorphic Ltd have wrapped up all the great stuff from the earlier apps and delivered them here in a beautiful package. I consider it my number one composing tool when I'm working in the Ambient genre."

"Brilliant"

"Intermorphic continues to produce brilliant apps. The possibilities of Wotja are vast and deep."

"Unique App"

"A unique app, which is getting lots of updates. Very deep, it requires considerable time to delve into it's complexities. It's well worth it though, in my view."

"Best generative music app"

"There is so many possibilities on this app. The creators are super nice people, theres only 2 of them but they do answer very quickly and are not greedy... It really scares me to think that the developers would stop supporting and growing such amazing tools, please don't! Much love"

"Completely changed my mind"

"I recently purchased the "pro" (non-subscription based) version of this. Like any musical instrument, it rewards more practice and play. And the fact that there are so many parameters to tweak, change (or not - you can use templates and leave them alone, but where's the fun in that?), modify, etc, only makes for more surprises and creative experimenting. You can just experiment, as with modular, old-school analog hardware, and see what happens. And quite often, there are very satisfying results. This is very powerful software. These guys are ***THE*** pioneers along with Eno in generative music. They clearly love it and deserve to make a decent living and be supported for their long-term and continuing work. Highly recommended."

"The perfect sleep machine."

"Intermorphic is awesome!! I was a little hesitant to purchase another subscription service, but it all really factors out to only about a dollar per month. Wotja is hands down the best generative software that I have ever used. Extremely musical. Keep up the good work."

"Still the best MIDI composition tool in my toolkit"

"Keep in mind that even though the app is associated with "generative music" and ambient sounds, it is possible to create music in any genre with this - its possible to direct every voice to play note by note OR just tell a voice to improvise OR tell a voice to follow and/or harmonize with other voices. ... nothing gives this much control to a composer on iOS and I've tried almost every sequencer, generator, MIDI tool available. It's very much worth learning, the developers are responsive and there is a great website for support."

"Light years ahead!"

"by far the most sophisticated and powerful generative music application available."

"Every kind of amazing"

"Intermorphic's apps have always been strong on interoperability, but here they've managed to combine what is effectively Noatikl 4, Mixtikl 8, and Tiklbox 2 into a single beautifully-designed all-in-one generative mega-app – putting an end to all the copy-and-paste faffing that used to be involved if you wanted (e.g.) to use Noatikl content in Wotja. ... this is the culmination of everything Intermorphic have done, and an all-in-one machine for the creation of wonders."

"having the time of my life"

"It was amazingly easy to connect to my PC DAW with rtpMIDI so I can use my own sounds but it's hardly necessary, the latest Sound Engine is excellent. I thought I'd just say...excellent job. Thanks."

"Professional grade!"

"Wotja ... is the most powerful and feature rich application for generative music creation."

What's New in V20

For a full list see the V20.0 release notes.

    Overall

    • Simplified App Range: 2 apps per OS - "Wotja" (Free) / "Wotja Pro 20" (Paid-for) - see Feature Sets
    • New iOS App Inclusions: The above apps for iOS now include the relevant Wotja app for Apple Watch (see below)
    • New TV App Inclusions: The above apps now include the relevant Wotja app for and Apple TV/Android TV
    • Better Value: Personal Live Use used to be a $3.99/month Subscription but is NOW FREE
    • Better Business Model: Commercial 'Live Use' and Commercial use of Recordings by businesses are both now licensed via "Special Options (SO)" Subscription tiers i.e. T0 / T1 / T2 / T3 / T4 (see the In-App Store); as before, these easy to cancel Subscriptions can also be used by 'Super-fans' who would like to give a tip jar donation
    • "Dual" Subscriptions: Subscriptions in Wotja are now common to both iOS and macOS versions - get Pro or Play on one, unlock that on both!

