The Music Molecule

The Music Molecule is a new representation of MIDI created by WaveDNA. It’s a visual showcase of shapes and colours with a view into the rhythmic structures of music. These structures provide a way to group notes together into little note clusters that you can play with – they can be sequenced, edited, and painted.

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Unlike traditional MIDI editors, Liquid Rhythm doesn’t require you to have any theoretical understanding of music or the piano. It’s a way of grouping notes together in a 4/4 bar to let you actually paint entire bars of music onto your arranger. This is what we mean when we say, “Create beats one bar at a time.” With the BeatBuilder, it’s always one click away.

Visually this is what’s going on in the Music Molecule:


The colours beneath the notes actually group notes together in chunks called BeatForms:


…and BeatForms are grouped together in BarForms:


This is helpful in a variety of ways. For example, you can make velocity alterations to multiple notes across multiple bars based on these patterns. You can shuffle rhythm patterns around, or even just add a single note event uniformly in multiple selected bars. You can also input notes many notes at a time.

These are just the basics. For a more detailed glimpse at the Music Molecule, check out this video below.

Watch the video for The Music Molecule