One page listing of all indexed apps

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midifilterPerl app that can filter MIDI data from an ALSA MIDI input 
*2rawC code to convert PAT-format soundfiles, IT samples, and XI instruments to raw soundfiles 
4Frontoffers commercially available sound drivers for UNIXLinux 
64 StudioA collection of Free Software for digital content creation.2009-03-04
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64 Studio: Building a native 64-bit creative distributionanother fine article from Daniel James2006-02-22 
8Hz-MP3MPEG audio encoder 
9 Liedermusic from Wolfgang Woehl and friends, made with help from Ardour, JAMin, and LADSPA 
a2jmididexposes ALSA MIDI ports within the JACK MIDI system2012-07-05
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A Jazz Improvisation Primeran excellent first guide from Marc Sabatella 
A Profile of SoundTrackera look at Michael Krause's excellent music module tracker2001-01-01 
ABCa language designed to notate tunes in an ascii format 
ABC Plus ProjectEnhancements for the ABC language, including "abcpp" (abc preprocessor) and "JedABC" (abc file editor) 
abcMIDIConverts abc score to MIDI file 
About the MODhistory and other information about making and playing music in the MOD format2000-12-01 
abrowseGTK app reads/converts AKAI S1000/3000 sample CDs 
ac3jackrealtime AC3 encoding for JACK audio2009-07-13
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ACCCIJohn Gather's Amsterdam Catalog of Csound Computer Instruments 
Achieving Low-Latency Response TimesOld tutorial2000-11-17 
aconnectguiFLTK-based GUI for ALSA's aconnect utility
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AdLib-S3M PlayerSubroutines for playing Adlib-S3M or MidiS3M files in a QuickBasic program 
AeolusPipe organ synth with 3 manuals and 1 pedal, 5 different temperaments, variable tuning, stereo, surround or Ambisonics output, flexible audio controls including a large church reverb. Uses JACK2013
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AGNULAa GNULinux audio and multimedia distribution2005-07-06
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AGNULA/DeMuDi + Pd (Pure Data) Installation Notesinstructions from Derek Holzer and friends2004-12-01
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agsGTK audio sequencer with a piano roll, synth, matrix editor, drum machine, soundfont2 player, mixer and an output panel. Uses ALSA2018
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aifc2wavconverts AIFC (IMA4 or SOWT) files to WAV 
AIFF DSPA framework in which your C functions which process the data in Audio IFF (AIFF) files are called. The framework contains main() and deals with all aspects of AIFF file handling, allowing you to concentrate solely on the development of your DSP algorithm 
algoscoreA sequencer. Uses CSound and OSC. Construct music with an interactive graphical score.2008-11 
Alikisoftware for room impulse response measurement2011-01-30
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AllegroCC++ game programming library with sound support2012-11-18
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Almus VCUCommand-line app makes a computer equipped with a multi-channel sound card into a real-time versatile convolver unit. Uses ALSA2006 
Alpha JunoGTK patch editor for Roland Alpha Juno 12 and MKS50 synths 
ALPY3D sound kit, based on OpenAL, with a Python binding
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Alsa-NyserReal-time sound spectrum display2002 
ALSAadvanced Linux sound architecture project2009-08-31 
ALSA Programming HOWTOA guide for the perplexed2010 
ALSA MIDI KommanderDCOP interface exposing many ALSA sequencer features for shell scripts, Kommander scripts, or KDE apps2008-03-24
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ALSA Modular SynthComplex modular synth. Uses JACK2014-04-01
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ALSA Patch BayGUI patch bay for ALSA's sequencer interface. Requires FLTK or GTK
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ALSA Wikiunofficial wiki about ALSA, the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture 
AlsaBuilda script to build a preemptive 2.4 kernel with ALSA sound support 
AlsaPlayerGTK Wav/Mp3/Flac/CDDA/etc player with speed control, playlist. Uses ALSA or JACK2013 
Amarokexcellent feature-rich music player for Linux 
AMB-PluginsPlugins for first order Ambisonics B-format2010-11-21 
ambdecAmbisonic decoder for first and second order2011-09-11
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Ambergranular synthesis for Linux and MacOS2006-11-04
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AmbisonicsAmbisonics implementation for Csound 
Ambisonics PlayerJava-based b-format player 
ameterALSA audio level meter 
ametroObsolete version of KMetronome
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amidmapreads, processes, and transmits MIDI events2005-11-19
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amsLV2 plugins derived from "Alsa Modular Synth". These plugins are used to create modular synths and contain a VCO, VCF, VCA, LFO, Slew Limiter, Envelop, and Sample+Hold2017-01-21 
amSynthModelling synth. Uses JACK2017-06-25
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An Analysis of Sample Rate Conversion of the "SoX" appon-line technical paper 
analogbox synthA circuit based, modular software synthesizer.2011-03-20 
AnthemQt MIDI sequencer. Reads + saves standard MIDI files, Use TSE (ALSA or OSS) MIDI2002-07-10 
aplaymidiCommand-line app to send a midi file to an ALSA MIDI port. Also lists ALSA MIDI outs/ins 
APODIOis an "...audio computer on a live CD bootable distribution"2012-01-29
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Apple Sues Sorenson Over QuickTime CodecSlashdot discussion2002-05-01 
Applications for OSS/Linuxa list from 4Front Technologies 
Aqualunga music player for GNU/Linux2015-07-26
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arcangelDistortion effect. Uses JACK
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ArchAudioThe Arch Linux Pro Audio Community
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ArdourProfessional-grade multitrack/multichannel hard-disk recording2017-08-16
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Argotlunarreal-time delay-line granulator
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Aria MaestosaCross-platform MIDI sequencer/editor.2013-10-27 
arpageJACK Transport Synchronized MIDI Arpeggiator2010-05-17
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ArtistXDebian-based audio/video/graphics live CD2013-15-09
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Asaphtool for Christian music groups and worship leaders for managing song databases 
aseqjoyTurns a joystick into a MIDI controller. Uses ALSA sequencer interface
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ASIO for WINEa proof-of-concept driver from Robert Reif 
Asteriskopen-source PBX for Linux, from Mark Spencer and others 
AthenaCL"...an object-oriented, Python-scriptable algorithmic front-end to Csound" 
ATSHOld GTK1 app for analysis, transformation, and synthesis of digital sound by means of the ATS system
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AUBE/MetadecksRealtime sound generation and processing2002-05-15 
aubioLibrary designed for the extraction of annotations from audio signals.2014-03-12 
AudacityAudio editor and DAW, in GTK, with support for multiple tracks and 8, 16, or 24/32-bit samples, read/write many file formats, uses LADSPA and VAMP plugins. JACK and ALSA directly.2016-01-20
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Audacity Wiki* <http://audacityteam.org/wiki/> wiki, Not software 
audio convertA script to convert wav, ogg, mp3, mpc, flac, ape or wma files into wav, ogg, mp3, mpc, flac or ape files 
Audio::LADSPAPerl extensions for hosting LADSPA pluginsLP  
Audio Librea PDF file of the first installment from Daniel James's new column for http:www.linuxuser.co.ukLi..2004-08-27 
Audio Processing PipelinesAudio processing in batch mode with the "sox" app2001-12-01 
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Audio Transcriber/Recordera PerlTk utility for transferring audio tapes and LPs to CD
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AudioCutter CinemaJava app with an emphasis on editing "surround" soundfiles2003-11-17 
AudioMoveQt app that can copy-and-convert multiple audio files with 1 click (batch operation) 
audioscience driver  
AudioSlackaudio packages for Slackware users, from Luke Yelavich, inspired by PlanetCCRMA
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Audioziplossless audio compression
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AutocompTakes a text file you create containing chord changes, and creates a csound .sco file containing a bass/drum/keyboard accompaniment in a "swing style" 
AutoTalentreal-time pitch correction LADSPA plugin2010-03-20 
AutoTrackTakes a chord chart, and creates a MIDI file with bass and drum tracks in your choice of musical style 
AutoZenGTK1 brainwave modification app. It generates sounds that are meant to cause the brain to temporarily shift to a different dominant frequency and cause the user to experience an altered state of consciousness. Uses OSS (not ALSA or JACK) 
AviDemuxmultiplex and demultiplex audio tofrom AVI videos2011-12-31 
AV LinuxA complete 32bit Debian-based Content Creation focused OS2014-11-05
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AyyiModular audio/MIDI production system2011-11-07
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AZR-3 [JACK]A tonewheel organ with drawbars, distortion and rotating speakers. Uses JACK audio and MIDI. Based upon the AZR3 VST plugin by Rumpelrausch Täips2010-03-12
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b-tektrackerCommand-line MIDI step-sequencer based on TekTracker2006-08-30 
BackupBandMusic auto-arranger follows your chord changes live and plays along in a variety of styles.2015-12-8 
basefManipulates parameters found in AIFF soundfile header. Requires CSound 
Bash KaraokeGTK App. Supported formats: *.mid, *.kar, *.wrd , *.mod, *.rcp, *.r36, *.g18, *.g362013 
BassMODMOD player based on code from the popular XmPLAY and BASS players for Windows. Uses OSS (not ALSA or JACK) 
baudlineRealtime frequency analyzer with varied displays. Uses JACK2010-07-21
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BayonneThe GNU voice server/telephony project2007-01-18 
bcx2000editPatch editor for the Behringer BCR2000 + BCF2000 MIDI control surfaces 
BEAST/BSEGTK multitrack music composition and audio synthesis app. Uses ALSA audio, and ALSA RawMidi2017-06-27 
Beat MonkeyCalculates soundfile BPM and sample frames. Requires a very old version of GTK
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BeatfishPattern-controlled drum sampler. Uses JACK for audio. Enlightenment for its GUI
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BeatForceA computer DJ system for two players with independent playlists, song databases, mixers, samplers2004-07-16 
BeatrixCommand-line hammond-style drawbar organ app with overdrive, leslie sim, and reverb. Uses OSS (not ALSA or JACK)2006 
BeatRootJava interactive beat tracking and visualisation system2011 
Beats By Designan "artificially intelligent drum machine", requires jMusic and Java2013 
beatslash2 plugins for live beat repeating and beat slicing. "beat repeater" will repeat the current beat. "beat slicer" will randomly repeat parts of a live sample2014 
Berklee Sharesfree music lessons from the Berklee College of Music 
Best Soundcard For DJing With Linuxpoll results at OpenJay.org2005-10-26 
Big Earsan on-line ear-training utility, requires a Java-enabled browser and a Windows ActiveX component not made for linux1997-01-01
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BINARS"an open-source sequencer for Linux, ALSA, and GNOME", from Michael Ashton2000-05-02
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Bipscripta simple programming environment for creating music.
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BladeEncan MP3 encoder 
Blenderthe premier open-source 3D animation renderer now supports audio tracks2012-02-16
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BLOPband-limited oscillator LADSPA plugins2004-06-20 
blueComposition environment for Csound and Java2010-06-09 
BoChorda chord typesetting utility
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Bol ProcessorProduces music using a set of rules (a compositional grammar) or from text scores that can be typed in or captured from a MIDI instrument 
BombDisplays animated organic graphics in response to the PC keyboard, audio music, or on its own 
Bonklossy/lossless audio compression 
BoodlerCommand-line programmable soundscape tool2007-09-28 
BpmDjCommercial DJ app for Android2012-04-09 
bristolClassic synth emulations. Uses JACK2012-04-27
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Broadcast2000 Brings DV Editing To LinuxCurtis Lee Fulton tells us how it's done2000-08-11 
Broadcast 2000Non-linear realtime audio/video editing system
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BruteFIRCommand-line app to apply long FIR filters to multi-channel digital audio, offline or in realtime. Filters, Convolution, Development, dsp 
Building Sounds for your Applications with SoundTrackersage advice from the experts at LinuxPlanet2002-08-09 
BurnITJAVA front-end for mkisofs and cdrecord
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Buzz Tracker On Linuxhow to make the popular Windows tracker work on Linux 
BuzztraxMidi tracker / sequencer2012
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Cabela Python-based GUI for creating Csound processing networks 
CalcAmpcalculates what factor a sample needs for amplification to maximum volume 
Calf Studio GearMIDI synthesis instruments, filters, and effects2017-11-04
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Calf Studio Gear pluginsLarge collection of synths and effect LV2 plugins 
campcasterautomation system for radio stations2010-11-29 
CanorusQt music notation app supports note writing, import/export of various file formats, MIDI input and output, scripting and more2009-03-27 
cantorMIDI sequencereditor project1999-01-18
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Cantustag editor for MP3, OGG, and FLAC files
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CAPSA set of LADSPA plugins for amplifier emulation, effects processing, reverb, EQ, etc2014-11-13 
carlaA host for LADSPA+LRDF, DSSI, LV2, VST2/3 and AU plugins plus GIG, SF2 and SFZ support.
