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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algoscoreA sequencer. Uses CSound and OSC. Construct music with an interactive graphical score.2008-11 
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 
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 
COWGenerates sounds out of graphs for amplitude and frequency2005-06-29 
CsoundBarry Vercoe's gift to the world of computer music and sound synthesis2008-09-23
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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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GrammidityJava app generates music via a genetic algorithm 
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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JMSLJava API for music composition, interactive performance, and intelligent instrument design2008-05-06 
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 
MFFM VectorBassMelody line generation tool which lets you plot the pitch, volume and 'generic waveform sound'2002-04-07 
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 
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 
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 
sloop.splitter"a realtime sound effect program...generates synthetic sounds from natural ones"
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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 
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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Theo Verelst Additive Synthesis ProgramAdditive synthesis app. Uses OSS2004-11-14 
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 
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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YoshimiA Software Synthesizer forked from ZynAddSubFX2017-06-24
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Zerius Synthsoftware synthesizer with Java GUI1996-11-08 
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