HighC

HighC 2.8.6

Create your own melodies graphically

HighC is a tool to create new sounds and musical patterns inspired by UPIC, one of the most popular music programs of the mid-80's designed and developed by Iannix Xenakis. With HighC, you can create databases and use electronic sounds as a tool. View full description

PROS

  • Allows graphical creation of music
  • Suitable for beginners and advanced users

CONS

  • Output formats limited

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HighC is a tool to create new sounds and musical patterns inspired by UPIC, one of the most popular music programs of the mid-80's designed and developed by Iannix Xenakis. With HighC, you can create databases and use electronic sounds as a tool.

Although it may seem complex, the program itself is ideal for apprentices as for professional composers. On the one hand, it makes it possible to create sounds and melodies in a graphical and intuitive way without having any idea of music theory. On the other hand, it allows you to compose and experiment with different techniques.

The default includes a series ofpatterns, envelopes and wave type defaults on which you can build and create new sounds and patterns.

An excellent composing tools for beginners and advanced users alike.

HighC is inspired from Iannis Xenakis' UPIC work of the mid 80's. UPIC was used by numerous contemporary music composers at the time. Thanks to nowadays progress in computing power, this tool is now available to a large audience on commodity hardware, with far more features and ease of use.

Novices and children can use HighC to experiment and learn about harmonics and sound composition. Professional musicians can explore a new approach at composition and create new sorts of sound samples or parts to incorporate into their compositions.

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HighC 2.8.6