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Re: summary to my post concerning a program for doing sound synthesis

Slight digression here, does anyone know of similar software that will work on
an Apple Mac?

I'm specifically looking for software that will generate/process/filter all at
frequencies BELOW 20 hz.
Most packages aim fro 20-20,000.

Thanks for your help.

Ben Woodeson. (Glasgow).

"G.Robert Arrabito" wrote:

> Dear Listers:
> With respect to my post on the list yesterday regarding a
> public domain and/or shareware program for doing sound synthesis, I would
> like to thank all the replies. I include a summary of the replies below.
> Rob
> ===========================================================================
> From: Leon Deouell <deouell@socrates.berkeley.edu>
> CoolEdit 2000 is a great program. You can download a demo version that will
> allow you to select a subset of functions each time you start, and the
> price of geting full fuctionality is worth it in my opinion.
> go to http://www.syntrillium.com/cooledit/index.html
> ------------------
> From: mup1dm <mup1dm@surrey.ac.uk>
> The following is a cut&paste from various web sites that I prepared for a
> colleague wanting to do signal-processing of sound-files:
> Pd is "a tool set for audio, consisting of objects that synthesize,
> process, analyze, delay, and generally mess around with audio signals in
> real-time."
> "Pd is a real-time graphical programming environment for audio and
> graphical processing. It resembles the Max/MSP system but is much simpler
> and more portable; also Pd has two features not (yet) showing up in
> Max/MSP: first, via Mark Dank's GEM package, Pd can be used for
> simultaneous computer animation and computer audio. Second, an
> experimental facility is provided for defining and accessing data
> structures."
> <http://www.crca.ucsd.edu/~msp/software.html>
> "Pd is compiled under NT, but sort of works under windows 95/98 as well.
> Pd will appear as a "zip" file. Unzip this, creating a directory such as
> \pd. (You can put it wherever you like but the path should have no spaces
> in it; so "Program Files" would be a bad place.) "
> ------------------
> From: "Riccardo Coen" <Riccardo.Coen@wfp.org>
> ** buzz:
>    http://www.jeskola.com/about.asp
> ** csound:
>    http://www.csound.org
> ** big resource:
>    http://www.hitsquad.com/smm/
> ------------------
> From: "daniel salomons" <d_salomons@hotmail.com>
> I would like to recommend 'praat' to consider. Look at www.praat.org
> ------------------
> From: masta@umich.edu
> My Daqarta shareware package may fit your requirements.  It runs
> only in real-mode DOS, however.  You can create a shortcut to launch
> it from Win9x, but for NT or 2000 you would need a dual-boot setup.
> Also, it uses its own custom drivers, and the only sound cards that
> it supports at present are the ISA-bus Sound Blasters.  (Also supports
> a whole bunch of lab-type boards.)
> The existing version (1.18) only does tone bursts and continuous tones.
> The next version (2.00) is coming out in a few weeks.  It will create
> all sorts of waveforms, including Arbs, plus various sorts of random
> noise (Uniform white, Gaussian, Pink, and Band or Gap).  It can do
> AM, FM, frequency sweeps, and phase modulation (or PWM or even
> slope modulation on Ramp waves).  It supports 4 component sounds per
> DAC channel, and you can use one component to modulate another.
> For example, you can use a random noise to modulate the amplitude
> of another tone, etc.  All of these can be continuously created for
> "infinite" duration sounds... no splices, no noise patterns, etc.
> All of the above is via the STIM3A module for Daqarta.  The main Daqarta
> program itself does waveform display and averaging, FFT spectral analysis,
> color
> spectrograms, and much more, all in real-time.
> I'll let you know when the new version is ready.