SO have no idea when this would be released for Android just that it is is supposed to according to what Music radar wrote...
If you just can’t get enough Jean-Michelle Jarre in your eyes and ears then you’ll be all over EōN, his new “infinite music app” that will keep playing ever-evolving music forever.
Launched today, this is based on original musical elements composed by Jarre, but promises a unique experience for everyone who uses it. This is thanks to EōN’s algorithm, which takes Jarre’s beats, melodies and chords and weaves together original material for as long as you want it to (or until your phone battery runs out - whichever comes first).
The music is accompanied by an ever-evolving display of visuals, the end result being what’s described as “an individual piece of art for every user”. Because the algorithm and audio engine are built into the app, EōN can be used offline, so your Jarre-athon never needs to stop.
“I named this project EōN [the ancient Greek god of time and eternity] as it best defines exactly what it is - an infinite musical and visual creation,” explains Jean-Michel Jarre. “Personally, I truly feel that EōN is one of my most exciting creative projects since my debut Oxygene. EōN is a never-ending, never repetitive, organic art-piece that will live and grow forever in everyone’s own singular space-time continuum, at the tip of their finger.”
Running on iOS, EōN costs $8.99/£8.99/€9.99 and is available from the Crapple App Store. It’ll be released on more platforms, including Android, in the future.
Always fascinated by this app and the one before it but could not really get into it... Maybe if this tutorial had existed before... One thing to keep in mind is that if desiring the full version it has to be bought through the Amazon app store... and it can also be used recently for Android TV as well.
Have looked at this and see it as something very helpful.
Specially if starting out on guitar as it can get you to understand how solos work or how to make melodies. Or if being stuck just trying to get ideas.
It is for guitar and more inclined for electric guitar work but could be used for sampling into other compositions or used for composing for other instruments as well.
Guitar Engineer is a guitar riffs and solos auto-composition app. It helps composing guitar riffs and solos and accompanying harmony. No matter if you are a professional musician or just music enthusiast it will help you think out of the box and unlock your creativity.
This is extended version of free app Guitar Engineer Lite - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gyokovsolutions.guitarengineerlite
with many additional features:
- save melody and harmony as midi and text file
- change number of notes up to 64
- open saved melody
- many more scales
- customizable guitar tuning
- change number of frets on freatboard
- natural harmonics and slide articulation
- EXPERT auto composer
- harmonize melody - auto compose new harmony over existing melody
- AUTO MODE - when this mode is active then composed melody is repeatedly played and auto composed every 2 cycles and the good melodies can be saved while listening
- transpose melody up and down
There are two methods for composition:
- manual - you select notes and chords
- automatic - using the AUTO COMPOSER that chooses "right" notes and chords.
The COMPOSE ALL app feature creates a new melody and accompanying harmony from scratch. You can use this feature as fresh ideas generator and then tweak the melody.
The notes, chords and note articulation are changed using the drop down menus for each note.
If you want to auto compose some notes of melody just check them and press Compose Notes button. Then the notes will be composed for you.
How can you use it:
At app start wait for all sounds to load. It takes about 15 seconds.
1. Select RIFF or SOLO mode, tempo, note scale and note length.
2. Create melody rhythm by checking the checkboxes below the notes.
3. Press COMPOSE NOTES button to generate the notes for selected rhythm.
4. Listen to melody repeatedly and tweak the notes manually or with the help of auto composer by leaving checked the notes targeted for change .
5. You can select note articulation (muted/accented/slide/harmonics) using drop down menu on the bottom of each note.
You can play melody, harmony or rhythm by checking corresponding check boxes.
AUTO COMPOSER selects notes for these positions where the checkboxes are checked. If no notes are checked then melody is composed from scratch.
AUTO MODE - when active the melody is autocomposed every 4 (changeable in Settings) cycles. During playing you can save the composed melody via Save button.
Three types of AUTO MODE are available:
1. When AUTO MODE is active and COMPOSE ALL is selected then both melody and harmony will be autocomposed every 4 cycles. The text below button PLAY will show "AUTO ALL".
2. When AUTO MODE is active and COMPOSE NOTES is selected then melody only will be autocomposed every 4 cycles. The text below button PLAY will show "AUTO NOTES".
3. When AUTO MODE is active and COMPOSE CHORDS is selected then harmony only will be autocomposed every 4 cycles. The text below button PLAY will show "AUTO CHORDS".
