Getting to Know

Here’s what looks like when you first open it:

Close the welcome window by clicking on the “close welcome” box. Now you should see this:

Here we can see the main window we’ll be working in, the compiler. This is where we’ll be typing all of our code. Go ahead and delete everything that’s there. Your window should now look like this:

There are some important controls we need to learn before we can begin. Here’s how the Gibber team explains it on their welcome page:

  • Gibber is a live coding environment. Simply put, this means code can be interpreted and executed at will. To execute a line of code, place your cursor on it and hit Ctrl+Enter. This will also work with a block of selected code. Selecting all code in a column and hitting Ctrl+Enter will effectively run the entire sketch (aka Giblet).
  • To execute selected code or the current line at the start of the next musical measure, hit Ctrl+Shift+Enter. This lets you launch loops so that they play in sync with one another.
  • To stop audio and clear graphics, hit Ctrl+. (period)

Remember: Ctrl+Enter to start, Ctrl+. (period) to stop

Ok, let’s get started!