SuperCollider sound generator

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SuperCollider is a versatile and powerful sound generator that can be used to create, filter, and modulate sound. In this article, we tackle the basics.

SuperCollider [1] is not all about particle physics, but it could be. Although it's described as "… an environment and programming language for real time audio synthesis and algorithmic composition," it is much more than that, as you will see.

Installation

As usual, I chose to use a base Debian "Wheezy" with all updates applied. You can get precompiled SuperCollider packages for several operating systems and Linux flavors [2], or you can clone the development tree with

$ git clone https://github.com/supercollider/supercollider.git

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