Music Machinery Chapter 2

I’ve spent the last 15 or so years thinking mostly about the machinery that gets music from the bits in an audio recording into the ears of a listener. There are dozens of examples of tools for music discovery, organization and listening in the sidebar at the right on this blog.  But lately I’ve been thinking quite a bit more about the machinery that goes into getting the bits into an audio recording in the first place.  I’m particularly interested in two aspects of this:  (1) music synthesis – the machinery that can create the sounds from scratch and (2) generative music – machinery that can generate the music from scratch.

If you are interested in synthesis and generative music, feel free to follow along in Music Machinery Chapter 2. I’m a newbie at it all so pointers and guidance will be greatly appreciated.


  1. #1 by Srikanth on December 3, 2019 - 3:48 am

    … and here I am switching to music recommendation, after about 8 years of mostly working on music generation and synthesis :-). Looking forward to reading all the interesting things you’ll post here!

  2. #2 by Christopher Marais on January 27, 2020 - 5:13 pm

    I only recently found this blog after my own obsession with music and tech. It has been hard to find time for projects and guidance as my job is mostly aimed at biological data and consumes most of my attention. Very glad to hear that you are back. :)

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