Noatikl 3

Generative Music Composer

iOS, OS X, Windows

Dedicated, integrated & powerful multi-platform generative music editor, mixer, arranger and cell sequencer.

"Picks up where Eno's beloved Koan left off"

Latest: 3.0.1 - 16 Jan 2016

Noatikl 3

Generative Music Composer

Create fascinating live soundscapes

Love experimenting with music or creating new music ideas? Get Noatikl, an immensely deep & powerful app for generative MIDI music composition AND sound design.

New: Publish/share your generative music creations as wotjas (via Wotja , available separately).

Users say of Noatikl: "the only serious generative music composition tool on IOS", "Very deep, very unique and intelligent. Good MIDI implementation.", "my go-to generative App... endless possibilities for generative sounds", "by far the most unique and complex modular music maker in the AppStore. You'll get addicted!", "5 stars is not enough". More in Reviews.

What others say

Computer Music Magazine described Noatikl, our evolution of award-winning SSEYO Koan Pro, as "One of the best interactive composition tools on the market" and said "Noatikl picks up where Captain Eno's beloved Koan left off". More in Reviews.

Now would also be a good time to check out some screengrabs or the 2 minute videos.

What you can do with Noatikl

What is it?

Noatikl (pronounced "noh – tickle") is a 16 track MIDI generating powerhouse with 120+ parameters & many included generative music templates. To generate its sounds it features the Partikl Sound Engine (PSE), a powerful sound source comprising a modular synth with Soundfont (SF2)/DLS support + live FX and it incorporates the Noatikl (MIDI) Music Engine (NME).

Key Noatikl parameters

For in depth information concerning Noatikl's range of parameters and MIDI Note & Controller generation see the NME Guide. For information concerning modular synth sound generation & FX see the PSE Guide.

Why Generative Music?

Generative Music is "endless music created by a system". People want to explore it for a whole host of reasons - from wanting to create new ideas to break creative block to an urge to try something different; from pure musical curiosity to wanting to create endless music with a system; from reading about it to - well, you will have your own reasons!

As with learning any instrument, to fashion the best music requires patience, experimentation and the honing of skills. As you master it you will find Noatikl, the evolution of SSEYO Koan, opens up rich new musical seams ready for your creative attention.

Noatikl's roots

Noatikl is the evolution of the SSEYO Koan Generative Music system used in the 90s by Brian Eno et al, and it is still evolving today.

Noatikl's developers

Noatikl is created by Tim Cole and Pete Cole, creators of the 2001 BAFTA-award winning SSEYO Koan Interactive Audio Platform, the 2005 BAFTA-award winning SSEYO miniMIXA, Liptikl (2007+) and Mixtikl (2008+).

We bring to this product the 25+ years of experience we have of developing generative music engines, and a past user base who is keen to see what we can do next. Noatikl is much more powerful and versatile than Koan ever was.

For those interested in knowing more background, see the SSEYO history.

New in Noatikl 3

Summary

Noatikl 3 is a big release for us and a lot of work has gone into it. Most of the technical changes we've mave have been in the integral Partikl Sound Engine (PSE). We've made those to improve and extend Noatikl's sonic capabilities so you can create even cooler ambient music. We've also included a bunch of top new templates that take advantage of that work.

I've got Noatikl 2, do I need to get Noatikl 3?

Save big - get Noatikl 3 for iOS in a bundle!

Here's what's new:

  • Many gorgeous new templates that take advantage of the uprated Partikl Sound Engine 3 (PSE 3). New template paks include: Ambiences, Arps, BellsGlasses, Drones, MelodicPads, Melodics, Strings, Weirdness, Windharps.
  • Major PSE 3 enhancements:
    • Now supports stereo and more advanced synth & fx networks, allowing richer & more interesting sonic capabilities and complete sound "presets"
    • Network Editor and all 17 PSE Sound & FX unit UIs have been significantly reworked for much easier use, control and accessibility (iOS version)
    • Greatly improved Wavetable Sound Unit now supports stereo SF2 (SoundFont) samples (up to 24bit), allows modulation of pitch, pan, amp, portamento parameters and has an integrated envelope editor (linear/log) - all useful for sound shaping e.g. nice smooth ambient sounds
    • Improved the PSE-included IM SF2 wavetables with extended "IM Synths" and all new "IM NT3-MT7" = more sounds!
    • Selectable "Tap to Edit" option in the PSE Network Editor helps to reduce the number of interactions required to make changes
    • Amp and Pan controls added to several PSE Sound Units allowing more compact synth networks
    • "Note on Random" option added to PSE LFO Unit to allow sample/hold style control
  • As well as the PSE units, all of Noatikl iOS has been reworked for accessibility for blind & visually impaired users.
  • Support for AudioBus 2 and Audiobus Remote Trigger and transport control (iOS version)
  • Option in Settings to show / hide the older, but still included, Noatikl 2 templates
  • Simplified & improved the Noatikl 3 UI colour scheme
  • Updated the noatikl file format to accomodate the new PSE 3 capabilities
  • Several minor UI improvements (iOS version)
  • All fixes included in final NT2 update
  • New icon!
  • AND... Export Noatikl files (to clipboard) for use in Wotja 3 for iOS as Custom Player/Backing (Wotja 3 for iOS available separately)!
  • See also this forum post

Reviews

Magazines

Computer Music Value Award Computer Music

"One of the best interactive composition tools on the market"

"Noatikl is the coup de grace in the fight against creative block"

"Offers serious built-in tone generation via Intermorphic's PSE modular synthesis, sampling and MIDI environment"

"It would take us page upon page to convey the wealth of goodies in Noatikl 2"

"Capable of truly inspiring progressions"

Musicappblog.com in depth review of Noatikl 3

"Noatikl 3 is a very clever bit of software"

Computer Music Performance Award Computer Music #126 (June 2008)

"Noatikl picks up where Captain Eno's beloved Koan left off"

"a superb resource for ideas, and a sure-fire cure for writer's block"

"that killer hook could very well spring forth from noatikl's musical stream..."

"those with an open mind may find Noatikl to be their ideal collaboration partner"

"the results were always intriguing and, more importantly, musical"

"the sky is really the limit"

"ambient musicians will eat it up"

"Noatikl is one of the most comprehensive (generative music systems) we've seen"

Users

"this is the greatest generative playground... Very deep and inspiring"

"Good ideas generator for writers block."

"for the last several hours Noatikl has been playing in the background and I totally forgot what was creating the music. Noatikl is the best generative ambient music app I've seen for iOS so far! Better than and it is as melodic as Drone FX... it is at least as configurable as Soundscaper but Noatikl is more melodic and has smoother sound and texture transitions."

"my go-to generative App ... endless possibilities for generative sounds..."

"This is the only serious generative music composition tool on IOS"

"This is by far the most unique and complex modular music maker in the AppStore. You'll get addicted! "

"there is nothing like this on the iPad - please don't confuse this generative app with the "ping-pong" sound generators that pretend to be generative."

"Incredible world of generated music - a must have!"

"very intuitive and I was able to run Animoog and Addictive Synth through the midi out with stunning results. 5 stars is not enough."

"Outstanding App and a must for anybody interested in generative music."

"Very deep, very unique and intelligent. Good MIDI implementation."

"my go-to generative App", "endless possibilities for generative sounds"

"Whether you just looking for a little inspiration or want to create a whole ambient track, everything here is really possible."

"I've only been using [Noatikl] for 10 minutes & love it already. Thank you!"

"I use Noatikl EVERY SINGLE DAY! for something, it has become an essential component of my personal artistic procedure."

Loopy C, USA

"Noatikl stretches the boundaries of conventional music composition & I love it! Composers can now program generative variations in their music that can be subtle or extreme. Its programmability gives me as much or as little control as I want to produce music that is alive and constantly evolving."

