The trend towards random music creation seems to be really peaking. I have as much fun as anybody else hitting the random button on an arpeggiator, using probability triggers in sequencers and building self-generating patches on a modular but I sure don't find it as musical as sitting down and working out a melody.Jabberwalky wrote: ↑Mon Mar 15, 2021 1:17 pmThe obsessive need for pitch perfect sequencers with randomizers, euclidean generation, probability, etc. might point to this. We may be in an era where new gear is created in an echo chamber with user feedback driving the ship rather than a singular designers vision.
The current glut of inexpensive analog monosynths and CV instead of MIDI certainly qualifies for echo chamber status IMHO. Part of the echo chamber is the explosion of "Internet influencers". I remember the early days of SonicState with Shorn Rah and Nick before he had the fancy video setup. Then out of the blue there's loopop and Bo Beats plus a zillion other clickbait jockeys. If I subscribed to those channels I'd have FedEx dropping off new gear every three days
Boy, am I in grumpy old man mode today.