ChucK – concurrent, on-the-fly programming language for real-time sound synthesis and music creation

ChucK is an open source concurrent, on-the-fly programming language for real-time sound synthesis and music creation. It offers a powerful programming tool for building and experimenting with complex audio synthesis/analysis programs, and real-time interactive music. By giving you sample-level control within the language, ChucK allows you to be original with your synthesis algorithms.

ChucK is targeted for audio/multimedia researchers, developers, composers, and performers.

This is free and open source software.

Features include:

  • Truly concurrent programming model.
  • Add live code.
  • Direct support for real-time audio synthesis.
  • Unified timing mechanism for multi-rate event and control processing.
  • Precision timing: a strongly timed sample-synchronous timing model.
  • Supports deterministic concurrency and multiple, simultaneous, dynamic control rates.
  • Supports MIDI input and output, OpenSoundControl, HID device, and multi-channel audio.
  • Programs are dynamically compiled to ChucK virtual machine bytecode.

Support: GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Ge Wang
License: GNU Gneral Public License v2.0

ChucK is written in C++ and C. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials. Learn C with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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