Jamuud of Loop Guru

"Noatikl is the most exciting and inspiring piece of software in my studio."

Mark Harrop, UK

"Noatikl remains one of those rare examples of audio software that continues to challenge and defy... I love it dearly"

Tim Didymus, UK

"Now getting stuck into Noatikl with Synplant. Brilliant combination. Just sit back and listen to the fireworks."

"Loved Koan Pro. Found a mention of Noatikl on a web site. I am so happy that Koan Pro has a sucessor. Noatikl is a truly marvelous program."

&"With even minimal effort, the musicality of Noatikl is astonishing. Great control over musical dimensions. Love the scripting feature."

" I purchased Noatikl yesterday and hadn't fiddled with it for 30 minutes before realizing it is the software I've been dreaming about for the past ten years. By the end of the day, I put the finishing touches on a new age / ambient piece that could easily work in a movie soundtrack. I've evaluated and own nearly every fractal, algorithmic and generative music production tool available on the internet. There are some remarkable products out there, but none, absolutely NONE of them match noatikl's brilliant balance of musical density without technical complexity. For my purposes, you've delivered exactly what I've been looking for. I'm a software developer by day and the last thing I want to do with my leisure time is try to wrap my head around yet another tool with a steep learning curve or something that demands a doctorate's understanding of music theory to get anything interesting out of it. I want a tool that takes care of the theory and the 'grunt work' and allows me to play with and sculpture sound the way a child plays in a sandbox. This is what Noatikl delivers; here is Noatikl's genius."

"I can't tell you how long I have wished for a program like this! Noatikl is both the most powerful and easiest to use composing tool available. I am not talking about loops and canned music that lets you pretend you are on a writing streak, I am talking about a program that enables you be the architect of your own music while it takes care of (the execution of notes) the brick laying."

"it is interesting, this user community for noatikl. if something binds us, it is the word composer, it seems. we have very different needs. and yet, we have a common need to express ourselves, in the language of our choice. what noatikl graciously provides all of us is a means to that end. it reminds all of us, i believe . . . is that our collective reach . . . is somewhat beyond our grasp . . . but never . . . never, inescapable."

"I love your app, the price is more than fair given that the ideas it generates are priceless. You guys are putting a lot of work in and I appreciate that something so boutique is accessible to the masses. Keep up the good work!"

"I've had experience with some great composition programs. But in terms of instantly bringing about good musical ideas & inspiration, Noatikl exceeds them all hands down!"

"I downloaded the demo of Noatikl not knowing what to expect, and instantly knew this was the cure for writers block I have been hoping for."

"I have to give you folks a huge complement on the interface of your product. It's just a huge pleasure to work with. I'm not a real fan of software mostly, fiddling with knobs and buttons is way more engaging....but Noatikl is just such a kick, and it's real time malleable, it just continues to reward, it always gives you one more idea to try out. Very cool."

"Within the heart of intermorphic's software lies an original and most musical "soul", incorporating a brain of pure and true intuition - Noatikl defies any possible single quote."

"It's been a long, long time since I've been this enthusiastic about trying to create music. It's like being a kid again and receiving a new toy day, after day, after day. Thanks for a great product."

"I'm pumping the MIDI CC from Noatikl through Logic. I'm amazed with Noatikl's simplicity and power, thank you very much for this. "

&"Noatikl is a very remarkable and unique piece of software, congrats!"

"Whatever you have in your plug folder, you don't have anything remotely approaching the algorithmic composition facilities in noatikl. Combining uniqueness & depth with unmatched support, Noatikl points beyond synths & effects, toward sophisticated compositional tools that aid not just sound-making but song-making." "So far, (Intermorphic has) the best support of any plug-maker I've encountered! IMHO, Noatikl is well worth the price even at this early stage in its development history."

"A few months ago, I came to and bought your software, that I am enjoying so much. You simply have made one of the most powerful sound environments ever made. I am every day more amazed."

"Noatikl is alive ... all you do is wake it up or put it to sleep. Once awake, it draws you into it's world. It's like it takes whatever I give it and hands me back music as if to say 'See ... this what can be done, here! You like?' Much more often than not I have to answer ... Yes!!"

"Noatikl is most interesting software for modern avantgard music. I think it is some step to the future of music - the world of future with people and machine will cooperate with their strong side - fast and absolutely logic of machine's brain and sense of art test and beautiful of the man intellect."

"I instantly knew Noatikl was the cure for writers block I have been hoping for."

"I have come to the conclusion that Noatikl is a damn amazing piece of software. it has certainly inspired me in my creations. thanks for a great program."

"Discovering Noatikl is like discovering the sounds of the natural world for the first time - the chaos patter of raindrops, the patient swell of the sea, the conspiratorial whispers of the wind - and then being handed the power to do with them as you will."

"With Noatikl, my computer has suddenly become a porous surfboard of interactive listening with no end in sight...an open door into open sound."

"Sometimes I stay up until 2:00 AM playing with Noatikl. Love it."

"I have Noatikl. LOVE IT! What a great thing."

"Noatikl is not a toy. Noatikl is a flowing river of sound, a polyphonic flamethrower of music with a deceptively simple interface. Try the demo and you're hooked."

Key Features

Music Examples

Check out the following example 1 minute (medium quality) MP3 recordings of beautiful, luscious ambient Noatikl 3 pieces made from our templates. There are also a couple of Tiklbox pieces, too.

Wotja Wotja: If you are visiting this page on an iOS device and have Wotja FREE 3 installed, you can hear the demos LIVE. Just click the relevant link next to the title to play either as a custom Wotja Music URL (easiest to play; no text/image included) or Wotja file (includes text and any background image)!

Wotja Music URL FAQ | Wotja File FAQ.


Wotja URL | Wotja File: "Demo - Arp love"

Wotja URL | Wotja File: "Demo - Bells and pulse"

Wotja URL | Wotja File: "Demo - Calm trails"

Wotja URL | Wotja File: "Demo - Cosmic"

Wotja URL | Wotja File: "Demo - Ebb and flow"

Wotja URL | Wotja File: "Demo - Piano and glass"

Wotja URL | Wotja File: "Tiklbox Calm 5"

Wotja URL | Wotja File: "Tiklbox Relax 6"

Recordings Made by Others

Another way to get a feel for what Noatikl can do is to check out some recordings of how people have used it. For links to some excellent recordings see:


You can also hear it in action, live. Either:

Screens

Videos

Below is a quick 2 minute video of Noatikl 3 (iPhone and iPad versions) where we merge 3 new templates together, add a delay, change chording, change a Wavetable Unit pitch and then use drifting to create some live mixing.


Written Tutorials

You will also find links to tutorial information in the Noatikl Forum.

Other Videos

Subject Link
General Intermorphic Channel
All Intermorphic videos

YouTube

Mark Harrop Channels
All Mark Harrop videos, which include a number related to Noatikl

Vimeo

YouTube

Subject Link
Pete Cole Channels
Pete Cole's historical Noatikl videos

Vimeo

YouTube

Noatikl 2 Mobile - Tutorial 1
  • Learn how to: Launch, Open piece, Play, Blend, Drift, Pin, Save synth preset, Merge pieces, Save piece, Edit piece name.

YouTube

by Tim Cole

Noatikl 2 Mobile - Tutorial 2
  • Learn how to: Change Synth preset, Copy/Paste a voice, Solo, Edit voice name, Change pitch, Change voice type, Change pattern, Export, Tweet.

YouTube

by Tim Cole

Noatikl 2 Desktop Standalone
  • Creating your first piece with Noatikl 2 Desktop Standalone.

YouTube

by Pete Cole

Noatikl 2 Desktop Audio Plugins
  • Creating your first piece with Noatikl 2 Desktop Audio Plugin (VST / Reaper).

