Csound Alternatives

    Csound is described as 'sound design, music synthesd signal processing system, providing facilities for composition and performance over a wide range of platforms' and is an app in the Audio & Music category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Csound for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Pure Data, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Csound are SuperCollider (Free, Open Source), Max/MSP (Paid), Sonic Pi (Free, Open Source) and PraxisLIVE (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 28, 2020

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      Shoebot is a pure Python graphics robot: It takes a Python script as input, which describes a drawing process, and outputs a graphic in a common open standard format (SVG, PDF, PostScript, or PNG).
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      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.
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      • Eclipse
      Run your Pure Data patches on Android with native GUIs emulated.
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      • Ableton Live
      "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
    1. Slang is a simple audio programming language built with JavaScript and for the browser. It has a Lisp-like syntax and relies on Web Audio API for sound.
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