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AviDemux Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible …
Blender The premier open-source 3D animation studio. a_v_editors jack jack_transport , ,
Broadcast 2000 unmaintained a_v_editors ,
Cinelerra the impressive successor to Broadcast 2000. There is also a community version (cinelerra-cv) available. a_v_editors
cinelerra-cv Community version of Cinelerra, which isn't a fork, but provides additional features and bugfixes. a_v_editors
LiVES LiVES is a Video Editing System. It is designed to be simple to use, yet powerful. It is small in size, yet it has many advanced features. jack_transpor… , ,
Open Movie Editor Open Movie Editor is a free and open source video editing program, designed for basic movie making capabilities. It aims do be powerful enoug… ,
transcode a_v_editors

Accompaniment and Practice Software

All Things JACK

Analog Devices

And Now For Something Rather Different

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5 Linux Media Players: Which is the Best Fit? network_audio and_now_for_something_rather_different on-line_articles video_software , , ,
64 Studio: Building a native 64-bit creative distribution another fine article from Daniel James on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
9 Lieder * <http://www.rumford.de/9lieder.html> music from Wolfgang Woehl and friends, made with help from Ardour, JAMin, and LADSPA music_made_with_linu… ,
A Jazz Improvisation Primer * <http://www.outsideshore.com/primer/primer/> an excellent first guide from Marc Sabatella courseware on-line_articles and_n… , ,
A Profile of SoundTracker A look at Michael Krause's excellent music module tracker on-line_articles_by_dave_phillips on-line_articles and_now_for_something… , ,
About the MOD History and other information about making and playing music in the MOD format on-line_articles_by_dave_phillips on-line_articles and_now_for… , ,
Achieving Low-Latency Response Times Under Linux on-line_articles_by_dave_phillips and_now_for_something_rather_different howtos_and_faqs , ,
AGNULA/DeMuDi + Pd (Pure Data) Installation Notes instructions from Derek Holzer and friends and_now_for_something_rather_different howtos_and_faqs unmainta… , ,
ALSA Programming HOWTO A guide for the perplexed howtos_and_faqs development and_now_for_something_rather_different midi_software , , ,
ALSA Wiki unofficial wiki about ALSA, the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture wiki and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
An Analysis of Sample Rate Conversion in SoX on-line technical paper on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_different sox soundfile_util , , ,
Apple Sues Sorenson Over QuickTime Codec Slashdot discussion news and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
Apps for OSS/Linux other_webpages and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
ArchAudio The Arch Linux Pro Audio Community. distributions unmaintained dead_link and_now_for_something_rather_different , , ,
Audacity Wiki * <http://audacityteam.org/wiki/> wiki and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
Audio Libre a PDF file of the first installment from Daniel James's new column for Linux User & Developer on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_diff… ,
Berklee Shares free music lessons from the Berklee College of Music courseware and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
Best Soundcard For DJing With Linux poll results at OpenJay.org on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
Broadcast2000 Brings DV Editing To Linux Curtis Lee Fulton tells us how it's done news and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
Building Sounds for your Applications with SoundTracker * <http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/tutorials/4363/1/> sage advice from the experts at LinuxPl… ,
Buzz Tracker On Linux mod_trackers_and_players howtos_and_faqs and_now_for_something_rather_different , ,
Community-Based Recording Studios: A Look into the Future on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
comp.speech Speech FAQ speech_software and_now_for_something_rather_different howtos_and_faqs , ,
Computer Music and the Linux Operating System: A Report from the Front Article (in PDF format) from the Computer Music Journal on-line_articles_by_dave_phil… , ,
Computer Music: Synthesis, Composition, and Performance Famous excellent introductory text by Charles Dodge and Thomas Jerse. hard_copy and_now_for_somethin… ,
