howto_co34pt_liveCode is an attempt to extensively document my live-coding music practice. I live code as co¥ᄀpt, mostly making dance music (including for Algoraves), but I have also employed live coding as part of some other projects. This repo contains a number of articles and essays listed in this contents page which cover various aspects of my live coding practice from the ground up, and also contains a number of files to support your use of SuperCollider in the way that I use it. More info about this in 'What This Repo Is'

This resource is hosted both on GitHub and on GitHub Pages (you will likely already be on one of these). I'd recommend browsing articles on GitHub pages, and if you want to use any of the examples, see any SuperCollider code and use my setup I'd recommend downloading the repo, this will be covered in 'How To Use This Repo'

This repository is currently mostly finished, but does need proofreading, which I will be doing soon. It will be continually updated as my live coding practice develops.

I'm always keen to know the ways in which this has been helpful to anyone, or any comments you have at all. Drop me a line on Twitter, GitHub or via Email


  1. Introduction:
    1. What this Repo Is
    2. Why I live Code
    3. Why SuperCollider?
    4. How To Use This Repo
  2. Basics:
    1. Recommended Addons
    2. ProxySpace - Live Coding in SuperCollider
    3. Setup Code: Making Performance Easier
    4. Pbinds and Patterns: The Basics
  3. Rhythm:
    1. Rhythmic Construction for Algorave Sets
    2. Basic Rhythms
    3. Techniques for Modifying Rhythm
    4. Euclidean Rhythms
    5. StageLimiter Abuse
    6. L-Systems for Rhythm
    7. Looping
  4. Melody and Pitch:
    1. Pitch and Patterns
    2. Types of Pitch Arrangement
    3. Riffs
    4. Pitch and Static Synths
    5. Between Pitch and Noise
    6. Good SynthDef Writing for co34pt_livecode
    7. Using MIDI
  5. Non-Pattern Techniques:
    1. Drones
    2. SuperCollider as a Modular Synth
  6. Visuals:
    1. FreqScope and Visuals
    2. OSC and Data Streams
    3. Using Datasets

If any content does not work, please open an issue/pull request. These examples have been tested on *ubuntu 16.10 only thus far.