supernova(1) SuperCollider audio synthesis server


supernova [options]


SuperCollider is a real time audio synthesis programming language. This manual page documents briefly the supernova command, the audio server of SuperCollider.

SuperCollider has documentation in the HTML format available in the supercollider-doc package.


A summary of options is included below. There must be a -u and/or a -t option, or -N for nonrealtime.
-u <udp-port-number>
a port number (0-65535)
-t <tcp-port-number>
a port number (0-65535)
-c <number-of-control-bus-channels>
default 4096
-a <number-of-audio-bus-channels>
default 128
-i <number-of-input-bus-channels>
default 2
-o <number-of-output-bus-channels>
default 2
-z <block-size>
default 64
-Z <hardware-buffer-size>
default 0
-S <hardware-sample-rate>
default 0
-b <number-of-sample-buffers>
default 1024
-n <max-number-of-nodes>
default 1024
-d <max-number-of-synth-defs>
default 1024
-m <real-time-memory-size>
default 8192
-w <number-of-wire-buffers>
default 64
-r <number-of-random-seeds>
default 64
-D <load synthdefs? 1 or 0>
default 1
-R <publish to Rendezvous? 1 or 0>
default 1
-l <max-logins>
default 64
maximum number of named return addresses stored
also maximum number of tcp connections accepted
-p <session-password>
When using TCP, the session password must be the first command sent. The default is no password. UDP ports never require passwords, so for security use TCP.
-N <cmd-filename> <input-filename> <output-filename> <sample-rate> <header-format> <sample-format>
enable memory locking
-H <hardware-device-name>
-v <verbosity>
0 is normal behaviour
-1 suppresses informational messages
-2 suppresses informational and many error messages
-U <ugen-plugins-path>
a colon-separated list of paths
If -U is specified, the standard paths are NOT searched for plugins.
-P <restricted-path>
If specified, prevents file-accessing OSC commands from accessing files outside <restricted-path>.


To quit, send a 'quit' command via UDP or TCP, or press ctrl-C.


This manual page was written by Paul Brossier <[email protected]> for the Debian project (but may be used by others).

Modified and updated by Artem Popov <[email protected]>.