December 8th 2009, UK: Intermorphic Ltd today launches Mixtikl 2, which proves that the 140 characters of a tweet really are easily enough to play infinite generative music mixes of superb quality and entertainment value. Intermorphic call the generative music mix tweets "tikls" ["tickles"], but Mixtikl can also play short chorded tunes & sound fx tikls as well.
The Intermorphic founders built upon the vector audio techniques they pioneered back in 2000 & 2001 (at SSEYO) where they found ways to deliver sounds in one SMS. Now they have found ways to play entire 12 track mixes in a tweet - the real fun is in making and tweeting one's own tikls.
Mixtikl 2 for Mac & Windows desktop (launch price of $19.99) comprises a standalone version, a VST plugin for music sequencers, and a plugin for web browsers. The Mixtikl browser plugin allows tikls or more advanced and customised mixes to be played in a webpage.
Mixtikl 2 for Windows mobile (launch price of $4.99) is available at launch for both Windows mobile Pocket PC and Smartphone.
Mixtikl 2 for iPhone / iPod touch is to be submitted to Apple iTunes within days.
All Mixtikl versions include over 100 generative "parts" that can be added to a mix, over 30 loop beats, a MIDI DLS wavetable synth and over 50 FX presets and 75 Synth presets. Intermorphic's generative music heritage means Mixtikl 2 presently excels at ambient mixes, with the range of technology under the hood allowing it to create much more.
For recordings of example mix tikls and chorded tweet tunes with FX, click here.
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Intermorphic Ltd develops creativity tools to allow people to "play with ideas". It was co-founded in 2007 by Tim Cole and Pete Cole. The Cole brothers have a history in music software innovation: they co-founded SSEYO in 1990 and from then to 2001 they created and worked on the "Koan Generative Music" system, as used by Brian Eno for his seminal 1996 "Generative Music 1". SSEYO Koan software was available for Windows, Mac and Windows Mobile and in a range of variants from Standalone to Audio Plugin to Web Browser Plugin. Following Tao Group's acquisition of SSEYO in 2001, they created the intent Sound System (iSS) and "SSEYO miniMIXA", one of the first mobile music mixers, and an early precursor to Mixtikl, a powerful generative music mixer. They secured the IP rights to the iSS and SSEYO software in Q2 2008. Mixtikl V1 for Windows Mobile was released in 2008, and Mixtikl V2 for iPhone in 2009 followed by 14 free updates before Mixtikl 3 was released May 2011, Mixtikl 4 in July 2011 and Mixtikl 5 in December 2011. Intermorphic also develops the Noatikl "inmo" generative music lab, the Liptikl cut-up word arranger and word shuffler and the Tiklbox, a generative music player.
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