YouTube

by Pete Cole

Noatikl 1 Desktop Mac

Vimeo

YouTube

by Pete Cole

Noatikl 1 Desktop Windows
  • Creating your first simple MIDI piece with Noatikl Desktop Standalone for Windows.

Vimeo

YouTube

by Pete Cole

Noatikl 1 VSTi & Cubase
  • Setting-up Noatikl VSTi to work with Cubase under 3 Mac and Windows so you can target your favourite software synths. Written steps here.
  • Template Project zip

Vimeo

YouTube

by Pete Cole

Noatikl 1 VSTi & Sonar
  • Setting-up Noatikl 1 VSTi to work with Sonar 6 under Windows so you can target your favourite software synths. Written steps here.
  • Template project zip

Vimeo

YouTube

by Pete Cole

Noatikl 1 Standalone & Sonar
  • Setting-up Noatikl 1 Standalone to work with Sonar under Windows so you can target your favourite software synths.
  • Template Project zip

Vimeo

YouTube

by Pete Cole

Noatikl 1 Standalone & Logic

Vimeo

YouTube

by Mark Harrop

Noatikl 1 AU (Audio Unit) & Logic
  • Follows-on from the Noatikl Standalone with Logic tutorial, and shows you how to use Noatikl AU plugin with Logic as an alternative.
  • Template Project zip

Vimeo

YouTube

by Pete Cole

Noatikl 1 Standalone & Cubase SE
  • Setting-up Noatikl 1 Standalone to work with Cubase SE so you can target your favourite software synths.
  • Template Project zip

Vimeo

YouTube

by Pete Cole

Noatikl 1 AU (Audio Unit) & GarageBand

Vimeo

YouTube

by Pete Cole

Noatikl 1 Note to MIDI CC conversion
  • How to use note to MIDI controller conversion to create a system of MIDI control that conforms to the musical compositional rules in noatikl.

Vimeo

YouTube

by Mark Harrop

Noatikl 1 & Mix Automation in Logic 8
  • Detailed walk-through of how to set up Logic 8 to enable MIDI continuous controllers sent from Noatikl to hook into Logic's internal fader message system. This powerful technique places virtually all synth, plug-in and channel strip parameters under direct generative control.

Vimeo

YouTube

by Mark Harrop

Noatikl 1 Standalone & Generative tempo control in Logic Pro
  • Demo of how to set up Logic to allow Noatikl to generate tempo variations whilst maintaining full MIDI sync.

Vimeo

YouTube

by Mark Harrop

Authoring Tutorial - St Ive's song 07 dissected
  • Detailed breakdown of the St Ives Song 07, exploring the techniques used in Noatikl to create the piece, including the use of rhythmic, following and ambient voice types, rule definition and chord creation. Also looks at one way to exploit velocity controlled sample switching

Vimeo

YouTube

by Mark Harrop

Downloads

For Noatikl 2 final versions see Software Archive.

Full Platform Version / Date Download
iOS
iOS 8.2+
App Bundle
Consider getting one of our app bundles for big discounts!
iOS App Bundles
iOS
iOS 8.1+
Noatikl 3 (not a free upgrade for Noatikl 2)
Mobile (Universal)
V3.0.1 - Jan 16 2016
Requirements & Notes
Noatikl 3 at the App Store
Mac OS X
10.9+
Noatikl 3 (not a free upgrade for Noatikl 2)
Desktop Standalone (64-bit)
V3.0.1 - Jan 16 2016
See also Audio Unit Plugin below
Requirements & Notes
Noatikl 3 at the Mac App Store
Mac OS X
10.9+
Noatikl 3 (not a free upgrade for Noatikl 2)
Desktop Audio Plugin (64-bit Audio Unit)
V3.0.1 - Jan 16 2016
Free for Noatikl Mac App Store customers
Requirements & Notes
64-bit - 50.08 MB Zip
Installation instructions
Windows
10
(Win 7/8?)
Noatikl 3 (not a free upgrade for Noatikl 2)
Desktop Standalone (64-bit)
V3.0.1 - Jan 16 2016
30 day Trial
Requirements & Notes
64-bit - 48.55 MB Zip
Licence via IM Store
Installation instructions
Entering the Product Key
Windows
10
(Win 7/8?)
Noatikl 3 (not a free upgrade for Noatikl 2)
Desktop Audio Plugin (64-bit VSTi)
V3.0.1 - Jan 16 2016
30 day Trial
Requirements & Notes
64-bit - 48.59 MB Zip
Licence via IM Store
Installation instructions
Entering the Product Key
Guide Platform Version / Date Download
All Noatikl 3 User Guide
V3.0.1 - Jan 30 2016

Web (HTML)

PDF - 0.93Mb

All NME 3 User Guide
V3.0.1 - Jan 30 2016

Web (HTML)

PDF - 0.59Mb

All PSE 3 User Guide
V3.0.1 - Jan 30 2016

Web (HTML)

PDF - 0.88Mb

Noatikl change log (forum)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Mac/Win Desktop Audio Plugins (AUi/VSTi):

  • The Plugins are 64-bit (only) and we test only with Logic / Reaper (Mac) and Reaper (Windows). They should run fine in other DAW hosts but before you purchase a licence we strongly recommend you try the trial version, if available, in your DAW Host to ensure it works fine for you. Please also refer to our community forums if you need help with those DAWs.

Noatikl 3 Mac OS X PC Requirements (Desktop Standalone/Audio Plugin):

  • 64-bit OS X 10.9 or later; 250 MB hard disk space, 512MB RAM; Intel Mac; 64-bit (Universal binary installed). Please note that Noatikl runs as a 64-bit application only.
  • Audio Unit Plugin (AUi): Provided "As is" and free for customers who purchase or who have purchased Noatikl at the Mac App Store. This is not a trial version and activation requires installation of Noatikl 3+. See installation instructions. Requires an AU host configured for 64-bit operation.

Noatikl 3 Windows PC Requirements (Desktop Standalone/Audio Plugin):

  • 64-bit Windows 10; 250 MB hard disk space, 512MB RAM.
    • Note: It seems to run just fine on Windows 7 and 8, but we no longer officially support or test on those. There is a trial version, so why not give it a try?
  • VST Plugin (VSTi): The Product Key to unlock this is included when purchasing a licence for Noatikl Desktop Standalone for Windows. Requires a VST host configured for 64-bit operation.
  • The software downloads linked to above are 30 day Trial Versions. They require restarting every 3 minutes until you have purchased and entered the relevant Product Key (see our WebStore).
Noatikl 3 iOS Device Requirements:
  • iOS 8.1+ or later; iPhone, iPod touch, iPad. Noatikl for iOS is a universal binary and supports standard and retinal displays for iPhone and iPad. The iOS version does not support Scripting, Listening voices or MIDI transport controls.

Linux users:

Archive (S/W, PDFs)

Noatikl Software Archive

Key: Forum Post (information) link < --- > [Download or Store link]

iOS Requirements (unless otherwise stated):

  • iOS 8.1+

Noatikl 2 for iOS:

Desktop OS Requirements (unless otherwise stated):

  • 64-bit Mac OS X 10.7+; 64-bit/32-bit Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7, 8

Noatikl 2 Desktop for Mac:

Noatikl 2 Desktop Audio Plugins (AUi/VSTi) for Mac:

Noatikl 2 Desktop Standalone & Audio Plugin (VSTi) for Windows:

Noatikl 1.X Desktop Standalone & Audio Plugins (AUI/VSTi) for Mac:

Noatikl 1.X Desktop Standalone & Audio Plugins for Windows:

Noatikl PDF Archive

Noatikl NT Version / Doc Rev / Date / Size
English V3.0.1 / A / Jan 20 2016 / 0.93Mb
English V2.8.1 / A / Sept 10 2015 / 1.4Mb
English V2.7.19 / A / 26 Nov 2014 / 1.25Mb
English V2.3.9 / C / 19 Mar 2014 / 1.52Mb
NME NME Version / Doc Rev / Date / Size
English V3.0.1 / A / Jan 20 2016 / 0.59Mb
English V2.0 / C / 10 Sept 2015 / 0.60Mb
PSE PSE Version / Doc Rev / Date / Size
English V3.0 / A / Nov 18 2015 / 1.30Mb
English V2.0 / B / 10 Sept 2015 / 1.30Mb

FAQ - General

General comment: For Mixtikl 7 / Noatikl 3 the Partikl Sound Engine (PSE) Sound Units (Wavetable, Tone, DSynth, Particle) now run in stereo. In Mixtikl 6 / Noatikl 2 and earlier these units ran in mono, even though the PSE FX Units worked in stereo. Running the Sound Units in stereo does place a higher load on the processor, however, it greatly improves the sounds that the PSE can generate so it was an essential change we had to make.

