Code has become a necessity in our day and age. Without coding where would we be? Code is used for everything — even remaking hit songs without the use of actual instruments or tracks. Software engineer Sebastien Rannou recently proved this, when he recreated Daft Punk‘s “Aerodynamic” using over a hundred lines of code. As he explains on his website:
Unlike classical approaches to generate sound on a computer, we are going to generate sound by writing text: instead of adding tracks, instruments, samples… on a timeline, we will see how to express those in code and how to play music.
In showing viewers how he recreated “Aerodynamic,” Rannou has also created a series of tutorials that teach you how to use Sonic Pi, a free live coding synth. The tutorials are comprehensive, and include images that accompany each and every step in understanding how Sonic Pi works.
If you’re not doing anything this weekend and trying to learn some code while creating your own song (or making a code cover of Beyonce’s surprise song), try it out.