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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Ambergranular synthesis for Linux and MacOS2006-11-04
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analogbox synthA circuit based, modular software synthesizer.2011-03-20 
AUBE/MetadecksRealtime sound generation and processing2002-05-15 
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 
BoodlerCommand-line programmable soundscape tool2007-09-28 
CeresCreate a Csound score from granulation of soundfile2009-12-23
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Ceres3Spectral editor with musically enhanced graphic control over spectral activity of a sound file. Requires old Motif GUI kit
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ChionicLinux sampling software from Juan Linietsky (reduz)2005-05-01
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ChucKan audio programming language for realtime synthesis, composition, and performance2008-07-16
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CLAManalysis, synthesis and processing of audio signals2010-03-05
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Cmixcomputer music language designed to create and manipulate soundfiles1997-03-28
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cmusicAn acoustic compiler program 
Common MusicRick Taube's "truly general computer language for music composition"2011-04-24 
COWGenerates sounds out of graphs for amplitude and frequency2005-06-29 
Dissociated Studiotakes an audio file, segments it, computes a segment similarity matrix, and plays the piece ...2001-07-03 
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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FScapeJava audio rendering software for time domain and spectral signal processing, similar to SoundHack 
Fuguemusic and sound programming language by Roger Dannenberg
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gAlanGraphical audio language where you connect components like an effects chain2004-09-06
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Haskore Computer Music SystemHaskell modules designed for creating musical structures 
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  
JavasynthJava-based system for creating fully working modular audio systems, which are assembled with programmed functional components2003-01-27 
JFugueDave Koelle's Java API for music programming2008-09-28 
jMaxMAX for Java from IRCAM2004-05-05
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Mammutnon-intuitive sound transformation2007-08-11
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MARSYASCommand-line app for music analysis, retrieval, and synthesis of audio signals2008-08-31 
MFFM VectorBassMelody line generation tool which lets you plot the pitch, volume and 'generic waveform sound'2002-04-07 
Musica"... aims at the creation of a complete Mathematica package for the exploration of the interconne.. 
Music VMusic V fortran code and examples1975-06-19 
Nyquista sound synthesis and composition language based on a Lisp syntax2008-01-26 
OCTALa project to integrate tracker-style composition with unit generator synthesis
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OpenMusica visual programming language based on CommonLisp / CLOS from IRCAM2011-11-03 
OpenSoundWorldscalable, extensible programming environment2005-05-27 
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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PD/Qa Q plugin for Pd2008-03-11 
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 
Pure DataProgramming language for musicians2016-07-01
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Random Phase GeneratorGenerates random phase music, as per Steve Reich 
RTCmixVersion of Cmix, a real-time software "language" for doing digital sound synthesis and signal-processing2005-09-20 
Sapphirean audio synthesis language1995-11-16
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Scripts: Musicroutines for Common Music, MIDI and music scripts in Perl, by Drew Krause 
Scripts: Soundfor Csound, PowerPV, and TrikTraks 
SculptToolCommand-line app which can import, modify, convert, export and synthesize partial tracking files, additive analysis files and filtering parameter files generated by programs AudioSculpt, Diphone, SVP and Ceres3. 
sfronta translator that converts MP4-SA files into efficient C programs that generate audio for rendering, interactive and network applications2006-07-30 
sloop.splitter"a realtime sound effect program...generates synthetic sounds from natural ones"
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SNDANspectrum analysis, graphics, modification, and resynthesis specifically designed for monophonic musical sounds 
SoundGridGraphical music composition, editing, and notation tool in the cartesian coordinate system2003-02-21 
SoundHackCommercial soundfile analysis/resynthesis 
Soundmosaicconstructs an approximation of one sound out of small pieces of other sounds2007-12-13 
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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STKPerry Cook's excellent Synthesis ToolKit2007-12-07
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SuperCollider3Realtime audio server and object-oriented sound synthesis language2016-09-23
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Syncotron Bathysphere Sound Suiteinteresting sampler/sequencer 
Taophysical modelling synthesis language and GUI2006-05-10
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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 
wcntCommand-line not-real-time modular audio synthesis, sequencer, and sampler 
WONDERWave-field synthesis Of New Dimensions of Electronic music in Realtime2008-11-16
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Zerius Synthsoftware synthesizer with Java GUI1996-11-08 
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