Wotja Generative Music System

iOS, macOS, AUv3, Windows, Android, TV, Watch | App & Plug-in

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


The best way to understand Wotja is to get it & try it!   See also "Quick Start Basics" in Learn » Tutorials.


Wotja is a unique & regularly updated "Generative Music System" with nearly 30 years of continuous development.

It rewards curiosity & experimentation. Not only that, it also generates awesome results. It’s authentic, deep & fascinating.

Create & craft your own epic soundscapes, or, with just one tap, play live 'flows' of relaxing ambient music.

With or without musical knowledge create lush ambient, melodic & drone mixes, text-to-music (TTM) melodies, beats, MIDI etc. for ideas, fun, relaxation, installations, podcasts, videos, CDs & DVDs etc.

Wotja ( "watch-ah" [Siri "Woa-chah"]) is available as both a free & paid-for App & AUv3 Plugin (iOS/macOS).

Recordings made with a Pro Feature Set can be used for Commercial Use.

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

Wotja 21 Platforms, Devices & Requirements; Languages

Platforms: iOS/macOS (+AUv3); tvOS/watchOS, Windows, Android/Android TV

Devices: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac (Intel, ARM), PC, Laptop, Tablet, Mobile, Watch | Apple TV, Fire TV, Android TV

Requirements: Wotja 21 Requirements

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. Wotja uses a combination of AI Techniques & heuristics we've been crafting for over 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.

What's New in V21

See also the V21 release notes.

Overall

  • Even Simpler (Apple): Wotja Pro 21 is now just one purchase for use on all supported Apple devices (iOS + macOS + tvOS + watchOS (the Apple "Bundle").
  • Even Better Value (Apple): The Apple Bundle regular price is quite a bit less compared to V20 pricing for all Apple apps.
  • Even Better Value (All): Our much improved and simplified V21 Business Model permits [with a few EULA exceptions] Commercial use of Recordings with a Pro Feature Set - a Special Options Subscription is no longer required.
  • Even Better Value (All): Our much improved and simplified V21 Business Model permits [with a few EULA exceptions] Commercial Live Use ('CLU') of ONE instance of Wotja 21 with a Pro Feature Set - a Special Options Subscription is no longer required for that.
  • Improvements: Too many to mention!

