Soft Synths/Samplers

PageDescriptionRelease DateTags
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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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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ALSA Modular SynthComplex modular synth. Uses JACK2014-04-01
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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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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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BeatfishPattern-controlled drum sampler. Uses JACK for audio. Enlightenment for its GUI
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BeatrixCommand-line hammond-style drawbar organ app with overdrive, leslie sim, and reverb. Uses OSS (not ALSA or JACK)2006 
Beats By Designan "artificially intelligent drum machine", requires jMusic and Java2013 
bristolClassic synth emulations. Uses JACK2012-04-27
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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 
Chainsaw synthBasic subtractive synth with supersaw oscillator. Linux VST plugin2010-11-17 
ChionicLinux sampling software from Juan Linietsky (reduz)2005-05-01
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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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ct-synthPolyphonic synthesizer, built with custom GUI toolkit, for Linux and Android2016-4-20 
Cumulusreal-time granular synth. Uses OSS2001-02-12
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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 
Delfina realtime software sampler2003-02-16
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RTSynthVoice controlled resonance instrument. Requires JACK and a microphone
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dinSynth that lets you draw your own oscillator waveform using Bezier curves. Uses JACK for audio and MIDI2017-03-26
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DISTRHO ProjectLarge collection of synths and effect LV2 plugins2014 
drmr lv2 drumslv2 MIDI-controlled drum sampler that uses hydrogen drumkits2012 
drumkv1LV2 MIDI-controlled drum sampler. Standalone version also2016-02-22
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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 
eDrummerTurns your computer into a drum kit you play live with MIDI drum pads.2016/05 
ElaraOld MIDI-controlled synth2001-03-04
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FablaLV2 MIDI-controlled drum sampler2012-01-07 
FluidGUIGUI for FluidSynth written in Java / Swing2004-06-18
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FluidSynthMIDI synthesizer using SF2 soundfonts. Uses JACK and/or ALSA directly2014-06-07
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FluidSynth-DSSITurns "FluidSynth" into a DSSI plugin2009-01-05 
foo-yc20YC20 organ emulation2011-01-28 
fsthostApp that runs Windows VSTs via WINE libs2016-05-31
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Fultron 2002Old Pattern-controlled drum sampler. Uses SDL2002
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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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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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GrandOrguesample based pipe organ 
GroovitOld command-line Pattern-controlled drum synth. Uses OSS1999
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gsynthOld Roland TB-303 emulator synth. Plays programmed bass line2001-07-30
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hexterYamaha DX7 modeling DSSI plugin2014-06-11 
horgandFM-synthesis organ, JACK-aware, with DSP effects and programmable accompaniment2008
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HydrogenPattern-controlled drum sampler. Uses JACK or ALSA for audio, and ALSA sequencer for MIDI2016-11-13
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Ingenmodular synthesizer that runs under JACK and uses LADSPA andor DSSI plugins (formerly known as Om)
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Internet SynthWeb-based synth (source available by request) 
JackbeatPattern-controlled drum sampler. Uses JACK or PulseAudio2012-02-08
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jackMiniSyntha minimal subtractive synth (with Moog filter) for JACK 
JSamplerJava GUI for "Linuxsampler"2009-08-03 
libtimiditylibTiMidity is a MIDI to WAVE converter library.2004-11-24 
LinuxsamplerLV2 sampler supports sample libraries in Sfz, GIG, DLS, and Akai formats. Standalone version also2007-12-06
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MinicomputerSynth for creating experimental electronic sounds. Uses JACK2010-01-31
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Monomono synth2000-04-14
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MSSGTK Synth. Uses OSS (not ALSA or JACK)2002-06-22
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Mx44synth very good for esoteric pads and ultra electric leads. Uses JACK2009-12-24
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newtonatorLV2 synth that uses a unique algorithm based on simple ideas of velocity and acceleration to produce some unpredictable sounds2012-08-26 
obxOberheim OBX synth emulation2016-10-1
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OctavianModular MIDI-controlled synth. Uses JACK2005-02-09
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orDrumboxdrum-machine in Java2016-11-06
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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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pleiad maiasimple GTK 2 osc substractive synth. Uses ALSA 
PolyphonePolyphone is an excellent tool for creating, editing, and combining SoundFonts in the SF2 format.2014-10-21 
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 
pyTrommlerGTK Pattern-controlled drum sampler written in Python2006
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QSamplerQt GUI for LinuxSampler2017-04-27 
QSynthQt GUI Interface for FluidSynth2017-04-27
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RTSynthmidi-controlled synth. Uses ALSA or JACK2006-12-24
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samplv1MIDI-controlled LV2 sampler. Standalone version also2017-06-21
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setbfreehammond-style drawbar organ2017-01-04
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simsamSoftware sampler maps multiple wave files to "key ranges". Uses JACK
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SineshaperMonophonic waveshaping DSSI synth 
SlagPattern-controlled drum synth. Uses JACK2006
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SlatChild-like synth works/sounds like a theremin2005-09-27
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SmackMIDI-controlled drum synth. Uses JACK 
SoundtankLADSPA host designed for making and playing softsynths2004-11-22
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Specimena MIDI-controllable sampler. Uses JACK2007-03-12
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SpiralLoopsa loop-based sampler with plugin support2001-05-07
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Spiral Synthsynth
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Spiral Synth Modularmodular software synth, augment it with LADSPA plugins2004-03-20
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SwamiSoundFont editor and management software.2014-04-25
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SynthForgeA modular sound synthesiser, for creating audio synths and effects for Linux.2009-08-17
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synthv1LV2 polyphonic synth. Standalone version also2016-02-22
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tapeutapeSampler that lets you create instruments/kits/setups and is designed for live performance. Uses JACK2008-11-16
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The Linux Softsynth Roundupthe shape of things in May 20032003-05-01 
TiMidity++greatly extended and enhanced version of TiMidity2004-10-04
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TK-707Pattern-controlled drum synth. Emulation of the Roland TR-707 drum machine. Uses ALSA 
Triceratops LV2 SynthSubstractive Poly LV2 Synth2016-11-28 
Ultramaster Juno-6software emulation of the classic Roland analog synth2006-06-16
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VCO-PluginsThree anti-aliased oscillators as LADSPA plugins 
Virtual Drum MachineOld command-line Pattern-controlled drum sampler. Uses OSS
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WhySynthA DSSI Softsynth Plugin2012-09-03 
XdrumOld Pattern-controlled drum sampler for X and the Athena widget set
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XsynthMIDI-controlled analog-style realtime synthesizer1999-08-06DS  
YoshimiA Software Synthesizer forked from ZynAddSubFX2017-06-24
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zynPort of ZynAddSubFX synth engines to LV2 
ZynAddSubFXImpressive FLTK-based realtime softsynth with multiple synthesis algorithms and FX2016-11-28
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apps/categories/softsynths_and_samplers.txt · Last modified: 2014/03/15 08:54 by j_e_f_f_g