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 
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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cmusicAn acoustic compiler program 
Common LISP Musicmusic synthesis and signal processing package in the Music V family2008-12-02
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Common MusicRick Taube's "truly general computer language for music composition"2011-04-24 
CsoundBarry Vercoe's gift to the world of computer music and sound synthesis2008-09-23
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Dissociated Studiotakes an audio file, segments it, computes a segment similarity matrix, and plays the piece ...2001-07-03 
fastbreederexperimental genetic programming synthesiser2006-02-09
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FAUSTFunctional programming language for signal processing and synthesis2012-11-09
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Faust2PDmakes it easy to use Faust DSPs with Pd2007-10-17 
Faust OnlineOnline Faust Compiler to write your own audio applications or plugins
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FMSFrequency Module Synthesizer. Uses OSS2008-04-07 
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 
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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LastWaveGUI app with a signal processing command language with matlab-like syntax which includes a high level object-oriented graphic language. High-level structures such as signals, images, wavelet transforms, extrema representation, short time fourier transform are controlled using the mouse or keyboard. Generate postscript files of anything you draw 
Lorissound modeling and morphing software from the CERL Sound Group2008-01-18 
Mammutnon-intuitive sound transformation2007-08-11
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MARSYASCommand-line app for music analysis, retrieval, and synthesis of audio signals2008-08-31 
Mathi's Music Magicreal-time software synthesizer and audio processor. Very old Qt GUI1999-05-17
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MPEG-4 Structured Audio: Developer Toolsa page from John Lazzaro and John Wawrzynek, includes the indispensable "sfront" 
MusicScript"...an open-source music scripting language..."2001-12-05 
Music VMusic V fortran code and examples1975-06-19 
oaGUI for synthesizing and experimenting with waveforms. Uses ALSA2006-02-06 
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 
phazorcreates ambient textures by a very interesting use of the FFT
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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 
Pure DataProgramming language for musicians2016-07-01
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Randomposeran automatic-music composer2000-08-01
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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 
RTmixperformance tool geared towards persons interested in live and interactive electro-acoustic music2007-05-22
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Scripts: Soundfor Csound, PowerPV, and TrikTraks 
Sculptora very nice suite of realtime FFT tools 
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. 
sloop.splitter"a realtime sound effect program...generates synthetic sounds from natural ones"
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SMSSpectral Modeling Synthesis2008-11-15
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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 
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 
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" 
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 PLUM PageList of programming languages used for music 
variationsalgorithmic composition system 
wcntCommand-line not-real-time modular audio synthesis, sequencer, and sampler 
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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wx12Tonutility for composing and analysing 12-tone rows, requires wxWindows 
YoshimiA Software Synthesizer forked from ZynAddSubFX2017-06-24
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Zerius Synthsoftware synthesizer with Java GUI1996-11-08 
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