MATRIXSYNTH: Apple Watch: First ever generative music piece made on Apple Watch?

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Apple Watch: First ever generative music piece made on Apple Watch?

Published on Jul 1, 2015 Intermorphic

"This generative music piece/composition was made with the Wotja Watch App (WWA) on Apple Watch paired with an iPhone running Wotja 2.


Pete and I obviously made quite a few pieces whilst building/testing the first Wotja Watch App (it comes with Wotja 2.0), but this is somehow the first one I thought to create and then record to video. It's not an example of excellence per se, but more just a bit of fun to mark the start of the next chapter in what we hope is a long and exciting journey for Wotja.

How it was done:
On the Apple Watch I used Siri to enter the text into the WWA and I then changed some of the melodic composition settings, volumes and the tempo. I also tried different included players/backing to find what I felt worked well for this piece. I turned off all the Shuffle toggles and then pressed randomise to get a colour theme.

Once I was happy with my wotja, I hooked up my iPhone 5 and recorded it to video on my Mac. I even started/stopped the wotja and and tweaked the volumes in it with the WWA :).

Finally, using Wotja on my iPhone I emailed myself the file I made (just for posterity), and then emailed myself the Wotja Music URL. If you have Wotja or Wotja FREE you can visit it to play it.

Play it now:

Note: The Wotja Music URL contain the melody that the text created, but not the text itself (had I used any emojis, though, they would have been included); to share something that included the text as well, you would need to share the file.

Our thanks
We thank our wives and families for their forbearance and support in allowing us to keep going on our generative journey that we first set out on in 1990 with SSEYO Koan. A lot of ground has been covered in those intervening 25 years, but it often feels like we have barely reached the foothills of those mountains in the distance we can see. We give special thanks to our good friends and fellow journeymen Timothy Didymus and Mark Harrop without whose help we would have given up long ago and also to our other collaborators, customers and friends throughout the years.

And, of course, we also thank you for listening... We hope that maybe you, too, will want to try creating your own, personal relaxing wotjas. They are fun and easy to make and easy to share!

Tim & Pete

Tim Cole:"

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