[Haskell-cafe] Open-source projects for beginning Haskell students?

Tom Murphy amindfv at gmail.com
Thu Mar 22 18:33:20 CET 2012

     If you want to do Haskell audio synthesis, you could also use
hsc3 (good start here: http://slavepianos.org/rd/ut/hsc3-texts/). With
hsc3 you can start on serious audio synthesis with only a few lines of
Haskell. In my opinion it could use a much larger community.


On 3/22/12, Heinrich Apfelmus <apfelmus at quantentunnel.de> wrote:
> serialhex wrote:
>> On Sat, Mar 17, 2012 at 11:01 AM, Heinrich Apfelmus
>> <apfelmus at quantentunnel.de> wrote:
>>> The task is to implement a small audio synthesizer in Haskell.
>> seriously?!?!  i'm not in his class, but i'm game!  i learn better
>> when i'm working on something interesting, and i want to make my
>> (currently pretty pathetic) haskell better and i *LOOOVVVVEEEEE*
>> audio!  a haskell-based synth (or series of synths) would be really
>> spiffy!  what do i have to know / learn / do?
> Well, it's up to you, really. You need to learn a bit how audio
> synthesis works, for instance starting with the following links.
>    http://www.acoustics.salford.ac.uk/acoustics_info/sound_synthesis/
>    http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Sound_Synthesis_Theory
>    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Sound_synthesis_types
> Then, it's best to learn by programming various wave forms yourself and
> playing around with them. I just finished implementing the necessary
> Haskell backend for playing raw audio data. You can find it here:
>    http://hackage.haskell.org/package/tomato-rubato-openal
> The  testSine  function demonstrates how it works.
> Best regards,
> Heinrich Apfelmus
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