You can get performance issues if the processor in your device is trying to do more that it can handle, and there are a number of possible reasons for this when it comes to using Noatikl. However, before we look at those, there are some general things to check / note first when it comes to conserving processor cycles so that the app can use the maximum processor power available:

  • Use latest iOS version: Ensure your device is using the latest iOS update available for it.
  • Power cycle your iOS device: This just ensures there is nothing running you don't expect to be running.
  • Other running apps: Although mobile OS are good at managing app usage these days, it might well be worth closing all other running apps.
  • InterApp Audio / Audiobus: Use of these takes up processing cycles, so try working without these on (at least until you have found an approach that works for you).
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, Cellular data: Use of these takes up processing cycles, so try turning these off. Why not try temporarily putting your devive into Airplane mode?
  • Don't run Noatikl backgrounded: There are less processor cycles available to the app when backgrounded.
  • Cable connection to computer: If your device syncs, that, too, can use processor cycles, so try using it without a computer connection (but charging it from a USB charging point is fine).

Try these (in order):

  1. Audio Output Setting: The Noatikl 3 default audio output is 44Khz stereo, whereas Noatikl 2 defaulted to 22Khz stereo. We changed it simply as the audio output sounds nicer at 44Khz stereo, and devices have got more powerful in the last couple of years. However, runnning at 44Khz stereo places a higher load on the processor. If you are having performance issues, this is the first thing to try changing.
    • Solution: Try setting Audio Output to 32Khz Stereo or even 22Khz Stereo. Noatikl Settings > Audio Output.
  2. Airplay: Airplay uses processing power to stream the audio, so if you are having performance issues please first ensure this is off:.
  3. Templates/Content: To make the new templates sound really great they take advantage of the stereo sound unit capability (above) in the PSE. Some templates feature synth (and generator) networks are really quite complex, too, meaning they will use more processor cycles. The processor useage therefore greatly depends on the templates/content being used which means that some of the demo mixes will take up more processor cycles than others.
    • Solution: Either use fewer templates in a piece so there is less sound to generate (the cool Demo peices use just 3 merged templates!), use less complex sound generators (such as templates that have a sound network primarily based on Wavetable units), or look to remove some FX units that are used in a template (you can do this via the Synth Network Editor).
  4. Track and Global FX: The new templates are generally sonically richer than Noatikl 2 templates and most use a reverb and other FX in the template itself. If you have a lot of Voices in your piece, then a lot of FX units can be in play at the same time.
    • Solution: If using these new templates in a (merged) piece, try removing FX from the templates themselves (e.g. reverb, as that is a heavy hitter), and then add it back as a Global FX. Example: Copy one template's FX network to the the clipboard (FX Network Editor > bottom right Action button > Export to clipboard) and then pasting it into the Global FX (FX Network Editor > bottom right Action button > Import from clipboard) and then remove the FX from each Voice's FX Network. This may change how the piece sounds quite a bit, so may require some experimentation.
  5. Merging pieces: Because of the Noatikl 3 template richness (above), you do not need many when creating a piece.
    • Solution: Try merging no more than 3 templates. This should still give you PLENTY of goodness to play with.
  6. Use some older content, too: Because of the Noatikl 3 template richness (above), you do not need many when creating a new piece. However, we still include the older Noatikl 2 content which in general has less of a processing hit, so you might want to try sprinkling some of that in.
  7. Your Device....: We put this at the very of this list because we know only too well that money does not grow on trees and powerful mobile devices are very expensive. :( But, the device you are using is also a factor to keep in mind. How our app sounds is very important and, to keep moving forwards, we have to to take advantage of new capabilities and device power - we do this very carefully though. Unfortunately, sound generation and sound processing is a heavy hitter, and, moving to stereo sound units (see PSE comment, above) is just something we had to do...
    • Solution: If your funds allow, it might be worth at some point checking out a more powerful device.

Mixtikl and Noatikl are tightly integrated but cover different areas. If you love making and mixing generative music you will most likely want both!

Here are some of the main differences:

  • Mixtikl Generative Music & Loop Mixer:
    • Summary: A powerful but easy-to-use generative music and loop mixer app that lets you get quick results.
    • A cell sequencer/arranger primarily aimed at allowing users to easily mix together generative templates / pieces and then change track volume and pan settings - this can make it a snap to create and mix something new.
    • Has support for mix and cell randomisation - makes it quick and easy to try out new combinations of templates.
    • Includes support for using audio loops - useful for creating EDM/IDM or where you just want to mix in other recorded sounds.
    • Includes support for making and using mic recordings - useful for where you just want to mix in other recorded sounds (iOS/OS X/Win only).
    • Includes a basic "drill down" UI for editing of generative music parameters, but not allow editing of the generator network itself.
    • Content cell templates can be exported for further editing in Noatikl.
    • Allows MIDI recordings, and with options support for MIDI out (iOS only).
    • What it doesn't support: scripting; merging of templates; editing of generator networks; blending mode; easy generative music parameter editing.
  • Noatikl Generative Music Composer:
    • Summary: A handy composition tool for editing NME generative music parameters and generator networks.
    • Has a user interface primarily aimed at easy creation, design or editing of generator networks and custom generative music pieces/templates.
    • Provides a table view for all generators with easy access to all of the NME's generative music parameters - makes it easier to get things working the way you want.
    • Allows merging together of generative pieces.
    • Supports MIDI in/out so it can be used as a controller of external MIDI synths, but does not support use of audio loops or cell sequencing.
    • Features a blend screen for quite blending of piece volume and pan (iOS only).
    • Pieces created in Noatikl can be exported and then imported into Mixtikl or Wotja.
    • Allows use of Lua scripting and Listening voices so that you can explore your own hyperinstrument (Desktop version only).
    • What it doesn't support: audio loops; content cells; arrangement (except via envelopes); randomisation.

If you are happy with the content, features and interface of Noatikl 2, then you won't need Noatikl 3!

You would only need to purchase a licence for Noatikl 3 if you want to use any of the all new content and cool new features in Noatikl 3, play a piece made in Noatikl 3 or to continue using Noatikl if your OS version will no longer run an earlier version. See See also: How to copy older pieces to Noatikl 3.

Noatikl 3 for iOS, OS X and Windows are new apps so do not interfere with Noatikl 2 installations. Noatikl 3 works just fine with pieces you have made in previous versions of Noatikl.

How we keep keep prices down and still keep moving forward

Intermorphic is just Tim and Pete; we are not a megacorp or big music software company. We are two normal, friendly, humble, approachable and easy going brothers that have spent over 25 years and many thousands of hours developing complex, deep and powerful Generative Music tools (e.g. Noatikl and Mixtikl).

Our generative music tools exist in a small niche area compared to other kinds of music tools which means there is not a big market for them. Developing them is an expensive and very time consuming business for all kinds of reasons.

