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Supercollider (SC) operates in the same vein as the bytebeat project but at a higher level. The computer music workstation has SC installed.

Supercollider Class[edit]

Starting the first week in Feburary 2018, there will be a weekly class on Supercollider, lasting for 12 weeks. Details on the Supercollider Class page.

Example code[edit]

The following is an algorithmic composition in the SC language by Fredrik Olofsson, published on Twitter. It must be executed in the SC virtual machine.


This is not a limitation of the language though. It can be written in a much more expressive way, and lends itself to livecoding as a performative activity.

For example, the following creates a synth definition, followed by four instances of that synth with different parameters. Each code block can be executed as a piece, and the engine runs the code blocks in realtime.

// Define a single synth that takes parameters"impulse-sinefunc", { |
	impulseLFO = 0.49,
	panPos = 0.5,
	lfoRange = 833,
	sinFreq = 435 |,,0.33,1,impulseLFO),

// mess around with these four starting at different times
x ="impulse-sinefunc",[\impulseLFO,5.5,\panPos, 0.2, \sinFreq, 457]);;
y ="impulse-sinefunc", [\impulseLFO,5, \panPos, 0.7]);;
z ="impulse-sinefunc", [\impulseLFO,4, \panPos, 0.3,\sinFreq, 488]);;
a ="impulse-sinefunc", [\impulseLFO,4.2, \panPos, 0.8,\sinFreq, 444]);;