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September 26, 2004
Tonality Systems/MRAC Publishing has announced Symbolic Composer 5.1 3D for Mac OSX and Windows. The upgrade implements powerful VRML2 Macros that let the composer fuse together music and visuals. VRML2 was developed for 3D graphics on the web, and the VRML2 definition is included in the MPEG4 Specification.
Symbolic Composer 5.1 is a powerful molecular music language that offers over 1000 music algorithms, suitable for modern, dance, classic, electronic, ambient and experimental styles,and covers 300 microtonal world-music/theoretical scales, standard scales and complete chord system from the past 500 years of music history. The program is targeted primarily at contemporary composition, experimental music production, music research, and music education.
Besides providing the composer a toolbox of traditional algorithmic composition tools, Symbolic Composer also enables the composer to explore advanced fractal and chaos mathematics to determine compositional elements. Included in the software is the standard Common Lisp interpreter, that lets the composer extend and customize compositional functionalities.
The software includes complete VRML2 Documentation and A VRML Tutorial that shows how VRML Macros are used inside Lisp and how they connect to SCOM Functions. The VRML Macros open up exciting creative possibilities for the composer to experiment with visualization of parameters in 3D, create music baed on 3D forms, and generate 3D spaces based on music. The VRML Macros produce standard 3-Dimensional .wrl files that can be viewed offline with Explorer, Safari and other browser using a VRML Plug-in,, or the .wrl files can be placed in a web page for online viewing.
For more information, visit their web site at www.symboliccomposer.com