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 
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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Cmixcomputer music language designed to create and manipulate soundfiles1997-03-28
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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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Faust OnlineOnline Faust Compiler to write your own audio applications or plugins
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Fuguemusic and sound programming language by Roger Dannenberg
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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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JASSthe Java Audio Synthesis System, from Kees van den Doel2007-04-03JS  
JFugueDave Koelle's Java API for music programming2008-09-28 
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 
MPEG-4 Structured Audio: Developer Toolsa page from John Lazzaro and John Wawrzynek, includes the indispensable "sfront" 
Music VMusic V fortran code and examples1975-06-19 
Nyquista sound synthesis and composition language based on a Lisp syntax2008-01-26 
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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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 
Randomposeran automatic-music composer2000-08-01
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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: 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. 
sfronta translator that converts MP4-SA files into efficient C programs that generate audio for rendering, interactive and network applications2006-07-30 
SMSSpectral Modeling Synthesis2008-11-15
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SoundGridGraphical music composition, editing, and notation tool in the cartesian coordinate system2003-02-21 
Soundmosaicconstructs an approximation of one sound out of small pieces of other sounds2007-12-13 
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 
SuperCollider3Realtime audio server and object-oriented sound synthesis language2016-09-23
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The MusicKitobject-oriented software system for building music, sound, signal processing, and MIDI apps 
wcntCommand-line not-real-time modular audio synthesis, sequencer, and sampler 
YoshimiA Software Synthesizer forked from ZynAddSubFX2017-06-24
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Zerius Synthsoftware synthesizer with Java GUI1996-11-08 
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