    New Features / Capabilities

    • New Wotja 20 Feature: Mix level Rules have been added so that all Cells can now use common Rules making it easy to change a mix in real-time (V20.7.0)
    • New Wotja 20 Feature: 30 new 'Standard Rule Value' Scale Rules included (e.g. Chord Major 7th, Chord Suspended 4th etc.) to make it easy to change a mix in real-time (V20.7.0)
    • New Wotja 20 Feature: 'Lite' Mode now allows 1 hour play of the Default Flow and of 1 Included Album (V20.7.0)
    • New IWS 20 Feature: Added support for many new functions (V20.7.0)
    • New Wotja 20 Feature: Graphical Pattern Editor (V20.4.1)
    • New Wotja 20 Feature: Under-the-hood support for application/vnd.koan MIME Type makes it easy to play & share Wotja mix files when the .wotja file extension is changed to .skd (V20.2.1)
    • New Wotja 20 Feature (iOS): Support for Ableton Link (V20.1.0)
    • New IME 20 Feature: The V20 Wotja 'Pro' Feature Sets has no auto-timeout, this being a MAJOR change from V19 with its 8 hour auto-timeout; it means that Wotja with a 'Pro' Feature Set will now play either until you stop it or until a sleep timer kicks in - making it ideal as a background music generator for Personal or Commercial Live Use (see Better Value & Better Business Model above)
    • New IME 20 Feature: A new Text-to-Music (TTM) 'Generator Type' makes it much easier to use TTM (it used to be a subset of the Patterns Type)
    • New IME 20 Feature: 'Cut-up Rule' parameter for TTM Generator with values of: Custom … (as current behaviour), Cut-Up: Line# = Track# (used in new automatic mixes), Cut-up: All lines, Cut-Up: Line# 1, Cut-Up: Line# 2 etc.
    • New IME 20 Feature: 'Cut-up Rule' parameter allows the text used for TTM to be linked to the (line numbered) cut-up in the Cup-Up screen, making TTM much easier to use - one tap of the Cut-up Create button can be used to auto-change the TTM text used for multiple TTM generators meaning that you can enjoy TTM without manual text editing (you can still do that!)
    • New IME 20 Feature: When an auto mix is created or when any Template is manually added to the mix from the Templates list then any B Patterns in such Templates used in the mix are now randomized with note pitches generated to fit the defined Pitch Range (see the 'Using Templates with Patterns' section in our website Recording Rights & Copyright FAQ)
    • New ISE 20 Feature: Changes to 'Random' in LFO and Osc units makes it possible to create much better drones
    • New ISE 20 Feature: ISE Network editor Dice button now uses a lucky dip selection from all the built-in presets
    • New ITE 20 Feature: New Mix Rule Group "Automatic New Cut-Up" containing new "At Mix Start" and "Change After Seconds" toggles and new slider parameter "Seconds Between" and "Seconds Between Range" making it fast/easy to create a new text cut-up in any screen, also allowing a mix to auto-generate new melodies as it plays
    • New ITE 20 Feature: Many new Cut-up rules added to help with the new TTM capability above
    • New ITE 20 Feature: Cut-up and Automatic New Cut-up settings are now included in Randomization Schemes
    • New Wotja 20 Feature: MIDI Setting toggles to enable/disable MIDI Start/Stop Events ('Send Start/Stop Events') and enable/disable MIDI Controller Events ('Send Controller Events')
    • New Wotja 20 Feature: Full Screen display (20.3.5)
    • New Wotja 20 Feature: "Text Display Duration/Range" and "Display Fade In/Out" Settings to control fade in/out of text (V20.3.0)
    • New Wotja 20 Feature: "Use Section Text" checkbox in Mix Rules that allows Wotja to sequentially display text from a mix's Saved Text sections; perfect for mixes where you want to convey meaning to aid reflection e.g. poetry, micro-stories, messages etc. (V20.3.0)
    • New Wotja 20 Feature: Support for importing legacy SSEYO Koan SKD files (V20.2.1)
    • New Wotja 20 Feature: Video recordings now include animation, text fading and auto-panning - great for sharing
    • New Wotja 20 Feature: "Auto Pan Background Image" checkbox in Settings to allow background images to auto-pan when a mix plays (Mix Display tab, Mix Boxes etc.)
    • New Wotja 20 Feature: "Full Screen/Full Window" options in Mix/Playlist/Flow players for the simplest lean-back experience but also great for video creators, too
    • New Templates: New 'BP20 Drones 1' pak featuring 21 gorgeous drones (some utilize change to Random in LFO units)
    • New Sound Presets: New gorgeous Drone Sounds Presets coming from the above pak
    • New Randomization Schemes: These take advantage of the new content and capabilities above
    • New and Improved: Updates to 'TTM1 Players' and 'TTM1 Players 2' plus new templates added to the latter
    • New Apple Watch Apps: We've created all-new Wotja and Wotja Pro 20 companion apps for Apple Watch
    • New Sharing Option: "Copy To…" support added in iOS version to allow opening of .wotja files attached to emails

