Install Tidal for Stack


There is one small change necessary for running the tidalcycles plugin for Atom/VS.

  • Install tidal as normal, set up Super Collider with include("SuperDirt") then SuperDirt.Start.

  • Install Atom or VS, then install the respective tidalcycles plugin. I did not need to change the default path to ghci from . . . ghci.

  • Here is the difference: run your editor from within stack with stack exec. The windows command is in this Reddit thread, which this solution is from.

On Mac, this command is

stack exec /Applications/Atom.app/Contents/MacOS/Atom -- --processStart Atom.app

This will open a stacked instance of Atom, and then you can open your .tidal file and run the program (i.e. d1 $ sound "bd cp") with shift+enter.