Who was it designed for?

Tao was conceived as a compositional tool for electroacoustic and computer music. Therefore more emphasis has been placed on its ability to produce a wide range of interesting and complex sounds than on catering for traditional music based on scales, rhythms, harmony etc. From a personal perspective I wanted to design a synthesis program which would allow me to deal with tangible physical instruments rather than abstract synthesis algorithms. I wanted to be able to construct virtual musical instruments with very complex behaviours and experiment with them in an intuitive physical manner.

©1999,2000 Mark Pearson m.pearson@ukonline.co.uk April 30, 2000