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       scsynth - SuperCollider audio synthesis server


       scsynth [options]


       SuperCollider  is  a  real  time  audio  synthesis programming language.  This manual page
       documents briefly the scsynth command, the audio server of SuperCollider.

       SuperCollider has documentation in the HTML  format  available  in  the  supercollider-doc


       A  summary  of options is included below. There must be a -u and/or a -t option, or -N for

       -u <udp-port-number>
              a port number (0‐65535)

       -t <tcp-port-number>
              a port number (0‐65535)

       -c <number-of-control-bus-channels>
              default 4096

       -a <number-of-audio-bus-channels>
              default 128

       -i <number-of-input-bus-channels>
              default 2

       -o <number-of-output-bus-channels>
              default 2

       -z <block-size>
              default 64

       -Z <hardware-buffer-size>
              default 0

       -S <hardware-sample-rate>
              default 0

       -b <number-of-sample-buffers>
              default 1024

       -n <max-number-of-nodes>
              default 1024

       -d <max-number-of-synth-defs>
              default 1024

       -m <real-time-memory-size>
              default 8192

       -w <number-of-wire-buffers>
              default 64

       -r <number-of-random-seeds>
              default 64

       -D <load synthdefs? 1 or 0>
              default 1

       -R <publish to Rendezvous? 1 or 0>
              default 1

       -l <max-logins>
              default 64
              maximum number of named return addresses stored
              also maximum number of tcp connections accepted

       -p <session-password>
              When using TCP, the session password must be the first command sent.   The  default
              is no password.  UDP ports never require passwords, so for security use TCP.

       -N   <cmd-filename>   <input-filename>   <output-filename>  <sample-rate>  <header-format>

       -L     enable memory locking

       -H <hardware-device-name>

       -v <verbosity>
              0 is normal behaviour
              -1 suppresses informational messages
              -2 suppresses informational and many error messages

       -U <ugen-plugins-path>
              a colon-separated list of paths
              If -U is specified, the standard paths are NOT searched for plugins.

       -P <restricted-path>
              If specified, prevents file-accessing OSC commands  from  accessing  files  outside


       To quit, send a 'quit' command via UDP or TCP, or press ctrl-C.




       This  manual  page  was  written by Paul Brossier <> for the Debian project
       (but may be used by others).

       Modified and updated by Artem Popov <>.

                                           Nov 18, 2008                                SCSYNTH(1)