Posts Tagged: rhythm

Euclidean Pattern Generator 1.2

This is the final version of the Euclidean Pattern Generator as a Java desktop application. I built this version five years ago, but never quite finished it. Now I want to get it out of the way to make a fresh start with a new online Javascript Euclidean patterns app that runs in the browser…. Read more »

Euclidean MIDI Patterns

In January I posted a Euclidean rhythm generator in Flash. Polyrhythms generated by a mathematical algorithm. I wanted the next version to be able to send MIDI, so I could use it with software like Ableton Live and hardware music machines like my Elektron Machinedrum. Since Flash doesn’t do MIDI I spent the last few… Read more »

Euclidean rhythms update

There’s an error in the Euclidean rhythms generator I posted in January. A few days ago I got a comment by Thomas pointing out the app generates wrong patterns. And he’s absolutely right. Here’s an updated version in which I rewrote the algorithm code. I checked it with several patterns and they all came out… Read more »

Euclidean rhythms

Last week I read a really interesting article about computer generated rhythms: “Generating African rhythms using the euclidean algorithm” on Ruin & Wesen’s website. Usually I’m not so impressed by generative and algorithmic music, but this formula gives some very cool results.