Koan Pro

Koan Pro (1995)

Koan Music Authoring System

SSEYO Koan Pro V1.0 was published in 1995 (the front Eno reference came in V1.1) and updates continued up until 2002 when SSEYO was acquired by Tao Group.

It was used by many artists including Brian Eno, who used it to to create his 1996 landmark Generative Music 1 with SSEYO Koan Software, Timothy Didymus for "Float", Jamuud for "Niskala" and many others.

Noatikl - the evolution of SSEYO Koan Pro

In 2007 we released Noatikl. Noatikl can load and play all SKD files created with Koan Pro (noting that it does not have the special support for the Creative Labs AWE range of soundcards that Koan Pro had).

If you want to see how powerful Koan Pro was, listen to some of the tracks available at the bottom of the "Float" page, all created with V1.0. Also check out the PDF below of the 220 page V1.1 manual.

Generative Music Historians / Collectors

If we remember correctly, only one or two thousand were ever made, so if you bought or own a copy, and have kept it, you are a very lucky person indeed!

Further historical information to be added in due course.

SSEYO Koan Pro front
SSEYO Koan Pro back

Inside:

  • Front cover (PDF)
  • Back cover (PDF)
  • Side cover 1 (PDF)
  • Side cover 2 (PDF)
  • 220 page manual (PDF)
  • Registration Card (PDF)
  • Compuserve Card (PDF)