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ccAudioportable general purpose C++ class library for manipulating audio files and audio data 
ccAudio2an improved version of the former ccAudio, from the Bayonne GNULinux telephony project 
CD Buildergenerates cue sheets and subcodes
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cdda2wavutility for cdrom drives that are capable of sending audio cd data in digital form to your host 
CDimg|toolsset of command line tools to manipulate CD/DVD images of certain formats2013-03-01 
cdlabelgengenerates frontcards and traycards for CD cases2013 
CDoxtool for creating CD covers, requires Java
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cdparanoiaan improved version of the cdda2wav CD audio grabber 
cdr"CreateDuplicateRip" front-end for ripping and encoding audio from CD
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cdrdaoCommand-line app to record audio or data CD-Rs in disk-at-once (DAO) mode 
CdrecordCommand line apps that record CD/DVD/BluRay media 
cdreddriver for remote audio CDs, from Hector Escolar Garcia 
cdrom_speedlets the user decrease CD-ROM drive speed, specially suitable for playing MP3's from your CD 
cdwriteOld command-line CD writing software1995
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Ceciliapowerful GUI and composition environment for CSound 
CeresCreate a Csound score from granulation of soundfile2009-12-23
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Ceres3Spectral editor with musically enhanced graphic control over spectral activity of a sound file. Requires old Motif GUI kit
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Chainsaw synthBasic subtractive synth with supersaw oscillator. Linux VST plugin2010-11-17 
CheeseTrackerQT-based module tracker with support for LADSPA effects and multiple sound formats2007-12-31
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ChibiTrackerAdvanced multi-platform tracker with sample editor, FX and SDL-GUI2008-03-08 
ChionicLinux sampling software from Juan Linietsky (reduz)2005-05-01
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ChordCastChord editor written in Java (swing). It uses an XML format to save chord sheets to files. Can also export to HTML files using PNG images for chords. Requires J2RE 1.4 to run.2002-12-23 
ChordDBa Web-based database front-end that keeps track of chord files (fake sheets)2004-07-15 
ChordpackPerl script whose purpose is to typeset song-books/songs written in chordpro format. The typesetting is done using typepesetting system TeX using macro package LaTeX2001
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ChucKan audio programming language for realtime synthesis, composition, and performance2008-07-16
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cinelerra-cvCommunity version of Cinelerra, which isn't a fork, but provides additional features and bugfixes 
Cinelerrathe impressive successor to Broadcast 2000 
CLAManalysis, synthesis and processing of audio signals2010-03-05
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ClamorCommand-line app that plays exercises to test hearing intervals, hearing chords, and hearing notes relative to the tonic or the root of a chord2005-01-16 
ClanLiba platform-independent game SDK with sound support2013 
ClaudiaA powerful GUI session manager, a LADISH frontend.JS  
clavierGTK-based Virtual MIDI keyboard for controlling external synths 
clementiapp to practice piano. It loads notes from MIDI files and highlights them on a virtual piano. Then waits for inputs from a keyboard controller before displaying the next notes2013 
ClockLoopCommand-line looper plays audio files in a loop, upon receiving MIDI note messages. Uses JACK for audio, and ALSA Seq for MIDI
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CMaskCsound score generation environment 
Cmixcomputer music language designed to create and manipulate soundfiles1997-03-28
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CMTCarnegie-Mellon MIDI Toolkit (includes the adagio language) 
cmusicAn acoustic compiler program 
sample-multi-shotifierhack which expands your traditional hardware/software samplers using many-samples-in-one-sample (poor man's soundfont) 
Common LISP Musicmusic synthesis and signal processing package in the Music V family2008-12-02
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Common MusicRick Taube's "truly general computer language for music composition"2011-04-24 
Common Music Notationcreates and displays traditional Western music scores
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Community-Based Recording Studios: A Look into the Futurea Linux Journal article by Tom Poe2002-05-02 
compositeComposite is **will be** a software for real-time, in-performance sequencing, sampling, and looping. 
comp.speechvery informative Web page with FAQ 
Computer Music and the Linux Operating System: A Report from the FrontArticle (in PDF format) from "the Computer Music Journal"2003-11-01 
Computer Music: Synthesis, Composition, and PerformanceFamous excellent introductory text by Charles Dodge and Thomas Jerse1997-07-02 
connieSimulation of an electronic organ like Vox Continental. A second model features a "poor man's hammond". Uses JACK for audio and MIDI2009
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Continuuman interesting controller 
Converting 78 rpm Records to Modern Media on Linuxa descriptive text from James Tappin2002-04-04 
CornBucketgranular synthesis score generator for Csound
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Countbeatsdisplays tempo when you tap the spacebar, requires Python/Tkinter 
COWGenerates sounds out of graphs for amplitude and frequency2005-06-29 
Creating Audio CDs With Linuxan in-depth hands-on HOWTO2001-01-05 
Creoxa JACK-friendly real-time sound processor2003-09-17
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CrossOver Brings QuickTime to Linuxdescribes the excellent plugin from CodeWeavers2001-09-06 
CSFEa TclTk Csound GUI 
csound-x.elCsound-mode package for GNU Emacs 
CsoundBarry Vercoe's gift to the world of computer music and sound synthesis2008-09-23
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Csound for LinuxHow it was back in 19991999-02-01 
Csound Journalarticles2008-06-21 
Csound Manualthe definitive documentation 
Csound Realtime Examplesa great collection from Iain McCurdy 
Csound Syntax for ViSet of definitions for ViVim 
ct-synthPolyphonic synthesizer, built with custom GUI toolkit, for Linux and Android2016-4-20 
CthughaTakes sound input from a CD, stereo, or microphone and displays colorful animated graphics synced to the sound 
ctronomeCommand-line metronome. Uses OSS (not ALSA or JACK) 
cuetoolsutilities for working with CD cue files and TOC files
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Cumulusreal-time granular synth. Uses OSS2001-02-12
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cursedsequencerPurely character-based (command-line) midi sequencer.2010-11-13
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cursynthCommand-line 32 voice polyphonic synth. 2 osc's with 15 anti-aliased waveforms. Low/high pass resonant filter. Routable modulation matrix with MIDI learn2014 
dagrabaudio grabber, CD to WAV
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darkiceLive HTTP audio streamer with support for JACK, ALSA, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, Icecast 1, Icecast 2 and Shoutcast2011-10-31
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darkwave dawAn open source, Digital Audio Workstation for Windows2011-06-06
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Das_Watchdogmonitors realtime processes so they won't hang your machine
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Data Transport in Linux Audio ApplicationsAn introductory text on some of the available data transport systems between and within applications.2010-09-07
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DBMixsoftware DJ digital audio mixing system
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declickCommand-line app removes clicks in a WAV file using a basic peak-threshold1999 
dekagena command line tool to automate ripping CDs and converting to MP3 or OGGVorbis format
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Delfina realtime software sampler2003-02-16
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Demeterfrom Steve Harris, "... a thing for showing distortion in JACK systems, ADDA converters or whatev..
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DemolitionA destruction testing tool for LADSPA pluginsLP  
Demudithe Debian Multimedia Distribution2005-07-06
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DenemoGTK front-end for Lilypond2013-07-10
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Der Pinguin auf dem Weg ins TonstudioFrank Barknecht interviews Paul Davis for DeutschlandRadio (in German)2003-07-12 
deteriorate2 plugins to deteriorate the sound quality of live audio; a granulator and a downsampler2014 
Developing and Using Snd: Editing Sound Under LinuxA tutorial for the "snd" app2001-10-05 
RTSynthVoice controlled resonance instrument. Requires JACK and a microphone
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DidJiXlightweight live distribution for Mixxx2014-06-29
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DiffMa Java-based metronome
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Digital Rights ManagementDaniel James asks the question in Sound On Sound2003-08-01 
DigitalDJan SQL-based MP3 player front-end from Mike Oliphant, designed to work with his Grip
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DigitalDJ EnhancedJukebox MP3 player lets you create a database of CDs in MP3 format, and play them uninterrupted based on song properties such as Artist/Disc/Genre/Tempo/Preference2002 
dinSynth that lets you draw your own oscillator waveform using Bezier curves. Uses JACK for audio and MIDI2017-03-26
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DinoIntegrated GTK MIDI editor and sequencer engine using JACK MIDI2011-02-21
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diracC/C++ object library that redefines the limits of what todays’ technology can do for your app if you want to change the speed and pitch of music independently without sacrificing quality 
dis-dot-datmusic from James Shuttleworth, made with Cheesetracker and Ardour 
Disc-CoverProduce covers for audio cds. It scans audio cds and uses information from the cddb database to build a back and front cover for the cd. The cover is output in Latex, Dvi, Pdf or Postscript 
Dissociated Studiotakes an audio file, segments it, computes a segment similarity matrix, and plays the piece ...2001-07-03 
DISTRHO ProjectLarge collection of synths and effect LV2 plugins2014 
Div's MIDI Utilities for Unixexcellent collection of command-line MIDI tools2006-06-28 
DJ KrazyOld MP3/CD mixer. Uses OSS (not ALSA or JACK)
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DJPlayHigh-class live Qt DJ app. Uses JACK2007
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Dolby AC3 to IEC958 ConverterAudio format conversion 
Dr Fermi Tabulatorconverts ASCII tablature to a standard MIDI file 
DRCGenerates digital room correction FIR filters to be used within HiFi systems in conjunction with real-time convolution engines like BruteFIR2012 
Drivers, IRQs, and PCI latencyexcellent article by Dan Robbins (of Gentoo Linux) delivers the straight story2001-07-01
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Driving One's Own Audio DeviceWrite a custom (not ALSA) kernel driver1998-09-01 
drmr lv2 drumslv2 MIDI-controlled drum sampler that uses hydrogen drumkits2012 
drsoundwallsound wall program for DJs and radio stations 
Drumachinea score generator for percussion tracks. Requires CSound 
drumkv1LV2 MIDI-controlled drum sampler. Standalone version also2016-02-22
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DrumPatternsWeb-based tool for learning drum rudiments and other patterns. Produces a MIDI file you download 
DrumpilerWrite or generate drum and tone patterns in a simple programming language. Mix it using the sample assembler (asampler). Renders to files or plays real-time 
drumstickC++/Qt5 MIDI libraries, including a wrapper around the ALSA library sequencer interface.2016-09-25
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dsplabXForms-based DSP visualization and manipulation software
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dssi-vsta bridge for running VST plugins with the DSSI2008-05-22DS  
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dssi_convolveA convolution DSSI plugin2005-11-28
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dx7bagCommand-line apps to send and receive patch data from Yamaha DX + TX synths 
Dynebolica GNULinux distribution "... shaped on the needs of media activists, artists and teachers"2011-09-08
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e-radium  
ebumetermetering according to the EBU R-128 recommendation. Uses JACK
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ecamegapedalKai Vehmanen's great virtual guitar-fxstudio effect box
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ecasoundhard-disk recording and audio processing from the Linux console or one of its GUI apps2014-01-03
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ecawaveBasic Qt audio editor designed to edit large files direct-to-disk2003 
Editing Audio In Linuxtutorial2005-10-11 
eDrummerTurns your computer into a drum kit you play live with MIDI drum pads.2016/05 
Eisenkrautaudio editor with playback via SuperCollider32010-11-02
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Ekigaformerly GnomeMeeting), videoconferencingVOIP telephony application that makes audiovideo calls t.. 
ElaraOld MIDI-controlled synth2001-03-04
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ELERealtime effects processor. Uses OSS (not ALSA or JACK)2000-08-26 
Electronic Cowformerly commercial MIDI 
Emacspeaka speech output system for Emacs 
EMiPython GUI for "ecasound"2006 
EmuCollection of software for the creation, manipulation and analysis of speech databases
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Epichorda Midi sequencer for JACK-Midi
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eplaymidiApp to send a midi file to an OSS MIDI port 
erikyyyphoneInternet audio conferencing application, uses very little bandwith and handles network lags intel..
