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TidalCycles allows you to make musical patterns with text, describing sequences and ways of transforming and combining them, exploring complex interactions between simple parts.
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TidalCycles allows you to make patterns with language, whether live coding music at algoraves or composing in the studio.
  
 
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Tidal allows you to express music with very flexible timing, providing a little language for describing patterns as step sequences (which can be polyphonic and polymetric), some generators of continuous patterns (e.g. sinewaves, sawtooths) and a wide range of pattern transformations.
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It includes language for describing flexible (e.g. polyphonic, polyrhythmic, generative) sequences. It also has an extensive library of patterning functions, for transforming and combining them.
  
 
Tidal is highly composable in that pattern transformations can be easily combined together, allowing you to quickly create complex patterns from simple ingredients.
 
Tidal is highly composable in that pattern transformations can be easily combined together, allowing you to quickly create complex patterns from simple ingredients.
  
Tidal does not make sound itself, but is designed for use with the SuperDirt synth, and can control other synths over Open Sound Control or MIDI.
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Tidal does not make sound itself, but is designed for use with the SuperDirt synth, and can control other synths over Open Sound Control or MIDI. Whether you're using SuperDirt or a synth, every filter and effect can be patterned and manipulated independently with Tidal patterns.
 
 
Tidal is embedded in the Haskell language.
 
You don't have to learn Haskell to learn Tidal, but as you get deeper, it might help to pick up an introduction.
 
You could try Graham Hutton's "Programming in Haskell", Miran Lipovača's Learn you a Haskell for Great Good.
 
 
 
Or, you could try learning just by playing with Tidal…
 
  
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Tidal is embedded in the Haskell language, although you don't have to learn Haskell to learn Tidal - most tidal coders have little or no experience in software engineering.
  
Welcome to the [http://tidalcycles.org TidalCycles] userbase!
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= Userbase =
  
It's a wiki, which means that as well as enjoying these resources, you can [[Help:How to contribute|improve and add to them]].
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This website is a wiki, which means that as well as enjoying these resources, you can [[Help:How to contribute|improve and add to them]].
  
 
This is a work-in-progress, but will soon be the go-to resource for documentation, links and community projects around TidalCycles live coding environment, as we head towards Tidal version 1.0.0.
 
This is a work-in-progress, but will soon be the go-to resource for documentation, links and community projects around TidalCycles live coding environment, as we head towards Tidal version 1.0.0.

Revision as of 12:46, 15 December 2018

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TidalCycles allows you to make patterns with language, whether live coding music at algoraves or composing in the studio.

It includes language for describing flexible (e.g. polyphonic, polyrhythmic, generative) sequences. It also has an extensive library of patterning functions, for transforming and combining them.

Tidal is highly composable in that pattern transformations can be easily combined together, allowing you to quickly create complex patterns from simple ingredients.

Tidal does not make sound itself, but is designed for use with the SuperDirt synth, and can control other synths over Open Sound Control or MIDI. Whether you're using SuperDirt or a synth, every filter and effect can be patterned and manipulated independently with Tidal patterns.

Tidal is embedded in the Haskell language, although you don't have to learn Haskell to learn Tidal - most tidal coders have little or no experience in software engineering.

Userbase

This website is a wiki, which means that as well as enjoying these resources, you can improve and add to them.

This is a work-in-progress, but will soon be the go-to resource for documentation, links and community projects around TidalCycles live coding environment, as we head towards Tidal version 1.0.0.

Guides, References, etc

TidalCycles version 1.0.0+

Not yet released, but early-adopters are encouraged!

Events

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