I’ve been threatening to sell my MIDI gear, including the MOTM-650 4-channel MIDI converter. Recently, while browsing and searching for stuff related to Brian Eno, I ran across an interview with him from 1998 in which he talked about his idea of ‘generative music’. He mentions software (Koan) in that interview. Koan evolved in to Noatikl.
I downloaded Noatikl free trial for the Mac and played with it a bit on the internal Mac synthesizer. Then I managed to patch it out to the MOTM-650. After a bit of futzing with MIDI settings on all the gear, I got a two channel piece going. The MOTM patch is very basic: each channel drives a MOTM-300 VCO with a 1V/octave CV. The pulse outputs are patched through an Oakley ADSR/VCA, which is gated from the 650. The only embellishment is some slow PWM on each VCO, created with a MOTM-390 LFO.
I’m not decided yet whether to purchase Noatikl (currently $130). I need to fool around with it more; it has a large number of parameters. Will this justify my use of MIDI after all?
Edited 3/26/12 – I decided not to buy Noatikl. I’m not keen on using the computer and not very keen on MIDI either.