Introduction to Computer Music

Learning SuperCollider

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What is SuperCollider?

  1. SuperCollider Page {SC Wiki}
    SuperCollider is an audio server, programming language, and IDE for sound synthesis and algorithmic composition
  2. Wikipedia article {WP}


SuperCollider 3 for Mac, Linux or Windows {GitHub}


  1. Documentation Home (aka SC Help)
  2. SuperCollider IDE - A guide to the cross-platform SuperCollider coding environment
  3. Keyboard Shortcuts
  4. Tour of Ugens

Textbook (Open Access)

Open Access:
Ruviaro, A Gentle Introduction to SuperCollider (2015) {CCRMA}


  1. Video Tutorials
  2. Recommended Tutorials


Cottle, David Michael. 2005. Computer Music with Examples in SuperCollider 3. Salt Lake City, UT. {@ SC Wiki}

Ruviaro, Bruno. 2015. A Gentle Introduction to SuperCollider. Available online at: <>

Wilson, Scott, David Cottle, and Nick Collins, eds. 2011. The SuperCollider Book. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. {GB; TOC}

Updated: July 27, 2021

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