15 2016 - Symbolic Composer 7.3 is a cross-platform
music composition language, that let's you program
your music using sophisticated algorithms.
Symbolic Composer 7.3 is a toolbox for stretching your
musical creativity, and was designed to give you total
freedom to write music.
Furthermore, Symbolic Composer 7.3 provides almost all
known world-music tunings and micro-tonalities, and
its libraries cover past 500 years of compositional
SCOM Music Language
• Music Language, that allows composing music of any
style and complexity.
• Full Symbolic, which means you do not need to
focus on low-level note and notation details, instead
you can focus on higher pure symbolic level.
• Context-Free, which means Symbolic Composer allows
composing music of any style and complexity.
• Standard MIDI file output. Symbolic Composer is
full compatible with all MIDI-compatible music software.
• Build-in 96 channel MIDI playback. Plays through
GM MIDI or IAC for final sounds. Press button to record
and publish results.
• Full Documentation, Help, Example Scores &
• Powerful Section-Chaining with direct Listen and
Play commands. Easy to read & write scores without
typical "low level programming mess". Yet full Common
Lisp is build-in if you want to extend SCOM with your
• Mathematical Generators & Processors provide
advanced fractals, chaos and number-theory functions.
• Symbolic Generators & Processors allow
Recursion, L-systems, Fibonacci, and other special
• Programmable Neurons supply added intelligence to
• Programmable Phrase Library allows sequential drum
and chording pattern generation.
• Historical & Contemporary Music functions
supply the classic compositional tools.
• Over 1000 Algorithms included, chain and combine
• Complete Chord, Scale and Micro-Tonal libraries
fully expandable by the user.
Integrates With Your Studio
Symbolic Composer lets you program any detail of your
music. It's a thinking tool for melody, harmony,
rhyhtm and structural arrangements. Make music from
mathematics, astronomy, even genetics and atomic
Symbolic Composer integrates to your DAW and plugins,
since it works side by side with Logic, Ableton,
Sibelius, Finale, Encore, Digital Performer, Reason,
Reaktor, Rondo, QuickTime, Cubase, Renoise, Reaper,
MainStage and MuseScore.
rich music programming language supplies the
composer tools to program any music style
and complexity. Simply put, SCOM is the most
efficient, rugged and bug-free music
composition language at your fingertips with
over 30 years of development",
summarizes composer and music educator Nigel
Morgan from UK.
Does Audio & Notation, too
SCOM includes integrated playback and notation
capabilities. Playback is handled by
build-in MidiTrail, which displays music timelines, or
does even 3D visualization. Notation is realized either
with Lilypond or MuseScoreNightly, both free
your DAW to finalize the score, or use Apple's
MainStage to get immediate pro-quality audio right
from SCOM scores. Here showing SCOM playing back using
MainStage and Arturia Synthesizers.
The program runs first in demo mode, which allows you to
view the interface and documentation, and open up scores
for simulated compile and playback. Authorization keycode
removes the limits and restores SCOM into full operation.
OS X 10.6-10.12, 4 GB RAM minimum,
8-32 GB suggested.
XP/7/8/10, 2 GB RAM minimum, 4-16 GB
Symbolic Composer is a non-profit Artificial
Intelligence project, and needs your
contribution to cover maintenance costs caused
by OS changes, bug fixes and new function
additions. Upgrades are used to cover these
costs. You can also contribute by submitting
Lisp functions and scores made with SCOM. Keep
it green yourself and compose because you can.
“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
G., Author of Topos Of Music (If the
direct link has changed, search the title "The
Topos of Music" 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.
(SCOM-Archelogy Notice: This was published in
the 90's. Google did not find book on sale
(2016), try direct search Claudio Martini