Sound Synthesis Theory/Synthesis Software and Tools

Synthesis software / toolsEdit

AnalysisEdit

Audacity - Wave editor with analysis and basic synthesis / modification tools. Free

Ardour - Digital audio workstation. Free

SPEAR - Spectrum analysis and resynthesis tool. Free

Hosts (VST, MIDI etc.)Edit

VSTHost - Host for VST plugins. Windows. Free

Modular / environmentEdit

Pure Data (Pd) - Audio processing, synthesis and analysis environment. Free

OpenMusic - Visual programming language based on CommonLisp / CLOS. Free

Kyma - Sound design environment. Commercial

Max / MSP - Audio processing, synthesis and analysis environment. Commercial

Reaktor - Audio processing, synthesis and analysis environment. Commercial

Synthedit - Modular synthesizer / VST plugin builder. Commercial

ProgrammingEdit

SuperCollider - Object orientated audio programming language. Free

CSound - Audio programming language. Free

Nyquist - Audio programming language. Free

SynthesizersEdit

SynFactory - Modular software synthesizer. Free

SynthEdit - Modular software synthesizers and effects units. Commercial

Last modified on 6 March 2013, at 15:00