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esjita text-mode interface for handling JACK connectionsJS  
EsounDthe Enlightened Sound Daemon, "can mix several audio streams into one device"
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eTktabTcl/Tk app writes guitar tablature in the typical ASCII tab found on the Internet 
ExEfTom Olexa's cool "extreme effects" processor2003-12-20
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extudespieces composed by Frank Barknecht with the help of Pd and MusE 
FA Pluginsexcellent LADSPA plugins from Fons Adriaensen 
FablaLV2 MIDI-controlled drum sampler2012-01-07 
FANRCommand-line WAV to MIDI converter 
fastbreederexperimental genetic programming synthesiser2006-02-09
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FAUSTFunctional programming language for signal processing and synthesis2012-11-09
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Faust2PDmakes it easy to use Faust DSPs with Pd2007-10-17 
Faust OnlineOnline Faust Compiler to write your own audio applications or plugins
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FAVE raves: A new event for free software creativityDaniel James covers the event2005-11-02 
fdmfPerl/C command-line app for finding pairs of music files in a collection that are likely to contain the same music. It works on the music itself, not on the filename, tags, or headers. It uses an audio fingerprint, or perceptual hash to recognize the duplicate files 
Fedora JamAudio production tailored version of Fedorain active development
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Fervent Software's Studio To Go!a review from Brad Fuller2005-08-31 
Festivalspeech synthesis system 
Festvoxa suite of tools for building synthesized voices for Festival 
FFADOFFADO is a a generic Linux driver for FireWire based audio devices2009-12-19
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FFTWC subroutine library for the "Fastest Fourier Transform in the West" 
FIL-PluginsA four-band LADSPA parametric EQ 
Final Scratchpro-audio computerized DJ system from Stanton Magnetics
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findmp3utility to locate MP3 files by artist, title, album, genre, etc. within a directory/subdirectories 
How to fine-tune MPlayerConfigure the MPlayer app2003-03-08 
FiviewGraphically design/view a filter. Generates public domain source code that can be used directly in an app 
FJenieJava graphic editor for Csound function tables 
FLACthe Free Lossless Audio Codec2007-11-17 
FLAC Joins Xiph.orglossless compression format joins the free software world2003-01-29 
FlingerMIDI-to-speech synthesis system based on the Festival package
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Flitea light-weight alternative to Festival for voices built using FestVox 
FlowDesignerinteresting visual environment for building audio and signal processing applications 
flRecSimple audio recorder. FLTK GUI for "sox" 
fltrackerA tracker-style MIDI sequencer2006-06-04
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FluidGUIGUI for FluidSynth written in Java / Swing2004-06-18
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FluidSynth-DSSITurns "FluidSynth" into a DSSI plugin2009-01-05 
FluidSynthMIDI synthesizer using SF2 soundfonts. Uses JACK and/or ALSA directly2014-06-07
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fluxusrealtime visualizer; graphical livecoding environment2010-02-13
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fmitInstrument tuner. Uses JACK2010-05-17
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FMODmusic and effects system, supports large variety of playback types 
FMSFrequency Module Synthesizer. Uses OSS2008-04-07 
foo-yc20YC20 organ emulation2011-01-28 
fooscriptableinteractive non-realtime sound synthesis and audio processing environment 
Free Music Homepagea manifesto regarding music as a free commodity a la Linux and the GPL 
Free Software and Multimedia 2001: A Report from Firenzenotes on the proceedings2001-06-26 
FreeADSPAudio-oriented, real-time, cross-platform DSP software 
FreeBoBFreeBoB is a a generic Linux driver for BeBoB platform based devices
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FreeBSD Audio Softwarea list of ported applications 
Freecastpeer-to-peer streaming system for OggVorbis audio and video 
FreecycleBeat slicer, very useful for defining and editing loops, also creates loop MIDI file2007-12-10
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FreePhoneInternet telephony tool from INRIA 
FreeTTSJava-based text to speech synthesis 
freeverb3 - Impulse Response Convolution ProcessorFreeverb3 is a sound processing library, which includes sampling rate scaling enabled version of freeverb with some fixes, extended implementation of NReverb by CCRMA, implementation of impulse response convolution reverb, FIR filter constructor, band splitter, softknee/hardknee compressor, softknee/hardknee limiter, stereo enhancer and many other filter and effects. Some of the filters in this library have oversampling feature, which may provides high quality audio effects.2011-12-30 
FreeWheelinglive looping instrument2009-01-20
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freezetagGtk+ based id3 tag editor for MP3 files1999-06-01
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Freq51realtime spectrum analyzer, and a patch which indicates frequencies as musical note-names
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FreqTweakFFT realtime audio spectral manipulation and display. Uses JACK2004-07-07
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Frinikamusic workstation software for operating systems running Java 1.52013-10-22 
FScapeJava audio rendering software for time domain and spectral signal processing, similar to SoundHack 
FSTin-process VSTVSTi support from Torben Hohn and Paul Davis2006-05-31 
fsthostApp that runs Windows VSTs via WINE libs2016-05-31
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FTAPBeat-tapping and music-performance experiments2004-08-30 
Fuguemusic and sound programming language by Roger Dannenberg
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Fultron 2002Old Pattern-controlled drum sampler. Uses SDL2002
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funetaudio software repository in Finland 
FunktrackerGOLDa FNK module tracker
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gAlanGraphical audio language where you connect components like an effects chain2004-09-06
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gcombustGUI for mkisofs and cdrecord
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GDAMDJ Mixer. Uses OSS (not ALSA or JACK)2002-08-29
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GENPOReplicates the essential features of any pipe, theatre, or reed organ. GENPO reads a description of an organ (from a XML file) and presents a GUI for operating that organ. You must supply your own organ waveforms2008-11-26
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GeoMaestroAn environment for experimental musical composition with MIDI and Csound 
ghostessgraphical DSSI host2012-01-05
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giadapick up your channel, fill it with samples or MIDI events and start the show by using this tiny piece of software as a loop machine, drum machine, sequencer, live sample2014 
GJackTransportstandalone JACK transport control and clock2012-05-16
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gjvidtimelinedisplays a movie as timeline of video-frames2007-02-15
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GKaraokeGTK Karaoke app plays .KAR/.MID files (on the required TiMidity softsynth) while displaying lyrics 
GLAMEGTK audio editor with some effects. Uses OSS. Experimental ALSA support2007-06-07
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GLASHCtlGTK interface for controlling LASH sessions and managing JACK connections2011-03-03
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glibSource code for a Windows generic MIDI patch editor + librarian 
GlobeCom JukeboxCD-to-MP3 ripper, database organizer, playlist coordinator and much more
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gmcGNU MIDI compiler. Translates text to a MIDIfile
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gmidimonitorGTK app that shows MIDI events. Uses ALSA Sequencer interface2011-05-15
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GModplayCommand-line MOD player. Uses OSS (Not ALSA or JACK) 
gmorganPlays an accompaniment (in a variety of styles you choose from) on a MIDI device (or ALSA softsynth), given the chord changes you supply. Uses ALSA sequencer interface2013-01-22
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Gnauralbinaural-beat generator 
GneutronicaGTK Pattern-or-MIDI-controlled drum sampler, step-based like Hydrogen. Uses JACK for audio, and ALSA sequencer for MIDI2006-07-03
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GNoiseCan handle very large files. Very old GTK version2002-01-13
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Gnome-chordLists and illustrates guitar chords/scales 
Gnome Wave CleanerGTK app to remove noise from an audio file 
GnometabGTK guitar tablature editor 
Gnomoradiomedia player and p2p appproject, promotes free music 
GNU 3DKitframeworks for rendering 3D graphics and sound with GNUstep
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GNU/Linux DVD Player Reviewa look-see from Jon Kent On-line articles, Not software2002-05-06 
GNUitarguitar effects processing2005-05-11 
GNUsic"An Open Studio on the Network for Electronic Musicians" 
GNUsoundGTK app with support for multiple tracks and 8, 16, or 24/32-bit samples, read/write many file formats, and LADSPA plugins. Uses ALSA or JACK2008-07-06
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GQmpegGUI for "mpg123", supports playlists2004 
GR floorboardgraphical editing of the internal settings and parameters of the Roland GR-552014 
GrammidityJava app generates music via a genetic algorithm 
GramoFileCommand-line app to remove noise from an audio file2001-05-23
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GrandOrguesample based pipe organ 
GRipGtk GUI for CD-rippers such as cdparanoia and cdda2wav
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GroovitOld command-line Pattern-controlled drum synth. Uses OSS1999
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Gscore"a non-page-oriented notation program", from Sebastien Tricaud
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Gsharpextensible Lisp-based music score editor2003-09-06 
GSIAPI with stereo sample play, 3D, Doppler fx, etc. Uses OSS (not ALSA or JACK)2002
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GSpeakersGTK loudspeaker design program2004 
GStreamerStreaming media framework that allows the construction of graphs of media-handling components, ranging from simple MP3 playback to complex audio and video processing 
GStreamer Pipeline EditorAllows easy, graphical construction, inspection, and operation of media processing pipelines 
GstringGTK guitar tuner. Uses OSS (not ALSA or JACK) 
gsynthOld Roland TB-303 emulator synth. Plays programmed bass line2001-07-30
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GT Fx FloorBoardEditors for the BOSS GT-3, GT-5, GT-6, GT-8, GT-Pro, GT-10 and GT-100 Guitar Multi-Effects Processors, and the BOSS GT-6B and GT-10B Bass Multi-Effects Processors2014 
GTickGTK metronome. Uses OSS (not ALSA or JACK) 
GTKgepGTK guitar effects processor2003-01-23 
gtklicka simple metronome, providing a graphical frontend to klick2009-07-09
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GtkSigGensignal generator with Gtk interface 
gtkVUmetersoftware from the Wet Toad
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GtkWaveformexcellent audio widget library
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GUIDOa music notation formatting system and server
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GuimauveGTK app to compute matching pursuit decomposition on a signal 
GuineaPig2psychoacoustics research software
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Guitar/Bass Mode MakerHelps the guitar player learn scales, modes, chords, and create new scales 
Guitar FX ProcessorCommand-line app simulates multi-effects pedals. Uses OSS (Not ALSA or JACK)2000-09-07
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Guitar ProCommercial app to edit/print tab scores 
GuitarCodex PlusJava app allows a guitarist to see and hear chords, scales and displays associated guitar chords in a graphical representation. Using the mouse, fingerings can be made by clicking on the fingerboard 
guitarixrock guitar effects2017-08-11
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GuitArpA pitch-tracking VST host and arpeggiator sequencer for use with live guitar. Input from your guitar is converted into MIDI notes and run through the arpeggiator sequencer2011-01-16 
GuitarTextakes a Chord file containing Chordpro directives to produce good-looking and easy-to-play song sheets for guitarists in PostScript or PDF format. You can use all available LaTeX features and packages to create a songbook or a single song sheet as you like it2002 
GuiTunerGuitar tuner 
GWave Analyzervisualizes/analyzes a WAV file, and extracts melody to MIDI file 
GWC-libLibrary to remove noise from audio files 
gxplugins.lv2Analogue Guitar Pedal simulations2017 04 17 
gxtunersimple guitar tuner. Uses JACK2013-08-08
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HamFaxsends and receives faxes broadcast over amateur radio frequencies 
Hannover MPEG encoderfree MP3 encoder 
Harmony Centralgood site for technical information, includes some free lesson material 
HarmonySeq MIDI SequencerA GTK loop-based MIDI/OSC sequencer, oriented toward live use. Uses ALSA sequencer interface2012-02-04
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Harrison Consolesthe worlds finest digital audio consoles 
haruhi - virtual analog sound synthesizerCurrently there is only one developed plugin: Mikuru, virtual analog synthesizer. There are plans for LADSPA support and some MIDI effects.2016-11
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HASASpassive sonar signal analysis. It can be used for biological research or surveillance, for example
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Haskore Computer Music SystemHaskell modules designed for creating musical structures 
HawkVoiceGame-oriented, multiplayer voice-over-network API
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Hearnetlisten to your network traffic with Hans Fugal's "toy" for JACK
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Helix DNA ProducerMulti-format media-encoding engine for creating streaming broadcasts, on-demand streaming content, and downloadable audio/video files, supports RealAudio/RealVideo and OGG Vorbis 
hexterYamaha DX7 modeling DSSI plugin2014-06-11 
horgandFM-synthesis organ, JACK-aware, with DSP effects and programmable accompaniment2008
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Hot On The Wire - The FreeBoB Projectnews from Daniel James 
Houdini/CsoundA report on this software combo 
HounddogQt instrument tuner and pitch identifier. Uses OSS (not ALSA or JACK) 
How To Get Effective Low-latency Performance On Your Linux Boxadvice from Aaron Krister Johnson2006-03-14
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HybridReverb2 a convolution-based reverberation effectHybridReverb2 is a convolution-based reverberation effect which combines the superior sound quality of a convolution reverb with the tuning capability of a feedback delay network. The sound quality of a convolution reverb depends on the quality of the used room impulse responses. HybridReverb2 comes with a set of room impulse responses.2009-11-04 
HydrogenPattern-controlled drum sampler. Uses JACK or ALSA for audio, and ALSA sequencer for MIDI2016-11-13
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HyperMammutsoftware for processing sounds and images 
I hear youQt VoIP app that creates an audio stream between two computers easily and with the minimal traffic on the network2008 
iannix osc seqA graphical OSC sequencer for digital art.2012-10-14
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ThinkPad 390econfiguring audio and multimedia 
Icecastis an MP3 audio broadcasting system 
Impro-VisorJava music notation program designed to help jazz musicians compose and hear solos. Rhythm-section (e.g. piano, bass, drums) accompaniment is automatically generated from chords2010-06-22 
ImprovC++ environment for writing MIDI programs
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IMPSKEGUI for Klatt formant synthesis algorithms
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InConcertLive Tempo Adjustment for the Jack Audio Connection Kit
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Ingenmodular synthesizer that runs under JACK and uses LADSPA andor DSSI plugins (formerly known as Om)
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Input MapsUser-customizeable mappings for controlling realtime objects with event streams
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Inside a Luxury Synth: Creating the Linux-Powered Korg OASYSPeter Kim takes a look within2005-11-09 
insoTrackeran Impulse Tracker 2.xx compatible tracker
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InSpectSound analysis program, made in order to look at the inner structures of sounds. Can also perform resynthesis and some transformations on sounds2006-09-09
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Intercom"a simple voice over IP (VoIP) utility"2003-02-13
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Internet SynthWeb-based synth (source available by request) 
Interview With Andrew MortonKernelTrap talks with the author of the low-latency patches2002-02-14
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Interview With Dr. Richard BoulangerOne the leading lights of Csound is interviewed by The Linux Gazette2003-11-01 
Interview with Hannu Savolainen and Dev Mazumdargetting to know the OSSLinux guys at 4Front Technologies1999-07-01 
Interview with Iain DuncanFrom John Littler's Mstation, a very good report on recent developments in Csound2002-09-01 
Interview with Steve HarrisInterview with the famed LADSPA plugin developer2002-06-01 
Introduction to Linux AudioFilippo Pappalardo spills the facts for readers of OSNews2004-04-14 
Introduction to OSS MIDI programmingOnly for the old OSS API (not ALSA)1999-01-01
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Invada LADSPAUtilities, filter, tube-distortion, compressor and reverb 
Invada LV2delay, tube-dist., compressor, phaser, filter, reverb, vu-meter and phase-convert2009-02-22 
irNo-latency/low-latency, realtime, high performance LV2 signal convolver especially for creating reverb effects. Supports impulse responses with 1, 2 or 4 channels, in any soundfile format supported by libsndfile 
IRMixInfrared-controlled ALSA audio volume control 
ISIP Speech Recognition Toolkitlists many other interesting speech-to-text tools
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IzSoundC++STL stream-oriented sound processing library
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JAAAAudio signal generator and spectrum analyser2010-03-14
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jack-keyboardVirtual keyboard for JACK MIDI
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jack-smf-utilsStandard Midi Files player and recorder for JACK MIDI2008-09-07
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JACKPaul Davis's professional-quality low-latency audio server and transport control interface2009-11-14
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Jack4jJava library that allows access to Jack API. It makes about 98% of Jack functions available from Java2008 
jack bitmeterdiagnostic utility for JACK
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JACK BitscopeSince version 1.2 this application is called JACK bitmeter 
jack_capturesmall simple program to capture whatever sound is going out to your speakers2013-01-09
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jack_convolveCommand-line convolution engine for jackd
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jack delaytool to measure the latency of your sound card2011-04-18
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jackmixerGTK audio mixer for JACK2009-12-14
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jack_oscrolloscoperealtime waveform viewer2008-09-18
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JACK Rackexcellent utility for creating racks of LADSPA plugins2007-11-26
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jack_snapshota command-line based utility to store and restore JACK connection states
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jackconsole-based CD ripper2004-12-12 
jack_transportSmall command-line tool to access the JACK Timebase API, either as client or as master. JACK Transport, JACK, Dead external links
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JackbeatPattern-controlled drum sampler. Uses JACK or PulseAudio2012-02-08
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jackctlmmc / QJackMMCControl JACK transport using MMC (MIDI Machine Control)2011-05-14
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jackEQMetering and equalization for JACK audio streams designed for live performance2010-11-02
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jacker trackerMIDI tracker-style sequencer. Uses JackMidi, and supports softsynths that use JackAudio2010.5.4
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JackLaban openSuSE media-optimized Linux distribution2007-09-14
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JackMaster"Master Console" for the jack-audio-connection-kit2010-01-26
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jackmeterBasic console based DPM (Digital Peak Meter)
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JackMiniMixSimple mixer for the Jack Audio Connection Kit with OSC based control
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jackMiniSyntha minimal subtractive synth (with Moog filter) for JACK 
JackMixQt mixer for JACK apps
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JackMixDeskUlrich Lorenz Schlüter's mixer with OSC control interface and LASH support, configuration file and GTK gui. It has a free definable number of inputs, pre and post fader sends. 
