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Get the latest information on upcoming SuperCollider meetings in the Bay Area: subscribe to our local SC users mailing list! If you are organizing any SuperCollider-related event in the Bay Area, feel free to join and post to this list. The goal is to connect as many people locally as possible. Recent meetings have been happening at CCRMA (Stanford University), but it would be great to have other events in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose...

Next Meeting

To be announced (February or March 2012)

SuperCollider @ CCRMA

Location: 660 Lomita Drive Stanford, CA 94305


--Parking is free at Stanford after 4pm--

A meeting of Bay Area SuperCollider users.


  • Make it a regular meeting of SuperCollider users
  • All levels of expertise welcome
  • Open to Bay Area SC users; space to meet new people
  • Encourage new connections/collaborations, support creative projects
  • Space for sharing & discussion
- present personal projects
- ask questions
- get feedback
- analyze code & learn from it (for example, reverse engineer tweet-long pieces)
- solutions for common problems
  • Build this wiki (and collaborate with main SC wiki)
  • Frequency of meetings: monthly, or every other month
  • Plan a performance together?

Previous meetings:

January 26, 2012, 12pm

October 25, 2011, 5:30pm

October 7, 2011, 5pm

September 30, 2011, 12pm

June 28, 2011, 5pm

June 21, 2011, 5pm

June 13, 2011, 12pm


How to make SuperCollider go "beep":

SuperCollider basic tutorial:

Quick Reference for beginners:

Getting-Started Tutorial (from SuperCollider Online Help)

Adding Quarks

 SwingOSC.default.boot  // wait 5 seconds or so... then
 Quarks.gui  // check out Quarks directory; refresh listing; mark quark(s) for installation; save

Dave Phillips tutorials in the Linux Journal

David Cottle's Tutorial (PDF):

current edition:

older edition:

older edition:

Tour of UGens

Joshua Parmenter's Summer Course: [not working?]

Fedora Project Musicians' Guide SuperCollider:

SuperCollider Tweets Explained

dewdrop intermediate tutorials

Making New SuperCollider Plugins Using Faust

Install on Ubuntu

Follow these instructions:

And if you want to use emacs, you MAY need to do this, depending on your version of Ubuntu: (only needed if you have trouble loading SC help files in emacs)

Other SC Links

Wikipedia page on SuperCollider

Other SuperCollider groups around the world:




New York: