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2 Supercollider 3.6 for Windows
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5 This is the Windows version of James McCartney's SuperCollider synthesis
6 engine (scsynth) and programming language (sclang).
7 Supercollider's main homepage is at
8 http://supercollider.sourceforge.net/
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10 There is a lot of useful information and tutorials in the SuperCollider
11 documentation which you can access online at
12 http://doc.sccode.org
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14 To get further information on SuperCollider usage or development, you
15 should subscribe to the mailing lists:
16 http://www.beast.bham.ac.uk/research/sc_mailing_lists.shtml
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19 System Requirements
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22 ** Operating System **
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24 Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000
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26 ** Sound Card **
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28 Most common sound cards will work fine - the sound card should be one
29 that is supported by PortAudio (http://www.portaudio.com/). If you have
30 issues with latency, consult http://www.portaudio.com/docs/latency.html
31 for advice on how to tune your operating system to achieve the best results
32 (in short: use ASIO drivers wherever possible).
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35 Installation
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38 Simply run the installer, and choose a path where all the application
39 files will be unpacked.
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41 After installation, you can use SuperCollider in two ways:
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42 * Using the provided SuperCollider IDE (recommended)
43 * In command line mode
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46 Using the SuperCollider IDE
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49 To start up the IDE, run the scide.exe program found within the
50 installation folder.
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52 You can get more help on using the IDE via the Help menu.
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55 Using SuperCollider in command line mode
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58 1. Open a Windows command line window (the cmd.exe program).
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60 2. Navigate to the SuperCollider installation folder.
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62 3. Start up the sclang.exe program, to enter the SuperCollider
63 command line.
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65 4. You can now type SuperCollider code and evaluate it by pressing
66 the Enter (Return) key. You can browse the previous commands using
67 the up and down arrow keys.
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69 5. These are the handy keyboard shortcuts:
70 - Ctrl+T : equivalent to CmdPeriod.run
71 - Ctrl+X : to recompile the class library
72 - Ctrl+D: to quit the SuperCollider command line
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75 Paths and files you may want to be aware of
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78 - $USER_HOME$\SuperCollider\startup.scd : user startup file
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80 - $USER_HOME$\SuperCollider\Extensions : user extension folder for classes,
81 plugins and help files
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84 Outro
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87 Thanks to James McCartney, for making this great piece of audio
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88 software publically and freely available.
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