When in Program (Play) Mode enter Program Genetics by selecting Options in main Menu and then PROGRAM GENETICS in drop down menu .
All Genetic features can be controlled from this pop-up window:
On the pop-up window there are four buttons corresponding to breeding functions/methodologies . They are Mix, Morph, Mutate and Random:
Genetics allows the user to quickly build new sounds from two existing
ones in a similar fashion to breeding. Parameters of each of the two
sources (parents) are combined using three different functions to generate a new bank of resultant sounds (kids).
The four functions are:
Mix: each parameter of each child is randomly chosen from either a parameter from the mother or father source. For example if the motherís
cutoff frequency was 10 and the fatherís was 88; the childrenís values would only be 10 or 88.
Morph: the value of each parameter is linearly interpolated from one parent to the other. The first child is identical to the mother, the last
child is identical to the father. All others are weighted towards each parent depending on their placement within the list. The middle child is
exactly Ĺ mother and Ĺ father.
Mutate: the value of each parameter of each child is randomly chosen from within the range between each parentís parameter. For example if the
motherís cutoff frequency was 10 and the fatherís was 88; the childrenís values would be between 10 and 88Ö.50, 25, 88, 70, 63 Öetc.
Random: the value of each parameter of each child is produced by a random number from within the min/max voyager parameter range.
The parent characteristics are imported from Program Bank A through D by selecting and then following the drop down menus for both Mom and Dad:
The easiest way to audition results is to use computer keys and click on each child to hear it. If the sound is pleasing, simply drag and drop it
in a top offspring bank ,
send it to Librarian or simply use copy and paste.
You can also randomly assign MFX or GE system from Mommy to Kids by selecting MFX or GE Wiz buttons :
Experimentation by using vastly different parents and similar parents creates nice results. You can interbreed offspring too. In addition, you can set some filters . The excluded parameters will not take a part in generation and their values will be inherited from the mother.
This filter option enables the editor to automatically send selected Presets in the Genetics window from the mother's, father's, kids' and top offspring
bank to the edit buffer for audition. Note: characteristics of oscillators 1 and
2 can be individually selected out.
Additionally, the auto write is protected from accidentally being selected to prevent overwriting individual programs in program banks when send is clicked.
Important: The text names are also morphed thus the strange childrenís names. This is normal.