jack.plumbinga JACK connection daemon, also from Rohan Drapes
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jalmusHelps improve sight-reading. You can train to read music with both exercises on notes or rhythms2013 
jalv.selectA little gtkmm GUI to select lv2 plugs from a list and run them with jalv2016-04-01
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JAMinJACK Audio Mastering, "... a tool for producing audio masters from a mixed-down multitrack source"2005-04-20
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japa'perceptual' or 'psychoacoustic' audio spectrum analyser2010-03-15
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JASSthe Java Audio Synthesis System, from Kees van den Doel2007-04-03JS  
javashoutJava app for shouting MP3s to a shoutcast server 
JavasynthJava-based system for creating fully working modular audio systems, which are assembled with programmed functional components2003-01-27 
JavaTunerdemonstrates unusual tunings and non-standard temperaments
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Jay'O'Ramacool DJ tool for PCMMP3OGG playback and manipulation
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JAZZ++A MIDI + audio sequencer2008-03-20 
jcguia GUI for jconvolver2010-01-01
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jconvolverreal-time convolution engine2011-10-25
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jcsounda JACK wrapper for Csound
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jdelaytests soundcard latency, requires JACK
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Jef's ABC pageextension software for abc, includes "abc2mps" (abc files to Postscript) and "tclabc" (Tcl/Tk GUI for abc files)2007-05-28 
jeinJava version of "Ein" DSP learning app 
JEsda Java implementation of EsounD 
Jesusonic"God's own effects processor", it must be good...
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JezabelA collection of LADSPA plugins designed to be used as building blocks for C++ appsLP  
JFugueDave Koelle's Java API for music programming2008-09-28 
JJackJACK for Java
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jkmeterlevel meter based on the k-system2011-06-15
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jLyricsJava app for storing and editing lyrics 
jm2cvconverts JACK MIDI to control voltage
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jMaxMAX for Java from IRCAM2004-05-05
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jmetersJack multichannel audio level meter2012-11-07
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JMSLJava API for music composition, interactive performance, and intelligent instrument design2008-05-06 
jMusicJava class of functions for generating and manipulating MIDI data
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jnoiseaccurate white and pink noise generator2010-10-25
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Jnoisemetermeasure noise levels to various standards2010-07-20
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Jookyan MP3 controller, works via ncurses, TCPIP, or LIRC
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JOrbisVorbis decoder in Java 
jpmidiSMF player for JACK MIDI with transport sync2013-12-23
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JSamplerJava GUI for "Linuxsampler"2009-08-03 
JSynthLibUniversal synth editor-librarian. Requires Java
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JTunerWeb-based guitar tuner 
JuceCross-platform GUI + everything else library 
JVOIPLIBobject-oriented VoIP library written in C++
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k_jackadds JACK capability to Pd2003
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KasoundQt app lets you easily create the ALSA .asoundrc file 
KatmusQT4-based app for manual music transcription2009-07-17 
kbdzA daemon (background app) that turns your PC keyboards/mice into MIDI controllers. Uses ALSA Sequencer interface
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KBladea KDE front-end for BladeEnc
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KCompact/K25StripUtilities for the Kurzweil K2x00 samplers 
KDE RadioQt app to control Video4Linux radio cards 
Kexislossless compression for WAV files2000-11-22
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KeyKitExperimental MIDI composition environment 
KFilterQt app for designing speakers 
KGuitarQt guitarist's environment, includes tablature and MIDI import/export features2010 
KGuiTuneQt instrument tuner takes a signal from the microphone, calculates its frequency, and displays it on a note scale graphic and an oscilloscope. It supports normal, Wien, and physical tuning2007 
Khaganinterface builder for OSC-based apps2006
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KHdRecorddirect-to-disk audio recorder2006-07-10
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Kiss FFTvery small FFT library, can use either fixed or floating point data types 
KLearnNotes2Qt app to learn score reading 
klickAdvanced command-line metronome for jack2009-09-13
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kluppe"Loop player for files and live input, from d13b
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klystrackchiptune (8bit music) composing tool2010-03-21 
Drumstick MetronomeMIDI based metronome using the ALSA sequencer, with Qt user interface2014-10-12
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KMidMIDI/karaoke player using ALSA sequencer and KDE user interface2010-08-15
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KMidimonQt app displays MIDI input. Uses ALSA sequencer interface2013-07-28
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KMidiTrackerexcellent tracker-style MIDI sequencer from David Moreno Montero2005-09-17
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Kmp3teprogram for viewing and editing tags to MP3 files
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Knack synthA modular sound synthesizer, it does Additive and FM synthesis.2008-11-01
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KontrollGTK app that turns your mouse into a MIDI/OSC controller. Uses ALSA sequencer interface
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Korg Oasysworkstation synthesizer 
Koversimple KDE utility for creating inserts for CD jewel boxes 
KPE80Klatt speech synthesis GUI 
KPhone"... is a SIP user agent for Linux, with which you can initiate VoIP connections over the Interne.. 
KrioKDE interface for the Rio player 
JovieKDE text-to-speech synthesis system 
kvraudiogood site for locating VST/VSTi plugins 
KWaveQt4 soundfile editor with 24 Bit Support, WAV/Ogg/Flac/MP3, multi-channel files, undo, effects. Uses ALSA or PulseAudio2013 
KXStudio"KXStudio is a set of tools useful for multimedia production and supports all desktops."2015-07-27
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Lalossless audio compression2004-02-08 
LAAlinux audio announcement email list 
Laborejoa Lilypond-Frontend, MIDI creator and tool collection to inspire and help you compose.2013-06-07
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LAC2004: A Report From KarlsruheDaniel James gives us the scoop2004-07-01 
Lack Of Inventiona realtime signal processor based on LADSPA plugins
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LADlinux audio developers email list 
LADCCAintroducing the Linux Audio Developer's Configuration and Connection API, "... a session manageme..
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ladishA session management system for JACK applications on GNU/Linux09-Jan-2011
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LADSPAThe central site for information regarding the Linux Audio Developers Simple Plugin API. 
ladspapluginmakerGUI for creating LADSPA-compatible audio plug-insLP  
ladsparA Ruby module for using LADSPA pluginsLP  
LakaiCommand-line apps for data exchange between a Linux PC and AKAI samplers. Needs docs on using the tools 
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LAMEsource code for an encoder licensed under the GPL2008-09-22 
LampOld GTK audio editor with LADSPA support2001-04-23
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LAoEJava audio editor with volume-masks, variable selection-intensity, filtering, retouching, resampling, graphical spectrogram editing by brushes and rectangles, sample-curve editing by freehand-pen and spline and other interpolation curves, effects like reverb, echo, compress, expand, pitch-shift, time-stretch. Requires Java22011-01-22 
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LastWaveGUI app with a signal processing command language with matlab-like syntax which includes a high level object-oriented graphic language. High-level structures such as signals, images, wavelet transforms, extrema representation, short time fourier transform are controlled using the mouse or keyboard. Generate postscript files of anything you draw 
LATlinux audio tuning email list 
latency testanalyzes scheduling latencies of programs running in realtime under high system loads
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LAUlinux audio users email list 
Lemurhuman machine interface for real-time applications 
L'heure de Jazz++Guide for using the Jazz midi sequencer2002-09-01 
LiarLiarvoice stress detection software 
libaioa platform abstraction layer for digital audio IO2003 
libakailibrary useful for extracting samples from Akai sound discs 
LibDSPC++ class library of common digital signal processing functions. Also a wrapper for C 
libfilthdigital/analog filter design library 
libfishsoundprovides a simple programming interface for decoding and encoding audio data using the Xiph.org codecs (FLAC, Speex and Vorbis) 
libgaudiosound lib for games2000
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libgditherLibrary for performing audio dithering on PCM samples 
libgigC++ cross-platform loader library for Gigasampler and DLS files 
libjackasynlibrary that converts programs written for the OSS system into JACK-aware apps..
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libloOSC (Open Sound Control) implementation written in C2013-05-23 
liblrdfLibrary for handling RDF descriptions of LADSPA pluginsLP  
LibModSynth: Audio plugin design tools for Linuxlibrary to create DSSI plugins2012-04-12DS  
liboggzprovides a simple programming interface for reading and writing Ogg files and streams 
libsamplerateLibrary for sample-rate conversion 
libsmfLibrary for handling MIDI files2009-01-07 
libsndfilelibrary for reading and writing many different soundfile formats 
libtimiditylibTiMidity is a MIDI to WAVE converter library.2004-11-24 
LiLAQwiki about how to get high quality sound on a Linux system2008-02-22
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LilyCompa graphic note-entry utility for LilyPond, requires Python and Tkinter2004-02-15 
LilyPondthe music typesetter for Linux with an awesome features set and beautiful notation2010-12-14 
LilyPond Guide For Beginnersa set of introductory tutorials from Eugene Cormier 
lingotTuner with a gauge indicating the relative shift to a certain note, found automatically as the closest note to the estimated frequency. Uses JACK2010-03-17
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linphonemore VoIP for Linux, from Simon Morlat 
LinRadioprovide information about software-defined radio on Linux, especially as related to Radixon products 
linthesiaTeaches you to play piano using piano-roll-style falling notes with any MIDI file2013 
Linus Merges ALSA Into 2.5.4Slashdot discussion2002-02-13 
Radio TimeshiftingHow do it with "ecasound"2003-09-01 
Linux-SoundeditorenReview of Linux sound editors circa 20042004-06-01 
Linux 2.6: A Breakthrough for Embedded SystemsBrandon White gives us the low-down2003-09-09 
Linux Artista resource for artists (including the sonic types) using Linux 
Linux Audio Developersthe LAD list is dedicated to "discussion of topics relevant to audio under Linux, with an accent .. 
Linux Audio Development: A Report from Karlsruhenotes from the first meeting of the Linux Audio Developers group2003-04-01 
Linux Audio Plug-Ins: A Look Into LADSPAintroductory text for users and developers2001-02-02LP  
Linux Audio Software ReviewFor Russian readers2004-03-07 
Linux Audio Usersa mail-list for people focused on using rather than hacking Linux audio applications 
Linux Audio Users GuideSolid information collected and organized by Patrick Shirkey 
Linux DVD PlayersA look at what's out there2003-12-01 
Linux GamesReviews/listings/videos of games for linux 
Linux Laptop Sound ConfigurationSound setup for an HP Omnibook 41502002-09-19 
Linux MIDI DemonstrationAn old guide for OSS, made obsolete by ALSA1997-04-01 
Linux MIDI HOWTOValuable advice from Phil Kerr2004-01-01 
Linux MP3 HOWTODescribes the hardware, software and procedures needed to encode, play, mix and stream MP3 sound files under Linux2001 
Linux MP3 Players Project Pagea guide to the hard and the soft...
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Linux Multimediaa brief survey2002 
Linux Multimedia GuideA book by Jeff Tranter, currently out of print.1996-10-01 
Linux Multimedia with PD and GEMa report on using the Pd/GEM powerhouse for audiovideo processing2002-09-01 
Linux Music Stationdedicated to Linux music matters 
Linux Plays Starring Role in 'Sinbad'a brief description of the first all-made-with-Linux movie from DreamWorks2003-07-01 
Linux Realtime Effect ProcessorLADSPA-based fx, aimed at embedded systems
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ThinkPad 390ean overview of getting this laptop working 
Linux Sound Hacker's GuideSDK for the OSS (not ALSA) API1994-02-21 
Linux Sound SupportReport from 19941994-08-01 
Linux Soundcard Driversa brief guide for users and developers2001-05-17 
Linux User and DeveloperA website with articles on Linux audio 
Linux VST/VSTi Compatibility Pagelist of compatible plugins
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Linuxaudio.orgDaniel James's brainchild, "... a not-for-profit consortium of companies and libre audio software.. 
