M4L.Rhythm2Bass Ableton Live device — “Translating” rhythm patterns into basslines
2021 EXPERIMENTS MUSIC
Prototyping an M4L device that “translates” rhythm patterns into corresponding basslines. The device uses a seq-to-seq model, normally used for language translation tasks, trained on house music MIDI files containing both drum patterns and bass lines.
The basic assumption behind this device is the following: A drum pattern and its corresponding bass line, they are speaking the same rhythmical concept in two different languages.
The device and source code are available on our GitHub page.
Reference: Behzad Haki, & Jorda, S. (2019). A Bassline Generation System Based on Sequence-to-Sequence Learning. Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, 204–209. http://www.nime.org/proceedings/2019/nime2019_040.pdf