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alda v1.3.1 (MacOS/Linux)

A music programming language for musicians.

New to Alda? You may be interested in reading this blog post as an introduction.

Inspired by other music/audio programming languages such as PPMCK, LilyPond and ChucK, Alda aims to be a powerful and flexible programming language for the musician who wants to easily compose and generate music on the fly, using only a text editor. Alda is designed in a way that equally favors aesthetics, flexibility and ease of use, with (eventual) support for the text-based creation of all manner of music: classical, popular, chiptune, electroacoustic, and more!


Easy to understand, markup-like syntax
Designed for musicians who don't know how to program, and programmers who don't know how to music
A score is a text file that can be played using the alda command-line tool
Interactive REPL lets you enter Alda code and hear the results in real time
Supports writing music programmatically (for algorithmic composition, live coding, etc.)
Create MIDI music using any of the instruments in the General MIDI Sound Set


You must have Java 8+ installed on your system in order to run Alda. Download HERE.

(Chances are, you already have a recent enough version of Java installed.)

Mac OS X / Linux

Download alda.

Make the file executable:
chmod +x alda

Make alda available on your $PATH:
Using /usr/local/bin here as an example; you can use any directory on your $PATH.
mv alda /usr/local/bin

Once you have Alda installed, you can update to the latest version at any time by running: alda update

1.3.1 (2019-05-05)

Tabs can now be used as whitespace in an Alda score.

Fixed a bug where attempting to play an empty score (e.g. c d e, which
results in an empty score because there are no instruments) results in a

The problem was that there were no instruments, so the MIDI system wasn't
being set up. However, we expect the MIDI system to be set up even if there
are no instruments and no notes to play, because we use the MIDI Sequencer to
schedule notes.

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