Royalty Free Music Generation Software

Apr 28th, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Music, Podcast-Legal Music, Podcasting Software

Scott at Bitnotic sent us word about their new generative ambient music application, chill.

The concept of generative music – popularized by Brian Eno – is that complex music can be created by setting relatively simple processes into motion.

You can think of chill as a royalty-free music generator. It uses generative music processes to create new music in an ambient/chill-out style.

Songs created by chill can be saved in AIFF, Wave, and MIDI formats. Songs are royalty-free and can be used in podcasts, video productions, and record albums without further licensing. You can also use chill MIDI files as the basis for compositions in digital audio workstations such as Apple’s Logic.

While each song is unique and random, you have several options for shaping the results. The “Mood” controls include Mellow and Swell. You also control the mix of the instrument parts and effects

Bitnotic is actively seeking feedback on the public beta. The company is holding a contest where the three best comments/suggestions/bug reports will win free licenses to the final product. Details are available on the Bitnotic web site.

You can preview an example of chill’s output below. Then download it and give it a try.

chill 1.0 will retail electronically for US $19.95.

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8 Responses to “Royalty Free Music Generation Software”

  1. Steve Mullen says:

    Fudge … only works on Macs.

  2. Steve Boyett says:

    You might have mentioned this thing is Mac only.

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  4. Dewald Vorster says:

    Nice and slow. One can readily weave its sound into other things.

  5. Greg says:

    I found a sweet royalty-free music sight where you can get really nice songs performed by REAL musicians. You can also custom order a song from them based on another song you really like… http://www.bumpertunes.com

  6. maynard64 says:

    I checked out bumpertunes.com and it seems like you give them $27.97 and you have yourself a totally royalty-safe intro for a podcast or vlog or whatever. I wonder what the deal is with licensing, though? Less than 30 bucks and you can use it for an entire year? That’s something I might consider. Like buying a wordpress theme that not many people use, or something. It’s worth it sometimes, I suppose. :-)

  7. 123_trypp says:

    To maynard64

    Those cuts on BumperTunes sound like they were engineered to be either podcast intros or music beds for podcasting, eh?

  8. maynard64 says:

    Not sure, but a lot of them sound like they’re meant to be used for show intros.

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