Live Coding Instrument
The Live Coding Instrument in the Workspace panel (top left) can explore in realtime the further potential of your own script or midifile recording. Performing with LCI allows two modes of interaction: with the scripted code itself, and with the buttons and slider of the LCI interface. Live Coding is sometimes called 'on-the-fly programming' or 'just in time scripting’. It is a scripting practice centred on the use of improvised interactive programming. The LCI gives the composer an intuitive control panel and the possibility of working in true live coding style directly with the script. In practice composers who use the Live Coding Instrument often begin with a script, make a change, then ‘playing’ that change from the buttons of the LCI control panel.