Csound for Android

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About this app

Csound is an open source user-programmable software sound synthesizer of great power, originally created by Barry Vercoe at MIT in 1984. Users write instrument definitions in Csound's orchestra language to render notes written in Csound's score language, played on a MIDI controller, or generated within the orchestra or by some other programming language.

Csound contains a full complement of digital oscillators, samplers, filters, envelope generators, random number generators, physical models, sound granulators, phase vocoders, and other unit generators contributed for over 30 years by a community of musicians, programmers, and researchers from around the world.

This Android version of Csound provides a user interface with predefined sliders, buttons, and trackpad for real time control of instruments, or the user can write a custom user interface in HTML and JavaScript. The app integrates with text editors so that the app itself can be used to develop Csound pieces.

Csound pieces for the app can embed LuaJIT or JavaScript code for algorithmically generating scores.

The app was originally written by Victor Lazzarini and Steven Yi, and has been extended and is currently maintained by Michael Gogins.

This release runs only on Android 5.0 or later.
Updated on
Feb 4, 2021

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66 reviews
A Google user
July 5, 2019
Works. i use it daily. Currently the built in text editor does not function right, so its necessary to use it in tandem with another text file editor. You have to reopen the file to update the changes every time. missing a few regular csound opcodes but the vast majority works. the integration with my phones sensors (accelerometers) and touch screen gui works, allowing realtine control. dont forgef to include -odac in your csound file's options!
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Linda McCallister
December 14, 2021
I signed up for the trial for a month and I've only been able to access it once! Now I find it in the store and asking me to install as if I never had it. These scoundrels BETTER NOT deduct a damn thing from my bank account. Oh yeah. I forgot to add that once it's installed and you sign up for trial the name of it changes to something hard to remember! The one time I was able to use it I gad to go to mail to access it .
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A Google user
February 3, 2019
unusable for an experienced digital composer and data analyst. cannot input code and does not at all operate as the user guide instructs. first example make new file: Asks if i want to "use" html viewer or word or pdf etc then a blank uneditable page opens. i tried all options provided and NONE permit editing. poor design, unusable app.
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What's new

This release includes a WebAssembly build of the CsoundAC library for algorithmic composition, including chord spaces. CsoundAC is accessible using JavaScript in HTML pieces.