Tidal installs under Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
Before installing Tidal, make sure the following are installed first:
- Haskell Platform - the 'full' version is strongly recommended.
- Atom Editor (if you don't like the atom editor for some reason, please check out the list of alternatives)
- SuperCollider (pick the latest version)
The following is optional, but recommended:
- SC3 Plugins - you may need the SuperCollider sc3-plugins if you want to use any of the synths included in SuperDirt. Most of the examples in the documentation will still work, so you could skip this step and return to it later.
Special note for Linux Users
Hopefully your Linux distribution makes the above easily available to you via a package manager. For example, if you are using recent version of Ubuntu or similar, you can install haskell with the following command in a terminal window:
sudo apt-get install build-essential cabal-install git
It should be possible to install supercollider via this method too, via
. However this often doesn't work. Either the supercollider version is too old (superdirt needs at least version 3.7), or the version of supercollider is mismatched with sc3-plugins. If you're using ubuntu, mint or a similar distribution, my advice is to ignore the supercollider packages and just compile them yourself. These scripts make it super easy to do so:
Just paste in the four commandline instructions under "How to?" in turn (you can ignore the bit about 'the debian way')