Sonic Pi

As a hobbyist musician for many years, it’s been a constant struggle to fuse the programming paradigm with musical ability. Without midi, it’s usually just a fruitless exercise trying to use some of the open source available. But with Sonic Pi ( and the power of a dynamically typed interpreted language like Ruby – this experience has just been getting better over the years. It took me less than 10 minutes to compose a piece of music (and in the process teach the inherent power of loops and iteration to my 6-year old this morning). A totally immersive experience with the power of meta-programming.

Results below ( used a tabla sample fused with e minor pentatonic piano loop in about 75 lines of code). If you use the software, consider donating to to keep SonicPi alive.