We used to do free upgrades between major versions, but after making 40 free updates from Mixtikl 2 to Mixtikl 5 and nearly 30 free updates to Noatikl 2 we realised we just could not continue developing and extending our apps on that basis. For those customers that wanted further advancements we had to find another way. We always want to deliver great value for our customers so we developed a new commerical model that we think works for all - we call it the Fullgrade model. It basically means that all major versions are already priced as upgrades so if you want the new major version you just buy it!

If you enjoy using our generative music tools/apps and/or get value from what they allow you to do, then please do purchase our new versions - when you purchase our tools you get our eternal gratitude, and you will know that you have encouraged us to continue their development. Thank you!

No, sorry! We do free updates, not free upgrades. All our major versions follow a Fullgrade pricing policy meaning they are already priced as upgrades.

Noatikl 3: If you want to use any of the new features in Noatikl 3 then just purchase a licence for the new version.

Tip: On iOS you can also make great savings by getting an app bundle - see our Bundles page.

Noatikl 2: Looking for the latest version of Noatikl 2 (2.3.8)? See here for links.

iOS/OSX: In general, you should be able to download the latest version of a purchased app from the "Purchased section" of the relevant App Store as long as we have not removed that app from sale (we will do this for older versions after a changeover period, so as not to confuse people about which version to get). See the Apple information: Download past purchases. Note: You may also wish to refer to App Store related information: Mac App Store; iTunes App Store.

Quick links to the older versions whilst they are still in the stores during our changeover period.

iOS: If the above does not work for some reason (i.e. once the app is removed from sale), then to redownload the old purchased version of Noatikl 2 iOS the following might work. To re-download to your device, from your iOS device select the following link: try this.

By default we hide the older Noatikl 2 templates simply as the new Noatikl 3 templates are so good! They are included, however, and it is easy to display them. Simply go to Settings (iOS), Noatikl > Preferences (OS X) or Noatikl > Options > Preferences (Windows) and check the box that says "Show Noatikl 2 Content". Once you have done that, the older templates will show up in the template list in a dark grey colour.

These are not included in Noatikl 3 as we now have a new set of gorgeous sound presets and templates (you can also export favourite presets from these, too). But we are making them available if you want them; see below.

Tip: You see the TG Preset list from the Network Editor screen and when you then select the "Open" [Desktop] or "Action" [Mobile] buttons. Once the file below is copied to the right place, you may need to restart the app for the Presets to be displayed.

Noatikl Desktop version: Download a zip of the TG presets and place that in the Intermorphic Folder or zips folder under that.

Noatikl iOS version: Download the file above and then refer to Apple's docs on iTunes Apps File Sharing to see how to copy them to your iOS device.

Noatikl Desktop version: These are installed to the "Intermorphic Folder". If you want to get them back again, just download a zip of the demo pieces and unzip that in the Intermorphic Folder.

Noatikl iOS version: Either re-install Noatikl iOS (making sure you FIRST BACKUP any pieces you have made that you want to keep) or download the above zip file to a PC and unzip that in the "Intermorphic Folder". Then, refer to Apple's docs on iTunes Apps File Sharing to see how to copy them to your iOS device.

To SAVE or EXPORT pieces/files you can either:

To RESTORE pieces/files:

PSE

If Noatikl isn't making any sound, first check that you have the Partikl checkbox ticked. If this is ticked, then Noatikl will automatically render all MIDI data that it generates through Noatikl's built-in Partikl sound system, and you should hear Noatikl playing (unless you've turned-down your computer's volume). If the checkbox isn't ticked, Noatikl will only send its MIDI data to whatever MIDI Output destination you have defined in Noatikl's top panel... which means that you've probably got a bit of MIDI configuration to do first in order to hear Noatikl play.

Note that Noatikl can play both through PSE and through a MIDI device, if that is how you have configured things - the choice is yours.

All platforms:

Don't forget to press play! Make sure your system volume is turned-up, and any speakers are turned on! Make sure you haven't muted all voices, or set their volumes or velocities all to zero. If you are using fixed-pattern voices, make sure they don't all have empty patterns.

iOS:

Unless you are using AudioBus, make sure this toggle (under Settings > Audio Out) is set to off or you will not hear anything!

Windows users:

Only one component at a time can render through the Windows Software Synth. If your Noatikl MIDI Output component is specified to render through this and you hear silence, make sure there is not already something else trying to render through it.

MAC users:

If you selected an IAC driver bus as Noatikl's MIDI output device, make sure you have an active rendered out for that device e.g. MIDIPipe from Subtlesoft or one of your sequencer tracks with an attached synthesiser or sampler plug-in. Please refer to the Noatikl video tutorial - "creating your first piece on Mac" which will get you going with MidiPipe in about 1 minute.

Sonar

You may hear silence when using Noatikl MIDI events with the Noatikl VSTi with Sonar.

  • The solution to this problem is to modify your MIDI track to have a continuous stream of dummy MIDI controller events! This is required for Sonar to keep “pumping” Noatikl for more MIDI event data.

If using the Noatikl VSTi and your hear silence, make sure you have added Noatikl VSTi to your project properly.

  • To add the Noatikl VSTi to your project, do not start by using the synth rack; it will crash Sonar.
  • Insert the Noatikl VSTi by right-clicking the FX bin of an audio track; select the Noatikl VSTi plug-in.
  • Load-up a Noatikl file (or create a new one) within noatikl. That will give you something to hear in a moment. Make sure you set the MIDI Channel parameter for each voice, so you can be sure which software synth you want to direct it to.
  • Next, open-up the Synth Rack (Views > Synth Rack).
  • Right-click on the far-right pane of the Noatikl VSTi, and click on "Enable MIDI Output". This lets Sonar use the MIDI output data emitted from the VSTi by Noatikl. If you forget this step, Noatikl will remain silent.
  • Close the Synth Rack.

Cubase

If Noatikl VSTi MIDI events create silence, make sure you are not running with the “Sequencer MIDI Pipeline” selected. Not all sequencers support this feature.

  • The solution is to select one of the other MIDI output ports instead (and make sure you have a synthesiser listening out for that port!).

Of course you do not need to attribute Intermorphic! If you wish to, though, then please do!

Please note, though, that Educational versions may not be used for commercial or business purposes. Please also ensure you comply with the licence terms for any Tiklpak and/or 3rd party content you use in your recordings.

In general, yes you can. For further details and clarification around the Audio Loop paks see here.

Please note that Educational versions may not be used for commercial or business purposes. Please also ensure you comply with the licence terms for any Tiklpak and/or 3rd party content you use in your recordings.

Yes, you may, but see here for further details.

We try as hard as we can to make our apps stable. If this app does crash on you, then the chances are that for crashes in new apps (released after Jun 2014) we will get reports from the HockeyApp integrated crash reporting system. Because of this, we have the best chance of fixing crashers and so our latest versions are likely to be the most stable. This is one reason we recommend that you always update your Intermorphic apps to the latest version, where your device/OS allows.

If you are using an earlier app then you can still send us a crash log so that we can investigate and try to fix the problem (for all users). The crash log files all start with the app name, and have an extension "crash". They are text files that we can read, and give us useful information in tracking-down a crash.

Please send the text in them to us via our feedback form, and don't forget to tell us what you were doing when you had the crash! Hopefully we will be able to fix the crash in the next update.

Here is how you get the crash log files:

Crash logs on Mac Desktop

Note: Also refer to this article.

To find a log file, in Finder open:

~/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/

You may have to hold down the option key when using the Go menu in the Finder to open the Library folder (this is needed on Lion and above).

Crash logs on Windows 7

See this article.

Crash logs on Windows 8 / 10

Open Event Viewer, then go to Windows Logs -> Application and look for errors.

Crash logs on iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad

Note: Also refer to this article.

  • Sync your device to iTunes. This will copy the crash logs automatically from your device to your computer.
  • You'll find the relevant app crash logs on your computer in one of the following locations:

    Mac OS X:
    ~/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/MobileDevice/<YOUR_DEVICE>
    (the tilde ~ in the pathname is a shortcut for your user account name.

