also see my blog:supercollider, blog:livecoding and blog:research
_supercollider is an open source object orientated realtime audio synthesis programming language that runs efficiently across platform. below is some of my work for it in form of classes and plugins.
i also have code published as _quarks (AudioMulchClock, Bjorklund, Ease, PopUpTreeMenu, redGrain, redMst, redSampler, redSys, redUniverse, TraerPhysics, UGenPatterns) and here and here



a hacked default synth. note: this class will overwrite your default synth at recompile. though it is easy to undo and get back to normal. see the accompanying help file for info. used to be a quark.
_download (11kb)
_more info


class for decoding mobile phone text messages (sms). version 101204.
_download (5kb)
_more info


class for generating, parsing, manipulating and converting max/msp 5 files. version 100505.
_download (24kb)
_more info


a complete ft2 compatible tracker that can parse and play back .xm files (extended module). version 120922.
_download (17kb)


a class that can parse and play back .mod files. also works as a [glitch] tracker. version 120922.
_download (42kb)


deal with playing cards. version 060510.
_download (8kb)


class for formatting strings. version 050203.
_download (3kb)


this utility class keeps track of documents in a folder. i use it like a quicklauncher. version 050128.
_external link


genetic algorithms. breed synths in sc. includes RedGAPhenome for translating an array of floats into a synthdef. version 060517.
_download (12kb)
_more info


pattern class for 1d cellular automata.
_external link
_more info


low-level code sharing. version 140121.
_download (8kb)

class extensions


extension for beatmatching, interpolation, synchronisation
_external link


3D extension for the Pen class

server window hack

_external link



some externals for _supercollider

  • Astrocade - sound chip emulation.
  • Atari2600 - tia sound chip emulation.
  • AY8910 - sound chip emulation.
  • Beep - sound chip emulation.
  • MZPokey - another pokey sound chip emulation.
  • Nes2 - apu sound chip emulation.
  • Pokey - pokey sound chip emulation.
  • RedDPCM - two plugins for encoding and decoding differential pulse-code modulation signals.
  • RedInfo - for reading apple sudden motion sensor, ambient light sensors, battery capacity. includes RedInfoBat, RedInfoLmu, RedInfoSms, RedInfoSms2, RedInfoSms3 as well as the RedAccelerometer wrapper classes.
  • RedLbyl - look before you leap.
  • RedNoise - a really bad pseudo-random noise generator.
  • RedPhasor and RedPhasor2 - two phasors that can loop.
  • SID6581f - sound chip emulation.
  • Slub - for generating cpu spikes.
  • SN76489 - sound chip emulation.

current version 120507
_download f0plugins for sc3.5 and earlier (272kb) (32/64 bit binaries for osx, should work for sc 3.3 - 3.5)
_download f0plugins for sc3.6 and newer (230kb) (64 bit binaries for osx, should work for sc 3.6+)
_download f0plugins for linux (120kb) (compiled for sc 3.5 with ubuntu desktop - will not work with sc 3.6)
_download f0plugins_src source code (334kb) (compiles under linux, osx + more)

previous version
_download f0plugins_old_binaries (869kb) (binaries for osx 10.5 and windows)


old plugins. bitwise calculations for sc synth (BitAnd, BitLeftShift, BitNot, BitOr, BitRightShift, BitUnsignedRightShift, BitXor).
_download (89kb) (osx ub + win binary + source)
note: supercollider version 3.5 now has native support for bitwise operations on ugens, so you can use &, |, bitXor, >>, <<. my bit plugins are only provided here for backwards compatibility. do not use them for new projects!


generated synths

synths generated using the RedGAPhenome class: _n_noises and _n_fmsynths
and here are _mp3 and _mp3 excerpts of the sounds the code snippets produces.

synths genereted by other means: _n_fm7patches (req. stefan kersten's _FM7 plugin)
and here are _mp3 excerpts.

tiny pieces

1hour live coding practice, aug2006
_external link
_as mp3s

1hour live coding practice, jun2007
_external link
_as mp3s

1hour coding practice - only one synthdef, apr2009


teaching material audiovisual programming, udk

_AudiovisualProgramming lectures 2009-2014. mainly supercollider but also examples in puredata, arduino and processing.

livekode lyd

material from a livecoding supercollider workshop organised by notam. oslo, february 2014.


material from a supercollider workshop held at udk berlin oct 2013.
also see a video _here

audiovisual programming / mapping and visualization

part of sonic seminars 2012. a supercollider workshop organised by lullcec. barcelona, may 2012. course outline _here.

practical sound analysis

part of sonic seminars 2011. a supercollider workshop organised by lullcec. barcelona, oct 2011. course outline _here.


generating sounds that look good. a supercollider workshop organised by _skaneskonst. malmö, oct 2011.


a one-day supercollider workshop organised by _lullcec. held at hangar, barcelona, may 2011.

pointillisticsound sound

a practical seminar on granular sound synthesis with supercollider. a workshop organised by _lullcec. held at hangar, barcelona, oct 2010.

particular sound

an in-depth look at granular sound synthesis using the free and open-source programming environment supercollider. a workshop held at _nk jun 2010.

audiovisuals with sc

files from a workshop held at _pickledfeet mar 2009.


supercollider study group at iamas, japan. every friday afternoon, jul-nov 2008
notes, tutorials, examples _here (in both english and japanese)


a one-day workshop focusing on the free software supercollider and why programming with syntax can be both easier and far superior to the graphical ditto (aka. patching). from a workshop held at _pickledfeet mar 2008.


aimed to quickly produce some nice sounds using various {}.play tricks and the tdef class. from a workshop held at _pickledfeet mar 2007.

beginner tutorials

focusing on ugens and jitlib. from a two day course organised by _ems, stockholm may 2004.
_download (13kb)

older supercollider 2 stuff (os9 only)

idm - summer courses sc2

tutorials written by nick collins and me for the idm02 summercourse are available


version 010809 / req. sc2
_download (2kb)


version 010816 / req. sc2
_download (1kb)


version 010822 / req. sc2
_download (2kb)


version 010911 / req. sc2
_download (2kb)


version 011215 / req. sc2
_download (1kb)

attack of the mutant pigs

version 020104 / works with both sc2 and sc server
_download (115kb)