ArtSong is a versatile MIDI-based algorithmic music composition system for Windows® computers. ArtSong offers an alternative to 'either/or' by uniquely combining the music-structuring capabilities of pattern-looping programs with the open-creativity of generative programs. Generate larger coordinated musical structures with greater creative control over the balance of repetition vs novelty. ArtSong offers multiple ways of composing ranging from simply adding musical segments and assigning presets to customizing individual value-ranges and assigning driving-functions to the 100 or more variables controlling the composition process. Variables are provided for form, phrasing, melody,harmony, rhythm, and texture. Driving functions vary from user-specified value sequences to random value sequences and include various pattern generators, fourier functions, IFS and Quadratic function attractors, ramp functions, Text to MIDI, and Image to MIDI.
Platform Windows XP
Operating Systems Windows XP,Windows Vista,Windows 7
System Requirements 1GB Ram, 40MB Harddrive Space, 2GHz Processor, 1024x768 resolution monitor
Date added 6 Aug 2004
Last Updated 9 May 2011
Tags fractal, fractals, chaos, attractors, fractal music, chaos music, music software, composition software, MIDI, fractal programming, algorithmic composition, generative software, computer music, experim