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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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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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'''TidalCycles''' (or 'tidal' for short) is free/open source software, that allows you to make patterns with code, whether live coding music at algoraves or composing in the studio.
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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.
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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 featureful 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.
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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.
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Enter the [[Userbase]] for installation info, reference material, tutorials and guides!
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This website is now a wiki, which means that as well as enjoying these resources, you can [[Help:How to contribute|improve and add to them]].
  
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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= "Learning TidalCycles" Course =
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There's now an online "Learning TidalCycles" course, lead by Alex who created Tidal. It's based on around pre-recorded videos so you can join at any time. The [https://club.tidalcycles.org/t/weeks-1-4-index/395 first four weeks] is now fully open access, and the second four weeks is available on a [https://blog.tidalcycles.org/shop/ pay-as-you-feel basis].
  
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[[File:kofi1.png|thumb|link=http://ko-fi.com/yaxulive]]
  
Welcome to the [http://tidalcycles.org TidalCycles] userbase!
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= Contributing coffee = <!--T:12-->
  
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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If you enjoy TidalCycles, please consider helping speed up development by [http://ko-fi.com/yaxulive contributing coffees] to Alex! He's put years into making Tidal, and one-off or regular coffees help speed up both its development and documentation.
  
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 =
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* [[:Category:Reference|Reference]] - the main reference-to-be, still being built up
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** [[:Category:Functions|Functions]] - the big list of functions and other keywords
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* [http://toplap.org/ TOPLAP - the home of live coding]
* [[Installation (0.9.x)]] - for the currently published version of Tidal
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* There's a lot of other fine live coding environments! See the TOPLAP [https://toplap.org/all-things-live-coding-a-curated-list/ long list] of them.
* [[Installation troubleshooting]]
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* [http://algorave.com/ Algorave] - algorithmic dance culture
* The [[Tutorial|Tidal Tutorial]]
 
* [[Tidal workshop worksheet]] - for beginners+
 
* [https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKgxw7RG3hcRHyBFsPr5opr1iu8wbNIgP Kindohm video tutorials]
 
* [[Haskell resources]]
 
* [[Advanced workshop topics]]
 
* How to add and use your own [[Custom Samples]]
 
* [[History of Tidal]]
 
  
== TidalCycles version 1.0.0+ ==
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Not yet released, but early-adopters are encouraged!
 
  
* [https://github.com/tidalcycles/Tidal/projects/2 Tidal 1.0.0 project] (on github)
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* [[Changes in Tidal 1.0.0]]
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TidalCycles and SuperDirt have been developed with contributions from a wide range of people - [https://github.com/tidalcycles/Tidal/graphs/contributors Tidal contributors] / [https://github.com/musikinformatik/SuperDirt/graphs/contributors SuperDirt contributors].
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* [[Interaction]] - starting and stopping patterns, etc
 
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* [[Combining pattern structure]]
 
* [[Tempo patterns]]
 
* [[Contributing tests]]
 
  
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TidalCycles was initiated by Alex McLean around 2009 during doctoral work funded by EPSRC. Alex's ongoing work on Tidal is partly supported by Ko-Fi contributors and the [https://penelope.hypotheses.org/ PENELOPE] project (under the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme of the European Union, grant agreement No 682711).
  
* [[TidalCycles BoF 2019]] - at ICLC 2019, Madrid
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* [https://tidalclub.github.io/sheffield.html TidalClub Sheffield]
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TidalCycles has been heavily inspired by the work of many others including Bernard Bel, Laurie Spiegel and Adrian Ward.
  
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* [[Help:How to contribute]] to this wiki
 
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* [[Ideas for this wiki]]
 
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Playlist of performances with Tidal from our youtube channel

TidalCycles (or 'tidal' for short) is free/open source software, that allows you to make patterns with code, 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 featureful 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.

Documentation

Enter the Userbase for installation info, reference material, tutorials and guides!

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


"Learning TidalCycles" Course

There's now an online "Learning TidalCycles" course, lead by Alex who created Tidal. It's based on around pre-recorded videos so you can join at any time. The first four weeks is now fully open access, and the second four weeks is available on a pay-as-you-feel basis.

kofi1.png

Contributing coffee

If you enjoy TidalCycles, please consider helping speed up development by contributing coffees to Alex! He's put years into making Tidal, and one-off or regular coffees help speed up both its development and documentation.


Related links

Credits

TidalCycles and SuperDirt have been developed with contributions from a wide range of people - Tidal contributors / SuperDirt contributors.

TidalCycles was initiated by Alex McLean around 2009 during doctoral work funded by EPSRC. Alex's ongoing work on Tidal is partly supported by Ko-Fi contributors and the PENELOPE project (under the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme of the European Union, grant agreement No 682711).

TidalCycles has been heavily inspired by the work of many others including Bernard Bel, Laurie Spiegel and Adrian Ward.

Meta