[Haskell-cafe] Music / MIDI help

Brent Yorgey byorgey at seas.upenn.edu
Wed Jul 10 20:16:11 CEST 2013

Maybe Euterpea?


On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 08:20:08AM -0700, Mark Lentczner wrote:
> I'm a little lost in the bewildering array of music packages for Haskell,
> and need some help.
> I'm looking to recreate one of my algorithmic music compositions from the
> 1980s. I can easily code the logic in Haskell.
> I'm looking for a the right set of packages and SW so that I can:
> a) generate short sequences and play them immediately, preferrably in ghci,
> -- but 'runHaskell Foo.hs | barPlayer' would be acceptable
> 2) generate MIDI files
> I'm on OS X.
> So far what I've found is: Haskore, the midi package, and the jack package
> - and then I'd need some MIDI software synth for the Mac, and Jack based
> patcher.... Or perhaps I want SuperCollider, and the Haskell bindings - but
> that seems rather low level for my needs here (I don't really need to patch
> together my instruments, and I don't want to have re-write the whole timing
> framework from scratch.)
> So - What's a quick easy path here?
> - Mark

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