LinuxMAOa French-speaking community for worldwide Linux audio users. It includes a wiki, a forum, an IRC channel and others stuffs 
Linux.MP3 Toolsregarding MP3 + Linux2005 
LinuxMusicians ForumAn active community of Linux Musicians 
LinuxsamplerLV2 sampler supports sample libraries in Sfz, GIG, DLS, and Akai formats. Standalone version also2007-12-06
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Lionstracs MediastationTHE open source workstation keyboard 
listenerCommand-line app listens for sound, starts recording automatically, and automatically stops when things become silent again. Uses ALSA 
LiveLoop Midi Sequenzerreal-time loop sequenzing - written in java2008-07-01 
livesLives is a Video Editing System
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LMMSFree alternative to popular programs like FruityLoops2017-01-06 
Loopasonicgood selection of audio loops 
LoopAuditioneerLoads a .wav file, displays/plays existing markers and loops, and lets you adjust/resave them. Can also create new, cross-faded loops. Uses JACK or ALSA2014 
LoopDubLive loop manipulation 
Lorissound modeling and morphing software from the CERL Sound Group2008-01-18 
lprevlow-pass reverberator from the cmusic package 
LSMITurns your PC keyboard, mouse, or joystick into a MIDI controller. Uses ALSA sequencer interface2007-04
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ltsbGuide to the Linux text-based studio project, especially for blind users2005-12-17 
LupppLive looping software for Linux2014-08-30
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LV2LV2 is a standard for plugins and matching host applications, mainly targeted at audio processing and generation. LV2 is a simple but extensible successor of LADSPA, intended to address the limitations of LADSPA which many applications have outgrown. 
LymanJava song lyrics collection management software 
Lyric Display Systemedit/display lyrics on a second screen/projector for use at singing events
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m-dista SlackWare-based "live" Linux system specially tuned for MIDI and audio use, now very old (based on Slackware 9.1)2003-12-13
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Maaatean analysis toolkit for MPEG audio files 
Mackie Digs In with TracktionReview2004-01-01 
MADRobert Leslie's GPL'd MPEG audio decoder 
MadJACKMPEG Audio Deck for the Jack Audio Connection Kit with an OSC based control interface
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MAMEthe Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator, supports sound 
Mammutnon-intuitive sound transformation2007-08-11
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ManautonCommand-line app to record at a certain time of day. Uses ALSA2008 
MarlinGTK editor supporting wav/mp3/ogg/flac. Basic editing. No plugins. Uses GStreamer2005-07-13 
MARSYASCommand-line app for music analysis, retrieval, and synthesis of audio signals2008-08-31 
Mathi's Music Magicreal-time software synthesizer and audio processor. Very old Qt GUI1999-05-17
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MBRDICOtalking dictionary using MBROLA for speech synthesizer 
MBROLAeasy-to-use CLI speech synthesis project 
MC303 Bulk DumpSend/receive patch data from a Roland MC303 
mcontrolALSA sequencer that can assign up to 12 MIDI control messages for the controller..
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ME-EditPatch editor for the Boss ME-25 guitar multi effects and Roland GR-20 guitar synthesizer2014 
Medialinux at OSLa Knoppix-based Linux distribution focused on multimedia2005-05-30
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MeloncilloJava program for composition of spatial sound. A GUI allows the placement of interacting objects and editing of trajectories which can generate data evaluated by a sound synthesis application such as SuperCollider or CSound 
MESSExperimental SoftSynth API 
MeterbridgeV.U. meter for JACK
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meterecConsole based multitrack recording2012-08-17
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MetronomeOld GTK MIDI metronome. Uses OSS 
MFFM 3D Audio Librarya library for driving 3D speaker arrays 
MFFM Bit Streama library for streaming bits to/from audio files 
MFFM Multimedia Time CodeC++ headers for managing time code 
MFFM Time Scale Modification for AudioTime-stretches an audio file without changing pitch. Audio files are restricted to be mono 16 bit2003
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MFFM VectorBassMelody line generation tool which lets you plot the pitch, volume and 'generic waveform sound'2002-04-07 
mhWaveEditSimple GUI soundfile editor. LADSPA plugin support. Uses ALSA or JACK2005 - 2013
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Michael Iber: On Free Software And Contemporary MusicGoetz Dipper's radio transcript; text in German only2006-05-15 
MidgeConverts text to MIDI
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MIDI-PerlPerl modules that allow you to read, compose, modify, and write MIDI files
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midi2gmnConverts gmn (GUIDO Music Notation) files into MIDI files
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Midi2KeyPressConverts MIDI input to key presses and mouse clicks2013 
MIDI ControllerGTK app with graphical sliders/buttons which send MIDI controller (CC) messages. Uses ALSA sequencer interface
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MIDI layerMIDI routing for live use. Control upto 5 MIDI interfaces with filtering, note ranges, controller remapping2013 
midi matrixA plugin that reroutes/filters MIDI messages by channel2015-04-02 
MIDI Modulesfor the Python programming language
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MIDI Sheet MusicPlays MIDI music files while displaying/highlighting the piano notes and sheet music notes 
MIDI SplitterPerl script to split MIDI files into separate tracks based upon MIDI channels 
RTP MIDIA protocol for transmitting MIDI via an Ethernet connection. Used by Apple2006-11-01 
MIDIatorserial port MIDI hardware from Key Electronics, with links to UNIXLinux drivers 
MidiCompreads and writes Type 01 MIDI files in SMF and plain text format
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mididingsMIDI router/processor. Convert MIDI input, using your rules, before it reaches your MIDI app. Uses ALSA or JackMidi2010-11-19
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MidiEditorSimple piano-roll app to record/create/edit MIDI files. Uses ALSA seq interface2013
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MidiIOCross-platform MIDI API for C++ programming 
midikbCommand-line app turns your PC keyboard into a MIDI controller for Csound instruments or MIDI devices supported by OSS (not JACK nor ALSA) 
MidiKinesisTurns your MIDI controller into a XWindows (not Wayland) input device. Control an app's GUI with the buttons/sliders on your controller 
Midiman/Tascam Firmware Loaderfor MidiSport USB MIDI interfaces and Tascam USB Audio interfaces 
midimsgA set of LV2 plugins to transform midi into usable values to control other plugins. (Use MIDI to operate/automate a plugin which wasn't originally written to be MIDI-controlled)2014 
MidingsoloRealtime audio-to-pitch (WAV to MIDI) converter for solo (one pitch at a time) audio source. Play a MIDI device with your voice. Uses JACK for audio, ALSA sequencer interface for MIDI
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MidiQuickFixAllows you to directly edit the events in a Midi file. It is intended to make it easy to find and fix problems, such as setting volume and pan values for a track, without the need for a complex Midi sequencing program 
midishMIDI sequencer and filter with a shell-like appearance/operation2010-12-23 
MidiShareReal-time operating system for musical apps 
MidithingMIDI library in Python for an eventual sequencer from Tim Goetze
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MiditoysTurns a Playstation2 into a MIDI control surface 
MikModclassic MOD player with curses or X interface 
MilkytrackerTracker inspired on Fast Tracker 2 for creating .MOD and .XM module files2010-01-01 
MiMoJava app to display/save MIDI data from an ALSA MIDI input2007 
MinicomputerSynth for creating experimental electronic sounds. Uses JACK2010-01-31
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mirage-diskapp for copying the samples from Ensoniq Mirage diskettes 
Linux in the Mirror Image StudiosSound on Sound profiles Ron Parker's use of Linux audio software at his Studio2004-02-01 
MIT OpenCourseWareFree and open educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners 
MixMagicGTK app, handles large soundfiles2001-01-30
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MiXViewsaudio editor + analysis/synthesis engine2012
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MixxxA live DJ mixing app2015-12-30
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MiyaEsiWAVE file to midi converter2013 
MJSconsole-based MP3 jukebox system2001 
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MMididescribes tools for MIDI over the MBONE multicast network1996-12-27 
mod_mp3a module that gives MP3/ogg streaming capabilities to the Apache Web server2005 
MODPlug Playerpopular MOD player now for Linux's own XMMS 
Modular synthesis with AlsaModularSynth 1.5.4Modular synthesis and its implementation in Dr. Matthias Nagorni's synthesizer2003-01-03 
Moe MusicWWW front-end for mpg123 
Monomono synth2000-04-14
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Moonyrealtime Lua as programmable glue in LV22017-02-01 
MozPluggerautoplay embedded audio and MIDI files in the Mozilla Web browser 
mp32oggPerl script to convert MP3 to Ogg Vorbis file 
MP3BlasterCommand-line MP3 player 
MP3cCommand-line audio CD ripper + MP3 encoder2006-07-30 
Mp3Makeapp that glues together cd-to-mp3 rippers and encoders, and a cddb database2000-01-12 
MP3Mixera system for mixing multiple MPEG audio streams in realtime1998-11-01
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MP3SBperl script that acts as a network interface to the rxaudio or a patched version of mpg123 player 
MP3'Techa great source for technical information on the MP3 format 
mp3tools"...a set of utilities for working with MPEG audio files"
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MpCutvisualizes the power levels in each frame of an MP3 file, select and cut unwanted frames. Very old GTK app
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MPDserver-side application for playing music. Through plugins and libraries it can play a variety of sound files while being controlled by its network protocol 
MPEG-4 Structured Audio: Developer Toolsa page from John Lazzaro and John Wawrzynek, includes the indispensable "sfront" 
MPEG4IPProvides an end to end system to stream MPEG-4 multimedia 
mpg123Command-line MPEG 1.0/2.0/2.5 audio player/decoder for layers 1,2 and 3 
mpg321drop-in replacement for mpg123 
mpgeditMPEG 1 layer 1/2/3 (mp3), MPEG 2, and MPEG 2.5 audio editor that is capable of processing both Constant Bit Rate (CBR) and Variable Bit Rate (VBR) encoded files2009 
MPlayerSimple media player, supports a large variety of video and audio formats
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Mplayer: The Project from HellLess-than-satisfactory experience with my favorite MPEG/AVI/ASF player2001-12-17 
MplinuxmanGTK app to manage files on an MPMAN MP3 portable player (models MP-F50 and MP-F60) 
MSSGTK Synth. Uses OSS (not ALSA or JACK)2002-06-22
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Mstation InterviewsConrad Parker of Sweep fame and Erik de Castro Lopo, author of libsndfile 
multimidicastAllows apps using ALSA's Sequencer interface to transmit MIDI via an ethernet connection 
Muptakes a text file as input and produces very high quality PostScript output for printed music. It can handle both regular notation and tablature notation. It can also produce MIDI files2013 
MUP UtilitiesUtilities for use with MUP 
MuSEapp for mixing, encoding, and streaming of MP3 audio over a network 
Muse Receptorrack mount software synth and effects processor 
MusEMusE is a MIDI/Audio sequencer with recording and editing capabilities written originally by Werner Schweer now developed and maintained by the MusE development team. MusE aims to be a complete multitrack virtual studio for Linux. MusE supports VST-, LV2-, DSSI- and LADSPA-plugins and uses Jack for audio and midi as well as alsa-sequencer for midi.2015-01-28
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CSMUSGEN (MU.SE.S)software for transforming musical series, requires Csound and FLTK 
MuseScorethe MusE WYSIWYG music typesetter2008-09-21 
Museum Sound Powered By Linuxnotes on a project from Benno Senoner2003-10-25 
Music-DSP Source Code Archivecode for synthesis, filters, analysis, effects, and other DSP functions 
Music Made With Ardoursongs and music from Dave Phillips 
Music to Feed Your Soulnice article by Marcel Gagné from his Cooking With Linux column2001-01-01 
Musica"... aims at the creation of a complete Mathematica package for the exploration of the interconne.. 
Musical MIDI Accompaniment (MMA)Creates a MIDI file with backing tracks for a soloist to perform over, from a user supplied file containing chords and MMA directives2012-02 
MusicScript"...an open-source music scripting language..."2001-12-05 
Music VMusic V fortran code and examples1975-06-19 
MusicXML"... a universal translator for common Western musical notation... designed as an interchange for.. 
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Musix GNU+Linuxa "live" music and sound distro using 100% free/libre software, endorsed by GNU/FSF2014-04-24
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MusiXTeXfull-featured music typesetting via TeX
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MuX2Dgraphic editor for MusiXTeX
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mverbLV2 and LADSPA algorithmic reverb plugin2012 
Mx44synth very good for esoteric pads and ultra electric leads. Uses JACK2009-12-24
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naconnectan ncurses-based ALSA MIDI sequencer connection manager
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NamaDAW with a command language and terminal mode2016-01-10
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NASthe Network Audio System2013 
NeboGeomusic from Dave Griffiths, maker of the incredible SpiralSynth family of Linux music software 
nekosynthDSSI synth plugin pleasure from Gordon JC PearceDS  
NetCsoundOn-line rendering service for Csound CSD files 
netjacknetworked JACK, from Torben Hohn
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Network Musical Performanceperspectives from sfront's John Lazzaro and John Wawrzynek2001-10-01 
newtonatorLV2 synth that uses a unique algorithm based on simple ideas of velocity and acceleration to produce some unpredictable sounds2012-08-26 
nGenGenerator for Csound scores and Standard MIDI files 
ng-jackspaSimple LADSPA hosts for the JACK Audio Connection Kit2013-07-07
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ninjamRealtime Music Collaboration Software. Jam over a network. Uses ALSA2007-05-03 
NJL PluginsLADSPA plugins that generate variations on white noise 
nl-filterLADSPA implementation of the Dobson-Ffitch non-linear filter 
Nmpga front-end for mpg123
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Noisy Pythonbrief overview of some soundapps for Python2001-10-25 
Nomadpatch editorlibrarian for the Nord Modular synthesizer 
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Non-MixerFast, powerful Mixer
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Non-SequencerFast, powerful pattern-based JACK MIDI sequencer
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Non-Session-ManagerA Session Manager tuned for Linux Audio
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Non-TimelineFast, powerful DAWin active development
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nootkaQt4 app that helps to learn score reading and guitar tabulature. Uses ALSA or PulseAudio2014
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Nord Modular G2 Patch Formatinformative page from Michael Dewberry2005 
Notation Editors Under Linuxa look at notation editors for producing sheet music (especially focused on MUP)1998-09-01 
NoteEditQt-based notation editor with output in LilyPond, MIDI, and MusicXML formats2006-03-27 
NOTEMIDIkernel module for MIDI output via the RS-232 serial port
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Notes From The MetalevelRick Taube's excellent book on his Common Music, a must-have for all students and users2004-11-24 
nwfiir audio toolsCommand-line tools to equalize/filter audio from an ALSA input. 
