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Polymetric MIDI rhythm generator
You basically type stuff in the box above and click "Generate it". The
stuff you type determines what's played back. "4" corresponds to a
quarter note, "(3, 8)" to a 8th note triplet. "|" indicates "play this
next row of notes at the same time as the last row of notes."
For a more detailed description, you can look here. And here's the source code.
"Dither" is a random signal added to the timing information before the rounding to the nearest sequencer tick occurs. Should normally be zero unless there is some particular problem with the rounding of the program being too systematic. "Duty cycle" is the ratio of the time a note is on to the time it's off. Basically 1 means "legato", and values closer to zero "staccato". You can get the normal interface back (less options) by selecting the link for the normal interface.
If there is some problem with your string, perhaps try selecting the
'generate text' radio button and examine the output of the program. That
can help explain unexpected results due to a syntax error or
(egads!) a bug. Let me know.
I place no restrictions whatsoever (legal or moral) on the use of the
MIDI files generated by this program. If you use them for a commercial
or non-commercial product such as a CD or on other web page, of course I
would be really happy about a mention or a hyperlink or something. But I make
no such requirement.
Page updated Nov 23, 2002 at 19:59 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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