if you dare to, you can make music. things might be quite a bit rough, because i didn’t prepare it very well.
we’re going to make music using overtone.
Ctrl + Shift + oand open the file
noise.cljfrom the extracted folder.
now you should have a file open with lots of parentheses in it. that’s because overtone is written in Clojure, which is a LISP, which means it has lots of parentheses that scare some programmers and also makes it a wonderful language for all kinds of things.
to evaluate (execute) code in that file, go to the line containing the
code and press
Ctrl + Enter. the first time you do that it will take a
while, but when it finishes a little blue box should appear besides the
line you evaluated.
start by evaluating the very first line in
noise.clj. (the one with
(ns noise ... in it.)
after that, evaluate the other expressions in the file.
the overtone website has an overview.
the code in
noise.clj is mostly from these two
articles on the wiki.
there’s also a cheatsheet with lots of funny names of functions on it that you can try out.
to view the documentation for a function, put the cursor over the function
Ctrl + d.
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