Main New V21 Features / Capabilities

  • NEW for System: Support for VoiceOver (macOS) / Narrator (Windows)
  • NEW for ISE: Reverb 2XL FX unit (R2XL) - this awesome FX unit can also be combined with the new Pitch Shifter FX unit; CPU intensive (not available in Synth Network)
  • NEW for ISE: Pitch Shifter FX unit - used to shift the pitch of audio signal by +/- 12 semitones; CPU intensive (not available in Synth Network)
  • NEW Content: "Ambience" FX Presets - a whole bunch of fabulous new FX presets, some of which use the new R2XL and Pitch Shifter units
  • NEW Content: Flow Randomization Schemes now use the new FX and they come in 2 variants, the "(CPU-)" variant being more suited to devices with slower CPUs
  • NEW for System: Mix FX Override setting (default Off) - with 5 presets and a custom (Pro) option this setting allows a user to override the Mix FX that is applied in a Randomization Scheme
  • NEW (Apple only): A Wotja AUv3 Audio Unit Plug-in is now included in the iOS and macOS versions!
  • NEW Content: IM Drums & IM E-Perc SF2 improved/extended and SF2 processing changed to allow melodies to be used to generate percussion (try using Text to Music for IDM - it's fun!).
  • NEW for ISE: ISE Audio Meter/Scope to make sound design easier the Synth & FX Editor.
  • NEW for ISE: ISE Unit "Bypass?" toggles to make sound design easier (e.g. in the MO1 Unit).
  • NEW for ISE: "Zero" option in Controller/Junction Scale slider popup menu to make sound design easier.
  • NEW (iOS/macOS): Wotja can now play via AirPlay 2 meaning it can play on Apple HomePods.
  • NEW (iOS): Wotja is now a "Now Playable" app which also means play can be controlled by Siri, this being useful for hands-free control over playback.
  • NEW (All): Dynamic audio device switching - this means a Wotja restart is no longer needed if Audio Sample Rate, Audio Block Size/Audio Block Count (mobile versions only) or Audio Output Device (desktop versions only) settings are changed.
  • NEW (iOS/Windows only): "Full Screen with Camera Background" mode selectable in Flow Player Action menu, Playlist Player Action menu and Mix Display Mode Action menu lets you use your camera to provide a live video background for your flow/album/mix.
  • NEW (Apple only): Wotja now supports Text to Speech (TTS), requiring iOS 13+, macOS 10.14+, tvOS 14+.
  • NEW (Apple only): Wotja now supports ARM silicon (Mac).
  • NEW Included Content: More palettes + all now have some transparency.
  • New Content: Improved Randomisation Schemes (RS).
  • New Content (Apple Free versions): New SO Subscriber Albums (T0-T4) can be opened with the relevent active Special Options (SO) Subscription T0-T4. Example: SO:T2 can open T2, T1 and T0 albums. Contents subject to change.
  • NEW for Text Mode: Text Properties screen & Text Mode layout improvements.
  • NEW for Text Mode: Import Text Sections from clipboard.
  • NEW for Text Mode: Cut-up Mode: Edit Text (no cut-up).
  • NEW for Display Mode/Visuals: Display Properties screen & Display Mode layout improvements.
  • NEW for Display Mode/Visuals: Use SVG in mixes.
  • NEW for Display Mode/Visuals: Lattice visualizer.
  • NEW for Randomisation Schemes (RS): New settings (these can be used in Flows and also get saved to mixes): Text to Speech (many options)[relevant only for Apple devices], Text for Source #0, Cut-up Mode, Use Words, Custom Text Rule, Word Mix, Saved Section Text, Saved Text Random Sequence, Visualizer.
  • NEW for System: Auto-open full screen.
  • NEW for System: ISE Output volume.
  • MORE: Many more improvements - see the release history.
  • Gone: In-app video recording (only ever in iOS/macOS versions) - use a 3rd party app instead (e.g. Screen Recorder).

Screens (Desktop/Mobile)

Wotja Reviews

Wotja User Reviews

"Stunningly beautiful work"

"The interface is powerful but friendly. The complexity and subtlety is inspiring. The sounds are simply magnificent. And you get a course in Music Theory if you just pay attention. (grin) Great work, folks. Great work indeed."

"my favorite ambient toy"

"useful, inspiring, and innovative. a classic"

"Brilliant & Complex"

"As I said, it's complex & brilliant."

"Highly Recommended"

"This is fantastic! A deep rabbithole of possibilities, with dedicated and responsive developers. Essential for producers and listeners of ambient music."

"One of the most interesting apps I’ve used"

"This has to be one of the most interesting music apps I’ve ever tried. The concept of generative music has been around for a while but this is the first app that’s made it possible to create an entire album, with a level of flexibility and power that supports making something that can be commercially released. The one thing I’d really like to see is more video tutorials showing how to use the app more effectively. While the documentation is extensive, it’s easy to miss features or functions that can improve your tracks and mixes. Overall an excellent app, well worth investing in the pro version. To the dev team; kudos!!!"

"Wotja is THE WAY!!"

"Incredible software for generating ambient music, drones, relaxing soundscapes, meditative masterpieces etc etc etc!! Wotja workflow is a bit confusing at first, but after a solid read of the well crafted documentation and a weekend of familiarizing myself with the program, I’m good to go! The fact that it is now AU is HUGE! I send midi in AUM to all my other synths and create sonic sanctuaries in no time! I will make a new song just for my evening yoga and then just delete it! Feels great! Highly highly recommend. The developers are on top of it with updates, and it’s well worth the price!"

For almost anyone!

"So deep and broad in both concept and practical use! For those that only want to listen to music, you have almost unlimited generative music listening bliss with just the tweaking of some randomization settings! For musicians of any ability you can find plenty to keep you creating. Either keep it easy, and use the basic settings, or go all the way down the rabbit hole to challenge yourself for the rest of your career with just this app."

