Projects in Computer Music

Learning Csound

Links for my computer music students

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What is Csound?

  1. Wikipedia article {WP}


  1. Csound Documentation {}
  2. Barry Vercoe (MIT Media Lab), The Canonical Csound Reference Manual (English) {}
  3. CsoundQt {GitHub}

Download Csound

Download Csound {}
for Win, Mac, Ubuntu, etc.


Csound Repositories on GitHub {}

Getting Started

  1. Getting Started with Csound {}
  2. Applications of Csound {}
  3. Csound Front-Ends {}


  1. Csound Floss Manual (English)
  2. Boulanger
  3. Mikelson Tutorials {}
  4. Eastman Csound Tutorial {}
  5. Other tutorials {}


    Csound Journal {} (2005-14)


Bianchini, Riccardo and Alessandro Cipriani. 2008. Virtual Sound: Sound Synthesis and Signal Processing - Theory and Practice with Csound. Rome: Contemponet. {GB}

Boulanger, Richard. 2000. The Csound Book: Perspectives in Software Synthesis, Sound Design, Signal Processing, and Programming. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. {GB}

Boulanger, Richard and Victor Lazzarini. 2011. The Audio Programming Book. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. {GB}

Lazzarini, Victor , Steven Yi, John ffitch, Joachim Heintz, Øyvind Brandtsegg, and Iain McCurdy. 2016. Csound: A Sound and Music Computing System. New York: Springer. {GB}

More Csound Books

Updated: October 3, 2019

Reginald Bain | University of South Carolina | School of Music