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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.
 
* 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.
 
* [http://algorave.com/ Algorave] - algorithmic dance culture
 
* [http://algorave.com/ Algorave] - algorithmic dance culture
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= Credits =
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TidalCycles and SuperDirt have been developed with contributions from a wide range of people - [Tidal contributors](https://github.com/tidalcycles/Tidal/graphs/contributors) / [SuperDirt contributors](https://github.com/musikinformatik/SuperDirt/graphs/contributors).
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TidalCycles was initiated by Alex McLean around 2009 during doctoral work funded by EPSRC. Alex's ongoing work is supported by Ko-Fi contributors and the [ERC PENELOPE](https://penelope.hypotheses.org/) project.
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This work has been heavily inspired by the work of many others including Bernard Bel, Laurie Spiegel and Adrian Ward.
  
 
= Meta =
 
= Meta =

Revision as of 08:19, 11 July 2019

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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.

The above is for the current 1.0.x release of Tidal. To access the documentation for the previous version 0.9.10, please see the old website.

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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.

Events

Upcoming events + event series

Past events

Related links

Credits

TidalCycles and SuperDirt have been developed with contributions from a wide range of people - [Tidal contributors](https://github.com/tidalcycles/Tidal/graphs/contributors) / [SuperDirt contributors](https://github.com/musikinformatik/SuperDirt/graphs/contributors).

TidalCycles was initiated by Alex McLean around 2009 during doctoral work funded by EPSRC. Alex's ongoing work is supported by Ko-Fi contributors and the [ERC PENELOPE](https://penelope.hypotheses.org/) project.

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

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