    To find the log file, open ~/Logs/CrashReporter/MobileDevice/ in the Finder

    • Note: You may have to hold down the option key when using the Go menu in the Finder to open the Library folder (this is needed on Lion and above). e.g. /Users/jdoe/Library/Logs/CrashReporter/MobileDevice/John Doe’s iPhone/Noatikl_2013-01-29-200048_John-Does-iPhone.crashi
    Windows 7 / 8 / 10:
    <drive>:\Users\<YOUR_NAME>\AppData\Roaming\Apple 
                          computer\Logs\CrashReporter/MobileDevice/<YOUR_DEVICE>

When using Mixtikl (mobile or desktop), you can export the content in individual cells where that content is generative (i.e. not audio loops), and then import it (as a new piece or added to an existing piece) for editing in Noatikl (mobile or desktop). There is one exception, and that is where the Mixtikl content uses a custom wavetable. In this case you will need to import it to a new piece and not merge into an existing one.

For Mixtikl Mobile > Noatikl Mobile

  • In Mixtikl, select the Content Cell you are interested in.
  • From the Content Cell menu select the Export button and you will get a message saying that the data has been exported to the clipboard.
  • In Noatikl Mobile, go to the Pieces screen and then select the import button on the bottom toolbar. You will get a pop up dialog givng you the option to add the content to the existing piece, or to replace it.
  • Choose the option you want and the content is imported and ready for editing. Once you have done your editing, you can of course export the piece and then import into a Mixtikl content cell.

Note: When you export from a Mixtikl content cell the Track FX are NOT included (but Cell FX are).

Note: Doing this in Mixtikl Desktop > Noatikl Desktop is similar except that in Noatikl the "Import" facility is under Menu > File > Import.

For Noatikl Mobile > Mixtikl Mobile:

  • In Noatikl, go to the Pieces screen and then select the export button on the bottom toolbar. get a messages saying the data has been exported to the clipboard.
  • In Mixtikl, select the content cell you are interested in.
  • Select the Import button and you will get a popup dialog where you choose what kind of clipboard to try to import from. Select the Noatikl/Partikl button.
  • You will be presented with an "Import As" dialog where you enter the name you want the content called (or just accept the default name presented).
  • You will see a couple of pop-up messages saying the content imported.

Note: Doing this in Noatikl Desktop > Mixtikl Desktop is similar except that in Noatikl the "Export" facility is under Menu > File > Export.

See the examples section or the Noatikl compositions forum. Or even check out the free Tiklbox Relax, as all pieces were created with Noatikl.

See the installing Noatikl page for how to install the various Noatikl variants on your system!

If you have deleted e.g. Noatikl 2.1.5 Desktop Audio Plugins from your Mac and installed the Noatikl 2.3.3. Plugins (which require OS X 10.7+) and then try to re-install the Noatikl 2.1.5 Plugins (as you have sensibly made a backup) then you may find you get the message "Intermorphic Noatikl can't be installed on this disk. A newer version of this software already exists on the disk."

Ultimately it is down to Apple's decision not to expose uninstall options in the menu somewhere!

Solution:

  • Close any installer you might have open
  • Open the Terminal application (under Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal)
  • Paste these 4 lines into the Terminal window:
    • sudo rm /var/db/receipts/com.intermorphic.noatikl.plist /var/db/receipts/com.intermorphic.noatikl.bom
    • sudo rm /var/db/receipts/com.intermorphic.noatikl.plist /var/db/receipts/com.intermorphic.noatikl.plist
    • sudo rm /var/db/receipts/com.intermorphic.noatikl.plist /var/db/receipts/com.intermorphic.noatikl_plugins.bom
    • sudo rm /var/db/receipts/com.intermorphic.mixtikl.plist /var/db/receipts/com.intermorphic.mixtikl_plugins.plist
You can then install your older copy of Noatikl!

Note: the first time you enter the "sudo" command-line, you'll be prompted to enter your password.

Explanation: the "sudo" command tells the system to run the command that follows with an administrative level; otherwise, you wouldn't be able to remove the (hidden) receipt files that are blocking your re-installation of the older version.

In this sort of case, it almost certainly means that your Web Browser file cache is corrupted. You'll need to refresh/clear this cache, and try the download again.

This is the result of an oddity we've seen in some Macs. Please try the following simple steps.

  • Try this first
    1. Go to "System Preferences"
    2. Select "Displays"
    3. Choose the "Color" Tab
    4. Uncheck the "Show profile for this display only"
    5. Select the "sRGB IEC61966-2.1" profile
  • If the above doesn't work, then please try this:
    1. Select Options menu
    2. Select "Reset Column Widths"

As we test in Reaper, we give the following instruction for that (and then the Mac variant, too). But, the principle is the same for other DAWs / sequencers and concerns enabling MIDI Clock and Sync events to be sent from your DAW / Sequencer to Noatikl and then enablng MIDI events to be sent from Noatikl back to your DAW / Sequencer.

Important in all cases: You need to use a different bus for each of the above activites, e.g. IAC Driver - Bus 1 for MIDI input and IAC Driver - Bus 2 for MIDI output.

Note: We also refer to the Mac's inbuilt IAC Audio MIDI Setup - for more on that see here.

  1. Reaper MIDI Output: from the Menu select Preferences > Audio > MIDI Devices and in the MIDI output area double tap on the desired / listed MIDI output device (e.g. IAC Driver - Bus 2) and ensure that "Enable output to this device" and "Send clock/SPP to this device" are both checked.
  2. Reaper MIDI Input: from the Menu select Preferences > Audio > MIDI Devices and in the MIDI input area double tap on the desired / listed MIDI input device (e.g. IAC Driver - Bus 1) and ensure that "Enable input from this device" and "Enable input for control messages" are both checked.
  3. Noatikl: Set "Sync?" set to True, set MIDI Input to be the same as your MIDI output above (e.g. IAC Driver - Bus 2) and set MIDI Output to be the same as your MIDI input above (e.g. IAC Driver - Bus 1)
  4. Noatikl: Press Play ... Noatikl is now waiting...
  5. Reaper: Press Play ... Noatikl starts playing, at the tempo from Reaper.
  6. Note: Noatikl does not currently support "Resume", so if you press "stop" in your Sequencer, then to restart Noatikl you will first need to rewind your Sequencer head to the beginning before pressing "play".

If you want Noatikl to drive a MIDI output device with MIDI data, you will first need to specify the MIDI output device to which Noatikl sends its MIDI data.

If you are running within Cubase or other sequencers which do not support MIDI routing from one VST to another then, you must, select any value other than "Sequencer MIDI Pipeline" (otherwise you will just hear silence). If you are using Sonar, Reaper, or some other VSTi Host which allows MIDI data to be routed from one VSTi into another one, then you may select any of the available options though you are most likely to want to select the "Sequencer MIDI Pipeline" option.

Mac users using the Noatikl Audio Unit (AU) - you must route the output via an IAC port to a suitable synth device.

See the MIDI Routing and the MIDI Output pages in the Noatikl User Guide.

See also the installing Noatikl page for how further information on how to configure the various Noatikl variants on your system.

There are two ways for Noatikl to record MIDI files. Note that there is one (Type 1) MIDI file saved per 'playback'; but each instrument is recorded to an individual MIDI 'track' within that file.

  1. By recording a live take of the MIDI events that Noatikl is generating (see Noatikl Preferences).
  2. By "Cooking" (see Tools > MIDI File Cooker), which is much faster, and plays / records the piece as fast as it can - a 3 minute piece can take seconds to record this way.

Set up a pattern Voice in Noatikl on channel 1.

Set another Voice on channel 16. Set this Voice's Micro Controller 1 to send  CC22 with the mode set to 1-LFO (min, max, min), beat frequency 2000.

