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SASL (Stand Alone S LISP) is a programming language for computer music and sound synthesis. Developed in the 1970s by Bill Schottstaedt, it used syntax derived from Lisp and Scheme. The language was designed for real-time control of digital audio signals on specialized hardware components like the PDP-11 minicomputer-equipped with custom-made DACs or early DSP chips. Its design aimed to make powerful sound processing capabilities accessible to composers and musicians without requiring low-level signal processing knowledge or large-scale digital computer resources.

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