While out with my good friends Guy Andrews and Veez Nixon last friday, I was introduced to a very nice chap by the name of Acrid AKA Jonathan ‘Arty” Young, a Music Informatics graduate working on some awesome sounds.
Although only now finding his feet as a producer, Arty has thrown himself forth into the world with a musical weapon of his own design, the GA GENDY.
Based upon the combination of Xenakis’ generative dynamic stochastic synthesis algorithm (“Gendyn”) and an unsupervised genetic algorithm training procedure (GA), the GA GENDY is a stand alone synthesiser program built in java. Creating rich, thick sounds and timbre through a form of wave shaping synthesis and stochastic alteration.
Check out his tune “Drench” and see what I mean.
It’s made purely with the synth, nothing else.
If you fancy reading more about his synth or about his work then visit his site HERE
Acrid is hoping to make the GA-G available for release in the near future.