"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."

Best yet!

"I've been there since the Koan days and I've only been using Wotja 21 for about 30 minutes but this is the best yet! I still find the manuals etc a little impenetrable but that might just be me. Anyway, just hit random and you're guaranteed some great results if you're into ambient music. Well done and thanks!"

"Must Have Generative Music App"

"It's had a lot of updates and is still one of the deepest generative apps available. It's been developed over a long period from a number of earlier products and this has clearly helped it build on the knowledge gleaned from those products."

"Wotja makes generative music fun!"

"Wotja is an (almost) superb tool to create generative music *or* just to use it as an endless music player for that matter just a couple of mouse clicks away. The developers (two brothers) are very responsive to questions and suggestions (some of my suggestions really have been picked up by the team and implemented in the next version!). Very good!"

"I never got the urge to review an app so much before."

"After using the free version with the online documentation there was no hesitation to purchase. This app is so deep, flexible and the best documentation I've ever seen. I believe it is under priced for how flexible it is so I got the Android version as well for on the go. Going to be using this is my college degree research on generative music. Thanks Guys:D"

"Wonderful Generative Composing Tool"

"I've been using Intermorphic's Wotja Pro 21 for a few weeks now. Wotja has to be the ultimate tool for creating and composing Brian Eno style ambiences/landscapes I have ever found. It's also excellent for chillout and beats, in fact, I think it could be helpful with making any genre of music. Worth the small price just to play the ever evolving example files. This is truly a masterpiece in generative computer music software which can be used on it's own or output audio/midi into a DAW. Please note, I have absolutely no connection with Intermorphic. Sincere thanks guys."

"Great generative app"

"I love this years additions to Wotja. Overall it’s a very solid app. It plays nicely with everything (midi and synth) on my iPhone and iPad that I have tried so far... I use Wotja usually daily."

"Way more than just a 'generative music app'"

"Wotja often presents itself as a plug and go generative music app but that does it a great injustice. Much is made of the serendipitous text to music (which it has), it also has a built-in modular synth if you wish to use it but for me its richest feature is as a composer’s tool. If you put in the time to learn it, it can help you quickly compose either note by note or by key or by providing general instructions to its own rule engine. For example, I’ll use a voice to provide a bass line, make a follower voice to create chords from the base line, create another voice to Arpeggiate over the chords played and so on. Using Wotja’s grid, you can go left to right with a few key change variations, borrowed chords or whatever strikes your fancy. Now with the AU3 support, you can control multiple synths easily with MIDI in AUM or some other host. Wotja is far and away my favorite way to kickstart a combo or jazz piece that I later layer on EWI or played parts. With AUM I an mix and match Wotja with drum engines and other tools. Wotja is developed by a very small responsive team and always brings new inspiration with each release."

"The leader in generative explorations."

"These guys have been on the forefront of generative composition since the SSEYO days and have never looked back. Every subsequent version has armed composers with more and more options. The latest update includes an AU plug-in ensuring better integration with the DAW environment. It's the best reason to upgrade to Catalina if you have not already done so. In terms of support, Tim and Pete are to be commended for their quick response to any issues or questions you may have. Check it out and make sure you have the time because the musical voyages will be endless!"

"Been a fan for years... "

"I've used the Sseyo generative music apps for years and it feels like they've all been building up to this. In its latest incarnation, Wotja has really come of age - yes, it can be very deep and a bit tricky to get your head round if you want to control every element, but just let it go its own way and you'll be creating some very interesting, often beautiful music in no time at all. Highly recommended..."

"Powerful generative music app"

"Brilliant software, which can generate complete unique compositions from scratch. Basic functions are enough easy and intuitive to use, and there’re a lot of deep capabilities for serious work. I used this software within many years (from Noatikl V2) and it’s one of my favorite (in the class of midi chords and melodies generators). Technical support is also great."

"Gotcha Wotja"

"I have used Wotcha now for a number of years. It grows from strength to strength. If you like to generate musical ideas this is the app for you. It has quite a steep learning curve but don’t let this put you off as you will be rewarded for your efforts."