Key Features

Wotja V20 System - Key Features (App/Tier Dependent)

  • Easily generate beautiful live ambient music, MIDI & melodies
  • 100s of gorgeous generative music templates for mixing & editing are included
  • 130+ real-time changeable IME generative (MIDI) music parameters
  • 16 channel MIDI Out/In
  • 'Text-to-Music' function to quickly generate reflective music & melodies using text in ANY language
  • Mix randomization options for fast creation of ideas, mixes & automatic 'Box' albums of mixes
  • 48 independent content cells in 12 tracks for live mixing/generative cell sequencing
  • Editors to let you experiment with ISE sound design & create modular synth/FX networks
  • Support for Wotja Script
  • SF2 wavetable & WAV/Ogg loop support for custom sounds
  • Cut-up editor for word locking, syllable rules, word alternatives, 5 source fields & more
  • Mixdown recording to VIDEO [iOS/macOS only], WAV, MIDI so you can easily use/share your creations
  • Apple Watch and Apple TV apps included [iOS only]
  • Android TV app included [Android only]
  • Inter-App Audio, Audiobus 2/3 & Ableton Link support [iOS only]
  • iCloud & iCloud Drive support [iOS/macOS only]
  • Light & dark UI modes
  • Opens Noatikl, Mixtikl & Liptikl files
  • Lots more… (see also this FAQ)

Feature Sets (FS)

See also this Youtube video: Wotja: 'Lite' vs 'Pro' - Which is right for you? (10 mins)

The Wotja V20 app range includes two creator player variants - a paid-for version and a free version (see below).

The features and capabilities that each operates with is called its Feature Set (abbreviation FS) or Feature Mode (AKA 'Mode'). There are 3 distinct Feature Sets, these being Pro, Play and Lite - see the Feature Set Table below.

Wotja Pro 20 icon

Wotja Pro 20  

A paid-for app with a Pro Feature Set (AKA 'Pro Mode'), meaning all Feature Set Restrictions are unlocked. These versions have no In-App Store, are only available in 2020 and will get all relevant Wotja V20 updates during the course of that year.

Wotja icon

Wotja  

A free app with a default Lite Feature Set (FS) (AKA 'Lite Mode'). These versions get rolling updates whatever the year.

The iOS & macOS versions include an In-App Store that allows purchase of monthly "Dual" In-App Subscriptions that work in both. Subscriptions are easy to cancel should you no longer wish to Subscribe.

  • 'Feature Set (FS)' Subscription:
    • Pro: Unlocks the Pro Feature Set (AKA 'Pro Mode').
      • Other names have been used for this in the past e.g. S, Pro S and Pro LX.
    • Play: Unlocks the Play Feature Set (AKA 'Play Mode').
  • 'Special Options (SO)' Subscription:
    • T0/1/2/3/4 for tip jar donations or Commercial Use (CU) by businesses.

Wotja Feature Set Table

The table below shows the main differences between the Pro, Play and Lite Feature Sets (AKA 'Modes') for Wotja V20.12.5. Feature Set Restrictions shown in red.


