Bitwig Preset GEN - random melody generator 2.3
-Hit Trigger to generate. -Truly random 4/4 melody generator- therefore better at making creepy, eerie or spacey melodies than happy or emotional ones, although you can make those too with note/key filtering and patience. -Adjust the Key filter to taste, or turn it off and use the Pitch Quantize inside the Note Grid to get more precise. Also try adding a Note Filter or Transposition Map if you want more specific kinds of melodies. -To record the output, I recommend sending delayed MIDI to another track from the Note Delay device labeled SEND FROM HERE. Then arm only the delayed track and hit Trigger on the Melody Generator. Then you can wait until you hear something you like and hit record after hearing it, but still capture what you heard, instead of recording everything. Change with delay length control. If find the delay is not long enough for you, duplicate the Note Delay device. Just remember to wait for the delayed signal before you stop recording. -Timebase is the base note frequency you generate, Rate mod gives a random chance of altering the Timebase. -Chance is your basic chance of notes occuring, lower value will give more rests, note length sets the length of each note- try adding modulation to it for more variation. -Note bias and note range adjust the pitch range and ceiling of notes you generate. -Pitch fall, Bend and Average all smear the note pitches in different ways, for adding flourishes, fills or interest. MPE instrument is needed to use these. -random velocity values are also generated for each note, so you may need to use the Velocity Curve to get into a useful range. -Variations preset page is for adding variation to each 4 bars of melody. Use the LFO for rhythmic variation, use Phase and Window to adjust the variation timing. Range sets how far up or down in pitch the variation can go. Source switches between retriggering eveery note or at the rate of Timebase. Use the Vary button or Variation knob to do it manually, without the LFO. -Added the pitch smearing as a separate device so it can be used separately. -Added option to turn repeats off for free flowing melody generation. -added Time controls for generating patterns outside 4/4. On the Other page, Beats and Unit knobs have macro control over the pitch, gate and velocity controls on the Time page. Clock and Count control how long each repetition is. -added Off key % knob to Other page, gives a chance of adding notes out of chosen key.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://bitwiggers.com/presets/bc61d4fd-a0c8-4406-9d7d-acd0c53a8ec6/