Bol Processor v2.9.3
by Bernard Bel
(Bernard Bel Website)

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Operating System: Mac
File Size: 2.1 MB
License: Freeware (All Free software)
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To get rid of the shareware warning when starting the program, please download the "_bp2_key" file and drag it to near the BP2.9.3 program file. This can be obtained from the developer's website.

System Requirements:

Apple Macintosh® (680x0 or ppc) running system 7.1 or greater

Last Updated: 1998-11-20
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Software Description

This version provides new tools for the composition of serial music and a straightforward intuitive approach to the design of very sophisticated time structures. It is supplied with a new set of musical examples demonstrating the power of the new syntactic features. BP2 is fully AppleScript compatible. All features are documented in the built-in hypertext help. BP2 won the Bourges 1997 international award (ex aequo with "Cecilia") in the category of computer-aided composition and realization software.

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Unrivalled composition program for the Mac!

"Bol Processor BP2" is a MacOS program for music composition in MIDI, QuickTime Music and Csound environments. In 1997 it stood first (ex aequo with "Cecilia") in the Bourges international music software competition.

We are pleased to announce the release of version 2.9.3. Astonishing sound examples by Dutch composer Harm Visser demonstrate this version's ability to produce sophisticated musical structures with a very small set of comprehensive "find-and-replace" rules putting together a formal grammar.

Since the programming style is more declarative than procedural, musicians may express purely musical intentions while BP2's inference engine is working out the maths to achieve the desired output. Listen for example to <http://perso.wanadoo.fr/bel/music/figs/waves.mid>.

In Computer Music Journal 22 (2) page 63, Visser commented:

> I think that the development of more and more visual stuff curtails the
> possibility of "thinking in your chair." Sometimes I develop grammars,
> not at the computer, but sitting with a pencil and paper. With programs
> [other than BP2] this is not possible: you must sit in front of the
> computer. The difference lies in the type of attention that each software
> environment demands on the part of the composer, and indeed reflects on
> the way s/he thinks about music.

The present release features new tools for serial music and a high-level "_tempo" operator controlling the time scales of superimposed musical fragments.

The shareware version of BP2 may be downloaded from Info-Mac mirror sites <ftp://ftp.amug.org/pub/mirrors/info-mac/gst/midi/> or from the Bol Processor site itself <http://perso.wanadoo.fr/bel/music/index.html>. It contains a detailed documentation, a "quickstart" tutorial and many examples in various musical styles ranging from Western contemporary to South Indian classical.

Bernard Bel <bel@kagi.com> (CNRS, France)
Srikumar Subramanian <srikumar@krdl.org.sg> (University of Singapore)

Re: Unrivalled composition program for the Mac!

: "Bol Processor BP2" is a MacOS program for music composition in MIDI, QuickTime Music and Csound environments. In 1997 it stood first (ex aequo with "Cecilia") in the Bourges international music software competition.

: We are pleased to announce the release of version 2.9.3. Astonishing sound examples by Dutch composer Harm Visser demonstrate this version's ability to produce sophisticated musical structures with a very small set of comprehensive "find-and-replace" rules putting together a formal grammar.

: Since the programming style is more declarative than procedural, musicians may express purely musical intentions while BP2's inference engine is working out the maths to achieve the desired output. Listen for example to <http://perso.wanadoo.fr/bel/music/figs/waves.mid>.

: In Computer Music Journal 22 (2) page 63, Visser commented:

: > I think that the development of more and more visual stuff curtails the
: > possibility of "thinking in your chair." Sometimes I develop grammars,
: > not at the computer, but sitting with a pencil and paper. With programs
: > [other than BP2] this is not possible: you must sit in front of the
: > computer. The difference lies in the type of attention that each software
: > environment demands on the part of the composer, and indeed reflects on
: > the way s/he thinks about music.

: The present release features new tools for serial music and a high-level "_tempo" operator controlling the time scales of superimposed musical fragments.

: The shareware version of BP2 may be downloaded from Info-Mac mirror sites <ftp://ftp.amug.org/pub/mirrors/info-mac/gst/midi/> or from the Bol Processor site itself <http://perso.wanadoo.fr/bel/music/index.html>. It contains a detailed documentation, a "quickstart" tutorial and many examples in various musical styles ranging from Western contemporary to South Indian classical.

: Bernard Bel <bel@kagi.com> (CNRS, France)
: Srikumar Subramanian <srikumar@krdl.org.sg> (University of Singapore)

Bol Processor - download ALL files!

Beware that because of SMM downloading procedure you will download only the application folder.
There are two more folders on each site, one for the documentation and the other for examples.
You will need them until you become an experienced user.

Check Bol Processor Music web site for latest news and upgrades.

Enjoy BP2!

Bernard Bel & Kumar Subramanian

Re: Bol Processor - download ALL files!

: Beware that because of SMM downloading procedure you will download only the application folder.
: There are two more folders on each site, one for the documentation and the other for examples.
: You will need them until you become an experienced user.

: Check Bol Processor Music web site for latest news and upgrades.

: Enjoy BP2!

: Bernard Bel & Kumar Subramanian

Re: Bol Processor - download ALL files!

: : Beware that because of SMM downloading procedure you will download only the application folder.
: : There are two more folders on each site, one for the documentation and the other for examples.
: : You will need them until you become an experienced user.

: : Check Bol Processor Music web site for latest news and upgrades.

: : Enjoy BP2!

: : Bernard Bel & Kumar Subramanian

Re: Bol Processor - download ALL files!

: Beware that because of SMM downloading procedure you will download only the application folder.
: There are two more folders on each site, one for the documentation and the other for examples.
: You will need them until you become an experienced user.

: Check Bol Processor Music web site for latest news and upgrades.

: Enjoy BP2!

: Bernard Bel & Kumar Subramanian

Re: Bol Processor - download ALL files!

: Beware that because of SMM downloading procedure you will download only the application folder.
: There are two more folders on each site, one for the documentation and the other for examples.
: You will need them until you become an experienced user.

: Check Bol Processor Music web site for latest news and upgrades.

: Enjoy BP2!

: Bernard Bel & Kumar Subramanian

New Download Links for ne version - Bol Processor 2.7.4

We have just added new download links for the latest
version ov Bol Processor - <a href="http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/programs/Bol_Processor/download.shtml">Download it here</a>.

Re: New Download Links for ne version - Bol Processor 2.7.4

: We have just added new download links for the latest
: version ov Bol Processor - <a href="http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/programs/Bol_Processor/download.shtml">Download it here</a>.

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It's now up to 2.7.4 so the links need changing

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