aeon VS overtone

Compare aeon vs overtone and see what are their differences.


A live-coding system for musical pattern manipulation (by tommaisey)


Collaborative Programmable Music (by overtone)
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aeon overtone
3 20
24 5,590
- 0.3%
0.0 3.9
over 1 year ago about 1 month ago
Scheme Clojure
- GNU General Public License v3.0 or later
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Posts with mentions or reviews of aeon. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-06-13.
  • Racket for Computer Music?
    7 projects | | 13 Jun 2022 , (Chez Scheme) ?
  • Sequence and synthesize music
    3 projects | | 23 May 2021
    It would be totally possible. I'm working on a Scheme-based live-coding tool that allows you to write SuperCollider Synthdefs in Scheme, thanks to a project called rsc3. That project would be a good inspiration if you were going to attempt this.


Posts with mentions or reviews of overtone. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-11-07.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing aeon and overtone you can also consider the following projects:

Sonic Pi - Code. Music. Live.

MuseScore - MuseScore is an open source and free music notation software. For support, contribution, bug reports, visit Fork and make pull requests!

Tidal - Pattern language

pipewire - Mirror of the PipeWire repository (see

elk-pi - Elk Audio OS binary images for Raspberry Pi

scheme-for-max - Max/MSP external for scripting and live coding Max with s7 Scheme Lisp

VeeSeeVSTRack - Open-source virtual modular synthesizer

awesome-livecoding - All things livecoding

JUCE - JUCE is an open-source cross-platform C++ application framework for desktop and mobile applications, including VST, VST3, AU, AUv3, RTAS and AAX audio plug-ins.

Rack - The virtual Eurorack studio

PentatonicScales - A simple python script to generate every pentatonic musical scale as a midi file

ThinkDSP - Think DSP: Digital Signal Processing in Python, by Allen B. Downey.