List of All Modules
May 2013 - this software won't work with OS X 10.7 or later. A new version is coming soon...
The TX Modular System for Mac OS X (Release 082 - January 2012)
Currently, this website is a download site for the TX Modular system, which is standalone audio software. It can be used for building interactive audio systems such as: digital musical instruments, interactive generative compositions, sound design tools, live audio processing tools, group improvisation instruments, and audio-visual performance tools.
This latest release includes many enhancements plus various new modules (see Release Notes for more details).
Intro to the TX Modular System
The TX Modular system includes many of the modules found in synths and samplers, such as: sample & loop players, synth waveform generators, envelope generators, LFOs, filters, and step sequencers, plus more (see List of All Modules ).
The user can choose which modules to use, as well as samples and loops, and build these into a "system".
Audio and modulation signals can be sent around the system allowing for all kinds of ways to link and control modules.
Visual compositions built with Quartz Composer (a free tool that comes with OS X) can be displayed and used interactively within the TX Modular system.
Help files are provided for every module as well as tutorials on how to use the software.
A user-designed GUI interface, with up to 20 linked screens is included.
The user can add buttons, sliders, labels boxes, etc. of any size, colour, or font, and decide how they control modules in the system.
This is useful for example when you want to show certain details of various different modules together on one screen. Or have a single button start several sequencers, or a single slider modify multiple filters.
Up to 99 "snapshots" of the system can be saved, and you can easily create presets for any module, and export them for use in other TX systems.
You can control the system live with a keyboard, mouse, MIDI or OSC controllers, an IPad or smart phone, a Wii, or using other software - on the same computer, across a network, or across the Internet.
It is also possible to record the digital output straight to disk to create audio files that can then be used in a sequencer or audio editor.
This video gives a quick introduction to using the software - or see it in HD here
This second video demonstrates building a GUI interface - or see it in HD here
About the Software
The TX Modular system is a modular software synth which is written in the SuperCollider language (supercollider.sourceforge.net). This version is for Mac OS X (10.4 or higher) and won't work with Windows or Linux.
You don't need to know how to program in SuperCollider to use this system. But if you can program in SuperCollider, some modules allow you to edit the SuperCollider code inside the module .
Free Software License
The TX Modular system is free software released under the GNU General Public License (version 3), created by the Free Software Foundation (see www.gnu.org). A copy of the license is included with the download.