An Integrated Music Environment, powered by Csound.
Blue is an open-source, cross-platform desktop application for composing music. Use visual tools together with text and code to create the music of your dreams.
Latest Release: 2.8.1
Download Blue 2.8.1 from Github for your platform below:View Release Information
You will also need to install a 64-bit Java 11+ JDK (Java Developer Kit) to run Blue. The recommended version is Java 11 from AdoptOpenJDK.
Developer builds are created using the very latest Blue development code. They may contain new features and bug fixes but also may contain their own issues as they represent in-process work. You may download a development build from Github Actions below. (Login required with Github account to download the artifacts.)Download Dev Build
Older releases of Blue are available at:
Blue is a music composition environment for Csound, written in Java, and available for use on Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux. It allows doing everything one can do in Csound as well as builds on top of it to offer the following features:
The latest documentation for Blue includes information about the program as well as a reference guide for the many different plugins (SoundObjects, Instruments, and NoteProcessors), and tutorials.
Video Tutorials by Menno Knevel are available on Youtube.
The Blue Wiki contains useful articles contributed by the user community.
Mailing lists are the primary means to discuss Blue. Questions and comments on using Blue should go to the users mailing list while those regarding the development of Blue should be directed to the developer mailing list.
Click on the link name below to subscribe or manage your subscription for the list. Click on the archive link next to the list's description to search and view the archive for that mailing list.
For realtime conversations, join the #blue channel on the Csound Discord. (Signup for the Csound Discord here.)
Did you find a bug? Or want to request a feature? Please use the Github Issue Tracker link below to search for existing issues or file new ones. Your feedback is valuable and contributes to making a better Blue!Report an Issue