GRAMophone II is an algorithmic music generator
GRAMophone is partly based on an idea of Jon McCormack’s, who invented
the idea of a virtual player (virtual musician). The player in question
is associated with a MIDI track, and interprets instructions telling it
what to do. Generally, they say play notes (send MIDI messages).
GRAMophone’s players together make up an orchestra, which plays a
composition. Any number of players can play a composition, but in practice
the hardware used might impose an upper limit. In general every player
plays an instrument and each has a different set of grammar rules.
An individual player is characterised by a set of parameters which are
shared by the whole orchestra and/or a personal parameter set.