Nyquista sound synthesis and composition language based on a Lisp syntax2008-01-26 
nyquist for linux  
oaGUI for synthesizing and experimenting with waveforms. Uses ALSA2006-02-06 
ObjectProDSPX11 GUI for DSP design and implementation
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obxOberheim OBX synth emulation2016-10-1
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ocenaudioCross-platform audio editor and DAW, using the Ocen Framework. Supports multiple tracks and 8, 16, or 32-bit samples. Reads and writes FLAC, MP3, and many other file formats. Uses VST plugins. Uses ALSA direct or PulseAudio. Highly refined GUI.2015-01-05 
OCTALa project to integrate tracker-style composition with unit generator synthesis
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OctavianModular MIDI-controlled synth. Uses JACK2005-02-09
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OggVorbis Playerfile player with GTK interface 
OggVorbis Tag Editorincludes a patch for editing tags in XMMS 
OggzAPI for reading and writing OGG files and streams
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OolaboolaOld 2 channel DJ mixer2000-02-25
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OOoLilyPondMacro for inserting LilyPond-created music notation into OpenOffice.org documents 
Open Movie EditorEasy to use audio/video editing program
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Open-Source Speech Recognition Initiative (OSSRI)project that intends to develop continuous-speech recognition software with command-and-control functionality that runs on Open Source platforms such as Linux
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Open Mind Speechspeech recognition, formerly known as FreeSpeech 
open octavea fork of MusE sequencer (2011-01)2011-12-06 
Open Source Music Softwarevery good article by Daniel James2003-02-01 
OpenALopen-source audio library for games and multimedia applications, sponsored by Creative Labs and L..
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OpenAL Explaineda survey of the project's status in the year 20002000-10-13 
Opening Up the PlayStation 2 with Linuxvery brief look at a development kit from Sony2002-03-21 
openmamba livestudioopenmamba live release for creative productivity2009-08-04
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openmovieeditor  
OpenMusica visual programming language based on CommonLisp / CLOS from IRCAM2011-11-03 
OpenSoundWorldscalable, extensible programming environment2005-05-27 
OplEditPatch editor for Yamaha OPL23 soundchips 
OptimFROGlossless audio compression2006-06-26 
orDrumboxdrum-machine in Java2016-11-06
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OscilloscopeLV2 scope plugin with two channels, controllable trigger, time resolution, separate amplification and DC offset 
OSS/Freeinterface for making and capturing sound. Replaced by ALSA on Linux2009-11-13 
PatchageModular patch bay for audio/MIDI apps using Jack, or Alsa sequencer interface2014-04-28
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PatchmatrixJACK Matrix Patchbay
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paulstretchTime-stretching app, tailored for extreme stretching2011-03-06 
PCMCIA Audio for NetBSDOSS (not ALSA) driver for Eiger Labs PCMCIA sound card2001-09-30 
pd-l2orkVisual multimedia coding environment actively developed and maintained by L2Ork (a fork of Pure-Data with a number of unique features, improvements, and bug fixes)2012-05-20
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PD/Qa Q plugin for Pd2008-03-11 
Pd Wikiwiki, Not software, Unmaintained projects
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PDAudio-CFhigh-quality PCMCIA audio card 
Perlscorean infant translation of the Cscore library to Perl 
Petri-FooPetri-Foo is a contemporary fork of the Specimen sampler2012-08-06
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PHASEXGTK Synth built around flexible phase modulation and flexible oscillator/LFO sources. Modulations include AM, FM, offset PM, and wave select. PHASEX comes equipped with multiple filter types and modes, a stereo crossover delay and chorus with phaser, ADSR envelopes, etc. Uses JACK2013
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PHATcollection of GTK+ widgets geared toward pro-audio apps 
phazorcreates ambient textures by a very interesting use of the FFT
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phonascusStudy scales, intervals, chords. Practice score-reading.2015-24-9 
PhonoRipperutility for ripping and recording audio CDs, requires SNACK
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PHPAudioFile"...a class that is designed to recognize attributes of audio files"
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Piano BoosterWhile you play along to a MIDI file, this app measures your accuracy 
pitchboxJava app for transforming your voice or music in real-time. 
PitchtuneGTK oscilloscope-style instrument tuner2005-09-18 
PKAudiosound library that uses a TCP socket to communicate with its daemon process2005
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Planet CCRMA At HomeRPM packages of the Linux sound and music software used at CCRMA2013-12-19
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play it slowlyPlay back audio files at a different speed or pitch. Uses JACK or ALSA2008-12-28
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playmidicommand-line MIDIfile player with optional X, Gtk, or ncurses interface 
pleiad maiasimple GTK 2 osc substractive synth. Uses ALSA 
PLiba suite of game libraries with OpenGL and C++ interfaces 
Pmaskan implementation of Cmask in Python 
pmidiMIDIfile player for ALSA
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pmixOgg and MP3 files from Eric Dantan Rzewnicki 
PMWCommand-line music typesetting program 
polarbearA tool for designing filters in the complex domain.2011-01-19 
Poles and ZerosGPL source for a filter 
Polish Linux Soundexcellent Web site (Polish only!) 
PolyphonePolyphone is an excellent tool for creating, editing, and combining SoundFonts in the SF2 format.2014-10-21 
Polyphone Soundfont EditorApp for editing soundfonts in format sf22014 
pongserverClient/server apps that talk to one another about the current location of the client objects in the server's playing field2000-11-24
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PortAudioCrossplatform library provides a very simple C/C++ API for recording and/or playing sound using a simple callback function or a blocking read/write interface 
Porting SGI Audio Applications to Linuxa report on some early work1998-09-01 
PortMan PC/S Drivernew PC serial port MIDI driver 
portmidiCrossplatform library provides a C/C++ API for realtime MIDI input/output 
Praatcomprehensive speech analysis, synthesis, and manipulation package 
Preemptible Kernel Patch AcceptedSlashdot discussion2002-02-10 
Printable Manuscript PaperBlank manuscript in PostScript and PDF formats 
Pro-Audio Gentoo Overlayproaudio is an overlay for the Gentoo GNU/Linux portage system.
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Product Review: The CodeWeavers CrossOver Plugina look at a remarkable plugin that brings QuickTime support to Linux2002-04-01 
Professional Audio Closer to Linuxheads-up article on OSNews2002-08-10 
Programmer's Guide To OSSSound and MIDI device programming for OSS 
ProteinMusicconverts DNA sequences to music, requires Java2005-11-28 
ProTrekkr Audio TrackerA tracker program with software synthesizer and sampler, for (mainly) electronic music2013-10-29 
ProTuxhard-disk recording and audio processing suite.not released yet 
PSG Playera program for playing Atari tunes
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PSIndustrializerPhysical modeling synth for generating percussion sounds. It also can produce chimes, bubbles, gongs, hammer hits on different materials and so on. With OpenGL GUI2005-10-03 
psycopsCsound score generation library for Python 
ptabtoolslibrary and utilities for opening PowerTab files and converting them to LilyPond and ASCII formats 
Ptolemyhomepage for the Ptolemy Project of the DSP Design Group at UCB 
Puh Editorfor collaborative annotation of multimodal spoken language resources
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PulseAudioA sound server for POSIX and Win32 systems.2014-03-03 
Pure DataProgramming language for musicians2016-07-01
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puredyneGNULinux live CD - great for live performances, installations and newbies2010-03-25
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PVCan extensive set of phase vocoder tools and utilities 
pvocLADSPA plugins and a command line tool for time compression/expansion using phase-vocoding2008 
pyalsaMIDI wrappers for Python
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PyJackPython module to provide an interface to the JACK server
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Pyjackctlpython JACK dbus controller suite
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PyKaraokePython app supports CDG (MP3+G, OGG+G, WAV+G), MIDI (.KAR, .MID) and MPEG formats2011 
pylibloPython wrapper for the liblo OSC library2009-09-13 
PymprovisatorPython app for accompaniment and improvisation assistance
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pyoPython module containing classes for a wide variety of audio signal processing types. Offer primitives, like mathematical operations on audio signal, basic signal processing (filters, delays, synthesis generators, etc.), but also complex algorithms to create sound granulation and others creative audio manipulations. Supports OSC and MIDI2013 
pyTrommlerGTK Pattern-controlled drum sampler written in Python2006
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Q-Audio/Q-MIDIuseful extensions to the Q programming language
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Q-Midia MidiShare interface for the Q programming language
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QAMixMIDI-controlled mixer for ALSA 
QARecordSimple app to record stereo audio
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QJackConnectQT-based patchbay for JACK
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QJackCtlexcellent Qt-based application to control JACK and more...2014-01-01
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qjackLaMQt-based latency meter for JACK2005
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qjacktunerQt instrument tuner. Uses JACK2007-09-01
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QLoudMeasure loudspeaker frequency and step responses and distortions 
QMidi*arpeggiator, controller box, event filter/router, and more
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QMidiArpA MIDI Arpeggiator, Step Sequencer and Controller LFO.2016-11-01
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QMidiRouteQt ALSA patch bay that can transpose notes, filter velocities/notes/controllers, and reroute midi channels2009-11-26
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QRTQT port of Paul Lansky's Rt realtime soundfile mixer2007-11-04
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QSamplerQt GUI for LinuxSampler2017-04-27 
QSpeakersDIY speakers design software.2014 
QSynthQt GUI Interface for FluidSynth2017-04-27
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QtractorAdvanced Qt-based audio/MIDI sequencer supporting plugins (softsynths/effects). Uses JACK for audio, and ALSA sequencer interface for MIDI2016-11-21
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qTribe Midi Drum SequencerStep-based MIDI sequencer, heavily influenced by the layout and operation of the Korg Electribe2008-06-05
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Quick TootsA website with tutorials of Linux sound/MIDI software 
quickwavMichael Moritz's uncomplicated sample browser and loop player; requires JACK
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R-BOSSan open platform to freely exchange information and technical development for the professional broadcast community 
RadioActiveradio application for Video4Linux-compatible radio tuner cards2002
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RadioSuite HDa Linux-based hard-disk storage system (hardsoftware) for high-performance network broadcasting 
RadiumGUI app with similarities to module trackers and MIDI sequencers2014-04-06
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Rakarrackguitar effects processor. Uses JACK2010-11-08
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Random Phase GeneratorGenerates random phase music, as per Steve Reich 
Randomposeran automatic-music composer2000-08-01
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RatónTurns mouse movements into MIDI controller messages 
RD JACK Appsuseful JACK applications from Rohan Drape
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5 Linux Media Players: Which is the Best Fit?review2012 
recommended jackd parameters  
ReZoundgraphical audio file editor2007-01-13
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Rhythm LabApp for realizing and testing polyrhythms. Uses OSS and old GTK
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Rhyth(M)aid + GUIPlays drums, bass, and piano on a MIDI device, given your specified chord changes. Uses TSE3 (ALSA and OSS MIDI) 
Rio500Linux drivers for managing the Diamond Rio MP3 player
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Rio Supportsoftware from author Steve Oualline
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riofilla Perl script to fill a Rio with a random selection of MP3s
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ripperXGTK program to rip CD audio tracks and encode them to the Ogg, MP3, or FLAC formats. Easy to use, requiring only a few mouse clicks to convert an entire album. It supports CDDB lookups for album and track information 
Rivendella complete radio broadcast automation solution2014-11-04
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rmspsAnalyzes sound files and creates Encapsulated Postscript graphics of the rms (loudness) curve 
Rockin' in the Free (Software) Worlda look at the software available for Linux guitarists2001-07-20 
RosegardenAdvanced Qt audio/MIDI sequencer, notation editor, Csound-score producer, and more. Supports plugins (softsynths/effects). Uses JACK for audio, and ALSA sequencer interface for MIDI2010-11-03
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Rosegarden Developers InterviewHoward Wen chats with the minds behind the software2004-12-16 
Rotter"Recording of Transmission/Audio Logger", logging software for radio stations, requires JACK
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RPlayUDPTCP network audio system1999 
rsynththe venerable speech synthesizer, required by many TTS readers1994-11-08 
rsynth on SourceForgeprovides sources under the Artistic License and the GPL2005-12-16 
rt_lpcreal-time LPC analysis/synthesis/visualization 
rt_watchdogFlorian Schmidt's "watchdog daemon that kills runaway SCHED_FIFO tasks" 
RTCmixVersion of Cmix, a real-time software "language" for doing digital sound synthesis and signal-processing2005-09-20 
RTcmix for Linux: Part 1Dave Topper's excellent introductory article for The Linux Journal2000-10-01 
rtmidiset of C++ classes that provides a crossplatform API for realtime MIDI input/output 
RTmixperformance tool geared towards persons interested in live and interactive electro-acoustic music2007-05-22
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RTS Toolstools for setting and getting realtime priority 
RTSynthmidi-controlled synth. Uses ALSA or JACK2006-12-24
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rubberbandLibrary for high-quality time-stretching and pitch-shifting28-10-2012 
Ruby/AudioLibrary that makes dealing with audio data a little easier in Ruby 
Ruccas.orga wiki-based site for "unconventional computer and electronic art" 
S3MODMODS3M module player1995-10-21
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SaiphJava app generates sequences made of tracks made of segments with musical events, currently notes and MIDI controllers. It supports MIDI and MusicXML file output2009-08-18 
Sample Calculatorsvery useful on-line calculators for time-stretching, pitch-shifting, and transposing samples 
SampleCatGTK app for cataloguing and auditioning audio files. Uses JACK2011-11-08
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samplescan.shconverts directories with audiosamples into symbolically linked trees sorted on harmonic key/scale 
samplesort.shautomatic audio sample-tagging for lazy artists: converts audiosample-directories into symbolically linked trees sorted on tags (kick/hihat/etc) 
samplv1MIDI-controlled LV2 sampler. Standalone version also2017-06-21
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San DysthSynth that generates various sounds inbetween white noise and pure tone2008-03-06
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SAOLsoundProvides resources for Csound users interested in exploring SAOL 
Sapphirean audio synthesis language1995-11-16
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sauditorSimple soundfile browser, displays a spectral analysis of the sound. Uses JACK
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SBaGenCommand-line app generates binaural tones in real-time according to a 24-hour programmed sequence read from a file. Uses OSS 
seq42A derivative of seq24 with a greater emphasis on song editing
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sc88sysexCommand-line app to send/receive patch data from a Roland SC88 sound module 
ScalaTool for experimentation with musical tunings, can save data in Csound score format 
Scheme Scorepreprocessor for Csound scores 
Schism TrackerFree reimplementation of Impulse Tracker2016-09-16 
Scilaba large package of mathematics 
Score Reading TrainerImproves musical score reading skills by practice with random scores 
ScoreDateJava app that helps musicians to learn music reading2012-04-22 
screcord.lv2a simple Lv2 capture plugin 
Scripts: Musicroutines for Common Music, MIDI and music scripts in Perl, by Drew Krause 
Scripts: Soundfor Csound, PowerPV, and TrikTraks 
Sculptora very nice suite of realtime FFT tools 
Sculptor: A Real Time Phase VocoderNick Bailey describes his very cool software1998-10-01 
SculptToolCommand-line app which can import, modify, convert, export and synthesize partial tracking files, additive analysis files and filtering parameter files generated by programs AudioSculpt, Diphone, SVP and Ceres3. 
