Profile overview for voatly.
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This user has so far shared a total of 2 links, started a total of 1 discussions and submitted a total of 10 comments.

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3 highest rated comments:

Is there anyone you want to thank for their constant good content on Voat? submitted by middle_path to AskVoat

voatly 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago

The hero we deserve.

Wait, is this real? submitted by DrWalterSobchak to funny

voatly 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago

Is that Anderson Cooper?

I am a programmer who has crowd-sourced a melody, note by note, from 67,000 participants AMA! submitted by voatly to IAMA

voatly 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago

The chords were based on a progression which is common to many rock / pop songs. As the note position moved forward, the voters were presented with the melody in context with the chords at each point.

The notes should always match the chords (in some sense) as they are all part of the (penatonic scale)[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentatonic_scale)). So this experiment was focusing more on pulling the most pleasant sequence of notes out of the given song structure.

I know what you mean, it would be good to add a few chords in some parts but I need to leave the core result as a pure output of the crowd. Artists however are free to make modifications as they please.

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I am a programmer who has crowd-sourced a melody, note by note, from 67,000 participants AMA! submitted by voatly to IAMA

voatly 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Yeah, the 2nd half of the song was structured with the same chords (C G Am F) but without a change in section. I was hoping that this flexibility would lead to a bit of variety but it eventually got itself into a kind of endless loop. It's not what I hoped for but many songs do have highly repetitive parts which artists can work with. Variation in lyrics should make this more interesting and if artists used different instruments / layers etc, it will sound a lot better.

During the repetitive part, I was trying to think myself which note would sound best next and I would also feel like picking the repeated option ("same note here but perhaps in a few notes time, it should break out of the pattern").

No, I was carefully monitoring the system for fraudulent voting. You can view the votes for each participant on the stats page. There were certainly a few attempts to use proxies etc. but the system does defend against this and other irregular voting patterns.

I am a programmer who has crowd-sourced a melody, note by note, from 67,000 participants AMA! submitted by voatly to IAMA

voatly 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Not at all - your advice is very welcome and feel free to correct me if I'm wrong anywhere - there is still a lot for me to learn. OK, so you are talking about just a slight variation of the chord then. So when I learnt guitar, I discovered that the pentatonic scale would cover pretty much every rock / pop song I could think of, so it would provide a more focused voting system to remove all the other notes.

I am a programmer who has crowd-sourced a melody, note by note, from 67,000 participants AMA! submitted by voatly to IAMA

voatly 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Yeah, it's been out there for a while now. Almost a year and a half.

You can hear all of the different remixes here. My personal favourite is this one or this one. I realise of course that it's not a masterpiece but I think there are some pretty cool sections that the crowd has come up with. The lyrics have the potential to pull the song into something more notable.

Yes, at each point, the users could choose one of 10 pitches or "no note" which can represent either a rest or a tie (left to the artist to choose).