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This page provides a quick overview of Wotja and links to some useful Help Resources.

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Wotja 22 icon Welcome to Wotja 22!

Wotja (pronounced as "watch-ah" [Siri "Woa-chah"]) Generative Music Software. Powerful. Easy.

Use it to generate live ambient music, MIDI + more. Or use it just to relax with awesome 1-tap 'flows'.

Wotja 22 icon Wotja Quick Start

In the Documents screen select the Flows segment and then tap one of the Flow icons (see images below). If you have a slower or older device, tap one of those appended with (CPU-). Wotja will then auto-generate a live 'flow' of beautiful generative music mixes.

Alternatively, watch the Play a Flow tutorial.

Flows Segment

Flow Icons

Wotja 22 icon Wotja Tutorials

Our online Tutorials are short, focused and easy. See also Quick Start, above.

Wotja 22 icon Wotja User Guide

Sections: Wotja 22 icon22 | Wotja 22 WME iconWME | Wotja 22 WAE iconWAE | Wotja 22 WSE iconWSE

Sections: Wotja 22 icon22 | Wotja 22 WME iconWME | Wotja 22 WAE iconWAE | Wotja 22 WSE iconWSE

Our comprehensive User Guide (reference manual) will quickly help you get to grips with the workings of Wotja - should you want to know!

View it In-App [default] or Online, depending on the status of SettingsSettings > GeneralGeneral > "Help: In-App (uncheck for Online Help)""Help: In-App (uncheck for Online Help)" [default: checked].

Tip: To see it in your own language, view it Online and use our website Translate option.

User Guide button (some screens):

    • Displays the appropriate section of the User Guide.

Actions menu (most screens):

  • Help - User Guide
    • Displays the appropriate section of the User Guide.

Wotja 22 icon How does Wotja work?

It is way easier to use Wotja than it is to describe how it works - and you can get going in seconds.

A good analogue is to consider how easy it is to drive a car vs having to know in great detail how every bit of a car works - before you can drive it!

That said, the 'magic' in Wotja largely results from how we use 'chance' and randomization in/with its powerful engines (music, audio & script) and 100s of included editable templates - and you can create/use your own, too.

That magic is a consequence of 30+ years of continuous improvement & extension (meaning our craft, passion and blood, sweat & tears!).

Here goes...

Note: For a hyperlinked version of what follows, see also the Overview in the In-App Guide (which can be accessed from most Actions menu buttons) or from this link to the Online Guide.

  • At the core of the Wotja Generative Music System are user-editable Wotja Templates ("Templates"; filetype: .noatikl) and Wotja Mix Files ("Mix Files"; filetype: .wotja).
  • Each Wotja Template comprises:
    • A Generator Network of one or more Generators that generate MIDI notes/controller events, the Generators being any of those included in the Wotja Music Engine (WME).
    • A Synth & FX Network for each of the Generators, the Synth & FX Units being any of those included in the Wotja Audio Engine (WAE).
  • Mix Files include Cells which are arranged in grid of 4 columns and 12 Tracks (i.e. 48 Cells in total).
  • Each Cell can have a Template added to or merged into it, OR have links to a WAV or MIDI file in a Pak.
    • WAE Wavetable Units in Templates can also refer to external SF2 files.
    • Any such SF2 and Paks must be located in the Wotja Folder.
  • The MIDI notes/events from each Generator can be turned into sound either with a WAE Synth & FX Network (use of the WAE is optional, and it can be turned off), via 3rd Party Hosted Plug-ins (iOS, macOS or Windows) or sent to a 3rd Party DAW/Synth for use by that.

Notes:

  • WAE FX can also be applied directly as Generator FX, Cell FX, Track FX or even as Mix FX.
  • In any Track only one Cell can play at a time.
  • When a Mix File is saved ALL Template settings/edits are saved to the Mix file.