The Otherside is an advanced open-source multimedia system, designed to run as a server application. It is essentially a sound synthesis system that allows for the creative collaboration of a number of people or machines over computer networks. Unlike most similar attempts to create network-based audio applications, the Otherside does not require any specialized audio software or massive amounts of computer processing power. The audio processing is done on the server side and directed to listeners using a simple Internet Radio protocol. Any listener can then choose to participate in the sound creation process by using a simple web-browser-based chatroom, or by utilising their own advanced systems for network control.