Just give me some technical details.
Help me! Is wx12Ton available in German only?|
No. If wx12Ton fails to select the correct language automatically, you
have to call wx12Ton with the option "
For Windows, it is convenient to generate a link to wx12Ton.exe. In the options
menu the option can be inserted after
wx12Ton.exe (with an
additional space character, but without the quotes).
What is wx12Ton good for?
wx12Ton is a complete rewrite of the DOS shareware program !12Ton, which I
wrote in the mid-nineties.
At the beginning of the last century twelve-note composition was a celebrated
new technique to compose music without tonal sounds. wx12Ton now helps to
compose and analyse such music. In particular it displays the 48 forms of a
twelve-note series (which is a lengthy task if you do it by hand) and tests the
series for some particular features such as tonal phrases or whether all
intervals occur in the series. A twelve-note series exactly consists of all
twelve different notes within an octave (c, c sharp,..., b flat, b) and thus
there are about half a billion possible series. However, since every series has
48 forms, not all of them are considered to be independent. If one further
imposes some constraints the series should satisfy, the number of valid series
can reduce to some 10'000 series. wx12Ton allows to search for series
satisfying certain criteria.
The program is written in C++ using wxWidgets and I will take care, that that
it compiles and runs at least for wxMSW (Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP) and wxGTK
(GTK2 on Linux). I will provide binaries for Win9x/ME/NT/2000/XP.
What do I need to get wx12Ton running?
It is strongly recommended to use the binaries (the .zip file), which are
provided at the download page, since compiling under Windows is tricky despite
the existence of a
./configure script. The provided binaries
should run out of the box for Win9x/ME/NT/2000/XP. No installation is required,
just unzip the package to a destination you like.
Since binary packages for other platforms are much harder to generate (at least
for Linux; I do not have access to any further platform), you need to compile
from source. However feel free to provide binary packages, I will add your link
to the wx12Ton homepage.
The source code is available as tarball from the download page. In order to
compile wx12Ton you will need at least the wxWidgets library >=2.2.0. In order to
play a series on your MIDI-device or sound card, you will need in addition
either a working MIDI-player or the SDL_mixer library. If you
further plan to use guile algorithms, you must have installed guile >=1.6.0 .