Continuum hardware_linux and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
Converting 78 rpm Records to Modern Media on Linux * <http://www.tappin.me.uk/Linux/audio.html> a descriptive text from James Tappin and_now_for_somethin… ,
CornBucket * <http://www.soundhack.com/freeware.php> granular synthesis score generator for Csound and_now_for_something_rather_different dead_link ,
Creating Audio CDs With Linux an in-depth hands-on HOWTO on-line_articles_by_dave_phillips and_now_for_something_rather_different howtos_and_faqs , ,
CrossOver Brings QuickTime to Linux describes the excellent plugin from CodeWeavers news and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
Csound Journal Steven Yi and James Hearon maintain Hans's high standards on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_different csound_helper , ,
Csound Manual the definitive documentation and_now_for_something_rather_different csound_helper ,
Data Transport in Linux Audio Applications An introductory text on some of the available data transport systems between and within applications, including a br… , ,
Der Pinguin auf dem Weg ins Tonstudio Frank Barknecht interviews Paul Davis for DeutschlandRadio (in German) and_now_for_something_rather_different intervie… ,
Developing and Using Snd: Editing Sound Under Linux on-line_articles_by_dave_phillips snd and_now_for_something_rather_different howtos_and_faqs , , ,
Digital Rights Management & Music: A barrier to creativity? * <http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/aug03/articles/drm.htm> Daniel James asks the question in Sou… ,
dis-dot-dat * <http://dis-dot-dat.net/index.cgi?item=/music/> music from James Shuttleworth, made with Cheesetracker and Ardour music_made_with_linux and… ,
Drivers, IRQs, and PCI latency * <http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/library/l-hw2.html> excellent article by Dan Robbins (of Gentoo Linux) delivers the … , ,
Driving One's Own Audio Device Write a custom (not ALSA) kernel driver. and_now_for_something_rather_different development howtos_and_faqs , ,
Electronic Cow * <http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/electronic_cow/cownet.shtml> formerly commercial MIDI & audio software for the Atari, now all freeware and…
extudes * <http://footils.org/> pieces composed by Frank Barknecht with the help of Pd and MusE music_made_with_linux and_now_for_something_rather_differ… ,
FAVE raves: A new event for free software creativity Daniel James covers the event news and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
Fervent Software's Studio To Go! * <http://digitalmedia.oreilly.com/2005/08/31/studiotogo.html> a review from Brad Fuller on-line_articles and_now_for_so… ,
FLAC Joins Xiph.org lossless compression format joins the free software world news and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
Free Music Homepage * <http://www.ram.org/ramblings/philosophy/fmp/> a manifesto regarding music as a free commodity a la Linux and the GPL on-line_artic… ,
Free Software and Multimedia 2001: A Report from Firenze notes on the proceedings on-line_articles_by_dave_phillips and_now_for_something_rather_different n… , ,
FreeBSD Audio Software a list of ported applications and_now_for_something_rather_different other_webpages ,
funet and_now_for_something_rather_different other_webpages ,
Gnomoradio media player and p2p app/project, promotes free music and_now_for_something_rather_different news ,
GNU/Linux DVD Player Review a look-see from Jon Kent on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
GNUsic other_webpages and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
Harmony Central * <http://www.harmony-central.com/> good site for technical information, includes some free lesson material courseware and_now_for_someth… ,
Harrison Consoles * <http://www.glw.com/> Harrison Audio Consoles supports gnu/Linux for the high-end audio community. linux_based_products and_now_for_som… ,
Hot On The Wire - The FreeBoB Project news from Daniel James news and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
How to fine-tune MPlayer and_now_for_something_rather_different howtos_and_faqs ,
How To Get Effective Low-latency Performance On Your Linux Box advice from Aaron Krister Johnson howtos_and_faqs dead_link and_now_for_something_rather_diff… , ,
Inside a Luxury Synth: Creating the Linux-Powered Korg OASYS Peter Kim takes a look within on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
Interview With Andrew Morton KernelTrap talks with the author of the low-latency patches. interviews and_now_for_something_rather_different dead_link , ,
