nwdlbots: Introduction


nwdlbots are a suite of generative music devices for Ableton Live. The various modules can create events, modify pitch, duration and velocity of notes, or collate and control events as they occur around the Live Set. Several of these devices can be used in isolation as MIDI generators and effects but their real power is only revealed when used in combination to create nwdlbots – “little musicians” who choose what and when to play based on the events going on around them.

Robots who listen.

A group of nwdlbots can be used together to make wholly generated pieces whose output varies each time the Live Set is played, or in combination with conventional MIDI clips or instruments to add random textures to a recording or performance. They can even generate interesting and unusual solos.


I making some videos to demonstrate how nwdlbots work. Take a look at them here.


You can read the documentation for the first tranche of nwdlbots to be released into the wild by clicking on the links below:

Event Generator 0.1
ScaleBot 0.1
DynaBot 0.1
Noodle Send
Noodle Control
Chord Sender

Download nwdlbots