Synthesis/Composition Tools

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agsGTK audio sequencer with a piano roll, synth, matrix editor, drum machine, soundfont2 player, mixer and an output panel. Uses ALSA2018
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AyyiModular audio/MIDI production system2011-11-07
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BEAST/BSEGTK multitrack music composition and audio synthesis app. Uses ALSA audio, and ALSA RawMidi2017-06-27 
CeresCreate a Csound score from granulation of soundfile2009-12-23
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ChionicLinux sampling software from Juan Linietsky (reduz)2005-05-01
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CLAManalysis, synthesis and processing of audio signals2010-03-05
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cmusicAn acoustic compiler program 
fastbreederexperimental genetic programming synthesiser2006-02-09
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FAUSTFunctional programming language for signal processing and synthesis2012-11-09
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Faust OnlineOnline Faust Compiler to write your own audio applications or plugins
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FMSFrequency Module Synthesizer. Uses OSS2008-04-07 
fooscriptableinteractive non-realtime sound synthesis and audio processing environment 
FScapeJava audio rendering software for time domain and spectral signal processing, similar to SoundHack 
gAlanGraphical audio language where you connect components like an effects chain2004-09-06
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GrammidityJava app generates music via a genetic algorithm 
HyperMammutsoftware for processing sounds and images 
InSpectSound analysis program, made in order to look at the inner structures of sounds. Can also perform resynthesis and some transformations on sounds2006-09-09
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jackMiniSyntha minimal subtractive synth (with Moog filter) for JACK 
JASSthe Java Audio Synthesis System, from Kees van den Doel2007-04-03JS  
jMaxMAX for Java from IRCAM2004-05-05
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JMSLJava API for music composition, interactive performance, and intelligent instrument design2008-05-06 
MARSYASCommand-line app for music analysis, retrieval, and synthesis of audio signals2008-08-31 
MPEG-4 Structured Audio: Developer Toolsa page from John Lazzaro and John Wawrzynek, includes the indispensable "sfront" 
Musica"... aims at the creation of a complete Mathematica package for the exploration of the interconne.. 
MusicScript"...an open-source music scripting language..."2001-12-05 
Music VMusic V fortran code and examples1975-06-19 
OpenMusica visual programming language based on CommonLisp / CLOS from IRCAM2011-11-03 
pd-l2orkVisual multimedia coding environment actively developed and maintained by L2Ork (a fork of Pure-Data with a number of unique features, improvements, and bug fixes)2012-05-20
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PolyphonePolyphone is an excellent tool for creating, editing, and combining SoundFonts in the SF2 format.2014-10-21 
ProteinMusicconverts DNA sequences to music, requires Java2005-11-28 
Random Phase GeneratorGenerates random phase music, as per Steve Reich 
rt_lpcreal-time LPC analysis/synthesis/visualization 
Scripts: Musicroutines for Common Music, MIDI and music scripts in Perl, by Drew Krause 
Scripts: Soundfor Csound, PowerPV, and TrikTraks 
SMSSpectral Modeling Synthesis2008-11-15
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SoundGridGraphical music composition, editing, and notation tool in the cartesian coordinate system2003-02-21 
Soundweaveproduces an endless changing sound texture. Starting from a set of given samples it adds sounds randomly to a loop. By manipulating this loop, the sound is always changing 
spectmorphAnalyzes samples of musical instruments, and combines them (morphing). It can be used to construct hybrid sounds, for instance a sound between a trumpet and a flute; or smooth transitions, for instance a sound that starts as a trumpet and then gradually changes to a flute.2011-07-21
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Spectroscopic Toolkit"64-bit phase oscillators for nanotonal synthesis", from Pieter Suurmond2004-10-18
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Squeaka Smalltalk-80 environment with built-in support for realtime sound synthesis 
STKPerry Cook's excellent Synthesis ToolKit2007-12-07
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Subvert AudioNiall Moody's "... music program designed to try and stimulate creativity in the user" 
SydModular synth 
Taophysical modelling synthesis language and GUI2006-05-10
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TAPESTREAprovides a new way to completely transform a sound scene, dynamically generate soundscapes of unlimited length, and compose and design sound by combining elements from different recordings 
Theo Verelst Additive Synthesis ProgramAdditive synthesis app. Uses OSS2004-11-14 
The MusicKitobject-oriented software system for building music, sound, signal processing, and MIDI apps 
The PLUM PageList of programming languages used for music 
variationsalgorithmic composition system 
Virtual Soundaudio synthesis tools offering 3 distinct ways to model sounds. The first way is to use standard linear DSP effects. The second way is to use one or more of the physical process models implemented in the library. The third way is to use one of the statistical models to learn something about a real-life sound and then use the model to generate similar sounds, perhaps in conjunction with a DSP effect or another model2004-11-03 
vOICe Sonification AppletPeter Meijer's very cool synthesizer, requires a Java-capable browser 
wigwamjamgrows sounds using your decisions to drive the evolution of genetically programmed synth functions2004-02-16
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WONDERWave-field synthesis Of New Dimensions of Electronic music in Realtime2008-11-16
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YoshimiA Software Synthesizer forked from ZynAddSubFX2017-06-24
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Zerius Synthsoftware synthesizer with Java GUI1996-11-08 
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