One of the most intriguing SC projects from the last decade… http://www.ixi-audio.net/ixilang/
The homepage for the self-contained app, or the GitHub version for use directly within SC, both are “Cocoa only…” and so, only a legacy setup of SC & OS X will be able to run the direct calls to the graphics framework.
It has a sense of allure, from a distance…
Still using some of the ixi apps on Windows. It’s a bummer they don’t work on OSX anymore.
There was an update of ixi lang in progress - I don’t know if it was ever finished.
I don’t see any reference to an ixi quarks update, however.
Some people are still thinking about porting IXI Lang to modern live-coding interfaces. There was once an experiment to port IXI Lang to Sonic Pi. You can still try it if you open a modern version of Sonic Pi:
ixi_define :a do
ixi_define :b do
ixi "foo1 -> |a a |"
ixi "foo2 -> | b |"
I think that it is pretty much it for describing this embedded IXI mode. I would love to try it inside SC, in the way it was intented to be used.
Interesting, ixi is one of the most in retrospect…
- A live coding language. An extension to SuperCollider, currently Cocoa only.
Cocoa is explained on Apple’s developer’s page as “a set of object-oriented frameworks that provides a runtime environment for applications running in OS X and iOS.”
I’m currently stuck with an excellent laptop, however, one that is mostly geared towards using Windows…& I for one would be very interested regarding the true nature of:
I may be wrong, but I think this referred to the original GUI objects vs Swing. We used to refer to the first GUI as Cocoa (pre-Qt days)
I fixed a few things keeping ixi from running on current SC, You can now launch by running
XiiQuarks() - most of the UI seems like it’s working, and I can get sound out of a few instruments. I won’t probably work on this anymore, but please feel free to fix issues you find, I’m sure Thor would be happy to take a PR to his original repo.
The ixi apps that have been working well for me so far on Windows are Lauki, Tree, Shell and Slicer. I did have to make some system adjustments to get Shell working though. As for the rest of the apps I still need to download them and give them a try.