new depths of sound de­sign BLUE

Computer Music - - News -

Some pro­duc­ers like to call up a pre­set in their favourite plugin and tweak a knob or two. And then there are the few brave boffins who use Csound, an au­dio pro­gram­ming lan­guage dat­ing back to 1985. De­vel­oped at MIT, it al­lows deep div­ing into code-driven com­po­si­tion and sound de­sign. There are some ded­i­cated Csound ed­i­tors that help to bring it down to Earth. Blue is one of the best, with a grow­ing user com­mu­nity and loads of pre-rolled in­stru­ments, ef­fects, and other tools. It’s open source and avail­able for Win­dows, OS X and Linux. Give it a shot if you think mu­sic pro­duc­tion is be­com­ing too easy… blue.kun­st­

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