Projects in Computer Music

Learning SuperCollider

Links for my computer music students

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What is SuperCollider (SC)?

  1. SuperCollider Wiki {SC Wiki @ GitHub}
    SuperCollider is an open source programming language for real-time sound synthesis and algorithmic composition
  2. See also:

Download SC

SuperCollider 3 for Mac, Linux or Windows {GitHub}


  1. Documentation Home {}
  2. Getting Started
  3. Features

Online Tutorials

  1. Recommended Introductory Tutorials {SC Wiki}
  2. Video Tutorials
  3. Other Tutorials


Cottle, David Michael. 2006/2009. Computer Music with Examples in SuperCollider 3. Salt Lake City, UT.

Koutsomichalis, Marinos. 2013. Mapping and Visualization with SuperCollider. Packt Publishing Ltd. {GB}

McCartney, James. 2002. "Rethinking the Computer Music Language: SuperCollider." Computer Music Journal (Vol. 26, No. 4, Winter), 61-68. {JSTOR}

Valle, Andrea. 2016. Introduction to SuperCollider. Berlin: Logos Verlag. {GB}

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

Updated: December 6, 2017

Reginald Bain | University of South Carolina | School of Music