Building Csound from Source

Building Csound

I haven’t forgotten about this place. I’ve just been really wicked busy. I’m going to do my best to make up for it starting right now.

I compiled Csound from source for the first time yesterday, for OS X. The experience wasn’t nearly as bad as I predicted it to be, as things went fairly smoothly. I did have to go google fishing for a few answers that weren’t explained in the build instructions. Though I attribute this more to my lack of understanding of SCons than anything else.

I need start doing my own builds from now on because I’m at a point where I can really use a 64-bit version of Csound (higher audio quality), and there is no prebuilt 64-bit package for my OS of choice. As of right now, my build works in a limited capacity, as I have a few issues to work out. For example, I’ve lost the ability to render in realtime. No biggie. It’s just a matter of time until I get everything working like clockwork.

Exciting stuff, I know.

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