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A V Editors

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PageDescriptionRelease DateTags
AviDemuxmultiplex and demultiplex audio tofrom AVI videos2011-12-31 
Blenderthe premier open-source 3D animation renderer now supports audio tracks2012-02-16
Broadcast 2000Non-linear realtime audio/video editing system
Cinelerrathe impressive successor to Broadcast 2000 
cinelerra-cvCommunity version of Cinelerra, which isn't a fork, but provides additional features and bugfixes 
livesLives is a Video Editing System
Open Movie EditorEasy to use audio/video editing program
transcodeaudio/video stream processing utility 
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Accompaniment and Practice Software

All Things JACK

Analog Devices

And Now For Something Rather Different

Category List

PageDescriptionRelease DateTags
9 Liedermusic from Wolfgang Woehl and friends, made with help from Ardour, JAMin, and LADSPA 
64 Studio: Building a native 64-bit creative distributionanother fine article from Daniel James2006-02-22 
About the MODhistory and other information about making and playing music in the MOD format2000-12-01 
Achieving Low-Latency Response TimesOld tutorial2000-11-17 
AGNULA/DeMuDi + Pd (Pure Data) Installation Notesinstructions from Derek Holzer and friends2004-12-01
ALSA Programming HOWTOA guide for the perplexed2010 
ALSA Wikiunofficial wiki about ALSA, the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture 
An Analysis of Sample Rate Conversion of the "SoX" appon-line technical paper 
Apple Sues Sorenson Over QuickTime CodecSlashdot discussion2002-05-01 
Applications for OSS/Linuxa list from 4Front Technologies 
ArchAudioThe Arch Linux Pro Audio Community
Audacity Wiki* <> wiki, Not software 
Audio Librea PDF file of the first installment from Daniel James's new column for 
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 
Berklee Sharesfree music lessons from the Berklee College of Music 
Best Soundcard For DJing With Linuxpoll results at OpenJay.org2005-10-26 
Broadcast2000 Brings DV Editing To LinuxCurtis Lee Fulton tells us how it's done2000-08-11 
Buzz Tracker On Linuxhow to make the popular Windows tracker work on Linux 
Community-Based Recording Studios: A Look into the Futurea Linux Journal article by Tom Poe2002-05-02 
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 
Converting 78 rpm Records to Modern Media on Linuxa descriptive text from James Tappin2002-04-04 
CornBucketgranular synthesis score generator for Csound
Creating Audio CDs With Linuxan in-depth hands-on HOWTO2001-01-05 
CrossOver Brings QuickTime to Linuxdescribes the excellent plugin from CodeWeavers2001-09-06 
Csound Journalarticles2008-06-21 
Csound Manualthe definitive documentation 
Data Transport in Linux Audio ApplicationsAn introductory text on some of the available data transport systems between and within applications.2010-09-07
Der Pinguin auf dem Weg ins TonstudioFrank Barknecht interviews Paul Davis for DeutschlandRadio (in German)2003-07-12 
Developing and Using Snd: Editing Sound Under LinuxA tutorial for the "snd" app2001-10-05 
Digital Rights ManagementDaniel James asks the question in Sound On Sound2003-08-01 
dis-dot-datmusic from James Shuttleworth, made with Cheesetracker and Ardour 
Drivers, IRQs, and PCI latencyexcellent article by Dan Robbins (of Gentoo Linux) delivers the straight story2001-07-01
Driving One's Own Audio DeviceWrite a custom (not ALSA) kernel driver1998-09-01 
Electronic Cowformerly commercial MIDI 
FAVE raves: A new event for free software creativityDaniel James covers the event2005-11-02 
Fervent Software's Studio To Go!a review from Brad Fuller2005-08-31 
How to fine-tune MPlayerConfigure the MPlayer app2003-03-08 
FLAC Joins Xiph.orglossless compression format joins the free software world2003-01-29 
FreeBSD Audio Softwarea list of ported applications 
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 
funetaudio software repository in Finland 
Gnomoradiomedia player and p2p appproject, promotes free music 
GNUsic"An Open Studio on the Network for Electronic Musicians" 
GNU/Linux DVD Player Reviewa look-see from Jon Kent On-line articles, Not software2002-05-06 
Harmony Centralgood site for technical information, includes some free lesson material 
Harrison Consolesthe worlds finest digital audio consoles 
Hot On The Wire - The FreeBoB Projectnews from Daniel James 
How To Get Effective Low-latency Performance On Your Linux Boxadvice from Aaron Krister Johnson2006-03-14
