Faust Alternatives

    Faust is described as '(Functional Audio Stream) is a functional programming language for sound synthesis and audio processing with a strong focus on the design of synthesizers, musical instruments, audio effects, etc'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Faust for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Online / Web-based and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is SuperCollider, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Faust are Sonic Pi (Free, Open Source), Csound (Free, Open Source), ChucK (Free, Open Source) and Synthesine (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 18, 2020

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      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.
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      Soinc Pi is a live-coding audio software. Learn to code creatively by composing, improvising or performing in an incredible range of styles from classical through to algorave. FEATURES Simple enough for computing and music lessons.


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      Csound is a sound design, music synthesis and signal processing system, providing facilities for composition and performance over a wide range of platforms.
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      ChucK is a programming language for real-time sound synthesis and music creation.
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    1. Synthesine is a web playground for synthesizing sound waves from scratch. You can use it to create sine waves, white noise, and other building blocks of sound, and then pass these through modular components to synthesize more complex sounds like bells and whistles.


    2. Nyquist is a language and IDE for sound synthesis and music composition. It is implemented in C and C++ and runs on Win32, OSX, and Linux. Nyquist combines a powerful functional programming style with efficient signal-processing primitives.
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    3. Klangmeister is a live coding environment for the browser. It lets you design synthesisers and compose music using computer code - without having to install anything on your own computer.
    4. Wavepot is a live-coding environment for creating sound and music. Build sound and music compositions on-the-fly using JavaScript and save your projects right to GitHub.
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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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    5. Negasonic is a live-coding audio software. Learn to code creatively by composing, improvising or performing from your browser.
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