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    Nyquist is described as 'language and IDE for sound synthesd 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' and is an app in the Audio & Music category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Nyquist for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, 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 Nyquist are SuperCollider (Free, Open Source), Max/MSP (Paid), Sonic Pi (Free, Open Source) and ORCA (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 18, 2020
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    Nyquist is a language and IDE for sound synthesis and music composition. It is implemented in C and C++ and runs on Win32,...
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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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      A real time audio synthesis engine, and an object-oriented programming language specialised for music.
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    1. Interactive visual programming environment for music, audio, and media
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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.
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      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.


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      PraxisLIVE is an open-source, visual programming environment. Experiment with and create projects using a visual patching system coupled with the power of programming in Java, Processing and GLSL.
    2. 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.
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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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      Pyo is a Python module to help DSP script creation. Pyo contains classes for audio signal processing. With pyo, the user will be able to chain such classes directly in Python, and to manipulate them in real time through the interpreter.
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      Faust (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.
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