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  1. Andy

    Pop out a window?

    Is there a way to pop out a window? I have a dual monitor setup and would like to take advantage of it. Thanks
  2. Andy

    On the Functions of death......

    Janusz...Ha, yes. Thanks
  3. Andy

    On the Functions of death......

    Stephane, Wow! That is exactly what I was hoping for. Thank you so much. 🙂
  4. An unusual request: I am using Opusmodus for my next project 'The Last', a dance piece, the subject of which is... death. Can anyone point me to some functions that might, with a little creative license, play with the idea of death in terms of, for example, entropy or decay? Or truncation. I'm throwing the ball in the air here so all ideas are welcome! Thanks Andy
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    IDE..powerful stuff

    So I didn't really know what an IDE was..it's an Integrated Development Environment..is that right? Well anyhow I just wanted to share my enthusiasm for Opusmodus' idea of an integrated workspace...being able to have pdf books available full screen with a shortcut is amazing...and pictures and audio etc. I am a big fan of Wooden Books for instance and bam..there they are in my composing space for reference. I'm kind of thinking this is how all "composing" software should be..but mostly now it seems to me to be about a graphical interface that is irrelevant alongside a multitrack recorder paradigm. Anyhow happy to be on this journey (())
  6. Andy

    Background colour

    OK I have got to the bottom of this! The demo will not allow changing of background colours it seems. As soon as I put in the serial, colours in the background of the Composer pane can be changed.
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  8. Andy

    Seed numbers?

    Great explanation Torsten thanks....and the value of the number attached to the "glued side" is arbitrary? It's an index to the glued side but as such can be any chosen value?
  9. Andy

    Help with seed and semi-colons

    Julio..the learning curve is vertical! But there is something urging me to keep going. How long to get to a point where things become more intuitive? Best Andy
  10. Andy

    Help with seed and semi-colons

    Ah Achim you are correct! Thanks. Well that code as I had it came direct from the Parametric Composition ebook first chapter. I couldn't understand why I had to evaluate it not at the last bracket...but now I do. Thanks
  11. Andy

    Background colour

    Hi there ..the composer screen on my set up does not change colour, however the parentheses all disappear when I try to. Is there a better place to report this, I'm pretty sure it's a bug? Thanks
  12. Andy

    Background colour

    Understood but the Composer does not change either...
  13. Andy

    Help with seed and semi-colons

    Hi Andre Thanks for this considered answer..it helps. Of course you are right and yet I just wish code was more human friendly and less computer friendly! High level is not high enough for me 🙂 There seems to be a gap between a DAW, which is based on the paradigm of a multitrack recorder, and Opusmodus, common music, open music, pwgl, patchwork etc that are based on the language of the computer. And I was hoping Opusmodus might fill that gap and it almost does...but ((((((( ))))))))) drives me nuts! But that's coding. I too love the 'direct connection to the score' as you say. I will persevere. I have had great fun with Live Coding in the past so this can't be so difficult. Best Andy
  14. Andy

    Background colour

    Yes I do this but there is no change. Strange.
  15. Andy

    Help with seed and semi-colons

    Thanks both. I have done some basic lisp tutorials but I have to ask the question: "Is Opusmodus meant for computer programmers who are also composers? or composers who are also computer programmers? or composers with some slight knowledge of code?" or academics? I have to say I am in the "composers with slight knowledge of code" category and right now the demo is expiring and I've barely got to grips (see above) and 300 euros seems like a lot of money when I'm not able to be sure...I've spent most of my time doing Lisp tutorials and not making music. I spent £30 on a book "Parametric Composition" which is great, but I'm not sure whether to follow the examples in that..or the Tutorials in Opusmodus or the Language Lessons or Lisp tutorials or... 30 days is not long enough in my opinion to demo this software. And there is no option to extend the demo which is a huge oversight in my opinion. Sorry to rant slightly but I'm giving you my heartfelt feedback as I really want Opusmodus to work for me...
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