MGC. (Music Generator for Composing). Pronunciation. MGC mmmmGiC Magic. Blame. David Cope and Peter Elsea for this software. MGC. A simple program for testing musical ideas. Introduction.
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(Music Generator for Composing)
David Cope and Peter Elsea for this software
A simple program for testing musical ideas.
MGC is a very simple program for allowing quick tests of potential musical material. This program should not substitute for writing your own code to produce good music.
MGC will run on any platform or operating system for which there exists a Common Lisp (read as all platforms). The program requires only that you possess a Common Lisp (many free versions exist) and have it installed on your computer.
Simply load the MGC file via one of the loading processes available in the particular Common Lisp you have chosen after you boot it and follow the directions herein.
MGC follows all of the conventions of Common Lisp and users must be at least vaguely familiar with command line input using Lisp. MGC contains many assorted functions. However, the only functions that one absolutely need know are MGC, load-midi-file, and save-midi-file.