For now, samples are the main way to play with Strudel. In the future, more powerful synthesis capabilities will be added. If in the meantime you want to dive deeper into audio synthesis with Tidal, you will need to install SuperCollider and SuperDirt.

Playing synths with s

We can change the sound, using the s function:

note("c2 <eb2 <g2 g1>>").s('sawtooth')

Here, we are wrapping our notes inside note and set the sound using s, connected by a dot.

Those functions are only 2 of many ways to alter the properties, or params of a sound. The power of patterns allows us to sequence any param independently:

note("c2 <eb2 <g2 g1>>").s("<sawtooth square triangle>")

Now we not only pattern the notes, but the sound as well! sawtooth square and triangle are the basic waveforms available in s.

Next up: Audio Effects