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Making Beautiful Sequences On The Computer Was Never So Easy


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The EB office has gotten sucked into Otomata, a generative sequencer that makes “never repeating, gradually evolving sequences” of harmonic notes with a few clicks of the mouse. Users launch the sequences by clicking on a grid that triggers an active cell there to move up, down, left or right. When it hits a wall, it makes a tone determined by its position, and cells change direction when they collide with one another. You can also change the tempo, record your sequences or scale. Even thought it might sound complicated, using Otomata is the easiest thing in the world. You’ll be making cute tunes in no time—just start clicking.

Of course, Otomata is not alone. You can play a modular synth in your browser or create beats with virtual reality technology.