To get the most out of JSyn, you need to know how to program in Java. Java
is now the most popular programming language and is an excellent language
to learn. Luckily there are lots of resources available.
Eclipse for Windows,
Mac OS X or Linux
Eclipse is a free Integrated Development Environment (IDE) from
IBM. It has powerful refactoring tools which help you quickly make code
improvements that would otherwise be very tedious. It is now the IDE
of choice for modern Java programming.
To program in Java you will need a Java compiler. You can use the free Java Development Kit (JDK) from Oracle. I recommend always using the latest version of Java. JSyn will work with Java versions as early as 1.5.
There are many great tutorials for learning Java step by step.