Game of Life Sequencer Bank

Game of Life Sequencer Bank Demo

Some time ago, Wesen of Ruin&Wesen created a screencast of a sequencer based on the game of life concept. I followed the screencast, and thought there was a lot you could do with something like this. I thought of several features, making it a step sequencer, a drum sequencer, perhaps enabling multiple scales. I had some free time (we took a vacation), so I worked on it on the plane and early in the morning while my wife slept in, and came up with the Game of Life Sequencer Bank, a bank of 6 GOL sequencers each capable of individual operation and synced via MIDI.…

Game of Life Sequencer Bank Alpha

I wrapped up the Game of Life Sequencer Bank Alpha release (which I’ll probably start calling GOL SeqBank because it’s easier to type). Documentation, downloads, etc can all be found here: Game of Life Sequencer Bank Hopefully it doesn’t break on anyone. I’ve been using it to generate all kinds of random noise successfully for at least a few days now.…

Game of Life Sequencer Bank Beta

I finished up a bunch of changes to the Game of Life Sequencer Bank. Here is a brief overview: UI Overhaul - Rather than trying to stuff all the sequencers into 1 window, I gave them each their own tab. So now you have 6 tabs across the top with an independent screen for each sequencer. This allowed me to create a 32 x 32 grid rather than just a 16 x 16.…

STFUnity: GOL Sequencer Bank, Sound Design, and New Music

I’ve undertaken a new musical collaboration with a very eclectic (and eccentric) group of guys called [STFUnity][1]. The project for me started when Bill mentioned putting together a completely virtual collaboration between he, Jason Blain, and myself. The idea was that rather than the traditional setting of getting a couple musicians in a room, rehearsing some material, then playing it live, we’d instead pass around a bunch of tracks and see where each member took the material.…

STFUnity, GOLSequencer, and a Month of Home Repair

Well, it’s been a while so a big rambling update is probably in order here: First, the wife and I made the decision to go ahead with a kitchen remodel we’ve been planning for several years this last month (May). I know the last time I posted was March, but April was busy for other reasons. Other than a little wall arranging, we did the entire thing ourselves from demolition to crown molding.…

RWMidi, GMS, and GOL Sequencer: Adventures in Social Coding

Many moons ago, I created a little tool called the [GOL Sequencer Bank][1]. You can read more about it [here][2], and [here][3]. In order to create the tool, I used [RWMidi][4], a Java/Processing library created by Manuel Odendahl of [Ruin&Wesen][5]. While creating the sequencer bank, I discovered that the RWMidi library had no support for MIDI Sync messages, preventing me from syncing the sequencer with a master, like Ableton Live. This simply would not do.…

GOLSequencer, HarmonicTable, and MidiReference on GitHub

With just a little trepidation I have checked in the code for all of my free software goodies into GitHub. I was getting several requests to provide access to the source for several of my old projects, so rather than emailing code around on a case by case basis, I have simply checked everything in to GitHub for posterity. Who knows, maybe someone will jump in there and fix all the bugs.…