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Dropship Pd Generative Music Engine

This is a complete generative music system that creates constantly evolving modern Dubstep music, using a range of algorithmic composition techniques. ##### Running the patch The patch runs in [Pd-vanilla](http://puredata.info/downloads/pure-data), and any required externals are included. The externals (u_storechord, seq, midiparse etc.) have only been tested for Mac OS. 1. Install [Pd-vanilla](http://puredata.info/downloads/pure-data) and clone this repo 2. Download the supporting audio files from [here](https://www.dropbox.com/s/wx8oejh02npwjer/audio.zip?dl=0) and move the ```audio``` folder into the root directory 3. Open ```_main.pd``` in the root directory
Audio samples

These are SoundCloud clips of this patch either just running in ambient mode, or looping the drop section lots of times.
Ambient section

How to use this patch

As with many things in algorithmic composition, implementations of a particular idea or way of doing something are very specific to their use-case. Therefore look at this patch more as a practical reference point for various techniques of generating melodies, harmonies and rhythms for popular music genres.
Pause the auto-play of the arrangement in [pd ambient-structure], which makes it easier to inspect individual instruments without the track progressing automatically.

Other resources

There are comments all over the patch where I feel the objects need further explaining, but there are also some longer-form blog-posts covering various methods and techniques here: