Symbolic Composer

Category Audio Production / Experimental
Version 7.0.3
Format App
Compatibility Symbolic ComposerMacOS X Intel
Licence Commercial Software
Price $495  /  369€
Rating
Updated On Nov 12, 2013
Total Downloads 3,298
Mac Downloads 3,113
Category Audio Production / Experimental
Version 6.3
Format App
Compatibility Symbolic ComposerWindows
Licence Commercial Software
Price $495  /  369€
Rating
Updated On Nov 20, 2010
Total Downloads 3,298
PC Downloads 185

Music Molecular Language

Symbolic Composer is one of the most advanced and largest music composition language available with over 1000 music algorithms, suitable for modern, dance, classic, electronic, ambient and experimental styles.
Macintosh, OS X 10.6-10.8, 4-16 GB memory, 200-300 MB hard disk space is required. OS X 10.8.4 or later required for MainStage 3 playback.
PC with Windows Operating System. Minimum 1 GB memory, 2-4 GB suggested for large projects, 200-500 MB hard disk space.
Symbolic Composer Symbolic Composer v 7.0.3 Nov 12, 2013 MacOS X Intel
7.0.3 Adds Mavericks compatibility, random score creation tool, new length and symbols functions & important interface & MIDI fixes.
MRAC Publishing Symbolic Composer Symbolic Composer v 7.0.2 Oct 24, 2013 MacOS X Intel
7.0.2 adds unique and successive random sequences, tonality selections and tuning search, pascal sequences and distorted noise. Includes also workflow streamlining.

7.0.1 Additions: Easy Installer + Add launch support for the latest Digital Performer 8 & Logic X and earlier MainStage v2.1.3 - 2.2.2, use compatible MIDI title/signature/tempo display, load custom rig at startup.
MRAC Publishing Symbolic Composer v 7.0 Sep 24, 2013 MacOS X Intel
Symbolic Composer 7 includes now instant playback and notation. And it rigs together with Apple's MainStage 3 among the others, allowing full production-quality audio right from your SCOM scores.

Use your favorite AU and VST softsynths, Logic and Garageband instruments, and get ready for the next level with SCOM 7.

SCOM 7 is now interactive, too. Hit Listen&Play and instantly hear the results. Modify your section and hit Play again. Then just chain sections together to a song.

Symbolic Composer covers nearly all tunings, chords, scales and compositional methods from the past 500 years - and a vast arrangement of algorithms for the future, too.

Apply advanced tonalities, modulations, enrichment, chord-analysis, number theory, crunching, mapping, and beats when the creative impulse hits.
music Symbolic Composer v 6.5.7 Apr 5, 2013 MacOS X Intel
SCOM 6.5.7 adds up catalan, hailstone, factor and other new functions for the math-oriented composers. Included are also Class System update, Stochastic Search Functions, Degree Tonalities, New Chord System & Chord-Analysis, Length Functions, Matrix Processing, Vector Crunching, Ornaments and much more.
language Symbolic Composer v 6.5.6 Mar 15, 2013 MacOS X Intel
SCOM 6.5.6 includes Class System update and adds up Stochastic Search Functions to the composers arsenal + Degree Tonalities, New Chord System & Chord-Analysis, Length Functions, Matrix Processing, Vector Crunching, Ornaments and much more.
download Symbolic Composer v 6.5.4 Dec 5, 2012 MacOS X Intel
SCOM 6.5.4 adds up Matrix Processing Tools to enable added creativity. Other updates include 21th Century Nu-Metal Crunching, 18th Century Ornaments, and 20th Century Stochastics, included in SCOM 6.5.4.

SCOM Visualizer now works as a designer-workhorse. It lets to view compositional and score parameters with a click.

Lots of other functions, such as university-degree chord-analysis, symbol-processing, intervals, splitpoints, displacements, sorting, dividing, repeating and very powerful vector-mapping were added, too.
mac Symbolic Composer v 6.5.3 Nov 15, 2012 MacOS X Intel
Now Full Mountain Lion, Virtual 8-Multicore and Retina Compatible.

SCOM 6.5.3 adds distortion applicable to composition source data. In popular music "fuzz" created a new genre of music called "heavy metal". What would it do for your tracks as abstraction?

Other updates include length filtering, traditional ornaments and classic stochastics support.

Visualizer now works as a designer-workhorse to view compositional and score parameters. Lots of symbol-processing, intervals, splitpoints, displacements, sorting, dividing, repeating and very powerful vector-mapping were added, too.
windows Symbolic Composer v 6.5.1 Sep 23, 2012 MacOS X Intel
SCOM 6.5.1 Update includes
Ornamentation System, Stochastic Combinatorial Functions, Note Attachments, MultiView Editing, QT Close/Autoplay/Loop.
macintosh Symbolic Composer v 6.5a Aug 30, 2012 MacOS X Intel
Lion & Mountain Lion Compatibility

  • Extended compatibility from OS X 10.5 to OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.

  • From Air displays up to full HD & Retina resolution.


  • Chord Analysis

  • Finds direct matches, inversions and combinations.

  • Finds mostly resembling scales and chords.


  • Chord Symbols & Degrees

  • Standard chord symbols & new scales.

  • Powerful degree activation of chords/scales/tunings.

  • Makes it easy to achieve the same effect as transposing all the symbols of all instruments at once & special effects.


  • Symbols

  • Targeted transpositions.

  • Targeted inversions, and inversions in own space.

  • Reduction of symbol material.

  • Fragmentation & iterations.


  • Lengths

  • Symbol to length conversion and matching.

  • Length trimming and interpolations.

  • Native & Grid quantization.


  • Random Weights

  • Flexible random generator with custom probability weights.


  • Velocity & Noise Probability Shaper

  • Shapes dynamic, numeric, symbolic and rhythmic material.

  • Shapes noise probability characteristics.

  • Includes classic compressors, expanders, limiters, gates and maximizers.


  • Tunings

  • Searches interesting tunings by the number of steps per octave.

  • Allows to use tunings as length values.


  • Compiler Fixes

  • Transpose symbol fix when used as the first symbol of a section.

  • Exact def-expression index scaling and humanizer range scaling.

  • Warning added when lengths are too much off from section zone lengths.


  • Flexible Multi-Conversion

  • Symbol, integer, float, ratio, length symbol, notelist conversion.

  • Extended derivate/integrate functionality.


  • Symbol/Vector Transparency

  • Vector function process and return lists without extra conversions.

  • This makes it easier to use numeric and symbolic processing side by side.

  • No need to use vector-to-list and list-to-vector between symbol/vector functions.


  • Other Function Updates

  • Symbol-derivate, symbol-integrate, apply-derivate fixed.

  • Symbol-inversion fix for negative chord symbols such as -b-da.

  • :Uniq option added to gen-random.

  • :List option added to symbol-repeat.

  • :Scale option added to symbol-interpolate.

  • :Native added to length-simplify.

  • Activate-tonality accepts notelists as arguments, for ad-hook tonalities in the score without making it a scale. It also allows to make a function that returns notelists and use it freely within activate-tonality together with other chords, scales, tunings and algorithms.

  • Undef fixed.

  • String exploding added to explode.

  • Non-destructive sort-len, sort-sym and sort-list, which does not mess up original list order.

  • Nil parameters can be omitted from symbol-divide.

  • Fixed replace-string to replace all instances.

  • Filter-pass, filter-midcut, filter-midpass, filter-lowcut, filter-highcut, filter-delete accept lengths, and numbers such as intervals or floats, and work with vector functions.

  • Symbol-transpose-select, symbol-transpose-to, symbol-transpose-to-tonality added.

  • Init-soup, gen-catalyze and gen-catalyze-variate fix, this bug happened during 6.4.9 - 6.4.11.

  • Target notes to transpose-tonality and integers-to-tonalities added.

  • Symbol-repeat adds new options to repeat sequences.

  • Symbols-to-length-proportional-linear and symbols-to-length-proportional :rest-value added.

  • Tonality and find functions sublist processing added, reduces need to use mapcar.


  • Menus (System, Tonality, Library, Projects)

  • Re-engineered menu hierarchy.

  • Guide menus that help locating functions by their functionality.

  • Similar and related items added to Editor Go Menu speed up access to related documents.

  • Video tutorials menu gives access to a range of SCOM tutorial videos produced by Stephane Boussuge.

  • Recent menu shows items in access order (placing recents on the top).


  • Windows Menu

  • Windows menu displays interface items grouped in categories.

  • Display items in window stack order, from top to bottom.

  • Modified file is shown with (unsaved changes) notice at the beginning of filename,

  • Selected item is brought on top.

  • Selected group brings all files of the group on top.

  • Press command key down and open Windows menu to close all files of the selected group.


  • Visualizer Fixes

  • Displays setq variable names and range selection in def- functions.

  • Displays transpose symbols using chromatic mapping.

  • Displays extended symbols covering 10.5 octave range.

  • Inverted chord symbol display bug fixed.

  • Visualizer warns when too long material is been tried to view.

  • Auto-scale option that allows to quickly view short and long material.

  • Short and long graphs fit in single view without the need to scroll them.

  • Short material enlarges for easier viewing.

  • Graph setq variables are cleared when its document is closed, this reduces graph setq variables from displaying in other graphs.

  • Documents have been edited to show material to allow better visualization.

  • Visualizer adapts to color scheme and font size.


  • Interface & Listener

  • Screen layout scaling from Air to Powerbooks to the latest Retina Macs and Full HD displays.

  • Font sizes cover smaller are larger options (from 4 up to 20 point sizes).

  • Interface uses relational sizes to allow them to adapt screen resolution changes.

  • Desktop and session snapshots scaling between laptop screen and external display.

  • Font size setting scales Documents Browser and Go Menu font sizes proportionally.

  • Lookup search anomaly not finding and open certain files fixed.

  • Listener shows most unslashed symbols the way the are written without unslashing.

  • Command-w command (close window) works now with all windows (except listener).

  • Cancel option added to close window, when window content has changed.

  • Eval selection may include --> prompt which is skipped.


  • Extended Symbol Range Support

  • 10.5 octave extended symbol range.

  • Listener shows extended symbols.

  • Visualizer shows extended symbols.


  • Desktop Maintenance

  • Default layout will minimize desktop clutter accumulation.

  • Document editors stack down to reduce horizontal screen clutter.

  • Library items, tutorials and extension files stack on the bottom right.

  • Full lisp manual appears on bottom right outside editor range.

  • Webpages and video tutorials align next to Documents Browser.

  • Editor and document windows can use short titles (set in System Settings).

  • Workflow modes allow free-flow and static placement of windows.

  • Free workflow restores editor sizes and positions.

  • Static workflow placement setting allows fixed editor and documents placement.


  • Desktop Cleaning

  • Clean SCOM desktop command clears project window size and position information.

  • Allows to clean up accumulated project mess and enable to open scores in a new screen layout.

  • Session restore remembers its default window layout sizes and positions.

  • Refined default editor and documents editor layout setting procedure.


  • Themes

  • Themes are grouped in color categories for easier selection.

  • Re-defined theme color and font handling, this prevents leaking theme settings leaking to other themes.

  • Power Settings can switch on black or gray visualizer theme overdrives.


  • Documentation

  • Documents align to window resize and font size.

  • More examples how to use the functions added.

  • Typo-corrected documentation (mostly).

  • Simplified function description (when possible).
  • pc Symbolic Composer v 6.4.11 Apr 3, 2012 MacOS X Intel
    SCOM 6.4.11 adds MIDI file versioning that helps to quickly generate material for sequencer assemblage. Also include new Visualizer that displays all SCOM types, and is suited as a designer-tool for pre-compositional and score development. New functions include symbol-sorting, symbol-derivates, symbol-integrates (intervals) splitpoints, displacements, length sorting, dividing, repeating and very powerful vector-mapping. Full details in the program - download it NOW!
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    Symbolic Composer v 6.4.10 Mar 5, 2012 MacOS X Intel
    SCOM 6.4.10 adds new Visualizer that displays all SCOM types, and is suited as a designer-tool for pre-compositional and score development. New functions include symbol-sorting, symbol-derivates, symbol-integrates, splitpoints, displacements, length sorting, dividing, repeating and very powerful vector-mapping.
    Symbolic Composer v 6.4.9 Dec 5, 2011 MacOS X Intel
    SCOM 6.4.9 adds new Visualizer that displays all SCOM types, and is suited as a designer-tool for pre-compositional and score development. New functions include splitpoints, displacements, length sorting, dividing, repeating and very powerful vector-mapping.
    Symbolic Composer v 6.4.8 Nov 21, 2011 MacOS X Intel
    SCOM 6.4.8 adds new Visualizer that displays all SCOM types, and is suited as a designer-tool for pre-compositional and score development. New functions include splitpoints, displacements, length sorting, dividing, repeating and very powerful vector-mapping.
    Symbolic Composer v 6.4.5 Oct 19, 2011 MacOS X Intel
    SCOM 6.4.5 adds new vizualizer with magnification and other display options, and functions for splitpoints, displacements, length sorting, dividing and repeating functions - more details on the program.
    Symbolic Composer v 6.4.4 Oct 6, 2011 MacOS X Intel
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    Symbolic Composer v 6.4.1 Sep 12, 2011 MacOS X UB
  • Digital Performer Support.

