Last modified on 5 August 2014, at 16:41

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. Proprietary freeware

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. Proprietary

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

Reaktor - Audio processing, synthesis and analysis environment. Proprietary

Synthedit - Modular synthesizer / VST plugin builder. Proprietary

ProgrammingEdit

SuperCollider - Object orientated audio programming language. Free

Overtone - Functional audio programming language written in Clojure, interfacing with SuperCollider. Free

CSound - Audio programming language. Free

Nyquist - Audio programming language. Free

SynthesizersEdit

SynFactory - Modular software synthesizer. Free

SynthEdit - Modular software synthesizers and effects units. Proprietary