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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    openFrameworks is an open source C++ toolkit designed to assist the creative process by providing a simple and intuitive framework for...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Quartz Composer icon

    Quartz Composer

    Quartz Composer is a node-based visual programming language provided as part of the Xcode development environment in Mac OS X for...

    Free Mac

  • SuperCollider icon


    A real time audio synthesis engine, and an object-oriented programming language specialised for music. SuperCollider was created in...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • ChucK icon


    ChucK is a programming language for real-time sound synthesis and music creation. ChucK presents a unique time-based, concurrent...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Fugio icon


    Fugio is a free, open source, visual programming system for making digital art and creative projects using a wide range of...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Isadora icon


    Isadora is the award winning, interactive media presentation tool that allows you to follow your artistic impulse. Whether you are an...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • SynthEdit icon


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

    Commercial Windows

  • FlowStone icon


    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


    Plogue Bidule is a modular audio software with full VST, Audio Unit and Rewire support. Key Features - Realtime...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Vuo icon


    Vuo lets media creators make interactive animations, exhibits, performances, and professional-grade media projects by connecting up...

    Commercial Mac

  • Csound

    Csound is a sound design, music synthesis and signal processing system, providing facilities for composition and performance over a...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Overtone icon


    Overtone is an open source audio environment designed to explore new musical ideas from synthesis and sampling to instrument building...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Reaktor icon


    Native Instruments Reaktor is a virtual, modular synthesis platform. - Build your own synths and effects - Customize and expand...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • gifSlap icon


    Gifs as Footage: No more converting videos between codecs. Point gifSlap to your gifs folder and get started. Control Options: Use a...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • TouchDesigner icon


    TouchDesigner is a complete authoring tool for building interactive 3D art, visualizations, prototypes and UIs. Derivative makes and...

    Free Personal Windows

  • VDMX icon


    VDMX5 was created from the ground up to meet the demands of realtime video performance. Built around a robust data processing...

    Freemium Mac Windows

  • SonicBirth icon


    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...

    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...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Wob FX 2 icon

    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...

    Free Mac Windows Ableton Live

    • One is a development evironment to make instruments, the other IS an instrument
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