Google Play Store

"Class! How can an app be this deep. Its like it should need a high powered computer but it works flawlesssly! Thanks guys :D"

Amazon Appstore

"If you are interested in generative music, this is the best software to learn."

"A whole new thing"

"This is a new generative thing--endless and yet intimate. Amazing for working on screens-- the flow setting is just the right amount of auditory stimulation. Use good speakers and get immersed."

"Explorative ambience "

"... it can also even with no effort generate tremendously beautiful tracks that will leave you absolutely stunned. The inclusion of MIDI out now makes the app a real aid to swiftly make interesting non melodic content. A joy to use and explore"

"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."

Key Features

Wotja 21 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 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)

Wotja apps include one or more 'Feature Sets' (FS) (see the Feature Set Table, below).

The active 'Feature Set' (AKA 'mode') is simply the set of features it operates with.

The Wotja app range in 2021 includes two variants per OS platform, as below.

Wotja 21 icon

Wotja 21  

A free app with a default 'Lite' Feature Set that gets rolling updates whatever the year.

  • Windows & Android:
    • These versions do not have an In-App Store and are locked in the 'Lite' Feature Set.
  • iOS & macOS:
    • These versions also include an AUv3 Audio Unit Plug-in with a default 'Lite' Feature Set.
    • An In-App Store allows purchase of easy-to-cancel monthly In-App Subscriptions, as follows:
      • 'Pro' Feature Set Subscription:
        • Unlocks all 'Lite' mode restrictions in both the app and AUv3 Plug-in to give them both a 'Pro' Feature Set.
      • 'Tip Jar' Subscription:
Wotja Pro 21 icon

Wotja Pro 21  

A paid-for app with a 'Pro' Feature Set, meaning all 'Lite' mode restrictions are unlocked.

These versions have no In-App Store, are only available in 2021 and will get all relevant Wotja 21 updates during the course of that year.

Wotja 21 Feature Set Table

The main differences between the Pro and Lite Feature Sets (AKA 'modes') for Wotja V21.9.0. Restrictions shown in red.


Wotja 21 Feature Set (FS) AKA 'mode' Pro Lite
Licensing (See EULA)
Recordings of Output
See EULA exceptions & FAQ.
Commercial
(and Personal)
Personal
Live Use (LU)
See EULA exceptions & Tip Jar (TJ).
Commercial
(and Personal)
Personal
App Features & Capabilities
Create Mixes Yes Yes
Import Mixes/Albums/Playlists Yes Yes
Open/Play Mixes/Playlists/User Albums Yes Yes
(but only the most recent one of each)
Import Synth & FX Networks Yes Yes
Import Text/Rules Yes Yes
Access to all Editors Yes Yes
12 Track Editing Yes Yes
iCloud for Wotja Folder (iOS/macOS only) Yes Yes
Inter-App Audio/Audiobus/Link (iOS App only) Yes Yes
Play Flows (uses Randomization Presets (RP)) Yes Yes
(but included RP only)
Play Included Albums
(except Tip Jar Subscriber Tier Albums)
Yes Yes
MIDI Out/In 16 Channels Ch 1 only
Auto-Timeouts None 30 mins
(just press play to restart)
Mix Recording to Audio (App only) Yes max 30 mins
Mix Recording to MIDI (App only) Yes No
Create Playlists/User Albums Yes No
Save Mix Changes Yes No
Export Mixes Yes No
Save/Export Text/Rules Yes No
Save/Export Synth & FX Networks Yes No
Export Flow to Mix file Yes No
Export Flow to Box file Yes No
Randomization Preset - Select in Settings Yes No
Randomization Preset - Edit/Save Yes No
In-Mix Randomization (Cell, ISE) Yes No
Mix Template Export/Merge Yes No
Name filter in Mixes "Show" button Yes No
Active Flow Repeat/Continuum button Yes No
Wotja Script Editing Yes No
Export Mix from Box Yes No
Remove Wotja watermark (full/display screen) Yes No
*Unlock Subscriber "T" Albums (App Subscription version) Yes No
AUv3 Audio Unit Plug-in (iOS/macOS only)
Paid-for App (see Requirements)
(App/AUv3 differences: iOS/macOS)
Yes N/A
Free App (see Requirements)
(App/AUv3 differences: iOS/macOS)
Yes
(Unlocked with Pro Subs)
Yes
(but with 2 min auto-timeout; no session saving)

Tip Jar ('TJ') Subscriptions

Note: Tip Jar ('TJ') Subscriptions are only available in the Wotja In-App Store in the free iOS and macOS versions.

There are currently 3 Tip Jar ('TJ') Subscription Tiers in Wotja 21:

Tiers T0-T2: Prices range from $1.99/month to $9.99/month (tap button for link to User Guide)

They serve 2 purposes:
  1. Tip Jar: Primary purpose - allows optional tip jar donations to be easily made (e.g. by fans etc.)
    • Subscriptions are easy to cancel at any time. One-off contribution? Just cancel it after taking it out!
    • 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 Tip Jar mechanism below. Thank you *so much* if you do!

  2. Additional Commercial Live Use ('CLU') licenses: Secondary purpose - Easy self-administered licensing

It's easy to take out a Tip Jar ('TJ') Subscription:

  1. Get the free iOS or macOS version.
  2. Launch the app and go to the Wotja In-App Store.
  3. Purchase the Tip Jar ('TJ') 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')

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 using the Software to generate music for use as live music (as opposed to recorded music) and as detailed at www.intermorphic.com/wotja/21/#liveuse"

Personal Live Use ('LU') (see also "Can I use Wotja 21 for Live Use (LU)?")

All Wotja 21 apps permit Personal Live Use ('LU') - i.e. Personal Non-Commercial Use.

Examples of Personal Live Use ('LU'):
  • Using a Wotja 21 app to generate live background music in your home, studio, garden, greenhouse or home office etc. for your own private, non-commercial, use.

Commercial Live Use ('CLU') (see also "Can I use Wotja 21 for Live Use (LU)?")

Wotja 21 with a 'Pro' Feature Set permits ONE instance of CLU - See below if you need more instances.

Examples of Commercial Live Use ('CLU'):
  • Use of a Wotja 21 app to generate live background or foreground music for commercial purposes (see EULA and exceptions) e.g.
    • in a foyer, lift or hotel room etc.
    • in a store or any business premises etc.
    • for an art installation etc.

How to be licensed to use additional instances of Wotja 21 for CLU:

  • Simply purchase and maintain the relevant Tip Jar ('TJ') Subscription having a monthly value not less than the number of required instances times the monthly price of a 'Pro' Subscription (currently $2.99/month).
  • This mechanism can also be used to license additional CLU instances of Wotja Pro 21 (on any platform).
  • Example: You have an installation that requires 5 CLU instances and have purchased 1x Wotja Pro 21 which permits CLU of one instance. You either need to:
    • Set up 4 further Store User Accounts and purchase the Wotja Pro 21 app in each; or
    • Set up an Apple Store User Account, get the free version of Wotja 21 for iOS/macOS and for that User Account and during the period of use purchase/maintain in the Wotja In-App Store the equivalent of 4x Wotja Pro Subscriptions at $2.99/month, i.e. meaning a total of $11.96/month minimum. That can be achieved by:
      • purchasing one Pro Subscription ($2.99/month) AND
      • purchasing the T2 Tip Jar ('TJ') Subscription ($9.99/month)
      • Resulting in a total of $12.98/month

Downloads

The best way to understand Wotja is to get it & try it!   See also "Quick Start Basics" in Learn » Tutorials.