Feature Set (AKA 'Mode') Pro Play Lite
License (Businesses - see Special Options)
Commercial Use of Recordings of output Personal No No
Live Use (LU) Personal Personal Personal
Features & Capabilities
Create mixes, boxes, playlists Yes Yes Yes
Access to all Editors Yes Yes Yes
Full Save Yes Yes Yes
iCloud for Wotja Folder (iOS/macOS only) Yes Yes Yes
Inter-App Audio/Audiobus/Link (iOS only) Yes Yes Yes
Auto-Timeouts None None Flow "Go" - 60 min
"Calm" Included Album - 60 min
All other files - 2 min
Export Flow to Box file Yes Yes No
Flow Repeat/Continuum button Enabled Enabled Disabled
MIDI Out/In 16 Channels Ch 1 only Ch 1 only
Mix Track Editing/Scripting All tracks Track 1 only Track 1 only
Mix Recording to Audio Yes 30s only 30s only
Mix Recording to Video (iOS/macOS only) Yes 30s only 30s only
Select/Edit/Save Randomization Schemes Yes No No
In-Mix Randomization (Cell, ISE) Yes No No
Mix Template Export/Merge Yes No No
Export Flow to Mix file Yes No No
Export Mix from Box Yes No No
Mix Recording to MIDI Yes No No
Remove Wotja watermark (full/display screen) Yes No No

Special Options (SO)

Wotja is a massive labour of love. We price it as low as we possibly can (pre-cursors such as SSEYO Koan Pro were as much as $200) and we update it regularly, too. If you especially what it does for you we hope you might consider making a completely optional tip jar donation via the Special Options mechanism below. Thank you *so much* if you do!

Note: Special Options Subscriptions are only available in the Wotja In-App Store in the free iOS and macOS versions.

Special Options (SO) Subscriptions serve 2 primary purposes:

  1. Optional Tip Jar: Allows tip jar donations to be easily made (fans, super-fans etc.)
  2. To allow businesses to easily "self-administer" Commercial Use licenses

Subscription Tiers:

It's easy to take out a Special Options Subscription:

  1. Get the free iOS or macOS version.
  2. Launch the app and go to the Wotja In-App Store.
  3. Purchase the Special Options Subscription you want.
  4. Cancel it if you no longer need it (i.e. Businesses) or otherwise if/when you want to.
  5. Go on, try it! Thank you so much if you do!

Live Use ('LU') [Specialist Use Case]

IMPORTANT: Live Use ('LU') is nothing to do with making "Recordings". See: Commercial Use of Recordings.

EULA definition of Live Use ('LU'):

"Live Use ('LU') means means using the Software to generate music for use as live music (as opposed to recorded music) e.g. for use as live background or foreground music and specifically excludes Live Use Public Broadcast."

Personal Live Use ('LU')

Examples of Personal Live Use ('LU'):
  • Using a Wotja app to generate live background music in your home, studio, garden, greenhouse or home office etc. for your own private, non-commercial, use.

All Wotja V20 apps are licensed for Personal (PE) Live Use ('LU').

Commercial Live Use ('LU')

Examples of Commercial Live Use ('LU'):
  • Use of a Wotja app by any business or entity to generate continuous live background or foreground music for any commercial purpose e.g.
    • in a foyer, lift or hotel room etc.
    • in a store or any business premises etc.
    • for an art installation etc.

ALL Commercial Live Use ('LU') requires the relevant and active 'Special Options' Subscription.

'Special Options' Subscriptions are available only in the free iOS and macOS versions where they can be purchased in their respective In-App Stores. See the tier bands in the EULA.

Note: There are special restrictions when it comes to Commercial Live Use broadcast over the internet, radio or TV etc.

FURTHER NOTES:
  • Tip: A 'Special Options' Group Subscription is also for 'Super-fans' who would like to give just a little more!
  • If a 'Special Options' License Subscription lapses then you are immediately licensed only for Personal Use.
  • Wotja Subscriptions can be cancelled at any time via the 'Manage Subscriptions' button in the In-App Store.
  • For further details on the Special Options tiers refer to the Permitted Use section of our EULA, specifically Clauses 7.
  • For further information see also the FAQ: Can I use Wotja for Live Use (LU)?

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Important Notes

Free apps for Windows/Android

  • The Wotja Lite apps are locked in the Lite Feature Set.
  • The Wotja Lite apps for Android include a TV app.
  • The Wotja Lite apps are updated on a rolling basis meaning they can always get the most recent (OS supporting) update.
  • Pro Feature Set: Get Wotja Pro 20, the paid-for version (see below).

