Beats & Ringtones Vol 1

by Nick Didkovsky

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These nine tracks were generated by software created by Nick Didkovsky. Nick's software uses a bank of customizable audio samples and generates highly detailed and rhythmically tight beats.

Originally designed for the live performance in the musical "The Technophobe and The Madman", an Internet2 collaboration between NYU and RPI, lets the user program rhythmic frameworks.

There are two kinds of musical activity you can control:
1) Nibblers & Scratchers (tight beats).
Nibblers and Scratchers provide very tight rhythmic cycles. Sounds are derived from samples
2) Long Licks (looping drones)
Long Licks are inspired by the tape loops. The metaphor is simple: the user provides a duration of a tape loop (which creates sound) and another duration for leader tape (or silence).

The rhythms have chance operations associated with them, as do the sound making instruments themselves, so you get micro variations during repeating passages.

These tracks were created using software programmed by Nick Didkovsky in Java Music Specification Language (JMSL) and JSyn.
JMSL is a java API for music, by Nick Didkovsky and Phil Burk.
JSyn is a software synthesis Java API by Phil Burk

Find out more about JMSL at
Find out more about JSyn at


released October 16, 2018

Nick Didkovsky - software design, performance, and audio production

All tracks (c) (p) 2018 Didkovsky / Punos Music (BMI)

Art by Bill Ellsworth


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Nick Didkovsky is a guitarist and composer from NYC

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