The app manual - http://www.gyokovsolutions.com/manuals/guitarengineer_manual.php
Here are some videos that explain user interface. The videos are from Melody Engineer app, but the user interface is similar:
- Play controls - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94EJzS3xmkM
- Edit controls - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BypNdXy3Jso
- auto composing melody and harmony - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFki1tDvtvo
- AUTO MODE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6y2VNgFpCE
To get the full app (The Google Play version is not the full one) you have to get it through Amazon... They say that it is easier for tax declarations or something suchlike? But it does make it harder for the customer that does not want to sign up for one more appstore...
Song Engineer is an app for songs auto-composition. Just press COMPOSE and you have a new song. You can listen to songs and save them as midi file. The app can provide you with song ideas that you can develop and enhance.
Hear some sample songs here - http://www.gyokovsolutions.com/SongEngineer.html
This is the full version of Song Engineer Lite with many more features - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gyokovsolutions.songengineerlite
Full version app features:
- select song tonality
- use different song elements (INTRO, VERSE, PRE-CHORUS, CHORUS, BRIDGE, OUTRO)
- change song element length
- rearrange elements
- change song elements root and scale type (major, minor, pentatonic, blues, chromatic)
- recompose individual song element
- change instruments used in midi file
How to use:
1. Select song tonality using TONALITY drop down menu
2. Press Menu - New Song. New song in chosen tonality is created. Optionally you can change song structure using the three dots button on the left side of every song element. You can change element types, add new elements or rearrange them.
3. You can change the elements (VERSE, CHORUS etc...) scale root and type(major, minor, pentatonic etc...) that will be used for composing, change the element length (in bars). Only the first occurrence of every element has the controls unlocked. When you change some property then all elements of the same type (VERSE,CHORUS etc...) will change their values accordingly.
4. Press COMPOSE
5. The song is composed
6. Press PLAY to listen to the song. You can change song tempo. Also you can hear every element and recompose it using the three dots button on the left side of each element. Also you can include or exclude instruments(lead, harmony, bass, drums) using checkboxes.
7. Press SAVE to save the song in midi format. Song is saved in [sdcard]/SongEngineer folder. In settings you can change default instruments type used in midi file.
Brian Eno is someone that is interesting as a person and also credited with being the originator of Ambient music did one app/music release called Bloom in the early days of mobile apps but alas only for iOS which hurt...
But now there is a improved and expanded and we have Bloom:10 and it sounds promising.
The video is good to hear what the creators have to say about this.
Brian Eno and Peter Chilvers are pleased to announce Bloom: 10 Worlds – a developed, augmented and expanded new edition of 2008’s game-changing original Bloom app, which explored uncharted territory in the realm of applications and was dubbed “The First Great iPhone App” by Gizmodo.
Requiring no musical or technical ability, the egalitarian and user-friendly Bloom app enabled anyone of any age to create music, simply by touching the screen. Part instrument, part composition and part artwork, Bloom’s innovative controls allowed users to create elaborate patterns and unique melodies by simply tapping the screen. A generative music player took over when Bloom was left idle, creating an infinite selection of compositions and their accompanying visualisations.
Bloom: 10 Worlds is a reimagining of the original – not simply a remaster. If the original Bloom was a single, then this would be an album. The widely broadened palette of sounds and images can be experienced via 10 new ‘worlds’, each exploring a new direction for Bloom. The first world the user encounters is an echo of the original app, with circles appearing where the user taps, while the later worlds each introduce new combinations of sounds, shapes, colours and rules of behaviour.
Please Note: At present an audio issue exclusive to the Google Pixel has prevented us releasing on those devices. We apologise for any disappointment, and hope to resolve the issue in future.
Praise for Bloom: 10 Worlds
"Few apps are truly iconic. Bloom was, and now its story lives on in this impressive and necessary follow-up." Stuff TV
Praise for the original Bloom
“The very first iPhone apps were universally dull. And then Bloom came out. It was immediately obvious that something special was happening. The app was interesting on an artistic level – one that made you reconsider the relationship between technology and music. It raised the bar for musical iPhone apps.” Gizmodo
“Hypnotic and ludicrously addictive.” The Guardian
“A relaxing alternative to just about anything else you can do with an iPhone.” Wired
Brian Eno – musician, producer, visual artist, thinker and activist – first came to international prominence as a founding member of Roxy Music, and immediately followed with a series of critically-praised, pioneering and influential solo albums – including the soon-to-be-reissued Discreet Music, Music For Films, Music For Airports and On Land. His visionary production includes albums with David Bowie, Talking Heads, Devo, Laurie Anderson and Coldplay, whilst his long list of collaborations includes recordings with John Cale, David Byrne, Grace Jones and James Blake. Equally notable are his highly-acclaimed visual experiments with light and video, which have been exhibited all over the globe – from the Venice Biennale and the Marble Palace in St. Petersburg to Beijing’s Ritan Park and the sails of the Sydney Opera House.
