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In Session Audio Riff Generation

Generative Sequencer & Virtual Instrument
Published December 2018
By John Walden

In Session Audio Riff Generation

This Kontakt-based virtual instrument doesn’t just give you sounds to play back your ideas. It can also give you the ideas themselves!

Generative music software is an interesting branch of music technology, but one that has remained quite specialised until now. Desktop applications such as Nodal, Koan Pro and Noatikl (which also exists as an iOS music app) are perhaps some of the better-known titles in this category, but I think it is fair to say that their appeal lies mainly within ambient music styles. Riff Generation is another product that includes a generative element, but while you can certainly use it to create dreamy soundscapes, In Session Audio suggest it is also capable of much more.

Talkin’ ‘Bout Riff Generation

Riff Generation is built from a number of fairly familiar elements. It is a virtual instrument in its own right, containing a collection of 255 synth-based sounds going from mellow to aggressive. It is also a sophisticated step sequencer. You can create a pattern of up to 256 steps, with defined pitch intervals for...

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Published December 2018