Developer Ales Tsurko has released a free VST plugin, Kotoist, designed for live coding and algorithmic composition.
Kotoist is designed to let you to compose music on-the-fly, using the Koto language. Koto is scripting language, developed by Ian Hobson (ex-Ableton) for creative coding. Kotoist also has a library of patterns, ported from SuperCollider.
“I haven’t found a plugin like this,” notes Tsurko, “so I wrote my own.”
It’s available now as a free download. There are binaries for macOS. Windows is supported, but you need to build it from source. The source code is available at GitHub.
9 thoughts on “Free App, Kotoist, For Live Coding & Algorithmic Composition Now Available”
Logo for music.
Please an iOS version!
Would be good to see a video of what you can do with this. With something like Orca, there’s quite a bit out there for you to get an idea of it’s capabilities. A similar effort with this would be appreciated.
this whole scene is super fascinating
Could some help re ‘Windows is supported, but you need to build it from source’. How is that achieved? Thanks.
Unfortunately, there’s actually an issue with Kotoist on Windows: https://github.com/ales-tsurko/kotoist/issues/1
I’d love to try it out, but if there is a manual it’s not easy to find, and without manual it’s not very usable…
Hey! The site is the manual: https://alestsurko.by/kotoist/ I don’t know how to make it easier to find…