Wotja 21 for iOS & macOS (incl. AUv3) + apps for tvOS + watchOS

Wotja 21 (FREE) Wotja Pro 21 (Gets updates in 2021 only)
FREE (Lite)
(Pro Subs $2.99/month)
$24.99 $19.99
Summer Sale: June 20 - July 4
(Save 60% compared to V20 pricing)

Wotja 21 for Windows

Wotja Lite 21 (FREE) Wotja Pro 21 (Gets updates in 2021 only)
Get
FREE
(Lite Mode only)
Get
$24.99 $19.99
Summer Sale: June 20 - July 4
(Save 25% compared to V20 pricing)

Wotja 21 for Android + Android TV

Wotja Lite 21 (FREE) Wotja Pro 21 (Gets updates in 2021 only)
Wotja Lite at the Google Play Store
FREE
(Lite Mode only)
Wotja Pro 21 at the Google Play Store
$17.99* $13.99* [UK & EU Only]
Summer Sale: June 20 - June 27
FREE
(Lite Mode only)
$17.99

Important Notes

FREE Wotja 21 apps for Windows/Android

  • The Wotja 21 Lite apps are locked in the Lite Feature Set.
  • The Wotja 21 Lite apps for Android include a TV app.
  • The Wotja 21 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 21, the paid-for version (see below).
  • There is no Wotja 21 Plug-in available for Windows/Android.

FREE Wotja 21 apps for iOS/macOS/tvOS/watchOS

  • The Wotja 21 apps include an In-App Store allowing purchase of optional Subscriptions; Subscriptions are common to all versions - i.e. get Pro on one, unlock that on all.
  • Without an active Feature Set Subscription the Wotja 21 apps operate with the Lite Feature Set.
  • Feature Set Subscription:
    • Pro - Unlocks the Pro Feature Set
  • Tip Jar (TJ) Subscriptions:
    • Note: These are independent of and do not change the Feature Set
    • TJ: T0 - Tip Jar Donation / Other
    • TJ: T1 - Tip Jar Donation / Other
    • TJ: T2 - Tip Jar Donation / Other
  • The Wotja 21 iOS version is the one that also includes a TV app and an Apple Watch app.
  • The free Wotja 21 apps are updated on a rolling basis meaning they can always get the most recent (OS supporting) update.
  • AUv3 Plug-in:
    • Included in iOS/macOS versions only.
    • The Wotja 21 AUv3 Plug-in by default has a Lite Feature Set.
      • A Pro Feature Set Subscription will unlock the Pro Feature Set (see this FAQ).
    • Only one AUv3 instance is supported and it can be loaded and with one Wotja file / Flow.
    • See: App vs AUv3 for iOS or App vs AUv3 for macOS.
  • Pro Feature Set alternative: Get Wotja Pro 21, the paid-for version (see below).
  • Feature Set: The Wotja Pro 21 apps are the Paid-for versions of Wotja and they all have the Pro Feature Set; the iOS version also includes a TV app and an Apple Watch app.
  • Updates: The Wotja Pro 21 apps will get all relevant Wotja 21 updates only during the course of 2021. To be clear, that means there will be no updates for it in 2022 or later. See the FAQ on our 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!).
  • AUv3 Plug-in:
    • Included in iOS/macOS versions only.
    • The Wotja Pro 21 AUv3 Plug-in has a Pro Feature Set.
    • Only one AUv3 instance is supported and it can be loaded and with one Wotja file / Flow.
    • See: App vs AUv3 for iOS or App vs AUv3 for macOS.
    • There is no Wotja Pro 21 Plug-in available for Windows/Android.
  • Alternatives (iOS/macOS): Get the Subscription version and take out a Pro Feature Set Subscription (see above).

Wotja 21 Requirements

macOS (Macbook, MacBook Pro etc.):

  • macOS 10.12+ (no change on V20, but macOS 10.14+ for TTS and 10.15+ for AUv3); 250 MB hard disk space, 512MB RAM; Intel or ARM Mac (e.g. M1); 64-bit (Universal binary installed). Please note that Wotja runs as a 64-bit application only.
  • App/AUv3 MIDI Out/In: CoreMIDI, Virtual MIDI.

iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch):

  • iOS 12+ (iOS 13+ for TTS and 14+ for AUv3); iPhone, iPod touch, iPad.
  • App MIDI Out/In: CoreMIDI, Virtual MIDI.
  • AUv3 MIDI Out/In: CoreMIDI only.
  • Wotja for iOS is a universal binary and supports standard and retinal displays for iPhone and iPad.

tvOS (Apple TV):

  • tvOS 12.2+ (no change on V20, but tvOS 13+ for TTS); Apple TV and Apple TV 4K, 4th Generation or later.

watchOS (Apple Watch):

  • watchOS 5.3+ (no change on V20); Apple Watch Generation 1 or later.

