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    ORCA Alternatives

    ORCA is described as 'Orca is an Esoteric Programming Language and live-coding environment for musical experimentation. In Orca, each letter of the alphabet is an operation, lowercase letters operate on bang, uppercase letters operate each frame' and is an app in the Audio & Music category. There are more than 25 alternatives to ORCA for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is Pure Data, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like ORCA are VCV Rack (Free, Open Source), SunVox (Freemium), SuperCollider (Free, Open Source) and Reaktor (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Aug 11, 2020

      • FreeOpen Source
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      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, jMax, etc.
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    1. VCV Rack is a modular synthesizer inspired by Eurorack systems. It acts a host for virtual modules which perform various audio processes. E.G. oscillators, filters, envelope generators, sequencers and more that can be connected freely in almost limitless combinations.


    2. SunVox is a small, fast and powerful modular synthesizer with pattern based sequencer (tracker). It is a tool for those people who like to compose music wherever they are, whenever they wish. On any device.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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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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      • FreemiumProprietary
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      • Windows
      Native Instruments Reaktor is a virtual, modular synthesis platform. REAKTOR also provides a platform for modular synthesis in the form of Blocks – a range of sound generating and sound shaping modules.
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    3. Interactive visual programming environment for music, audio, and media In use for over twenty years by performers, composers, artists, scientists, teachers, and students, Max is the way to make your computer do things that reflect your individual ideas and dreams.
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    4. vvvv is a graphical programming environment for easy prototyping and development. It is designed to facilitate the handling of large media environments with physical interfaces, real-time motion graphics, audio and video that can interact with many users simultaneously.
    5. 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.
    6. Isadora is the award winning, interactive media presentation tool that allows you to follow your artistic impulse.
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      • Mac
      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.
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