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If you make or write song, music or rap lyrics, poems, copy or ads, then Liptikl could be just what you are looking for. In fact, if you write at all it could well be for you.

If you make or write song, music or rap lyrics, poems, copy or ads, then Liptikl could be just what you are looking for. In fact, if you write at all it could well be for you.

Liptikl is a 'cut up' word arranger; a lyric generator & lyric maker. It can give you extra advantage & ideas when it comes to writing. It helps you create genuinely new and exciting word arrangements, very easily.

The cut-up process is often a very powerful technique for stimulating lyric ideas; the random word associations Liptikl comes up with can often give you completely new options to consider.

Initial Stimulus

Like all tools that do a job, Liptikl was born of need. Tim (a guitarist, artist and amateur songwriter) was always saying to Pete how difficult he found it to write lyrics for his songs. That is not in any way to say he could not write. It is just that when he came to write lyrics for his songs, he wanted to try out some left field word associations, the kind that he would see and go 'ah, now that is cool'. These were the kind of word associations that, even if not used, would lead him to other ways of saying what he wanted in a unique and original way.

Birth of Liptikl

Pete thought hard about what Tim was asking and one day said: "Tim, you do realise that we could create a generative tool to help you do that?".

Well, we went on to think hard about what such a tool should do and did some quick searches for products that worked in the way we wanted. We did not find any. That was the defining moment for Liptikl. Necessity being the mother of invention, we got to work on it. After a furious round of prototyping and experimentation, we started getting results that told us we were on to something.

Liptikl, a 'cut up' word arranger tool, mixes together words from up to 3 different sources, and, according to some inbuilt rules, generates word arrangements from these. You can think of it a bit like cooking (but you don't need to be a cook to use it!). The input sources are like flavours or ingredients. They could be complete chapters, tracts or paragraphs, news or current affairs, some of your past lyrics or writing, or even collections of your favourite words. Because you are working from existing source material and selections of words, when mixed together, unusual, exciting and interesting things can happen.

Example 1: Come up with something completely new. Try mixing a Shakespeare sonnet with some Tolstoy and then add in some show news story or headline.

Example 2: Start from something, and work around it. Load up some of your own writing, and then let Liptikl replace certain words with those from your source material.

The Process

First, you input up to 3 different boxes of words, paragraphs or source material. Second, you decide how you want the word output to look in terms of length and lines. Third, you mix the words together to get your output. Fourth, you get to 'lock down' the words or arrangements that you like and use Liptikl to try other words in the unlocked positions.

How It Got Its Name

The word “elliptical” just popped into our heads when we thought about the way our software came up with unexpected associations. We were tickled by this because we kept thinking that “tickling lips” was a way of stimulating words and utterances, and teasing new prose into existence! Once we thought of it, it just stuck. So, there you have it, “Liptikl” became our brand for a 'cut up' word generator that delivers unusual, obscure, non-obvious, ambiguous and unexpected results.

System Requirements:

Mac OS X 10.5 or later with Intel Mac. 10 MB hard disk. 256 MB RAM (or less).
Program Release Status: New Release
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall

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