Windows (PC, laptop):

  • Windows 10 (no change on V20); 250 MB hard disk space, 512MB RAM. Please note that Wotja runs as a 64-bit application only.
  • MIDI Out/In: Windows MIDI services.
  • Please note: There is NO Wotja Plug-in for Windows; DAW? Use Wotja App MIDI out instead or record Wotja App audio stream.

Android (Mobile, Tablet, Laptop):

  • Android 6.0+ or later (no change on V20).
  • MIDI Out/In: Support for MIDI Out/In requires appropriate device support and hardware interface on Android. If you really do need MIDI Out/In then - before purchasing the paid-for 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 TV (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+

About Wotja 21

Latest Version: V21.9.0

Copyright © Intermorphic Ltd 1990-2021

Wotja Generative Music System

All-in-one Generative Music 'Player & Composer Lab'

This product uses the Rubber Band Library audio timestretcher from Breakfast Quay.

About Intermorphic (press contact):

Intermorphic Ltd was co-founded in 2007 by Tim Cole and Pete Cole. It develops music creativity & relaxation ("creative relaxation") apps that use generative, text-to-music & cut-up techniques. The Cole brothers ("the Coles") have a history in music software innovation: they co-founded SSEYO in 1990 and from then to 2001 they created and worked on the BAFTA Award-winning "SSEYO Koan Interactivity Platform" which included the "Generative Music" engine used by Brian Eno for his seminal 1996 "Generative Music 1". SSEYO Koan software was available for Windows, Mac and Windows Mobile and in a range of variants from Standalone to Audio Plugin to Web Browser Plugin. Following Tao Group's acquisition of SSEYO in 2001, the Coles created the intent Sound System (iSS) and BAFTA Award-winning "SSEYO miniMIXA", one of the world's first mobile music mixers. In 2007 it released both "Noatikl: Generative Music Composer" (the evolution to SSEYO Koan) and "Liptikl: Cut-Up Text Writer". In Q2 2008 Intermorphic secured the IP rights to the iSS and SSEYO software and in December 2008 released "Mixtikl: Generative Music Mixer" followed in 2012 by "Tiklbox: Generative Music Player". After many years of updates to the forgoing apps and after much deliberation on the next step forward for Generative Music, the Coles decided that it was "Reflective Music". And so in 2014 along came the first of the releases of the "Wotja®: Generative Music System", an all-in-one 'Player & Composer Lab'. By 2017 the key authoring capabilities of Noatikl, Mixtikl and Liptikl had been fully consolidated into Wotja for iOS and macOS, including the playlisting of Tiklbox. February 2018 saw the first release of "Wotja X", a cross-platform UI variant that finally allowed Wotja to be available for all of Windows, macOS, iOS and Android. By 2019 this had become the cornerstone of all further Wotja apps, including the Wotja interface for TV. In 2021 Wotja for iOS/macOS became a single App ID and an AUv3 Audio Unit Plug-in was added, as well as support for Apple silicon. Ever since its first release Wotja and its IME (Music), ISE (Sound), IWS (Script) and ITE (Text) engines have continued to be extended with many new features and improvements.

Legal

Intermorphic, Wotja, Intermorphic Music/Sound/Text/Script Engine, Wotja Pak, Noatikl, Mixtikl, Liptikl, Partikl, Tiklbox, Tiklpak, Tikltech and their corresponding logos are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Intermorphic Ltd. in the UK and/or other countries. Other products mentioned may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies and are the sole property of their respective manufacturers.

WOTJA (Wordmark) registered trademark nos: EU 012329199, US 4702614.

(Logo) registered trademark nos: EU 017082496, US 5511542.