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There are several extant software systems designed to generate music in real-time using a factor oracle automaton constructed from the musical input of a human improvisor. The impetus for the design of the factorOracle external is neither a desire to supersede these systems nor introduce novel algorithms for traversing the oracle, but rather to provide a fast, canonical interface for the automaton in Cycling74’s Max and, in future iterations, the Pure Data programming environment. Technical features of the factorOracle software are introduced here.


This work was originally published in Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Musical Metacreation (MUME 2016), held at the Seventh International Conference on Computational Creativity (ICCC 2016), Paris, France, June 27 - July 1, 2016.



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