November 16, 2007
SuperCollider 3 (SC3) is a real-time audio synthesis programming language and environment for algorithmic composition by James McCartney. A former Mac-only commercial product, it is now being developed by the open source community under a GNU General Public License for Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows. This paper presentation will introduce the SC3 application using code examples that demonstrate how to create simple tuning theory applications. The applications are distributed as Rich Text Format (.rtf) files that, when loaded into SC3, merge formatted explanatory text, image, and audio synthesis code. Highlight the code, press the ‘enter’ key, and SC3 renders the audio, which may be manipulated in real-time by the user.
Presentation Handout (pdf)
For current SuperCollider resources, see BAIN MUSC 540 Learning SuperCollider
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