WELLE - a web-based music environment


WELLE - a web-based music environment.   WELLE is basically a text-based 8-step sequencer with predefined sample sounds. WELLE is played by entering commands in the input field called "console". All available sounds are listed under "instruments" - click on them to hear what they sound like. By using the different console commands you can play patterns and melodies. You can save so-called snapshots of your currently playing instruments on-the-fly and recall them later. Also you can record and download your music. Or send the instruments as MIDI messages to your preferred synthesizer, sampler or DAW (the MIDI channels 1-14 correspond to the order of the samples).

In WELLE a pattern is a combination of a note "#" and a pause "-". A note can have a number behind it, e.g. "#3" or "#-12", so the sample is pitched higher or lower than the default "#". The pitch numbers correspond to keys on a keyboard. If you enter a pattern shorter than 8 notes, it will be repeated to fill 8 steps. If your pattern is longer than 8 notes, it will be reduced to 8 steps.

WELLE  was developed as part of the research project Tangible Signals by Jens Vetter, supervised by Martin Kaltenbrunner at the Tangible Music Lab, University of Art and Design Linz, Austria. The research project is funded with the DOC fellowship by the Austrian Academy of Sciences, starting June 2019.

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