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TidalCycles for Windows

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TidalCycles for Windows 1.7.8

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install TidalCycles for Windows, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade TidalCycles for Windows, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall TidalCycles for Windows, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


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choco upgrade tidalcycles -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

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choco upgrade tidalcycles -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install tidalcycles
    name: tidalcycles
    version: '1.7.8'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'tidalcycles' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '1.7.8'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller tidalcycles
    Name     = "tidalcycles"
    Version  = "1.7.8"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'tidalcycles':
  ensure   => '1.7.8',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

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This package was approved by moderator TheCakeIsNaOH on 04 Jan 2022.


TidalCycles (or Tidal for short) is a language for live coding patterns.
It allows you to make musical patterns with text, describing sequences and ways of
transforming and combining them, exploring complex interactions between simple parts.

Tidal allows you to express music with very flexible timing, providing a little language
for describing patterns as step sequences (which can be polyphonic and polymetric),
some generators of continuous patterns (e.g. sinewaves, sawtooths) and a wide range
of pattern transformations.

Tidal is highly composable in that pattern transformations can be easily combined together,
allowing you to quickly create complex patterns from simple ingredients.

Tidal does not make sound itself, but is designed for use with the SuperDirt synth,
and can control other synths over Open Sound Control or MIDI.

$packageName= 'tidalcycles'

# refresh env vars after other packages have been installed

$scpath = Join-Path $env:programfiles "SuperCollider-3.12.1"
$apmpath = Join-Path $env:localappdata "atom\bin"
$env:Path = [System.Environment]::GetEnvironmentVariable("Path","Machine") + ";" + [System.Environment]::GetEnvironmentVariable("Path","User") + ";" + $scpath + ";" + $apmpath

### install tidalcycles Atom package
Write-Host 'Installing TidalCycles Atom package (using apm in $apmpath).'
apm install tidalcycles

get-childitem $env:localappdata
get-childitem $apmpath

### install SuperDirt
$quarkinstall_path = $env:ChocolateyPackageFolder + '\tools\'
Write-Host 'Installing SuperDirt sound synth and sample library. This will probably take a long time.'
sclang $quarkinstall_path

# Finally, install Tidal
Write-Host "Installing tidal library. This will also take a long time." 
cabal update
cabal v1-install tidal

Write-Host 'Done.'
Write-Host 'd1 $ sound "bd sn"'

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
TidalCycles for Windows 1.6.1 3092 Tuesday, September 8, 2020 Approved
TidalCycles for Windows 0.9.9 1834 Monday, May 14, 2018 Approved
TidalCycles for Windows 0.9.4 454 Thursday, August 3, 2017 Approved

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