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Steven Yi
Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
May 21, 2014
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blue is a free and open source csound composer app filed under audio and video editors and made available by Steven Yi for Windows.

The review for blue has not been completed yet, but it was tested by an editor here on a PC and a list of features has been compiled; see below.

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blue has been picked by our editors as very good.
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Publisher's Description

Open and free software for music composition:

blue was created as a music composition environment that should be used with the Csound sound system.

blue is written in Java and comes with an interface that resembles a digital multitrack, but differs in that there are timelines within timelines.

blue features and highlights:
  • SoundObjects are the building blocks within blue's score timeline. soundObjects can be lists of notes, algorithmic generators, python script code, csound instrument definitions, and whatever plugins that are developed for blue. these soundObjects may be text based, but they can be completely GUI based as well.
  • Timeline allows for visual organization of soundObjects
  • Polyobject are objects which hold other soundObjects, and have timelines in themselves. working within them on their timelines and outside of them on the parent timeline help organize and understand the concepts of objective time and relative time between different objects
  • The soundOject library allow for instantiating multiple copies of a soundobject, which allows for editting the original object and updating all copies
  • noteProcessors allow for modifying the soundObjects properties, i.e. adding 2 to all p4 values, multiplying all p5 values by 6, etc.
  • The orchestra manager organizes csound instruments and functions as an instrument librarian. you can selectively choose what instruments to output to the generated csound .csd file, so you can feel free to keep all of your instruments in a large library and output only the ones you need, cutting down on load time for csound.
  • Syntax hilighting of csound language
  • Use of scripting for user extensibility
  • SoundObject freezing - free up CPU cycles by pre-rendering objects
  • Microtonal PianoRoll allows editing notes using any Scala scale
  • blueLive - work with soundObjects in realtime to experiment with musical ideas or performance

blue is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from audio and video editors without restrictions. blue 2.5.14 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

This csound composer software is filed under:
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  • Freeware Audio and Video Editors
  • Open source and GPL software
  • Major release: blue 2.5

Compatibility with this csound composer software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from Steven Yi.

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