SDLcross-platform development library designed to provide low level access to audio, keyboard, mouse, joystick, and graphics hardware via OpenGL 
SDL Mixersound mixing library that is used with the SDL library. It allows a programmer to use multiple samples along with music without having to code a mixing algorithm himself. It also simplyfies the handling of loading and playing samples and music from all sorts of file formats 
SDL_sounda library to handle decoding of soundfile formats such as WAV and MP32008 
Sekaiju Midi SequenzerWindows Software2012-12-02 
seq24Loop-based MIDI sequencer simplified for live performance. Uses ALSA sequencer interface2010-11-27
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set_rlimitsJonathan Woithe's software that gives unpriviledged users access to realtime scheduling2008 
setbfreehammond-style drawbar organ2017-01-04
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Setting Up A Multitrack Audio Recording StudioAlex Heizer describes a basic Linux home recording system2001-09-05 
sfArkXTcCommand-line decompressor for sfArk-compressed SoundFont files. Doesn't work on version 1 files2007-03-26 
sfronta translator that converts MP4-SA files into efficient C programs that generate audio for rendering, interactive and network applications2006-07-30 
SFSSpeech Filing System, set of X-based and command-line tools 
Shelljamplay softsynths and other MIDI instruments from the command shell 
Sherlockan investigative LV2 plugin bundle 
shn2makeutility to automate recording CDs and encoding MP3 and Ogg files from shn files 
shntoolmulti-purpose WAV processing and reporting utility 
shortensoftware for the SHN compression format 
Shoutcaststreaming audio system 
ShoutCastProxyShoutCast multiplexer, lets multiple clients listen to the same ShoutCast session using only single-client bandwidth
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Sidplay2emulates the soundchip of the Commodore C642004 
Sig++music signal processing in C++ 
Signal Applications To Audio Networks (SATAN)"a program that is used for various audio related signal processing tasks"2003
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SignalgoDSP library for Java 
SilentJackCommand-line silence/dead-air detector for JACK
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Simple SysexxerSend/recieve MIDI sys-ex dumps from a MIDI device, to save on your computer 
simsamSoftware sampler maps multiple wave files to "key ranges". Uses JACK
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SineshaperMonophonic waveshaping DSSI synth 
SkaleTrackerModule tracker similar to FastTracker22005 
SL Sound Librarylibrary for playing, mixing, and modifying sound samples in realtime, designed especially for games. Uses OSS
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SLabhard-disk recorder, will record up to 64 tracks2001-11-07
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SLab Pagean unofficial information page about SLab 
SLabioCommand-line apps that provide access to SLab data files2007-04-06
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SlagPattern-controlled drum synth. Uses JACK2006
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SlatChild-like synth works/sounds like a theremin2005-09-27
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sloop.splitter"a realtime sound effect program...generates synthetic sounds from natural ones"
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SmackMIDI-controlled drum synth. Uses JACK 
Smasheraudio loop slicer2009-09-29
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SMDIToolsCommand-line utilities to send + receive samples from an SMDI-compatible sampler 
SMSSpectral Modeling Synthesis2008-11-15
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Snacka module to add sound IO and visualization commands to TclTk
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SnackAmpmultiformat player handles MP3/WAV/Ogg files, requires the SNACK toolkit 
Snake dance: The Kamaelia streaming media systema description from Daniel James2005-10-12 
Snd-lsa version of Snd for those of us who "don't know Scheme very well"2008-07-06
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Snd-RTrealtime audio extensions for Snd2008-08-17
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SndSound editor modelled loosely after Emacs. It can be customized and extended using either s7, Ruby, or Forth. Very complex. Uses ALSA or JACK2012-4-12
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SNDANspectrum analysis, graphics, modification, and resynthesis specifically designed for monophonic musical sounds 
SndBiteAudio editor designed for breaking large recordings into smaller components. Requires SNACK and Tcl2008-12-13 
sndliblibrary for the Snd soundfile editor 
SndObj/pySndObjObject-oriented cross-platform audio development tools and sample programs. Uses OSS, ALSA, or JACK2008-05-28 
sndpeekPerforms feature extraction on audio files or live audio input with real-time display of waveform, spectrum, and features2003 
Snes9xSuper Nintendo Entertainment System emulator with sound support 
SoftWerka MIDI sequencer based on the design of the Doepfer Schaltwerk analog sequencer2000-11-27 
SolfegeGTK ear training app has exercises to learn intervals, chords, scales, rhythms, and more. Uses JACK2008-05-01
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SonaSoundrealtime music/sound visualization app 
Songs in the Key of F12nice Wired article with reference to Geoff Matters of GDAM2002-05-01 
SongWriteSongwrite is a tablature (guitar partition) editor 
Sonic Annotatorcommand-line app for feature extraction and annotation of audio files using Vamp plugins. Writes to RDF or text file2009 
Sonic FlowC++ libraries and C wrappers for dataflow-inspired audio signal processing 
Sonic Visualiseradvanced waveform/spectrogram viewer and audio annotation editor2010-05-05
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soniKRudimentary Qt soundfile editor/recorder. Uses deprecated aRts2008
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SooperLooperlive looping sampler capable of immediate loop recording, overdubbing, multiplying, reversing and more. Controllable via OSC and MIDI. Uses JACK2013-05-12
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Sound and Music Softwarea review circa 20012001-12-15 
Sound And Vision: Max Matthewsbrief heads-up article from SFweekly.com2002-03-13 
Sound Card Support for Linux with Laptopsa survey circa 20072007-11-07 
Sound HOWTOOld info about OSS (not ALSA or JACK)2001-07-16 
Sound Playing HOWTOOld information1998-08-11 
Sound Processing KitC++ class library for audio signal processing2006 
Sound Ruleracoustic analysis software for measuring and graphing sound and for teaching acoustics 
Sound Savings: Portable Audio Recorder Takes On Tapegood article regarding PDAudio2003-05-29 
Soundcard Attrition PageRichard Dobson's torture tests: Can your board withstand the challenge ? 
soundconverterThe sound conversion app for the GNOME environment 
SounddogsRoyalty-free samples and loops 
sounddriverBash script to start the proper sound driver (OSS or ALSA)2000
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soundfont instr2rawCommandline tool extracts info about WAV/AIFF file loop points 
soundgrabCommand-line perl script to slice up a big ogg vorbis or raw audio file, and save your favorite sections to other files 
SoundGridGraphical music composition, editing, and notation tool in the cartesian coordinate system2003-02-21 
SoundHackCommercial soundfile analysis/resynthesis 
Soundings: Explorations In Linux Soundgood article by Larry Ayers for the Linux Gazette1999-11-01 
Soundmosaicconstructs an approximation of one sound out of small pieces of other sounds2007-12-13 
Sounds Expo: Linux DAW - A Realityan interviewvideo with Daniel James and Damien Cirotteau at the London Sounds Expo 
SoundSpacea Java GUI for Richard Karpen's space Csound opcode1998
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SoundtankLADSPA host designed for making and playing softsynths2004-11-22
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SoundTouchLibrary for high-quality time-stretching and pitch-shifting 
SoundTrackerOld GTK MOD tracker. Uses OSS2006-02-25
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Soundweaveproduces an endless changing sound texture. Starting from a set of given samples it adds sounds randomly to a loop. By manipulating this loop, the sound is always changing 
SoXCommand-line utility that converts various formats of computer audio files in to other formats. It can also apply various effects to these sound files, and play/record audio filesLP  
soxmasterhouseCommandline tool to automate mastering and M/S processing 
Speakupallows a blind user to hear all output directed to the console, currently supports only the Doubl.. 
Specimena MIDI-controllable sampler. Uses JACK2007-03-12
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spectmorphAnalyzes samples of musical instruments, and combines them (morphing). It can be used to construct hybrid sounds, for instance a sound between a trumpet and a flute; or smooth transitions, for instance a sound that starts as a trumpet and then gradually changes to a flute.2011-07-21
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Spectroscopic Toolkit"64-bit phase oscillators for nanotonal synthesis", from Pieter Suurmond2004-10-18
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Speech Linksa formidable collection of speech-related WWW, ftp, and newsgroup links 
speechd-elEmacs speech output interface 
Speexpatent-free codec designed especially for speech 
Sphinxopen-source speech recognition from CMU 
Spiral Synthsynth
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Spiral Synth Modularmodular software synth, augment it with LADSPA plugins2004-03-20
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Spiral Synthesismaterials from Tracy Lind Petersen 
SpiralLoopsa loop-based sampler with plugin support2001-05-07
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spwavea speech file editor supporting several sound formats2002-05-08
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SQ80 Toolkitapp to read/write Ensoniq SQ80 disks 
Squeaka Smalltalk-80 environment with built-in support for realtime sound synthesis 
squelchnice OggVorbis audio player with playlist and tag editor, requires Qt2010-03-17 
SSPLab AudioAnalyser (SAA)Tool for analyzing audio signals in terms of its content 
STed2MIDI music composition environment
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STKPerry Cook's excellent Synthesis ToolKit2007-12-07
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StompBoxesguitar fx processor with Gtk interface 
Strasheelahighly expressive constraint-based music composition system2009-03-09 
Streaming Media With Linuxin-depth article on using software for both the client and server sides2001-03-23 
streamixerCommand-line tools to record/stream/mix audio over TCP/IP 
Streamripper"...connects to streaming MP3 servers and downloads the tracks to your hard drive" 
StretchPlayerAudio file player that allows you to change the speed of the song without changing the pitch. It will also allow you to transpose the song to another key (while also changing the speed). Uses JACK
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StudioOld audio editor, requires Tcl/Tk. Uses OSS2001-11-12 
Studio Forum - Linuxa support/discussion forum in Swedish and Norwegian for newcomers to Linux audio 
Studio To Go!a commercially available Linux distribution optimized for audio work and including a large select..2007-02-17
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stygmorganFLTK app plays back a "style file" to a MIDI device. Uses ALSA sequencer interface2006-08-14 
Subvert AudioNiall Moody's "... music program designed to try and stimulate creativity in the user" 
SUMOVERopen-source streaming audio and conferencing software from UCL
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SuperCollider3Realtime audio server and object-oriented sound synthesis language2016-09-23
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supercollider3  
SupermarionationAn EP by Edinburgh band Supermarionation recorded with Ardour and various LV2 plugins. 
