Music Programming Language
Strongly-timed | Concurrent | On-the-fly
Welcome to Chuck!
what is it? : ChucK is a programming language for real-time sound synthesis and music creation. ChucK offers a unique time-based, concurrent programming model that is precise and expressive (we call this strongly-timed), dynamic control rates, and the ability to add and modify code on-the-fly. In addition, ChucK supports MIDI, OpenSoundControl, HID device, and multi-channel audio. It is open-source and freely available on macOS, Windows, and Linux. It's fun and easy to learn, and offers composers, researchers, and performers a powerful programming tool for building and experimenting with complex audio synthesis/analysis programs, and real-time interactive music.
|download ChucK | try ChucK online! new!!|
|documentation | API Reference new!! | language | examples|
|chuck community | forum | discord server new!! (come hang!)|
|video tutorials new!! (by Clint Hoagland) | github: chuck | chugins|
a photo-comic introduction to ChucK
excerpt from Artful Design: Technology in Search of the Sublime
(a comic book on design—and why we design)
for Musicians and Digital Artists:
Creating music with ChucK
(a BooK on ChucK!)
Introduction to Real-time Audio Programming in ChucK
(an all-time top 100 online course)