Free download Fractal Tune Smithy

Fractal Tune Smithy

3.0
Create beautiful snowflake like fractal music. Vary the parameters and hear the tunes transformed!
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User rating
5.7/10
14 votes
License
Shareware
OS
Windows
Developer
Version
3.0
File size
8.4 MB
Language
English
Release date
8 October 2008

Editor's review

Classical music and Mozart are synonymous with each other, a fact known and acknowledged by all and sundry in the field of music and art. Anyone, wanting to make music as a career is asked to take this embodiment of melodies called the Mozart as inspiration and guiding light. Creating and composing good music is an art, perfected by few but practiced by many these days with different facets coming up in terms of compositions and singing styles. With the advent of computer software and related tools, music composing has become a far simpler and less time consuming task. Fractal Tune Smithy 3.0 promises to be a newest experience in music creation with its enhanced features and functionalities.

Fractal Tune Smithy 3.0 opens with a vibrant looking interface with bright hued background and intuitively placed chief tools at the top panel. The other options for creating diverse types of musical nodes are spread across the screen replete with options for visual effects as well. The user can create striking music with this powerful device with the help of its flexible features of tones and tuning, exploring creativity to the fullest experimenting with different genres and regions. There is no limit to testing the performance of this interactive tool and is immensely comfortable and user friendly for complete novices in the field of music. The user can play the piano and different chords on the computer keyboard and arrange tunings in a Fibonacci sequence, besides setting up the mouse to play sliding chords and single notes and even send them to friends and pals as e-cards. Overall, Fractal Tune Smithy 3.0 earns rich kudos for its innovative working and harmonious tools enhancing the music making experience for its users and gets a rating score of 4.5 points for its stellar performance.

Publisher's description

Create beautiful music effortlessly - and discover your talent as a budding composer! Choose one of the tunes that come with the program or choose or play a short musical phrase of a few notes, and hear it transformed into an intricate tracery of music. The music is fractal which means it is highly structured on many layers - but natural sounding too, like bird song, or the sound of the wind.
Any tuning is possible; no need to restrict your creativity to the equal tempered twelve tone system or even tunings that repeat at an octave. Try authentic historical temperaments with tunings for keyboards from Bach or Mozart's time. Try tunings for Indonesian Gamelans, or Indian music with drones. Try modern exotic tunings such as non octave scales, or musical geometries with highly symmetrical floating chord patterns.
Explore the effects of instrumentation, and take ones first steps as a composer in an envionment where melody making is effortless. Suitable even for complete newbies to composing - and there is no need to be able to read music notation. Just choose one of the fractal tunes, vary the instruments, and vary the parameters to make your own new tunes. Play in any of the tunings and temperaments yourself with a music keyboard. Play melodies and chords on the p.c. keyboard - with the space bar as a sustain pedal, and the mouse scroll wheel as a modulation wheel :-). Play legato style (if your synth supports it) in microtonal tunings as readily as you do in twelve equal.
What else - make fibonacci rhythms which are highly structured, but never repeat exactly. Make polyrhythm metronomes. A mouse theremin which can play sliding chords as well as single notes. Send your tunes to your friends as musical e-cards.
Built in wave shape player to play mathematically exact waves. CSound support. Much more.
The program comes with extensive help, an on-line wiki, tutorials, FAQ, example midi clips and tunes, etc.
Fractal Tune Smithy
Fractal Tune Smithy
Version 3.0
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