PC Environment / macOS Montery Apple Silicon Mac

Currently, the specifications of the M1 Mac are slightly different and cannot be installed with the Tidal bootstrap (installation package) alone. Please change the contents a little and install. Follow the steps one by one.

1. Download and install Homebrew.

Homebrew is now available for arm Mac. Start the terminal without checking “Open using Rosetta” in Terminal > Info and install Homebrew using the following code.

(If you have already installed Homebrew with Rosetta, it is better to uninstall it once.)

/bin/bash -c "$(curl -fsSL

After installing Homebrew, enter two commands in the terminal as described on the instructions.

<Instructions on the terminal>
– Add Homebrew to your PATH in /Volumes/home/home_barbe/.zprofile:
echo ‘eval $(/opt/homebrew/bin/brew shellenv)’ >> /Volumes/home/home_barbe/.zprofile
eval $(/opt/homebrew/bin/brew shellenv)

echo 'eval $(/opt/homebrew/bin/brew shellenv)' >> /Volumes/home/home_barbe/.zprofile
source ~/.zprofile

2. Automatic installation with Tidal bootstrap

Tidal bootstrap automatically installs what you need.
The following commands are from the Tidal Cycles official page on how to install.

curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/tidalcycles/tidal-bootstrap/master/tidal-bootstrap.command -sSf | sh

The following contents will be installed.

・SuperCollider (and SuperDirt)
・Atom (and the Tidal Cycles Plugin)
・Haskell Language (Ghcup) ← You will reinstall it later.
・The Tidal Pattern engine (Tidal Cycles itself)

3. Install GHC 9.2.2 (2022.3.5 release)

GHC 9.2.2 implements AArch64 NCG, so executables can be generated without LLVM.

ghcup install ghc 9.2.2 --force

Reinstalling will reset the default GHC settings, so execute the following command in the terminal.

ghcup set ghc 9.2.2

4. Install TidalCycles library with cabal

Install tidal –lib after updating with cabal.

cabal update
cabal install tidal --lib

5. Run Super Collider and add SuperDirt.

Add SuperDirt by running Super Collider.


If “SuperDirt” appears in green letters in the lower right corner, you are done.

6. Sound test ~ Start Super Collider

Start Super Collider. Click “Boot Sever” next to “Sever:” in the lower right corner to start. When the indicator in the lower right turns green, the startup is complete.

7. Start SuperDirt

SuperCollider File から Open startup file を選択。IDEに下記記載のち⌘+Enterを入力します。

Select Open startup file from SuperCollider File, enter the following in the IDE, and then press ⌘+Enter.


When “SuperDirt: listening to Tidal on port 57120” appears in the Post window in the lower right corner, the startup is complete.

SuperDirt: listening to Tidal on port 57120

8. Atom ~ Sound test

After creating a new Atom file, save it with the extension “.tidal”.
Enter the following sample code and check if it produces sound.

d1 $ sound "bd"

If you hear the bass drum sound, you are successful. have fun.


If you have any questions, please send a message to Tidal club.
Installation and other operations in the environment are the responsibility of the user.

Thank you.