| 2015, AUG 20 ---
Tonality Systems today release Symbolic Composer 7.2 for the
Mac. This release adds stability though OS X
10.6 up to the latest 10.10.5.
It also adds compatibility with 30 year old scores made
on IBM 360/InterLisp 1.5 and Atari from SCOM 0.9 and up.
As a commitment to your musical future, SCOM provides a
solid platform to experimental composers world-wide.
This release also adds
support for latest Sibelius, Logic,
Reaper and Renoise apps. It provides up to 30% more
speed and provides new functions for the advanced
composer. Included are transpose & ornament chains,
random chords, tonality belong-filtering, and easy
section inversions and reversions.
What is Symbolic Composer?
Symbolic Composer s a massive collection of computer music
algorithms packed in an efficient music composition language
and interactive development environment.
Besides providing the composer a toolbox of
traditional composition tools Symbolic Composer also enables
the composer to explore advanced mathematics to
determine compositional elements.
Symbolic Composer's rich molecular music language enables
the composer to extend musical capabilities and helps to
realize the maximum power of existing studio investments
spent on synthesizers and sequencers.
Sounds cool, but does it suit for mortals?
Yes. You are not required to know how to program. Press
Listen button to listen computer-generated functions. When
you learn a couple of tricks you can program it to produce
music the way you want.
Press Listen to preview algorithms.
Program a section for details. Make more
sections, and then chain them together.
Bounce the score to disk and publish.
SCOM works together with
Logic, Sibelius, Finale, Encore, MainStage,
Digital Performer, Reason, Reactor, Rondo,
QuickTime, Renoise, Reaper. Here showing a
custom SCOM playback rig in Apple's MainStage.
playback with a click, press forward, rewind,
stop/continue. Let it loop a section to set up your
instant notation, too. Finish them in
Sibelius or use free LilyPond. Display
generated notation instantly to
SCOM Rocks: Introducing Guitar-Synth
If you are
into string instruments this special feature is
tailored to you.
Tune up guitar,
bass or orchestral strings the way you prefer.
Then enter tablatures of playing, and turn them into
Make riffs and arrange them into full-blown composition.
Tweak it algorithmically.
This is also for a guitarist wanting to do some more in
digital domain. Or port your skills into modern algorithms.
SCOM The Music Language
• Music Language, that allows composing music of any
style and complexity.
• Standard MIDI file output. This makes SCOM a perfect
partner no matter of the software and hardware you are
• Build-in 96 channel MIDI playback. Plays through GM
MIDI or IAC for final sounds. Press button to record sthe
core in production quality audio.
• Build-in Notation (LilyPond), HyperHelp & Search.
• Complete Chord, Scale and Micro-Tonal libraries fully
expandable by the user.
• Mathematical Generators & Processors provide
advanced fractals, chaos and number-theory functions.
• Symbolic Generators & Processors allow Recursion,
L-systems, Fibonacci, and other special solutions.
• Programmable Neurons supply added intelligence to your
• Programmable Phrase Library allows sequential drum and
chording pattern generation.
• Historical & Contemporary Music functions supply
the classic compositional tools.
• Over 1000 Algorithms included, combine freely to each
other for exponential creative freedom.
"SCOM covers past
500 years of compositional traditions and
the tools for the future. SCOM's rich music
programming language supplies the composer
tools to program any music style and
complexity. When the idea hits you, just
draft your score and press Compile",
summarizes composer and music educator Nigel
Morgan from UK.
X 10.6-10.11, 2 GB RAM minimum, 4-32
XP/7/8, 2 GB RAM minimum, 4-16 GB suggested.
SCOM runs first on Demo Mode, which allows to try out
functions. Authorization restores full functionality.
“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