Set Noatikl to sync to the IAC port for which you are generating MIDI clock from Logic.

Open the Logic environment. Cable a tempo fader between midi ports and  sequencer input - set it to listen for CC22 on channel 16.

Set the piece tempo in Logic to <50 and hit play.

The Tempo of the ensuing Piece ranges between 50 and 172 BPM according to the cycle output of the controller LFO in noatikl.

Sit back and feel clever.

Note that the choice of midi channels and CC22 is entirely arbitrary. You can use any channel or CC you want. As long as the settings in Noatikl are matched to the settings in Logic, you are in business.

You can, of course, set up multiple "voices" in Noatikl simultaneously generating CC 22 on channel 16 to different rules and specifications to create really strange and unpredictable tempo effects. There is a lot more generative potential here than you can get from a simple tempo envelope.

This issue is most likely due to Noatikl running in 64bit mode. We have yet to isolate the problem but we are working on it!. This will most likely get you going:

  1. Please find the Noatikl application in your Applications folder.
  2. Right click on it, select the "Get Info" option.
  3. Check the "Open in 32-bit mode" checkbox.
  4. Re-start Noatikl.

The reason you might be asking this is because you are unable to migrate to a newer version of your operating system (e.g. you are stuck on Mac OS X 10.5) and later versions of Noatikl require e.g Mac OS X 10.9+.

We licence Noatikl on a major version number basis (e.g. Noatikl 1.X, Noatikl 2.x etc). So, if there is an earlier build of Noatikl that works for you (see the archive versions), purchase a licence to the latest relevant version of Noatikl (e.g. Noatikl 3) and then contact us and ask us to swop that licence for licence to the older version (e.g. Noatikl 2). We will send you the relevant Product licence key. Note that you will then NOT be licenced for the newer major version should you then go on to use that later.

Also note that we do not update archive versions of the software (see the archive versions), and so please download it and try it first and make sure it works OK for you before you purchase!

FAQ - iOS


We try as hard as we can to make our apps stable. That said, we are getting reports of crashes with the lastest version (Noatikl iOS 2.5.15) and we are looking at the crash logs we are getting via HockeyApp to try to solve issues. We hope to get updates out quickly.

Even though we get the crash logs, it can also help us track things down if you send us any info about your particular crash, or indeed anything you think is not working right. Please send that info (including Crash Logs if you have them - see: Where do I find Crash Logs?) through via our Contact Form. Thanks!

Simply because Apple do not allow it. Scripting is required for Listening Voices to work, which is also why they are not supported in Noatikl Mobile.

Note: If you open with Noatikl Mobile a piece contain scripting information (i.e. that you created in Noatikl Desktop) then it just won't do anything. Althought it does not do anything in Noatikl Mobile, any scripting information already in a piece is still included in the piece when it is saved.

Firstly, Noatikl should not crash, and if it does, please do submit us your crash logs.

For capabilities of your device (which may be an older model) your piece is too complex, or using too many synth voices etc. In general the processing overhead is governed by the number of modular synth based parts being used (and synth polyphony), the number of FX being used, the sheer number of parts playing etc. Here are some things you can try:

  • If you are using Noatikl Mobile to control external MIDI synths and so do not need to use Noatikl's own inbuilt synth for sound generation, then switch the Partikl switch to off. Same comment applies to Audiobus.
  • If you are using Noatikl's synth, then try reducing the polyphony on the synth used for a voice, remove some of the FX being used (Reverb is very expensive in terms of processor hit), or try even changing the synth sound itself (patches that use the Particle generator are expensive in terms of processor hit)
  • If you need to use Noatikl's synth, then (coming in the next Noatikl update) set the audio output to 22KHz instead of 44KHz.

You might want to do this if iOS or OS X updates to a new version and you do not or are unwilling to do that, you have removed Noatikl and the new version of Noatikl is no longer available for your version of iOS / OS X (we use Apple tools to build our apps, and Apple updates to these tools change which versions of iOS / OS X we can build for). So, how do you restore the last version of Noatikl available for your operating system?

See Apple's instructions on how to do this or (revelant to iOS only) an AppleInsider article. Alternatively, you might try restoring from a device or even TimeMachine backup.

Audiobus / Inter-App Audio support is now enabled by default and can be used at no charge.

Please refer to the Apple website for information on how to use Inter-App Audio with GarageBand.

Please refer to the Audiobus website for instructions on how to use Audiobus. To use Audiobus you will also beed to install the Audiobus app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. We make no charge to Audiobus suppport.

FAQ - Mac / PC

You might wish to try loopMIDI.

Note: We are not responsible for external links, 3rd party software etc.

To see how to route external MIDI (e.g. generated by an app like Noatikl Desktop connected to e.g. loopMIDI [Windows] or MIDIPipe [OS X] or Audio MIDI Setup (IAC Driver) [OS X]) to Reaper (a Desktop DAW which may have Plugin Synths etc), hop over to the Cockos (Reaper) website and follow these instructions.

If you want to show the MIDI notes you've captured, have a look at this video.

Note: We are not responsible for external links, 3rd party software etc.

Note: If you have purchased a licence one of our tools via our website you will receive an email containing your Customer ID, Order ID and Product Key. If you are having problems getting the Product Key accepted the most likely reason is that you are trying to use a product key for the Desktop Standalone version to unlock a Desktop Audio Plugin version or vice versa (see the steps below). You have to enter your Product Key into that same Noatikl version as it was licenced for or it will not be accepted.

Check you have followed the Product Key section in the Noatikl User Guide.

Note: If you're running on Windows, and find Noatikl doesn't save its license key when you close the application, use the Windows option to run the host software (e.g. Reaper 3) "as Administrator". Enter and save your registration details. Restart the application normally: it should now be fine. If you've got trouble saving the license key for the Desktop Audio Plugin, you should run the host application.

If the above does not get you going, then please try the following steps:

  • Close all instances of our software (including sequencers using our plugins).
  • Open the version of software for which you have purchased a license (e.g. Noatikl Desktop Standalone or Desktop Audio Plugin variant - which means you first have to insert the Plugin into a track in your DAW and then load the plugin from there), and from the Noatikl Menu select Help > Product Key and enter your Customer ID, Order ID and Product Key. We recommend you copy and paste the Product Key and do not try to type it in.
  • Once entered, close the software and restart it.
  • Tip: Do not have any spaces at the end of the Product Key ... or at the start.
  • Problems copying/pasting Product Key?
    • Mac - To paste on the Mac, you must:
      • Right-click in the text box, OR Control-click in the text box
      • ... then select 'Paste' from the pop-up menu
      • Alternatively, click in the text box, and press Cmd-V / Applekey-V (the paste shortcut).
    • Windows - To paste on Windows, you must :
      • Right click in the text box
      • ... then select 'Paste' from the pop-up menu
      • Alternatively, click in the text box, and press Control-V (for paste).
    • We have also had problems reported from Mac users with Microsoft Entourage. The issue is that the Product Key is not being treated as plain text. Try this:
      • run TextEdit (you'll find TextEdit using Finder in the Applications folder)
      • copy the values from Entourage
      • paste the values into TextEdit (where it is set-up to be plain text, *not* RTF format!)
      • copy each value you need from TextEdit
      • paste into noatikl...!
    • See also http://intermorphic.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=263.
  • Tip: If you are still having problems, please contact us and let us know the version numbered displayed in Help About (as well as OS version, how much free disk space you have, how much RAM do you have, the format of your hard disk [e.g. FAT32]).

Apple’s tool chains no longer allow us to build 32 bit versions, and we’ve had to adapt with them.

You would be still able to use the archived 32-bit version which you could download/try out if you were interested. The last ever release of that was Noatikl 2.1.5.

