It is 2012. Why am I still mucking around with brick-by-brick musical assembly? Can I write software to generate sweet drums, with some semblance of human expression? One hour later, a few timbres have emerged:
Fractal Drum Test by Too Many Moths
Each individual hit requires several minutes of processing time, but that's OK! I am rendering the best drums in the world, you see. I'm drawing on Wikipedia's list of fractals for algorithmic inspiration.
Approximate list of goals:
- Kick sounds
- Snare sounds
- "Shooping" hihats
- Weird drums from alien worlds
- Jam on predefined grooves, with some humanoid expression / subtle timing mutations. The machine will render an entire song whilst I slumber.
- Export each "instrument" as a separate audio layer, with click tracks to aid with mastering in a DAW
Seriously, why have I never tried drums + code before?? Music is suddenly interesting again...