Inside a Luxury Synth: Creating the Linux-Powered Korg OASYSPeter Kim takes a look within2005-11-09 
Interview With Andrew MortonKernelTrap talks with the author of the low-latency patches2002-02-14
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
Korg Oasysworkstation synthesizer 
kvraudiogood site for locating VST/VSTi plugins 
LAAlinux audio announcement email list 
LAC2004: A Report From KarlsruheDaniel James gives us the scoop2004-07-01 
LADlinux audio developers email list 
LATlinux audio tuning email list 
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 
LiLAQwiki about how to get high quality sound on a Linux system2008-02-22
LilyPond Guide For Beginnersa set of introductory tutorials from Eugene Cormier 
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 
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 
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 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...
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 Soundcard Driversa brief guide for users and developers2001-05-17 
Linux Sound SupportReport from 19941994-08-01 
Linux User and DeveloperA website with articles on Linux audio 
Linux VST/VSTi Compatibility Pagelist of compatible plugins
Lionstracs MediastationTHE open source workstation keyboard 
Loopasonicgood selection of audio loops 
ltsbGuide to the Linux text-based studio project, especially for blind users2005-12-17 
Mackie Digs In with TracktionReview2004-01-01 
Michael Iber: On Free Software And Contemporary MusicGoetz Dipper's radio transcript; text in German only2006-05-15 
MIDIatorserial port MIDI hardware from Key Electronics, with links to UNIXLinux drivers 
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 
Modular synthesis with AlsaModularSynth 1.5.4Modular synthesis and its implementation in Dr. Matthias Nagorni's synthesizer2003-01-03 
MP3'Techa great source for technical information on the MP3 format 
Mstation InterviewsConrad Parker of Sweep fame and Erik de Castro Lopo, author of libsndfile 
Muse Receptorrack mount software synth and effects processor 
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 
NeboGeomusic from Dave Griffiths, maker of the incredible SpiralSynth family of Linux music software 
Network Musical Performanceperspectives from sfront's John Lazzaro and John Wawrzynek2001-10-01 
Noisy Pythonbrief overview of some soundapps for Python2001-10-25 
Notation Editors Under Linuxa look at notation editors for producing sheet music (especially focused on MUP)1998-09-01 
Notes From The MetalevelRick Taube's excellent book on his Common Music, a must-have for all students and users2004-11-24 
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 
Open Source Music Softwarevery good article by Daniel James2003-02-01 
PCMCIA Audio for NetBSDOSS (not ALSA) driver for Eiger Labs PCMCIA sound card2001-09-30 
Polish Linux Soundexcellent Web site (Polish only!) 
Porting SGI Audio Applications to Linuxa report on some early work1998-09-01 
Preemptible Kernel Patch AcceptedSlashdot discussion2002-02-10 
Ptolemyhomepage for the Ptolemy Project of the DSP Design Group at UCB 
R-BOSSan open platform to freely exchange information and technical development for the professional broadcast community 
5 Linux Media Players: Which is the Best Fit?review2012 
Ruccas.orga wiki-based site for "unconventional computer and electronic art" 
Sound and Music Softwarea review circa 20012001-12-15 
Speech Linksa formidable collection of speech-related WWW, ftp, and newsgroup links 
Spiral Synthesismaterials from Tracy Lind Petersen 
Studio Forum - Linuxa support/discussion forum in Swedish and Norwegian for newcomers to Linux audio 
SupermarionationAn EP by Edinburgh band Supermarionation recorded with Ardour and various LV2 plugins. 
The Csound BookA thorough treatment of Csound by its community of users and developers.2000-03-06 
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 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 
Tim's Atari MIDI Worldlarge collection of excellent Atari MIDI software, most of which runs well under Xsteem 
tranzportDocs/code for programming Frontier Design's Tranzport wireless USB device 
Tuning By Ratiosan informative page from Robert Asmussen 
Ultimate TOS Software Indexincludes a hefty section of audio
United TrackersWebsite about trackers. In german 
Using VST Plugins In LinuxTutorial on Windows VSTs under linux2005-11-27 
Virtual SoundIntroduction to Csound book2008-08-25 
Which Sounds Better, MP3 or Ogg ?comparison notes from Slashdot readers2001-10-13 
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 

