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TidalCycles for Windows

1.6.1 | Updated: 08 Sep 2020



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TidalCycles for Windows 1.6.1

This Package Contains an Exempted Check

1 Test Passing and 1 Exempted Test

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Exempt:

Dependencies require reboot.

To install TidalCycles for Windows, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade TidalCycles for Windows, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall TidalCycles for Windows, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade tidalcycles -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade tidalcycles -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure tidalcycles installed
    name: tidalcycles
    state: present
    version: 1.6.1
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

Coming early 2020! Central Managment Reporting available now! More information...

chocolatey_package 'tidalcycles' do
  action    :install
  version  '1.6.1'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: tidalcycles,
    Version: 1.6.1,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller tidalcycles
   Name     = 'tidalcycles'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '1.6.1'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'tidalcycles':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '1.6.1',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install tidalcycles version="1.6.1" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 09 Sep 2020.


TidalCycles (or Tidal for short) is a language for live coding patterns.
It allows you to make musical patterns with text, describing sequences and ways of
transforming and combining them, exploring complex interactions between simple parts.

Tidal allows you to express music with very flexible timing, providing a little language
for describing patterns as step sequences (which can be polyphonic and polymetric),
some generators of continuous patterns (e.g. sinewaves, sawtooths) and a wide range
of pattern transformations.

Tidal is highly composable in that pattern transformations can be easily combined together,
allowing you to quickly create complex patterns from simple ingredients.

Tidal does not make sound itself, but is designed for use with the SuperDirt synth,
and can control other synths over Open Sound Control or MIDI.

$packageName= 'tidalcycles'

# refresh env vars after other packages have been installed

$scpath = Join-Path $env:programfiles "SuperCollider-3.9.3"
$apmpath = Join-Path $env:localappdata "atom\bin"
$env:Path = [System.Environment]::GetEnvironmentVariable("Path","Machine") + ";" + [System.Environment]::GetEnvironmentVariable("Path","User") + ";" + $scpath + ";" + $apmpath

### install tidalcycles Atom package
Write-Host 'Installing TidalCycles Atom package (using apm in $apmpath).'
apm install tidalcycles

get-childitem $env:localappdata
get-childitem $apmpath

### install SuperDirt
$quarkinstall_path = $env:ChocolateyPackageFolder + '\tools\'
Write-Host 'Installing SuperDirt sound synth and sample library. This will probably take a long time.'
sclang $quarkinstall_path

# Finally, install Tidal
Write-Host "Installing tidal library. This will also take a long time." 
cabal v1-update
cabal v1-install tidal

Write-Host 'Done.'
Write-Host 'd1 $ sound "bd sn"'

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
TidalCycles for Windows 0.9.9 1767 Monday, May 14, 2018 Approved
TidalCycles for Windows 0.9.4 399 Thursday, August 3, 2017 Approved

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