Free apps for iOS/macOS

  • The Wotja apps include an In-App Store allowing purchase of optional Subscriptions; as of Wotja V20.6+ Subscriptions are common to both iOS and macOS versions - i.e. get Pro or Play on one, unlock that on both.
  • Without an active Feature Set Subscription the Wotja apps operate with the Lite Feature Set.
  • Feature Set Subscription:
    • Pro - Unlocks the Pro Feature Set
    • Play - Unlocks the Play Feature Set
  • Special Options (SO) Subscriptions:
    • Note: These are independent of and do not change the Feature Set
    • SO: T0 - Tip Jar Donation / Other
    • SO: T1 - Tip Jar Donation / Other
    • SO: T2 - Tip Jar Donation / Other
    • SO: T3 - Tip Jar Donation / Other
    • SO: T4 - Tip Jar Donation / Other
  • The Wotja iOS versions also includes a TV app and an Apple Watch app.
  • The free apps are updated on a rolling basis meaning they can always get the most recent (OS supporting) update.
    • Important: Wotja V21 (to be released Jan 1 2021) will require iOS 12+ (one new feature will require 13+), macOS 10.12+ (no change), tvOS 12.2+ (one new feature will require 13+), watchOS 5.3+ (no change). If you are unlikely to have device(s) that can install those you many wish to consider getting the paid-for Wotja Pro 20 version rather than an In-App Subscription. Windows/Android OS requirements unchanged.
  • Pro Feature Set alternative: Get Wotja Pro 20, the paid-for version (see below).
  • Feature Set: The Wotja Pro 20 apps are the Paid-for versions of Wotja Pro and they all have the Pro Feature Set; the iOS version also includes a TV app and an Apple Watch app.
  • Updates: They will get all relevant Wotja V20 updates only during the course of 2020. To be clear, that means there will be no updates for it in 2021 or later. See the FAQ on our Upgrade/Fullgrade model.
  • Pricing: For all app stores other than Google Play our pricing for all paid-apps is in USD and is a sales tax inclusive price. Google Play does things differently and we have to set a net rice in GBP to which sales taxes are then added. That means the Google Play USD price shown above is just an approximation (hopefully not too far off!).
  • Alternatives (iOS/macOS): Get the Subscription version and take out a Pro Feature Set Subscription (see above).

Wotja V20 Requirements

Wotja V21 (Apple devices): To be released Jan 1 2021, this may well require iOS 13+, macOS 10.15+, tvOS 13.0+, watchOS 6.0+

iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch):

  • iOS 11+ or later; iPhone, iPod touch, iPad.
  • MIDI Out/In (Pro versions): CoreMIDI, Virtual MIDI.
  • Wotja for iOS is a universal binary and supports standard and retinal displays for iPhone and iPad.

tvOS (Apple TV):

  • tvOS 12.2+; Apple TV and Apple TV 4K, 4th Generation or later.

watchOS (Apple Watch):

  • watchOS 5.3+; Apple Watch Generation 1 or later.

macOS (Macbook, MacBook Pro etc.):

  • macOS 10.12 or later; 250 MB hard disk space, 512MB RAM; Intel Mac; 64-bit (Universal binary installed). Please note that Wotja runs as a 64-bit application only.
  • MIDI Out/In (Pro versions): CoreMIDI, Virtual MIDI.

Windows (PC, laptop):

  • Windows 10; 250 MB hard disk space, 512MB RAM. Please note that Wotja runs as a 64-bit application only.
  • MIDI Out/In (Pro versions): Windows MIDI services.

Android (Mobile, Tablet, Laptop):

  • Android 6.0+ or later.
  • MIDI Out/In (Pro versions): Support for MIDI Out/In is experimental and device dependent - requires appropriate device support and hardware interface on Android. If you really do need MIDI Out/In then before purchasing the annual version first try to see if you can get it working on your device with the free version of Wotja.
  • Note: The Amazon versions required the Amazon Appstore to be installed and that you are logged into your account.

Android (Fire TV / Android TV):

  • Wotja for Fire TV: Amazon Appstore; Fire TV Stick 4K/Fire TV Cube; Fire OS 6+
  • Wotja for Android TV: (19.7+) Google Play Store; Android TV; Android 6+; not officially supported - experimental