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Show HN: Triadex Muse in a Browser (till.com)
32 points by jdontillman on Sept 28, 2017 | hide | past | web | favorite | 6 comments

The Triadex Muse was a digital algorithmic music composer invented in 1969 by Marvin Minsky and Edward Fredkin at MIT.

The Muse is incredibly rare; one report claims that only 280 were built, and a small fraction of those are likely in working condition today. And that's a shame, because this was a remarkable device and we can learn much from it.

This is a Javascript simulation of the Muse that runs in a browser.

Please enjoy!

I've got a Muse sitting on a desk across the room staring at me right now. I'll definitely be checking this out when I have a chance to play around with it later.

"I've got a Muse sitting on a desk across the room staring at me right now."... That's something you don't hear every day.

Everything interesting happened in 1969

Nice work, I had not come across this before, here's the lightbox part in a video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEIpFvfhYYM

The patterns are surprisingly interesting considering the relatively simple algorithm. I'd love to try this out with better sounds and maybe some more dynamics.

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