Sonic Pi is a free music synthesizer and sequencer. You don’t play it from a keyboard or other instrument — you play it by writing code.
If you’re not into music, it’s a cool way to make some weird sounds. And if you are into music, the only limit is your imagination!
If the desktop isn’t already running, launch it with the startx command.
Click the menu button at the top left and choose Programming ⇒ Sonic Pi, as shown in Figure 7-1.
Sonic Pi takes a while to load. When the splash screen with the logo and the information about Sonic Pi disappears, click the second button at the top right of the window bar to maximize the window and make it fill the screen.
You can also close the About window with the credits. You don’t need it while Sonic Pi is running.
Sound on the Pi ...