Eno began collaborating with musician / software designer Peter Chilvers on Will Wright’s computer game Spore. Their shared interest in generative music rapidly lead to the development of a prototype for Bloom in 2008. In the intervening decade, they experimented further with the field, expanding their catalogue of apps with Trope, Scape and Reflection. In that time Chilvers has also acted as an engineer and technical advisor to Eno on a number of other projects. A series of multi-speaker installations around the world laid the groundwork for 2016’s The Ship, and they premiered Bloom: Open Space, a mixed reality installation in Amsterdam in 2018.
In addition to his work with Eno, Chilvers co-founded the Burning Shed label and online store, toured with Underworld’s Karl Hyde as keyboardist and musical director, and has recorded instrumental albums and collaborations with vocalist Tim Bowness.
Scapebox #24 - Music for Sad Movies - Anthropomorphizing - 2 1/2 hours generated music made with Wotja
Made with Wotja and it shows how this would be for a good app for anyone that need a lot of music generated for stores, restaurants, films or for vlogging etc. without having to know composing/producing.
Unfortunately you need to get it through Amazons app store if wanting the whole app and not just the demo...
Anyway it is also available for Windows and Mac.
Each track is infinite and sounds differently every time you press PLAY. Used functions: slow (subsonic) LFOs, probabilities, random notes and controllers (pattern effects 20-29), random phase setting at the beginning of the song, random interpolated waveform of LFO, prime numbers as the sizes of parallel patterns (in the set of MetaModules), etc.
Composer creates and composes original music and songs with melodies and drum beats, through random algorithms, up to 60 minutes length. Without the need of any musical skill .
Composer offers you 128 high quality instruments, 24 melodic styles and a range of user configurations or presets, so you can start composing your music immediately.
Composer's beatbox, with more than 30 percussion instruments, offers you 64 drum beats with 64 variations, sorted by type of rhythm and style.
Save your music in Midi File format, which is playable on any digital device. Save your favorite configurations in preset format, keeping all settings done.
Never has it been so easy to create your own music and share it with your friens on social networks.
Use your own music created by Composer, as soundtrack for your videos, slideshows, theater, performances or even as Muzak for shops, exhibitions, etc.
If you are a musical composer or a keen on song-writing, use Composer as help and inspiration when when your muse fails you.
For the pro musician, import to and edit your music with any musical sequencer.
One of the pioneer developers of generative music software with even Brian Eno releasing music using earlier software in the early 90's.
(Read interview for more information regarding how it started).
But now the software is released under the Intermorphic label and it just turned ten years.
For Android there is only one app but a deep one with a modular synthesizer engine and many tricks up its sleeve, the app being Mixtikl.
In either case here is the blog post they wrote for their ten years celebration:
To read this recently published in-depth interview made by Ashley Elsdon (Palmsounds) go here:
This music made with the funky app Kosm!
It is one of my favorite apps and it just got a update making it even greater.
For free and without publicity...
The latest update:
changes for version 2.0.2:
- added reset mode for clearing all orbs
- added support for small screens
changes for version 2.0.1:
- implemented low latency audio engine
- implemented high resolution graphics
- optimized UI
- removed the previous two minute limit on recordings
- greatly improved the writing speed of saving the recording
Personally do not understand how this application has managed to get so much attention and even won ten thousand euros in the Appart awards, try not to criticize applications but think that this app shows how far an app can go with a nice interface and right promotion and having not much of real content.
Maybe it is something that I missed and please someone prove me wrong and send me some music that is half decent even if it is just 20 seconds or so made with Geometric music...
Anyway here is three more websites talking / mention it and one of them being Wired plus a mention on CDM which are a pretty big deal for a half assed app!
It is for free and without publicity so if you are curious:
Please, pretty please make a donation to
Musical android You can do it! It will feel amazing afterwards!!!