This tutorial for nwdlbots (pronounced noodlebots), shows how to make Event Bots follow a sequence of chords. In this example, a single guitar bot "gets down with its bad self (so to speak)" by noodling over an 8-bar "jazz" rhythm pattern. Thus demonstrating that nwdlbots are not just for ambient music.
nwdlbots are free to download from sundaydance.co.uk
The second in a series of tutorials about nwdlbots, a suite of generative modules for Ableton Live.
This episode demonstrates the way in which nwdlbots can interact within a Live Set using two modules called "noodle control" and "noodle send". By attaching noodle sends to each EventBot in a set, you can relay MIDI information to the control module, which collates the information and then feeds it back to the EventBots, informing their decisions regarding onset and pitch.
This allows the bots to work together controlling the density and harmony of the set.
nwdlbots are available for download at sundaydance.co.uk
Nwdlbots are a suite of generative music devices for Ableton Live. These devices include MIDI event generators, pitch and velocity choosers and others.
As well as generating events at random, nwdlbots can respond to activity on other MIDI tracks in Live, or to input from a MIDI instrument. In effect, nwdlbots control the density of a piece by reducing their activity when things get too busy. They also have some rudimentary ideas about harmony and can follow a chord sequence.
I am building nwdlbots as tools for writing my own music but I hope shortly to make some of them available to other composers through the max for live website.
The first pack of nwdlbots is now available for download at sundaydance.co.uk