Noteworks Beta - music composition software
March 3, 2010 7:56 AM   Subscribe

Noteworks Beta - music composition software
Noteworks is a piece of music composition software that re-imagines the way music is created, played, and shared. Users create musical compositions by building networks and interacting with them in real time. We've reduced the learning curve for algorithmic music composition, so that anyone can create original compositions in minutes. With just a single click, dynamic networks can play back for hours without repeating!
posted by SilentSalamander (12 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

Neat, I'll try this out! Just one thing:

You say "For Mac or PC" on the front page, but when you click through it's actually a Java file. I almost *didn't* click through because I use Linux and I thought "oh great, another thing I can't use". I'd put "For Mac, Windows, and Linux" on the front page, or maybe "Runs on many Java platforms" or something like that.
posted by the dief at 8:12 AM on March 3, 2010 [3 favorites]

Good idea - we'll make that change!
posted by SilentSalamander at 10:36 AM on March 3, 2010

I haven't tried the app yet but I'm watching the YouTube intro and I'm very impressed. Looks awesome!
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 10:48 AM on March 3, 2010

Just loaded it in OSX, I dont' understand the software. I just get a blank white window, basically even when i load one of the sample compositions.
posted by empath at 11:35 AM on March 3, 2010

Yes... sorry about that. On *some* OSX systems we are experiencing this problem, and we haven't been able to figure out what's wrong yet. We'll do our best to solve this problem as soon as possible, and we'll hopefully have a fix for it in the next release of the software (which should be soon). Sorry!!!
posted by SilentSalamander at 4:56 PM on March 3, 2010

Probably stupid question, but I downloaded it, and click on the jar file, nothing happens. Hmm.
posted by threeants at 12:28 PM on March 4, 2010

threeants - that's Java ARchive. You may need to install Java, but don't quote me on that (I haven't downloaded it yet, and I don't know much of Java).
posted by filthy light thief at 3:36 PM on March 4, 2010

That's right - threeants, do you have a JRE installed on your machine?
posted by SilentSalamander at 5:21 PM on March 4, 2010

I'm immensely sad that it doesn't work on Snow Leopard. Could you please MeMail me when you find a fix?
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis at 9:07 AM on March 5, 2010

I get the same problem as empath on OS X 10.5.8. Sad face!
posted by speicus at 7:22 PM on March 7, 2010

Oh, I was about not to download this because I, too, use linux, bu the dief set me straight.
posted by fuq at 7:14 AM on March 8, 2010

Oh noes, it didn't work in my debian stable. Sad face.
posted by fuq at 7:17 AM on March 8, 2010

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