Fraccut: Early Success!

August 21, 2009 General News, Plugins 0 Comments

Fraccut made a debut today after only a few hours of coding for implementation of the Fraccut engine in plugin form. The addition of advanced module functions is making plugin coding a lot more straightforward.

The first composition, after debugging a few preliminary compositions that failed, featured two identical Fraccut modules on cello, accompanied by ChillZone with some background strings. The piece blew me away. The cello duet is simply astounding, unlike any previous mGen output. Just as I suspected, the cutting engine struck an almost perfect balance between creativity and coherence! At long last, a method seems to have hit close to the center of this scale!

The parts are obviously deliberate but at the same time unpredictable. This is because the cutting engine places parent blocks on root notes (in future versions it will also do 3rds, 5ths, etc.) and then does cuts. This results in numerous deviations from a simple root note line, but the deviations are all centered around the root note, which means coherence is very evident to the ear.

I couldn't have asked for a better first-try with random cutting. I anticipate great things from Fraccut in the future.