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Tonality Systems/Mrac Publishing have released Symbolic Composer 5.0 Modular for the Windows operating system. The announcement represents a milestone in the history of Symbolic Composer, making the software available for the PC platform for the first time.
Symbolic Composer 5.0 is an advanced and large music composition language, used by contemporary and experimental composers working on the Macintosh.
Symbolic Composer 5.0 Modular comes with hundreds of algorithmic tools suitable for music composition of any style and complexity. Included are complete documentation, programmable phrase library, 300 chords/scales/tunings, and example score files.
The programs steps beyond any other MIDI program, and include operations such as filter, shift, transpose, retrograde, mix, analyze, and morph. Generators include fractals and chaos, L-systems, programmable neurons, Fibonacci series, antenna theory, autocatalysis, Fourier analysis/synthesis, number theory, solar systems, filters and recursive structures. All are available to control melodies, chords, rhythms, velocities, MIDI controllers, and compositional structures.
Symbolic Composer runs side by side with all leading sequencers and scorewriters like Logic and Cubase. The resulting MIDI file can also be imported to Reason for realization of pure algorithmic music and sound design.