I was doing some hard drive archeology, when i found this little funny application : a random music maker.
It’s called Crakbone and was floating around the internet some years ago.
Crakbone by Stephen Cronin
download the Random music maker !
The “seed” for the randomness is any ASCII text you type : so the same text always produces the same song! Nice.
You can try any combination of letter / number / any ascii character.
Press F1, type a text, then go ! Make music from text !
The application comes with 179 samples in OGG format : bass drums, snare drums, bass, string/synth sounds, noise sounds and scratches.
you can change these samples if you want to change the results and make a funkier random music generator !
I have changed some samples to give an alternative version (download the “custom version”).
Here’s some mp3 examples of random tracks from the original Crakbone random music maker :
funky beat with 4 characters:
some 80’s ish tune with only numbers : 2234
some random typing (GDGDR) = 2000’s electro hip hop
hey! sounds like a Bobby Brown tune
and here’s some samples of random tunes from the custom version (all with news samples !)
make it funky
yeah! hoover !! (U5Ru)
just type F1
don’t hesitate to share the words that produces funky tunes !