  • Splash Screen with startup progress information.

  • Faster startup, theme and snapshot changes.

  • Sophisticated transition effects.

  • Locate Progress Bar.

  • Full Permissions Lisp Modifications.

  • MRAC Compatibility Problem fixed.

  • Layouts, with icons or without, top, left, bottom.

  • Plain directories (no additional file items).
  • Symbolic Composer v 6.4a Aug 15, 2011 MacOS X UB
    Tonality Systems today launch Symbolic Composer 6.4 Alpha for the Macintosh. The update includes Lion compatibily, fixes and new features.

    Symbolic Composer 6.4 Alpha Release provides one of the largest high-level music language available.



    With Symbolic Composer 6.4 Alpha you can realize even the most complex scores of your imagination and turn ideas into full-orchestrated MIDI files in few seconds.

    Symbolic Composer 6.4 Alpha includes complete coverage of the world-music tunings, and its libraries cover past 500 years of compositional traditions. It suits for any styles, on modern, dance, classic, electronic, ambient, contemporary and experimental styles.

    For the experimental artist, Symbolic Composer 6.4 Alpha covers the most complete collection of mathematical libraries, and has integrated programming environment that lets the composer add new features.
    Symbolic Composer v 6.3.3 Mar 28, 2011 MacOS X UB
    Symbolic Composer v 6.3.2 Feb 23, 2011 MacOS X UB
    Defsym & gen-rewrite/notrans length fix
    Symbolic Composer v 6.2.9 Sep 2, 2010 MacOS X UB
    6.2.9 now adds Themes, Syntax Coloring and Custom Fonts & Sizes!
    Symbolic Composer v 6.2.8 Jul 22, 2010 MacOS X UB
    6.2.8 now adds Themes, Syntax Coloring and Custom Fonts & Sizes
    Symbolic Composer v 6.2.1 Jun 14, 2010 MacOS X UB
    6.2.1 adds custom fonts & sizes
    Symbolic Composer v 6.2 Jun 5, 2010 MacOS X UB
    SCOM 6.2 adds the best tonality functions to the system, letting the top-front composers to take full advantage of the rebirth - the Reneissance of Tonalitities.

    Enhance, add, delete, sort and mix tonalities and break the limits of static 12-Tone and Diatonic Systems. Step beyond and ochestrate tonality progressions seamlessly together with all the rest of SCOM functions.

    SCOM 6.2 also includes a complete collection of mathematical libraries, chords, scales and microtonals. With SCOM 6.2 you can now compose music no other software can do.

    Tap with the NASA satellites for Space Weather information, expand your scores with Fractals, Chaos, Physics and Math, and delve into the Fourier Synthesis - or even the DNA Code - for additional inspiration.

    Apply algorithms and tonalities over 500 years of the past - and step ahead into the future - from advanced club mixes to leading-edge contemporary styles and electro-acoustic experimentations - in any style and compexity.
    Symbolic Composer v 6.1 Sep 1, 2009 MacOS X UB
    Mrac Labs today launch Symbolic Composer 6.1 Mac Intel. The update is recommended for all users and includes improvements to usability and stability icluding:

  • blazing speed desktop

  • inline evaluation

  • terminal blocking

  • breakable processes

  • integrated web-browser

  • scom-community interaction
  • Symbolic Composer v 6.0.4 May 28, 2009 MacOS X UB
    6.0.4 update includes editor&document window default placement needed in workspace customization with Rondo and other MIDI payers. Also included, Reaktor playback template (SCOM score, Reaktor Ensemble and playback loader). This provides user-modificable SCOM score and sound solution for the Reaktor. SCOM 5 compatibility fix is included.
    Symbolic Composer v 6.0.3 May 1, 2009 MacOS X UB
    6.0.3 update includes Reaktor playback template (SCOM score, Reaktor Ensemble and playback loader). This provides user-modificable SCOM score and sound solution for the Reaktor. Also SCOM 5 compatibility fix is included.
    Symbolic Composer v 6.0.1 Feb 15, 2009 MacOS X UB
    Version 6.0.1 includes Reaktor playback template (SCOM score, Reaktor Ensemble and playback loader). This provides user-modificable SCOM score and sound solution for the Reaktor.
    Symbolic Composer v 6.0 Nov 30, 2008 MacOS X UB
    SYMBOLIC COMPOSER 6 runs now natively on the Intel Mac. New additions include pink noise, popcorn and asymmetric noise functions, and VRML 3D support - and many others that are new for the previousSCOM Mac PPC users.
    Symbolic Composer v 5.2 Dec 28, 2004 MacOS X PPC
    Symbolic Composer 5.2 includes several enhancements compared to the previous 5.1 version. These cover new randomization system and new MRACSystem functions based on developments of Janusz Podrazik's composition 'Kritiken Nostalgia' For String Quartet.
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    Symbolic Composer Symbolic Composer v 6.3 Nov 20, 2010 Windows
    Documentation
  • Re-organized Menu Structure (easier to browse and locate functions).

