Csound is a sound and music synthesis system, providing facilities for composition and performance over a wide range of platforms. It is not restricted to any style of music, having been used for many years in at least classical, pop, techno, ambient.

Csound is now hosted at https://github.com/csound

Binary and source-code releases: http://csound.github.io/download.html

Mailing lists are hosted by HEAnet at https://listserv.heanet.ie/cgi-bin/wa?A0=CSOUND and https://listserv.heanet.ie/cgi-bin/wa?A0=CSOUND-DEV

mail lists at http://dream.cs.bath.ac.uk/Csound-archive
releases: http://dream.cs.bath.ac.uk/Csound-archive/OldReleases/

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  • I love study The Synth World with this software

  • My sound-oriented Android apps have benefitted a lot from Csound5, and I've found the Android implementation to be robust and relatively straightforward to implement and test. The difficulty I often have is finding appropriate examples or documentation of opcodes and .csd syntax. I find it difficult to go from object-oriented Java (abstract, coherent, with lots of good examples) to Csound (concrete, specific, sometimes inconsistent, with not so many examples). I think the community is great (I'm sure I wouldn't have finished these apps without the help of many here)--but it may be time to have another look at the structure of csd with the goal of making it more accessible to a general-purpose developer.

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  • These are great tools, and thanks for updating them. I have added the links to your updated versions to my blog. Thanks.

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  • very good project, thanks!

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Intended Audience

Education, End Users/Desktop, Other Audience

User Interface

X Window System (X11), Win32 (MS Windows), Command-line, FLTK

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