A downloadable tool for Windows, macOS, and Linux

A procedural music generator, submitted for PROCJAM 2017.

Listen to the album on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-852465489/sets/beatroot-procjam-2017

Or, download the program here and generate your own. Instructions: enter a random seed and click play. Mmm, procedural music.

I'm hoping to use this music for future projects in Unity, so the player is made with Unity. The system for generating the music itself does not require Unity, and could be used to output MIDIs or other formats. When I've got a bit more time, I'll look at writing up the technical implementation and open-sourcing it.

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 3.0 out of 5 stars
TagsMusic, Procedural Generation, PROCJAM


Beatroot-PROCJAM2017-Windows.zip 13 MB
Beatroot-PROCJAM2017-Linux.zip 16 MB
Beatroot-PROCJAM2017-Mac.zip 16 MB


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How do I enter my own seed?

The text box is a little dodgy on some resolutions. Vaguely clicking to the left of the "Play" button should select it. You can then type your seed and click "Play".

thank you 

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the swedish word for Death is pretty cool " Död "  try it ,   + Try 19473    it sounds like a real song! Sry for all the songs but " Mega Dump Man" is just too good

09375 sounds like a cry for help

Huh, very dramatic. I like that one. Haven't used Beatroot for ages.

"qwertyuiop" is pretty cool. 

Thanks! This one sounds like the theme for a space opera to me

Um, so seed "NEIN NEIN NEIN NEIN" (297970094) & "EIN NEIN NEIN NEIN" are silent. This seed is the only silent one I've found (its neighbours are pretty cool though).

"NE NEIN NEIN NEIN" & "NEI NEIN NEIN NEIN" are actually pretty nice tunes, though.

And "HOW ABOUT A LITTLE JAZZ" (868837680) is most definitely not jazzy. "how about a little jazz" is more of a Castlevania battle theme than anything.

Wow, well done! I wondered whether any seeds were broken. And aw, "HOW ABOUT A LITTLE JAZZ" is in Chromatic Scale - that's not meant to be in there.

I think I like "NEI NEIN NEIN NEIN" best, although "how about a little jazz" is quite good too :)


Also, this is pretty neat. A way to export the midis would be super swell.

Thanks! I would've liked to generate MIDI files (the instruments would sound much better), but getting them working in Unity was going to be too hard. If I ever use Beatroot in a proper game, I'll probably give it another try.