Welcome to Zel, the totally retro yet oddly futuristic way to make music. I'm Andrew MacLean and I developed Zel back in the 1990s as a computer language for making MIDI music. After ten years offline, I'm re-posting Zel as freeware so that a new generation of sophisticates can enjoy it. Download it and you will agree that Zel is by far the most comprehensive computer language for music ever created.
Zel is for music hobbyists through to professional musicians. The program works by converting Zel code text into standard MIDI files. Just type the text and press the play button to instantly create and play a .mid file through your computer's sound card. If you want sublime professional quality, play it through an external synthesizer. Or, for truly awful sonic grating, put the file on your cell phone for a ringtone. Alternatively, you can load the .mid file into a sequencer such as Cakewalk where you can edit it and add your own parts.
Zel is intuitive to learn ("C" plays a C for example) yet Zel is capable of creating music which is difficult to do by any other means. It's ability to pick notes sequentially or randomly from a list gives it the capacity to compose. Every type of MIDI event is programmable. It even has a drum machine built in which can compose billions of drum parts. Download today and add Zel to your MIDI toolkit !