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.