Archives and Information


Audio File Compression Software

Audio Plugin Systems For Linux

Audio Transcription Software

Category List

PageDescriptionRelease DateTags
paulstretchTime-stretching app, tailored for extreme stretching2011-03-06 
play it slowlyPlay back audio files at a different speed or pitch. Uses JACK or ALSA2008-12-28
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
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 
YATMCommand-line app changes a WAVE/Ogg audio file's playback speed without changing its pitch (i.e. pitch shifting) 



Binaural Brainwave

Category List

PageDescriptionRelease DateTags
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) 
Gnauralbinaural-beat generator 
GuineaPig2psychoacoustics research software
SBaGenCommand-line app generates binaural tones in real-time according to a 24-hour programmed sequence read from a file. Uses OSS 

CD Burning Software

CD Technology and Linux


CUE TOC Utilities

Cards and Chipsets



Channel Vocoder

Chord and Scale Utilities

Category List

PageDescriptionRelease DateTags
Gnome-chordLists and illustrates guitar chords/scales 
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 
Guitar/Bass Mode MakerHelps the guitar player learn scales, modes, chords, and create new scales 
phonascusStudy scales, intervals, chords. Practice score-reading.2015-24-9 


Category List

PageDescriptionRelease DateTags
Almus VCUCommand-line app makes a computer equipped with a multi-channel sound card into a real-time versatile convolver unit. Uses ALSA2006 
BruteFIRCommand-line app to apply long FIR filters to multi-channel digital audio, offline or in realtime. Filters, Convolution, Development, dsp 
jcguia GUI for jconvolver2010-01-01
jconvolverreal-time convolution engine2011-10-25


Category List

PageDescriptionRelease DateTags
A Jazz Improvisation Primeran excellent first guide from Marc Sabatella 
Berklee Sharesfree music lessons from the Berklee College of Music 
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 
Harmony Centralgood site for technical information, includes some free lesson material 
linthesiaTeaches you to play piano using piano-roll-style falling notes with any MIDI file2013 
MIT OpenCourseWareFree and open educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners 
Piano BoosterWhile you play along to a MIDI file, this app measures your accuracy 

Cover Art and Jewel-box Insert Utilities


Documentation Etc


Category List

PageDescriptionRelease DateTags
BeatfishPattern-controlled drum sampler. Uses JACK for audio. Enlightenment for its GUI
Beats By Designan "artificially intelligent drum machine", requires jMusic and Java2013 
drmr lv2 drumslv2 MIDI-controlled drum sampler that uses hydrogen drumkits2012 
drumkv1LV2 MIDI-controlled drum sampler. Standalone version also2016-02-22
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 
eDrummerTurns your computer into a drum kit you play live with MIDI drum pads.2016/05 
FablaLV2 MIDI-controlled drum sampler2012-01-07 
Fultron 2002Old Pattern-controlled drum sampler. Uses SDL2002
GneutronicaGTK Pattern-or-MIDI-controlled drum sampler, step-based like Hydrogen. Uses JACK for audio, and ALSA sequencer for MIDI2006-07-03
GroovitOld command-line Pattern-controlled drum synth. Uses OSS1999
HydrogenPattern-controlled drum sampler. Uses JACK or ALSA for audio, and ALSA sequencer for MIDI2016-11-13
JackbeatPattern-controlled drum sampler. Uses JACK or PulseAudio2012-02-08
orDrumboxdrum-machine in Java2016-11-06
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
Rhythm LabApp for realizing and testing polyrhythms. Uses OSS and old GTK
SlagPattern-controlled drum synth. Uses JACK2006
SmackMIDI-controlled drum synth. Uses JACK 
TK-707Pattern-controlled drum synth. Emulation of the Roland TR-707 drum machine. Uses ALSA 
Virtual Drum MachineOld command-line Pattern-controlled drum sampler. Uses OSS
XdrumOld Pattern-controlled drum sampler for X and the Athena widget set
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