Music Programming Language

strongly-timed | concurrent | on-the-fly

authors: chuck team
date: 2003 - present
version: (chai) new!!
(what's new?)
UpChucK operator
chuck verb. to throw carelessly.

ChucK is a programming language for real-time sound synthesis and music creation. ChucK offers a unique time-based, concurrent programming model that is precise and expressive (we call this strongly-timed), dynamic control rates, and the ability to add and modify code on-the-fly. In addition, ChucK supports MIDI, OpenSoundControl, HID device, and multi-channel audio. It is open-source and freely available on macOS, Windows, and Linux. It's fun and easy to learn, and offers composers, researchers, and performers a powerful programming tool for building and experimenting with complex audio synthesis/analysis programs, and real-time interactive music.

Welcome to ChucK!

More ChucK!

Artful Design Ren
Programming for Musicians and Digital Artists

ChuGL (alpha): Graphics in ChucKnew!!
strongly-timed real-time 2D/3D graphics programming

WebChucK: ChucK in browsers
embedding ChucK in your web projects
or code with WebChucK IDEnew!!

ChAI: ChucK for AInew!!
tools for building interactive AI musical systems

Extending ChucK
chugins, chugens, chugraphs!
chugins on github

Chunity (ChucK for Unity)
using ChucK in the Unity game engine!
FaucK (FAUST in ChucK)
   hybriding the best of two worlds
ChucKDesigner (ChucK in TouchDesigner)
   strongly-time audio => visual programming
chuck~ (in Pure Data & Max/MSP)
   early in development; text-based + graphic patching
Chunreal (ChucK in Unreal Engine)
   early in development

ChucK powers PLOrk and SLOrk

CMJ ChucK article (2015)
ChucK excerpt from Artful Design (2018)
Peruse Ge's PhD Thesis (2008)
(and check out Perry's chuck anthem!)
more ChucK + related publications

check out Ge's talk
on ChucK, laptop orchestra,
ocarina, and social music

ChucK community
github repos, discord, forums, mailing lists
join the community!

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