Thank you for interest in trying out Warp!
Warp's user interface is a local web application typically accessed on port 8000. To use it, you must first install and start a local web server process ('warp').
There is also a Python API that may be interesting to audiences interested in algorithmic composition. In the near future, OS-specific packaging may be available. For now, we will assume some command line skills to install it and get it running.
Warp should work on most any computer. First install python3 and git if you do not already have them. On a Mac, you can install these through homebrew from the Terminal:
brew install python3 brew install git
Checkout The Source Code
We can install warp via 'pip' (the python packaging tool), but it will be easier if we check it out from source, as that will allow access to the numerous examples that come with Warp.
Clone the project into any directory you like:
cd wherever git clone https://firstname.lastname@example.org/laserllama/warpseq.git
Install Warp instead from pip:
pip3 install warpseq --upgrade
Creating a Virtual MIDI Bus
If you want to use Warp with software synthesizers, you will need to create a Virtual Bus in your operating system if you do not already have one. Ableton has already written some great documentation on creating one:
You can skip step 5 in the above document if you are not using Ableton. Further, if you want to just talk to hardware MIDI instruments (and not soft synths), and don't need to route MIDI through your DAW, you can also choose to not set up a virtual bus.