What does it do?
Another one to file under ‘simple but addictive’, Batuhan Bozkurt’s Otomata app is a great generative sequencer that takes a unique approach.
Cells are set off along rows and columns, bouncing off walls and colliding with each other. Simple settings create melodies which repeat in short loops but more complex arrangements of cells will continue to evolve and develop over a much longer period of time, creating melodies and harmonies with a life of their own.
How well does it work?
Create an initial setting by making cells active in the 9x9 grid, then click Play to set them off. These cells then create tones each time they crash into a wall and rotate clockwise each time they collide. Built-in scales and modes ensure that everything stays in tune, while your project can be shared as a link or recorded and downloaded as a WAV file.