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The TX Modular System (Release 086 - November 2014)

The TX Modular system is a modular software synth which is written in the SuperCollider language (supercollider.sourceforge.net).
It can be used to build interactive audio systems such as: digital musical instruments, interactive generative compositions, sound design tools, live audio processing tools, and group improvisation performance tools.

This version has been tested on Mac OS X 10.8 and should also work on Windows and Linux.

You don't need to know how to program in SuperCollider to use this system. But if you can program in SuperCollider, some modules allow you to edit the SuperCollider code inside - to generate or process audio, add modulation, create animations, or run SuperCollider Patterns.

Intro to the software

The TX Modular system includes many of the modules commonly found in synths and samplers, such as: sample & loop players, synth waveform generators, envelope generators, LFOs, filters, and step sequencers plus many more (see List of All Modules).

The user can choose which modules to use and build these into a "system", adding audio files for samples and loops.
Audio and modulation signals can be sent around the system allowing for all kinds of ways to link and control modules.

Help files are provided for every module as well as tutorials on how to use the software.

A user-designed GUI interface, with up to 20 linked screens is included.
The user can add buttons, sliders, labels boxes, etc. of any size, colour, or font, and decide how they control modules in the system.
This is useful for example when you want to show certain details of various different modules together on one screen. Or have a single button start several sequencers, or a single slider modify multiple filters.

Up to 99 "snapshots" of the system can be saved, and you can easily create presets for any module, and export them for use in other TX systems.

You can control the system live with a keyboard, mouse, MIDI or OSC controllers, an IPad or smart phone (using MIDI or OSC), a Wii, or using other software - on the same computer, across a network, or across the Internet.

It is also possible to record the digital output straight to disk to create audio files that can then be used in a sequencer or audio editor.

This video (which uses the previous TX Modular version 082) gives a quick introduction to using the software - or see it in HD here


This second video demonstrates building a GUI interface - or see it in HD here


Free Software License

The TX Modular system is free software released under the GNU General Public License (version 3), created by the Free Software Foundation (see www.gnu.org). A copy of the license is included with the download.