| 2013, APR 2 ---
Tonality Systems today launch Symbolic Composer 6.5.7
Alpha for the Macintosh Mountain Lion including new math
Symbolic Composer is the composers instrument,
that takes in action in writing and visualizing the score
before any notes or MIDI is generated.
It provides the composer a total freedom of expression no
matter of the style. It's a tool for inspiration. It is a
toolbox for experimentation.
When the score is ready, your studio becomes first a
rehearsal room, and then the premier-action in a concert
hall, and the master production on a CD and the internet
Search for inspiration an experiment with Symbolic
Composer's vast libraries and tonalities. Script your
score, and finalize the production in your sequencer and
With a push of a button Symbolic Composer turns your score
into a MIDI file. It lets you try out variations,
progressions and experiment with the themes, rhythms,
harmonics and dynamics in any style.
Apply to Contemporary, Experimental, Ambient -
even Techno or TOP10 Hits - you name it. Symbolic Composer
operates in a deeper, symbolic level, and puts your ideas
in practice without any keyboard played.
Hunt visually for inspirational material provided
by thousands of functions. Imagine their flow on a
notesheet, or in sequencer assembly sheet. Symbolic
Composer is the symbolic music notation of the
Symbolic Composer 6.5 includes
all world-music tunings, and its libraries
cover past 500 years of compositional traditions. SCOM,
the Composer's Instrument suits in any music
styles, no matter if it is modern, dance, classic,
electronic, ambient, contemporary or experimental.
Music Language allows composing music of any style
and complexity. It uses intuitive and flexible Zone
System to organize time and melodic space.
• Historical & Contemporary Music functions
supply the Classic Compositional Tools. There are plenty
of them. Discover the secrets of Bach's contrapuntal
methods as well as Schoenberg's 12-system, among the
• Complete chord, scale and micro-tonal libraries
maximize creative freedom to choose your approach. And
you can create your own tonalities, too. Tonalities are
essential in composition. For some chromatic thinking is
the right way to go, while some think in terms of
chords, scales, or tunings.
• Mathematical Generators & Processors provide
advanced fractals, chaos and number-theory functions for
experimentation. These are the essential tools of a
modern composer. Pick a function here, and other there
for a creative mashup.
• Symbolic Generators & Processors supply recursion,
l-systems, fibonacci, brownian, pink, 1/f noise, or
apply sine and other synthetic waveforms. Transform,
morph, analyze, organize and combine melodies, chords,
rhythms, dynamic, and scale, transpose and tweak
them in full creative freedom.
• Programmable Neurons add programmable intelligence
to the scores. Quickly convert anything into any other
with these tools, without any programming experience.
• Programmable Library allows sequential drum,
melodic, dynamic and harmonies to be used and looped,
with added intelligence. Lay out material in libraries,
and use templates to pick them randomly, still in strict
"SCOM is a
complete musical encyclopedia at your fingertips. It
covers both the past and the contemporary music
making. It also suits perfectly in trendy chart music
composing", says composer and music educator Nigel Morgan from
Compatible with Lion, Leopard, Snow
Leopard and Mountain Lion, 4-16 GB RAM suggested.
Compatible with Windows XP/Windows 7/Windows 8,
4-16 MB RAM suggested.
SCOM 6.5 OS X PPC Tiger version available on a special
request. Specify your target and we will compile it for you.
Using Logic Express?
Check Out Our Powerful SCOM
Express that supplies inspiring and carefully
selected collection of algorithms for music making for the
Logic Express users.
Symbolic Composer runs first on Demo
Mode, which cancels most functions. The interface and full
documentation can be browsed. Check out System, Tonality,
Library and Project Menus for more. Authorization restores
full functionality to the program.
“Symbolic Composer was one of the first systems
that I encountered that explored the art of
algorithmic composing interactively. The system
functions are selected from hierarchical menus
and pasted on the editor, so it’s a completely
different approach to musical compositions. It’s
like composing music from one’s DNA structure.”,
are widely used in musical composition, for
instance in the various transformation tools
of sequencers, and explicitly in the author‚s
prestor (see chapter 49) and in Opcode‚s MAX
or in music software with fractal composition
tools as realized by Mesias Maiguashca 
or by the ingenious Symbolic Composer
Author of Topos Of Music (If the direct
link has changed due publisher, search the
title at Springeronline
"I wish to thanks people that have contributed
in important way to the creation of this book:
All the developers of the wonderful
algorithmic composition software Symbolic
Composer, that I have used for the composition
of the exercises - and Douglas R. Hofstadter for
the beauty of his ideas on the perception, and
parallels to artificial intelligence", Claudio
Martini, Author Of I Pattern Automutanti