  • Éxtended Documentation (added special functions used in Score Lib scores, now fully covering and correct).

  • Extended Essential Lisp (Lisp forms mentioned in the documentation are now covered, too).

  • Extended and Customized System Index (quick browsing of all the main SCOM categories + define your own menus).


  • Interface
  • Output folder (launch SCOM MIDI files from System Index).

  • Easy Desktop Placement (memorizes Window size and placement).

  • Scrolling Grapher (allows bigger graphs to be scrolled).

  • Listener (fixes high-light problems and auto-scrolling).

  • Launch Web Pages (composition-related sites, Lisp Docs and SCOM User Group integrated in the Menus).


  • Workspace Management
  • Improved Desktop Restore (restore now also graphs, memorize index menu selection, places last Editor on top, easier to continue later).

  • Snapshots (make a snapshot of current windows, and restore them later, quick project recovery, easy to switch between larger projects).


  • Editor
  • Def Evaluation (quickly evaluate a command in docs, or score without selecting it at first).

  • Indent Selection (indents selection with a command, custom indentation also possible).

  • Copy/Paste (standard paste/write over selection).

  • Close Other Editors (close unrelated documents to clutter up screen).

  • Hide/Show Windows (access Windows desktop).


  • Menus
  • Go Menu (extended set of SCOM commands covered, quick jump to document subtitles and Lisp forms).

  • Related Menu (shows related documents and their categories, answers the question "where am I?").

  • Intuitive save-path (save & open uses the topped editor path below, which is the mostly likely candidate to work with).

  • Null-Compiler added to Eval Buf command (clears Class System bindings between songs, no strange errors due score overlapping).

  • Selection-based commands and keyboard equivalents added to the menus.


  • Error Handling
  • Terminal Blocking (error-trapping spots errors before, minimized Terminal Window messages, more smooth SCOM operation).

  • Freeze Blocking (all processes including searches now run concurrently and are stoppable, no halting).


  • Functions
  • Advanded Tonality Processing (sorting, mixing and compatibility between tonality functions works now transparent, re-organized Tonality Menus).

  • Modulations (find the best solutions between transitions of given scales).

  • Positional Chords (for commercial/film styles).

  • Enrichment Rules (emulate Pop-Music chord-voicing, extend position chords into chromatism).

  • Tonality Analysis (analyze scale and chord progressions, find the best candidates with minimum or maximum differences and energy).

  • Tonality Symbols (attach notes to a symbol, and realize tonality symbols with SCOM's symbol generators, or with manual entries).

  • Tonality Library Notelists (define tonality library entries with ad-hook notelists).

  • Recursive Section Handling (control generative section contents).

  • Number Theory Additions (number sequence-generators added + web interface to integer sequences provided for more).

  • Cosmix Toolbox (many additions, requires manual tune-ups due http protocol in LW win is not compatible with the websites used).

  • Added Conversion and Supplementary Functions (in many categories).
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    stephaneboussuge
    version 6.2.8, MacOS X UB
    Symbolic composer (scom pour les intimes) est un environnement de composition vraiment excellent.
    J'ai utilisé (et utilise encore) la plupart de ses concurrents (grace/common music, pwgl, AcToolbox, AthenaCL, SuperCollider etc...) mais scom dépasse en efficacité tout le monde grace à son énorme collection de fonctions toutes reliables les une avec les autres..
    De plus il est tres facile d'y ajouté des fonctions.
    Le langage demande bien sur un investissement en temps d'apprentissage (comme tout ce genre d'outils) mais on se sent vraiment récompensé quand on peux en tirer tout ce que l'on peut imaginer.
    Vraiment excellent ! !
    s.b
    ceci01
    version 5.2, MacOS X PPC
    Ample exlication merci
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