Monday, April 30, 2012

PWGL Free Open-Source

PWGL is a free cross-platform visual language specialized in computer aided composition and sound synthesis. PWGL integrates several programming paradigms (functional, object-oriented, constraint-based) with high-level visual representation of data and it can be used to solve a wide range of musical problems.  It has some interesting features such as ENP. ENP is used as the notational front-end in PWGL. ENP is a music notation program that has been developed in order to meet the requirements of computer aided composition, music analysis and virtual instrument control. It is intended to represent Western musical notation from 17th century onward including 20th century notation. ENP is not a full featured music typesetting program. It is, however, designed to produce automatic, reasonable musical typesetting according to the common practices.

PWGL patch-window containing a 2D-editor and some basic boxes.

ENP is used as the notational front-end in PWGL.

Currently, PWGL runs under Mac OS X and Windows XP operating systems. PWGL is distributed in two different configurations: as a standalone application, called PWGL Application, that is targeted mainly to end users, and as a developers version, PWGL Binaries, that is made available as a pre-compiled module that can be loaded on top of LispWorks.

You can take a look at what is possible here. 

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