Alternatives to Max/MSP for all platforms with any license

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  • Pure Data icon

    Pure Data

    Pd (aka Pure Data) is a real-time graphical programming environment for audio, video, and graphical processing. It is the third major branch of the family of patcher programming languages known as Max (Max/FTS, ISPW Max, Max/MSP...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Quartz Composer

    Quartz Composer is a node-based visual programming language provided as part of the Xcode development environment in Mac OS X for processing and rendering graphical data.Quartz Composer uses OpenGL (including GLSL), OpenCL (only in...

    Free Mac

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    OpenFrameworks

    openFrameworks is an open source C++ toolkit designed to assist the creative process by providing a simple and intuitive framework for experimentation. The toolkit is designed to work as a general purpose glue, and wraps together...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    SuperCollider

    A real time audio synthesis engine, and an object-oriented programming language specialised for music. SuperCollider was created in 1996 by James McCartney, Since version 3 it is released as free software.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    ChucK

    ChucK is a programming language for real-time sound synthesis and music creation. ChucK presents a unique time-based, concurrent programming model that's precise and expressive (we call this strongly-timed), dynamic control rates...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Fugio

    Fugio is a free, open source, visual programming system for making digital art and creative projects using a wide range of technologies, for Windows, OS X, and Linux (including Raspberry Pi).

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Isadora

    Isadora is the award winning, interactive media presentation tool that allows you to follow your artistic impulse. Whether you are an artist, designer, performer, or VJ, you can quickly and easily harness the limitless potential of...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    FlowStone

    FlowStone is a visual programming tool that allows you to create your own standalone programs quicker and more easily than ever before.

    Commercial Windows

  • Bidule icon

    Bidule

    Plogue Bidule is a modular audio software with full VST, Audio Unit and Rewire support. Key Features - Realtime Audio/MIDI/Spectral processing - Completely modular architecture - Runs as VST/AU plugin or standalone - Runs as...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Vuo icon

    Vuo

    Vuo lets media creators make interactive animations, exhibits, performances, and professional-grade media projects by connecting up simple building blocks. Media creators can use these blocks to manipulate audio input, images, layers...

    Commercial Mac

  • Csound

    Csound is a sound design, music synthesis and signal processing system, providing facilities for composition and performance over a wide range of platforms. It is not restricted to any style of music, having been used for many years...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Overtone

    Overtone is an open source audio environment designed to explore new musical ideas from synthesis and sampling to instrument building, live-coding and collaborative jamming. We combine the powerful SuperCollider audio engine, with...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Reaktor

    Native Instruments Reaktor is a virtual, modular synthesis platform. - Build your own synths and effects - Customize and expand existing patches - Dig in to over 70 included ensembles THE REAKTOR LIBRARY REAKTOR comes...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    gifSlap

    Gifs as Footage: No more converting videos between codecs. Point gifSlap to your gifs folder and get started. Control Options: Use a MIDI controller, keyboard and mouse, or even a USB Gamepad. Made for Performing: Patterns are...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    TouchDesigner

    TouchDesigner is a complete authoring tool for building interactive 3D art, visualizations, prototypes and UIs. Derivative makes and supports TouchDesigner and offers their services to do custom production using TouchDesigner.

    Free Personal Windows

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    VDMX

    VDMX5 was created from the ground up to meet the demands of realtime video performance. Built around a robust data processing architecture it was designed to be used with whatever hardware- or software- you've got available. VDMX...

    Freemium Mac Windows

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    SynthEdit

    Build your own VST-compatible synthesizers with Synthedit's drag-and-drop, visual development environment.

    Commercial Windows

  • SonicBirth icon

    SonicBirth

    SonicBirth is a visual design software for building Audio Unit plugins. It can be used both as a host within other DAW apps and as a tool to build and export plugins. It also comes bundled with compressors, reverbs and other plugins...

    Open Source Mac

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  • Usine Hollyhock icon

    Usine Hollyhock

    Usine is a modular environment for live music and real-time installations. You can create and customize your live set to fit it exactly to your needs--spontaneous electronic music creation, including live sampling, effect processing...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    Wob FX 2

    "Looking for wobble? Look no further. The new Wob FX Max for Live device, developed by Ernesto Cecco D'Ortona, should take care of most if not all of your wobble needs." The Ableton Blog

    Free Mac Windows Ableton Live

    • One is a development evironment to make instruments, the other IS an instrument
      Guest • Nov 2015 Disagree   Agree

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