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Csound FLOSS Manual Files: http://files.csound-tutorial.net/floss_manual/

Csound: http://sourceforge.net/projects/csound/files/

Csound source code: http://github.com/csound/csound

Csound's User Defined Opcodes: http://www.csounds.com/udo/  and http://github.com/csudo/csudo

CsoundQt: http://sourceforge.net/projects/qutecsound/files/


Blue: http://blue.kunstmusik.com/ 

Cabbage: http://www.thecabbagefoundation.org/


Csound's info page on github is a good collection of links and basic infos.

csounds.com is the main page for the Csound community, including news, online tutorial, forums and many links.

The Csound Journal is a main source for different aspects of working with Csound.

Mailing Lists and Bug Tracker

To subscribe to the Csound User Discussion List, go to https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/csound-users. You can search in the list archive at nabble.com.

To subscribe to the CsoundQt User Discussion List, go to https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/qutecsound-users. You can browse the list archive here.

Csound Developer Discussions: https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/csound-devel

Blue: http://sourceforge.net/mail/?group_id=74382

Please report any bug you experienced in Csound at http://github.com/csound/csound/issues, and a CsoundQt related bug at http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=browse&group_id=227265&atid=1070588. Every bug report is an important contribution.


A Beginning Tutorial is a short introduction from Barry Vercoe, the "father of Csound".

An Instrument Design TOOTorial by Richard Boulanger (1991) is another classical introduction, still very worth to read.

Introduction to Sound Design in Csound also by Richard Boulanger, is the first chapter of the famous Csound Book (2000).

Virtual Sound by Alessandro Cipriani and Maurizio Giri (2000)

A Csound Tutorial by Michael Gogins (2009), one of the main Csound Developers.


Video Tutorials

A playlist as overview by Alex Hofmann:


CsoundQt (QuteCsound)

QuteCsound: Where to start?

First instrument:

Using MIDI:

About configuration:

Presets tutorial:

Live Events tutorial:

New editing features in 0.6.0:

New features in 0.7.0:

New features in 0.9.2:

Csoundo (Csound and Processing)


Open Sound Control in Csound


Csound and Inscore

http://vimeo.com/54160283 (installation)
http://vimeo.com/54160405 (examples)
german versions:
http://vimeo.com/54159567 (installation)
http://vimeo.com/54159964 (beispiele) 



The Csound Conference in Hannover (2011)

Web page with papers and program.

All Videos can be found via the YoutTube channel csconf2011.



Example Collections

Csound Realtime Examples by Iain McCurdy is one of the most inspiring and up-to-date collections.

The Amsterdam Catalog by John-Philipp Gather is particularily interesting because of the adaption of Jean-Claude Risset's famous "Introductory Catalogue of Computer Synthesized Sounds" from 1969.


The Csound Book (2000) edited by Richard Boulanger is still the compendium for anyone who really wants to go in depth with Csound.

Virtual Sound by Alessandro Cipriani and Maurizio Giri (2000)

Signale, Systeme, und Klangsysteme by Martin Neukom (2003, german) has many interesting examples in Csound.

The Audio Programming Book edited by Richard Boulanger and Victor Lazzarini (2011) is a major source with many references to Csound.

Csound Power! by Jim Aikin (2012) is a perfect up-to-date introduction for beginners.

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