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Interact with the SuperCollider audio synthesis engine

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Python client for SuperCollider

A lightweight Python module to control the SuperCollider audio synthesis engine.


To install the client library:

pip3 install supercollider


Before using the library, start the SuperCollider server, either through the SuperCollider GUI or with scsynth -u 57110.

Within the SC client, create the below SynthDef:

SynthDef(\sine, { |out = 0, freq = 440.0, gain = 0.0|, * gain.dbamp);

From Python, you can now create and trigger Synths:

from supercollider import Server, Synth

server = Server()

synth = Synth(server, "sine", { "freq" : 440.0, "gain" : -12.0 })
synth.set("freq", 880.0)

For further examples, see examples.


This library is made available under the terms of the MIT license.


  • Thanks to Itaborala for porting from liblo to python-osc

See also

  • If you want a more comprehensive framework that lets you construct and compile SynthDefs from Python, take a look at Supriya.
  • For an excellent Python + SuperCollider live coding environment, check out FoxDot

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