Nyquist Alternatives

    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' 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, the Web 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 PraxisLIVE (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Oct 18, 2020

    • Pd (aka Pure Data) is a real-time graphical programming environment for audio, video, and graphical processing.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • A real time audio synthesis engine, and an object-oriented programming language specialised for music.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD


    • Interactive visual programming environment for music, audio, and mediaIn use for over twenty years by performers, composers, artists, scientists, teachers, and students, Max...
    • 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.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Raspberry Pi
    • Hybrid visual environment for live creative coding.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • Orca is an Esoteric Programming Language and live-coding environment for musical experimentation.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • 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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      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • 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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      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • Live coding environment for experimenting with sound synthesis in the browser.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
    • 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...
      • Free • Open Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted