$1 or more
|Type / Tags||Generative Music ComposerAleatoricGenerativeGenerative Music SystemRandomSamplerVaporwave|
|Utility||Stand-alone utility / application|
Windows 7 or later, multicore processor, 2GB RAM or more, 1024x768 display
macOS 10.7 or later, multicore processor, 2GB RAM or more, 1024x768 display
Vaporgene is an offline sample-processing utility and generative music composer.
Any audio given to Vaporgene as input will be looped at random points, at a random playback speed, for a random amount of time. This results in an unpredictable sound collage of imperfect loops, which often reveals interesting elements of the source audio.
Vaporgene will continue to compose for as long as it is made to, and the results can be output as an .aif file. In this sense, Vaporgene can either be seen as a program to aid in the creation of such sound collage compositions, or as the composition itself—one with both "choice" and "chance" elements, which plays out differently every time.