Sympheo is a composition tool for sound synthesis and
music. It principle consists in fluctuting and ordering in time sounds
individually or by group via an evolved and user-friendly graphic editor.
Sounds architecture is based on a Russian dolls construction, a sound
can contain others and on several levels. The sonority is graphically
parametrized by curves, it's possible to light and shade precisely either
a note individually, or, either globally a set of sounds and its subsets.
This software does not intend to replace a usual sequencer. It is neither
real time, nor connected midi. It is above all a graphic interface for
CSound virtual synthetizers. It is comparable to a 3D computer graphic
software where each image requires a calculation to be visualized, here
sounds are calculated first then played.
A spontaneous curves access from each note make possible a fine and fast
Contrary to most commercial sequencer Sympheo allow sound modulation on
any levels: from the note to tracks.
The border line between a track and a note is diffuse ( a track can be
used as a note or a chord ).
After installation, I advise you to read the overview section first, then
to follow tutorials step by step.
CSound is a programming language conceived to calculate sound synthesis
and to carry out high level audio signal processing. The diversity and
the richness of its library make it a privileged tool in field of acoustic
and musical research.
I highly invite you to consult the site: www.csounds.com
Csound © 1986, 1992 Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Sympheo © 2003 Eric Chahi.