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

Csound: http://csound.com/download.html

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://github.com/CsoundQt/CsoundQt/releases

WinXound: http://mnt.conts.it/winxound/

Blue: http://blue.kunstmusik.com/ 

Cabbage: http://cabbageaudio.com/

Most recent (unstable/develop) Csound installer: https://ci.appveyor.com/project/csound/csound/build/artifacts

Most recent (unstable/develop) CsoundQt version: https://github.com/CsoundQt/CsoundQt/releases


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

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

Mailing Lists and Bug Tracker

Main place for questions and informations is the Csound Mailing List. To subscribe to the Csound User Discussion List, go to https://listserv.heanet.ie/cgi-bin/wa?A0=CSOUND. After subscribing, put questions at csound@listserv.heanet.ie. 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://listserv.heanet.ie/cgi-bin/wa?A0=CSOUND-DEV

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

Cabbage http://forum.cabbageaudio.com/

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) 

Csound Conferences

See the list at http://csound.com/community.html

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.

Csound — A Sound and Music Computing System (2016) by Victor Lazzarini and others is the new Csound Book, covering all parts of the Csound audio programming language in depth.

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