This new version of JSyn comes with several new sound modules including a variety of resonant time-varying filters and EQ, a pitch detector, support for multi-channel audio cards, and new GUI tools such as rotary knobs. SoftSynth.com also released a new version of Wire, a graphical patch editor that allows JSyn circuits to be built interactively and exported as Java source code. JSyn V14.2 also supports audio recording on the Macintosh as well as the PC.
JSyn has been used in a variety of applications including online interactive musical instruments, web based telephony systems, interactive music textbooks, and data sonification programs. JSyn is also being used at colleges and universities to teach music and audio programming.
The JSyn product line includes freely downloadable browser plugins, a software development kit (SDK) for programmers, and an OEM package for commercial developers who wish to license JSyn. JSyn is built on top of a 'C' based software synthesizer called CSyn. CSyn can also be licensed separately from JSyn for use in video games and other 'C' based applications.
One example of a JSyn program is the WebDrum Applet. The WebDrum is a drum pattern editor that uses a TransJam server to communicate between multiple performers. Several web surfers can perform a drum jam together and chat online. JSyn uses a time-stamping system that gives the drum beats rock solid timing. The WebDrum can be found at "http://www.transjam.com".
The JSyn web site has a tutorial on JSyn programming, and has links to numerous interactive examples, compositions, and hyper-instruments that can be run from the browser.
The free JSyn plugins, SDK, and Wire, are available at:
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