The following packages are needed by various instruments to compile, so it is recommended
to download and install them. Also, a recent version of Csound is required by many of
the instruments (a Linux binary that should work is available
Additionally, utilities from this page may be useful, although not required for compiling the orc/sco files.
[+] base_macros-1.2.1.tar.gz (8567 bytes)
Contains include files with basic macros (get note parameters, create band-limited tables, read MIDI controllers, conversions, formant tables, and more) without which most instruments will not compile. To install the include files, copy all files with .orc and .sco extension to INCDIR.
[+] Effects.Include-1.1.0.tar.gz (5779 bytes)
The orc files from this package are needed by many instruments that produce stereo output.
There is also a 1.1.1 version (8405 bytes) that uses convolve files for 90 degree phase shifters (this allows a linear phase response, and slightly improved sound quality, but is unfortunately slower to render). Note that it uses an install script that works only on Unix-like systems to generate impulse responses, although convolve files for the 32-bit floats x86 versions of Csound can be downloaded from here (71024 bytes).
The 1.1.0 and 1.1.1 versions are identical with the exception of the phase shifters, and are fully compatible, so you can use any of them.
[+] drumsamples3.tar.gz (4041295 bytes)
A collection of TR-808 and 909 drum samples, used by some instruments. Installation can be done
by simply copying the drums directory to
This sample set is based on tr909kit.krz and tr808909.krz available from ftp.sweetwater.com, and the TR-808 samples by Michael Fischer (see also this text file).
[+] s770_samples-1.0.1.tar.gz (5835768 bytes)
Another set of samples that is useful to have (although not used as frequently as the 808 and 909 collection). To install the sample files, copy everything from the data subdirectory to SSDIR/s770_samples.
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