FAQ - Plugins (VST / AU)

Note: If you have purchased a licence one of our tools via our website you will receive an email containing your Customer ID, Order ID and Product Key. If you are having problems getting the Product Key accepted the most likely reason is that you are trying to use a product key for the Desktop Standalone version to unlock a Desktop Audio Plugin version or vice versa (see the steps below). You have to enter your Product Key into that same Noatikl version as it was licenced for or it will not be accepted.

Check you have followed the Product Key section in the Noatikl User Guide.

Note: If you're running on Windows, and find Noatikl doesn't save its license key when you close the application, use the Windows option to run the host software (e.g. Reaper 3) "as Administrator". Enter and save your registration details. Restart the application normally: it should now be fine. If you've got trouble saving the license key for the Desktop Audio Plugin, you should run the host application.

If the above does not get you going, then please try the following steps:

  • Close all instances of our software (including sequencers using our plugins).
  • Open the version of software for which you have purchased a license (e.g. Noatikl Desktop Standalone or Desktop Audio Plugin variant), select Help > Product Key and enter your Customer ID, Order ID and Product Key. We recommend you copy and paste the Product Key and do not try to type it in.
  • Once entered, close the software and restart it.
  • Tip: Do not have any spaces at the end of the Product Key ... or at the start.
  • Problems copying/pasting Product Key?
    • Mac - To paste on the Mac, you must:
      • Right-click in the text box, OR Control-click in the text box
      • ... then select 'Paste' from the pop-up menu
      • Alternatively, click in the text box, and press Cmd-V / Applekey-V (the paste shortcut).
    • Windows - To paste on Windows, you must :
      • Right click in the text box
      • ... then select 'Paste' from the pop-up menu
      • Alternatively, click in the text box, and press Control-V (for paste).
    • We have also had problems reported from Mac users with Microsoft Entourage. The issue is that the Product Key is not being treated as plain text. Try this:
      • run TextEdit (you'll find TextEdit using Finder in the Applications folder)
      • copy the values from Entourage
      • paste the values into TextEdit (where it is set-up to be plain text, *not* RTF format!)
      • copy each value you need from TextEdit
      • paste into noatikl...!
    • See also http://intermorphic.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=263.
  • Tip: If you are still having problems, please contact us and let us know the version numbered displayed in Help About (as well as OS version, how much free disk space you have, how much RAM do you have, the format of your hard disk [e.g. FAT32]).

Almost certainly, the issue is that you've not told your sequencer(s) to scan the appropriate folder for the Noatikl VSTi. The folder in question is (depending on your system):

  • c:\Program Files\VSTPlugins (32-bit Noatikl VSTi: Windows XP, or 32-bit Windows 7/Vista)
  • c:\Program Files (x86)\VSTPlugins (32-bit Noatikl VSTi: Windows XP, or 32-bit Windows 7/Vista)
  • c:\Program Files\VSTPlugins (64-bit Noatikl VSTi: 64-bit Windows 7/Vista)
See also: Noatikl Installation

Sonar 6 currently (as of Sonar 6.2) has buggy handling of keyboard events for VSTis and the Noatikl plug-ins are affected by this to some extent under Sonar 6.

The symptoms are that when using the Noatikl VSTi in Sonar 6.... various keys don't respond until you release them; and then also appear in UPPER CASE rather than lower case. These keys include the following: abcdefghiklmnopqstuvxz ...

We have logged this as a bug with Cakewalk. If it annoys you (and we're sure it will!), then do please feel free to ask Cakewalk when they'll get around to fixing the problem.

We think the reason is that historically not many plug-ins have great support for keyboard handling. We've worked hard to put great keyboard handling in Noatikl; and some operations such as naming Voices etc. of course rely on typing on your keyboard.

Note that in Sonar 6, the VST host window includes a new button on the top right of its toolbar, which says on the tooltip "Give all keystrokes to Plug-in". However, enabling this seems to make no difference at all to the plug-in behaviour...

If you have problems where, for example, you want to name a Voice with lower case 'a' characters, but keeping seeing 'A' instead, then consider using the standalone version of Noatikl to change the name before re-opening in Noatikl VSTi under Sonar.

Sonar's VSTi host adaptor implementation has (historically) a pretty sloppy interpretation of MIDI event times generated by VSTi plug-ins such as Noatikl. Current versions of Sonar may have addressed this, of course.

If you are experiencing this problem, consider sending MIDI data from Noatikl VSTi to Sonar via a MIDI Yoke port, rather than sending them directly through the MIDI sequencer pipeline. Believe it or not, this gives far better timing accuracy when you hear Noatikl's music render by your Sonar-hosted software synths.

You need to attach the Noatikl AU to an instrument track, and NOT an audio track. If you try adding to an audio track, the Noatikl AU won't be listed!

FAQ - Older Versions (MT5, MT6)

If you are happy with the features and interface of Noatikl 2, then you wont need Noatikl 3!

You would only need to get Noatikl 3 if you want to use any of the cool new features in Noatikl 3, play a mix made in Noatikl 3 or to continue using Noatikl if your OS version will no longer run an earlier version.

Noatikl 3 for iOS, OS X and Windows is a new app so does not interfere with an installation of the no longer available Noatikl 2. It works with pieces you have made all previous versions of Noatikl.

See here for information on our Fullgrade model. It basically means that all major versions are already priced as upgrades so if you want the new major version you just buy it!

As of Noatikl 2.7.20 for iOS (a free update) Noatikl became a purchaseable full product with no IAP Store. If you previously purchased an IAP and have 2.7.20+ you will find it fully unlocked with no need for IAP!

Historical: Users of Noatikl 2.7.6 for iOS wishing to view the instructions for using the older Noatikl IAP store and for restoring IAP purchases can find them in the archived Noatikl 2.7.6 PDF Guide.

Files in Noatikl 2.3 and earlier were saved to the User_Content folder. You can find the User_Content folder on your PC/Mac file system from the Noatikl Application menu. To use your own content in the app simply copy it (including content zips) to this folder.
  • Noatikl 2.3 (or earlier) Desktop Standalone / Audio Plugin

    To see the folder in Noatikl Desktop Standalone software (not the Audio Plugins):

    • Noatikl > Tools > Show folders

    The folders are here:

    • Macs (Noatikl Desktop Standalone from Mac App Store):
      (the tilde [~] in the pathname is a shortcut for your user account name)
      ~/Library/Containers/com.intermorphic.noatikl/Data/Library/Noatikl/intermorphic/templates
    • Macs (Noatikl Desktop Audio Plugins from IM Web store:
      (the tilde [~] in the pathname is a shortcut for your user account name)
      ~/Library/Noatikl/
      You can get to this folder by opening Finder, selecting Go -> Go to Folder... and pasting in the above path.
    • Windows XP:
      \Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\intermorphic\noatikl\templates
    • Windows 7:
      \ProgramData\intermorphic\noatikl\templates
      

Firstly, don't panic! - you will not lose out.

As of Aug 1st 2014 we removed Noatikl Free for Mac from the Mac App Store. The simple reason for this is that we needed to cut down the number of different variants we have to maintain so as to have more time to work on features. And, of the people who purchase Noatikl for Mac, the vast majority seemed to get the Full version which made it clear that was the variant to retain.

If you were one of the very few customers who did purchase the IAP in Noatikl Free for Mac then please get in touch with us providing proof of that purchase and we will gladly give you a promo code for Noatikl for Mac. Your installed version of Noatikl Free for Mac will of course continue to work, but that version will no longer get any updates - these will now all come through Noatikl for Mac.

IMPORTANT: If you do decide to delete Noatikl Free for Mac then back up your Noatikl files first. See the Copy In/Out section for Desktop Noatikl and specifically the instructions related to Noatikl 2.3 or earlier.

NB: From now on if people want to try a free version of Noatikl, then they can try the iOS version or try it via a Desktop Plugin.