wx12Ton is a complete rewrite of the DOS shareware program !12Ton, which I wrote in the mid-nineties.
At the beginning of the last century twelve-note composition was a celebrated new technique to compose music without tonal sounds.
wx12Ton now helps to compose and analyse such music. In particular it displays the 48 forms of a twelve-note series (which is a lengthy task if you do it by hand) and tests the series for some particular features such as tonal phrases or whether all intervals occur in the series.
A twelve-note series exactly consists of all twelve different notes within an octave (c, c sharp,..., b flat, b) and thus there are about half a billion possible series. However, since every series has 48 forms, not all of them are considered to be independent. If one further imposes some constraints the series should satisfy, the number of valid series can reduce to some 10'000 series. wx12Ton allows to search for series satisfying certain criteria.
The program is written in C++ using wxWidgets and I will take care, that that it compiles and runs at least for wxMSW (Windows 9x/ME/NT/2000/XP) and wxGTK (GTK2 on Linux).
· wxWidgets library >=2.2.0
· SDL_mixer library
· guile >=1.6.0
What's New in This Release:
· *guile algorithms can be used in "edit series"
· *dialogs have nicer look / better spelling
· cannot play, if already playing
· improved printing support (in particular for postscript)
· *fixed bug in enter series (key up/down behaviour)
· if more then one form is normalized, (only) the first normalized is series is selected on "Goto Normalized"
· minor fixes / code cleanup