ChucK is a music programming language (and compiler/synthesizer) written by a professor (Perry Cook) and his students at Princeton University. I'm learning how to use it; I thought that writing about how to use it would help...

Saturday, January 22, 2005

The Synthesis ToolKit in C (STK)

via The Synthesis ToolKit in C (STK)

The Synthesis ToolKit in C (STK)

Perry R. Cook & Gary P. Scavone

The Synthesis ToolKit in C (STK) is a set of open source audio signal processing and algorithmic synthesis classes written in the C programming language. STK was designed to facilitate rapid development of music synthesis and audio processing software, with an emphasis on cross-platform functionality, realtime control, ease of use, and educational example code. The Synthesis ToolKit is extremely portable (it's mostly platform-independent C and C code), and it's completely user-extensible (all source included, no unusual libraries, and no hidden drivers). We like to think that this increases the chances that our programs will still work in another 5-10 years. In fact, the ToolKit has been working continuously for nearly 10 years now. STK currently runs with 'realtime' support (audio and MIDI) on SGI (Irix), Linux, Macintosh OS X, and Windows computer platforms. Generic, non-realtime support has been tested under NeXTStep, Sun, and other platforms and should work with any standard C compiler.