Category «Computer Music»

Topics relating to algorithmic/automated composition and working with other musical aspects of computers.

Working with MIDI on Mac (OS X)

Last modified: Note: this page describes setup for OS X 10.11. Some older versions like 10.10 and 10.9 are essentially the same where MIDI is concerned, but your millage may vary if you have a vastly older OS versions (namely those older than 10.6). Although a basic MIDI setup on Mac OS X is typically easier …

Getting Started with Algorithmic Composing

I have been periodically been asked for advice on getting started with algorithmic or automated composition. Unfortunately though, I have not been able to answer all of the questions I have received in this regard, and so I thought it best to address some of the more common issues here. The following points are what I …

Of Time Leaks and Infinite Playback

Part of my work as a postdoc within the Yale Haskell Group in 2014 involved refining the playback implementation for the Euterpea library. As of Euterpea 2.0, the default MIDI playback implementation, play, supports sequentially infinite musical structures, but at the expense of allowing a time leak. This post will explain how that situation came to be and …

Working with MIDI on Windows (Outside of a DAW)

Note: this document is subject to change over time. Last modified: 10-Aug-2015 For Linux users experiencing similar problems to those described here, see the following article from the Rosegarden site: Improving Your Linux System for Creating Music Contents 1 Introduction 1.1 A Note for Digital Audio Workstation Users 2 MIDI 2.1 MIDI Messages 2.2 Controllers vs. Synthesizers …