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Evosynth: ACM-CIE DOI with data

Yee-King, Matthew. 2015. Evosynth: ACM-CIE DOI with data. [Digital]

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Evosynth: Interactive Genetic Algorithm Sound Synthesis in the Browser!

Imagine a modular synth with 10s of modules that could be instantly wired up at random. Imagine then being able to combine or breed different circuits, or to create multiple variations of a circuit with subtle wiring changes. That's basically what evosynth does.

To be more specific, EvoSynth is a sound synthesis system which uses an interactive genetic algorithm to search the space of all possible configurations of a set of oscillators and filters. It is based on an idea I first experimented with back in 2000 with a system I called AudioServe. You can read all about that system here: AudioServe.

Click to see Evosynth running

Run it on your own server

Put the website folder on your server.
edit the file website/assets/js/app_launch.js to reflect your settings.
it probably works without the API back end, but...
to allow saving etc. of circuits, edit ebsite/api/inc.php to reflect your server
build the minified library into the website folder

(yeah grunt etc. is better I am sure)


the unit tests require mocha

npm install -g mocha

mocha tests/

Item Type: Digital


GA,IGA,evolutionary computing,genetic algorithm,interactive genetic algorithm,modular synthesis,sound synthesis

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October 2015

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Date Deposited:

08 Nov 2016 17:40

Last Modified:

20 Jun 2017 13:18

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/19139

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