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Alda Code

Musicians watch out: there is a new programming language called Alda made especially for musicians.  It is open source on Github and allows you to compose music through the code in the text editor.

Alda’s ambition is to be a powerful and flexible music programming language that can be used to create music in a variety of genres by typing some code into a text editor and running a program that compiles the code and turns it into sound. I’ve put a lot of thought into making the syntax as intuitive and beginner-friendly as possible. In fact, one of the goals of Alda is to be simple for someone with little-to-no programming experience to pick up and start using. Alda’s tagline, a music programming language for musicians, conveys its goal of being useful to non-programmers.

All the details are to be found here as well as the installation and user manuals here.

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