sverbsimple order-15 CFDN reverb2006 
SwamiSoundFont editor and management software.2014-04-25
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SweepAudio editor with the ability to "scrub" audio. Supports mult-channel files, read/write many file formats, and LADSPA plugins. Uses OSS, or early ALSA2008-04-12
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SWH Pluginsthe must-have set from Steve Harris2006-08-08 
sxpressControl MMC compatible software
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SydModular synth 
Synaesthesialightshow calculated from FFT and stereo positioning information 
Syncotron Bathysphere Sound Suiteinteresting sampler/sequencer 
synthcloneRecords a MIDI (hardware) synth's sound, and creates an sfz you can play with a software sampler such as LinuxSampler2012-12-20
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SynthEdUniversal patch editor + librarian for MIDI synthesizers 
SynthForgeA modular sound synthesiser, for creating audio synths and effects for Linux.2009-08-17
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SynthpodA lightweight non-linear LV2 plugin container2015-04-02
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synthv1LV2 polyphonic synth. Standalone version also2016-02-22
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SysExxerReceiving, save, and send raw sys-ex messages
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taba lute tablature typesetting system1995 
Tango StudioA complete Live (GNU/LINUX) distribution for musicians and professionals studios2013-12-04
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Taophysical modelling synthesis language and GUI2006-05-10
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TAPTom's Audio Plugins, a set of LADSPA plugins2012-07-08 
TAPESTREAprovides a new way to completely transform a sound scene, dynamically generate soundscapes of unlimited length, and compose and design sound by combining elements from different recordings 
tapeutapeSampler that lets you create instruments/kits/setups and is designed for live performance. Uses JACK2008-11-16
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TapiirMulti-tap delay with FLTK GUI. Uses JACK
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TekTrackerMIDI sequencer with tracker-style interface2004-06-30 
TeliasopiaTeliasopia LV2 Plugins2010-04-25 
Temperamentsgenerates scales in user-selected temperaments (requires Java)
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Tempest for ElizaCommand-line app uses your computer monitor to send out AM radio signals. You can then hear computer generated music in your radio. 
terminatorXenables hip-hop style "scratching" of WAV files. Uses JACK2014
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tetraprocconverts the A-format signals from a tetrahedral Ambisonic microphone into B-format signals ready for recording2011-02-28
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The Book of Linux MusicA book and CD by Dave Phillips, published by No Starch Press2000-09-01
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The Csound BookA thorough treatment of Csound by its community of users and developers.2000-03-06 
The Linux Reconfigurable DAWnews about a very interesting project from R. W. Hawkins2002-10-02 
The Linux Recording StudioAaron Trumm reveals his plans in the May 2004 issue of the Linux Journal2004-05-01 
The Linux Softsynth Roundupthe shape of things in May 20032003-05-01 
The Linux Soundfile Editor Roundupa survey of the field2004-06-01 
The MOD Archivea large collection of MOD music 
The MusicKitobject-oriented software system for building music, sound, signal processing, and MIDI apps 
The PLUM PageList of programming languages used for music 
The Shareware Music MachineWebsite for software 
The State Of Recordable DVDspointers from Slashdot readers2011 
The Trouble with Vorbisinteresting propositions, with commentary from the Kuro5hin crowd2002-04-26 
Theo Verelst Additive Synthesis ProgramAdditive synthesis app. Uses OSS2004-11-14 
ThinkPad 390econfiguration page 
Time MachineSimple program to record sounds that would otherwise have been lost
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TiMidity++greatly extended and enhanced version of TiMidity2004-10-04
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Tim's Atari MIDI Worldlarge collection of excellent Atari MIDI software, most of which runs well under Xsteem 
TinySIDThe world's smallest SID player 
TISMCommand-line MIDI sequencer. GTK GUI available. Uses OSS or ALSA RawMidi2008-07-26 
TK-707Pattern-controlled drum synth. Emulation of the Roland TR-707 drum machine. Uses ALSA 
TkEcaTcl/Tk GUI for "ecasound"2011 
TkFestivalTk GUI for Festival2009 
tkSoundDan Ellis's TclTk toolkit for waveform display and manipulation
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tocgencommand-line cdrdao TOC file generator
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ToneFreeutilities for controlling Line 6 guitar amplifiers and preamps. Uses OSS 
tonegenCommand-line app plays a test tone. Uses OSS (not ALSA or JACK) 
toolameoptimized encoder based on LAME2003-03-01 
touchmidiTurns your synaptics touchpad into a midi controller2013 
TranchesBeat slicer controlled via ALSA MIDI2008-11-16
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tranchess  
transcodeaudio/video stream processing utility 
Transcribe!an app to work out a piece of music from a recording. It doesn't do the transcribing for you, but it is essentially a specialised player program which is optimised for the purpose of transcription2008-01-06 
tranzportDocs/code for programming Frontier Design's Tranzport wireless USB device 
Traversomultitrack audio recording and editing program2010-10-08
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Triceratops LV2 SynthSubstractive Poly LV2 Synth2016-11-28 
Tritonusan implementation of the JavaSound API 
TSE3 Libraryopen-source MIDI sequencer engine in C++ 
TTtriggerPlay sound effects in connection with a theater or other show2008-12-25
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tuneitCommand-line instrument tuner for ALSA and JACK2005-01-28
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tuneroidQt instrument tuner2005-09-08 
Tuning By Ratiosan informative page from Robert Asmussen 
Turn-Key Linux Audioa Linux audio distro from Kevin Ernste at the Eastman Computer Music Center2002-05-12
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TutkaGTK MIDI tracker-style sequencer. Uses ALSA or JACK2006-09-15
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Tux In The Studioinstructions on home recording with Linux, from Dave Fancella2004-10-22 
TuxGuitarGuitar tablature editor/player written in Java-SWT. It can open GuitarPro, PowerTab and TablEdit files2013 
TuxNESemulates the 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System, with experimental support for sound 
TwoLAMEMPEG-2 encoder 
UADEis the "Unix Amiga Delitracker Emulator" (it does more than just play MODs!) 
Ubuntu Studioa multimedia editing/creation flavor of Ubuntu2014-02-06
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uCappssite dedicated to DIY MIDI hardware developed under Linux 
Ultimate TOS Software Indexincludes a hefty section of audio
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UltiMusE-LXmusic composition via standard notation and MIDI
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Ultra Power Effects Max IIa realtime processor for full-duplex soundcards
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Ultramaster Juno-6software emulation of the classic Roland analog synth2006-06-16
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UltraMixerproprietary virtual DJ mixing software, requires Java 
United TrackersWebsite about trackers. In german 
UNIX MIDI librariesuseful code from John Stone 
USBUA100OSS (not ALSA) device driver and console program for the Roland UA-100 
Using the Hammerfall HDSP on LinuxHOWTO get this RME audio hardware working 
Using VST Plugins In LinuxTutorial on Windows VSTs under linux2005-11-27 
Vampaudio feature extraction plugin system2015-06-16 
Vamp PluginsA list of Vamp Plugins 
variationsalgorithmic composition system 
VCO-PluginsThree anti-aliased oscillators as LADSPA plugins 
Vintage Vocoder VSTreal-time audio effect2005-11-18 
Virtual Drum MachineOld command-line Pattern-controlled drum sampler. Uses OSS
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Virtual GameBoyemulates the popular Nintendo game console 
Virtual Soundaudio synthesis tools offering 3 distinct ways to model sounds. The first way is to use standard linear DSP effects. The second way is to use one or more of the physical process models implemented in the library. The third way is to use one of the statistical models to learn something about a real-life sound and then use the model to generate similar sounds, perhaps in conjunction with a DSP effect or another model2004-11-03 
Virtual SoundIntroduction to Csound book2008-08-25 
VisecasGTK GUI for "ecasound"2004-01-23 
Virtual KeyboardVirtual MIDI piano for ALSA sequencer2009-08-26
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VLCcross-platform media player and streaming server2009-10-31 
VLevela "look-ahead" dynamics compressor, available as a command-line app and a LADSPA plugin2003-06-24 
VMA Virtual Machine LV2 plugin bundle 
Virtual MIDI Piano KeyboardQt5 and drumstick based MIDI events generator and receiver2015-08-20
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VmusicCD database app. Requires Python and Tkinter 
Vmwaredspjackadds JACK support to Petr Vandrovec's vmwaredsp2006
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Vocoder16 channel vocoder. Uses JACK 
VocoditorPerl/GTK comment editor for OggVorbis files
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VOCP Systemneat Perl-based TAMfax system, runs on top of vgetty
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vOICe Sonification AppletPeter Meijer's very cool synthesizer, requires a Java-capable browser 
VoiceApp"program to visualize sound waves via FFT"
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Vorbis Developmentfor Vorbis developers
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Vorbis Xtremesite dedicated to news about OggVorbis
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Vorbis.comHome site for a music compression format similar to if not better than MP3 
VorbixMulti-file OggVorbis comment editor/encoder 
VoxpakGUI for playing, editing, renaming etc. voice and fax messages2002 
VST/VSTiYes, they can be run under Linux, but only under specific conditions. 
vstserverdeprecated server for running VST plugins under Linux2004-02-10
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WaoNWAV-to-MIDI file converter 
WASPwave shaper, noisifier, clipping booster and variable noise source as LADSPA plugins2005-11-12
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Waterfallrealtime spectrum analyzer for XMMS2001-03-03 
wav2cdrconversion utility to prepare WAV files for CD recording
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wavbreaker/wavmergeGUI utilities to split or merge WAV files 
wave2midAudio (WAV) to MIDI conversion. Requires the Octave environment 
Waveformdraws and exports function graphs for use with audio programs and exports WAV files 
Wavelengthrepairs erroneous data length entry in WAV file header1999-06-20 
WaveSurfera soundfile editor, requires the Snack extensions2005-11-01 
WavSplitCommand-line app splits WAV files according to a list of time values 
Linux Soundapps siteLinux Soundapps site2005-05-09 
wcntCommand-line not-real-time modular audio synthesis, sequencer, and sampler 
wdatutility that reads/writes to an audio capable SCSI DDS DAT drive 
Which Sounds Better, MP3 or Ogg ?comparison notes from Slashdot readers2001-10-13 
Whispermodular software for handling local or remote data streams, includes a VoIP app2007
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whitenoiseutility to turn your computer into a random noise generator. Uses OSS2004-02-13 
WhySynthA DSSI Softsynth Plugin2012-09-03 
WidiALSA MIDIfile player. For external MIDI devices only (not softsynths) 
wigwamjamgrows sounds using your decisions to drive the evolution of genetically programmed synth functions2004-02-16
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WindowMaker audio appletsan equalizer for "mpg123" and mixers for ALSA and OSS 
Wiredaudio/MIDI music production system. Uses JACK2009
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WONDERWave-field synthesis Of New Dimensions of Electronic music in Realtime2008-11-16
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Writing Audio Applications With JACK - A Tutorial/Journalexcellent instruction from James Shuttleworth2003-10-23
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WWRWorld Wide Radio, a low-bandwidth Internet radio client/server2000-07-22 
wx12Tonutility for composing and analysing 12-tone rows, requires wxWindows 
X-CD-Roast"cdrecord" GUI2014 
xanalyserrealtime frequency spectrum analyser for X 
XAnimplays a wide variety of sound and video formats1999 
XCircuita drawing package for X which includes some very nice music typography and outputs Postscript fil..2008-07-19 
XControllerMIDI routing and controlling software for live performance. It uses the ALSA-Library for MIDI stuff and FLTK for GUI. This app is extremely useful if you want to control and play several midi devices (or even software synthesizers) via one master keyboard. Send program changes, sysex etc. by one key press2013 
XdrumOld Pattern-controlled drum sampler for X and the Athena widget set
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xgmcCreate MIDI files from MP3s
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xinea most excellent multiformat audio/video player 
xjadeothe JACK Video Monitor, displays video in sync with jack-transport or MTC2012-05-14
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XMMSexcellent player for MP3, MOD, WAV and other formats2007-11-16
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XMovieDVD and Quicktime movie player, supports JPEG Photo, YUV2, and raw RGB modes, with stereo audio i.. 
xmpCommand-line Module Player 
XMp3Burnburn MP3 files directly to CD 
XO WaveJava-based hard-disk recordingediting system
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xphatUser-configurable software MIDI fader box 
XpmidiGUI for "pmidi", requires Python 2.2 and Tkinter 
XsoxXforms GUI for "sox"
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XsynthMIDI-controlled analog-style realtime synthesizer1999-08-06DS  
Xtheatermultiformat audiovideo player
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XVoice"..enables continuous speech to text dictation for many X applications" 
XVOXrealtime vocoder using LPC synthesis 
xwaxPlay digital audio files (MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC and more), controlled using a normal pair of turntables via timecoded vinyls. Uses ALSA or JACK2014
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Yamaha Motif XSlinux based music workstation 
Yamaha OPL3-SA2a guide from James Tappin 
Yamaha Validates MontaVista Vision for Next-Generation Digital Audio Productsgood news for modern penguins...2002-11-12 
YASSyet another scrolling scope
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YATMCommand-line app changes a WAVE/Ogg audio file's playback speed without changing its pitch (i.e. pitch shifting) 
YoshimiA Software Synthesizer forked from ZynAddSubFX2017-06-24
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Zefiro ZA2 ALSA driverfrom Martin Pahl
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Zerius Synthsoftware synthesizer with Java GUI1996-11-08 
Zerius VocoderC and Java source code for software channel vocoder 
ZinfPowerful audio player supports MP3, OggVorbis, WAV and CD audio.. 
zita-ajbridgebridge ALSA to JACK2012-03-18
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zita-at1autotuner Jack application, normally used to correct the pitch of vocal tracks that are out of tune.2011-06-26
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zita-dpl1look-ahead digital peak limiter2011-12-07
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zita-rev1standalone reverb 
Zoltrix Nightingale S/PDIFa guide to modifying the hardware 
zynPort of ZynAddSubFX synth engines to LV2 
ZynAddSubFXImpressive FLTK-based realtime softsynth with multiple synthesis algorithms and FX2016-11-28
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zynjackuJACK based, GTK (2.x) host for LV2 synths2009-01-21
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