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Modus - C++ Music Library

Cross-platform C++ library to handle music from code

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Modus is an open source, cross-platform C++ library which allows you to handle music from code. This means that you can:

* Manage interactive and adaptive music
* Use some kind of algorithm to improvise
* Represent visually (simulate) musical performances
* Select in real time the instruments that are going to play a previously written song
* Let the user take part on the performance through any type of interface, by playing an instrument, changing the tempo, choosing the instruments, designing the structure of the song, etc.
* Define song structures with metric modulations, accelerandos and ritardandos
* Write your own scores, which can then be assigned to instruments to be played
* Play along with a pre-recorded song or represent the performance
* Everything else that comes into your head

Modus - C++ Music Library Web Site


Sound/Audio, MIDI, Composition


MIT License


  • Open source, cross-platform C++ library
  • Instrument objects which are capable to play music
  • Score objects which can be assigned to the instruments
  • Easy script syntax to create scores, harmony/scale patterns and song structures
  • Tool to generate scripts from MIDI files included
  • Sound generated through audio and MIDI engines
  • Samples recorded from real instruments included
  • Integration into multimedia applications and video games
  • Create any music application you can imagine


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    The jazz improvisation app is really fun. I could waste an hour diddling away at it. ;-)

    Posted 03/01/2013
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