Interview With Dr. Richard Boulanger One the leading lights of Csound is interviewed by The Linux Gazette. interviews csound and_now_for_something_rather_di… , ,
Interview with Hannu Savolainen and Dev Mazumdar getting to know the OSS guys at 4Front Technologies on-line_articles_by_dave_phillips oss and_now_for_somet… , , ,
Interview with Iain Duncan From John Littler's Mstation, a very good report on recent developments in Csound. interviews csound and_now_for_something_rather… , ,
Interview with Steve Harris Interview with the famed LADSPA plugin developer. interviews and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
Introduction to Linux Audio Filippo Pappalardo spills the facts for readers of OSNews on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
Introduction to OSS MIDI programming Only for the old OSS API (not ALSA). development and_now_for_something_rather_different howtos_and_faqs midi_software u… , , , ,
korg oasys * <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korg_OASYS> The Korg OASYS is a workstation synthesizer released in early 2005. The Oasys is implemented on a cu… ,
kvraudio site for locating VST/VSTi plugins vst and_now_for_something_rather_different forum documentation , , ,
L'heure de Jazz++ jazzpp and_now_for_something_rather_different howtos_and_faqs , ,
Linux Audio Announcements a mostly one-way email list to publish announcements. * <http://lists.linuxaudio.org/mailman/listinfo/linux-audio-announce/> - di… ,
LAC2004: A Report From Karlsruhe news and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
Linux Audio Developers the infamous mailinglist: * <http://lists.linuxaudio.org/listinfo/linux-audio-dev/> - direct link * <http://linuxaudio.org/mailarch… ,
Linux Audio Tuning The linux-audio tuning (LAT) mailing list is to help GNU/Linux distribution maintainers and other interested users to share information on s… ,
Linux Audio User the famous mailinglist: * <http://lists.linuxaudio.org/listinfo/linux-audio-user> - direct link * <http://linuxaudio.org/mailarchive/lau… ,
Lemur The Lemur is a top of the range control surface for audio and media applications... linux_based_products and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
LiLAQ: Information on Linux Audio Quality The purpose of this site was to provide as much information as possible about how to get high quality sound on a Linu… , , ,
LilyPond Guide For Beginners * <http://eugenecormier.com/?p=147> a set of introductory tutorials from Eugene Cormier lilypond music_notation_editors and_… , , ,
Linus Merges ALSA Into 2.5.4 alsa news and_now_for_something_rather_different , ,
Linux 2.6: A Breakthrough for Embedded Systems Brandon White gives us the low-down on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
Linux Artist a resource for artists (including the sonic types) using Linux wiki and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
Linux Audio Developers the LAD list is dedicated to “discussion of topics relevant to audio under Linux, with an accent on development issues” mailing_list … ,
Linux Audio Development: A Report from Karlsruhe notes from the first meeting of the Linux Audio Developers group on-line_articles_by_dave_phillips on-line_… , ,
Linux Audio Plug-Ins: A Look Into LADSPA introductory text for users and developers on-line_articles_by_dave_phillips ladspa on-line_articles and_now_for_so… , , ,
Linux Audio Software Review on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
Linux Audio Users a mail-list for people focused on using rather than hacking Linux audio applications mailing_list and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
Linux Audio Users Guide Solid information collected and organized by Patrick Shirkey. on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
Linux DVD Players A look at what's out there on-line_articles_by_dave_phillips on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_different cd_software , , ,
Linux Games Reviews/listings/videos of games for linux game_things and_now_for_something_rather_different on-line_articles , ,
Linux in the Mirror Image Studios Sound on Sound profiles Ron Parker's use of Linux audio software at his Mirror Image Studios on-line_articles and_now_for_… ,
Linux MIDI Demonstration An old guide for OSS, made obsolete by ALSA midi howtos_and_faqs and_now_for_something_rather_different , ,
Linux MIDI HOWTO Valuable advice from Phil Kerr midi howtos_and_faqs and_now_for_something_rather_different , ,
Linux MP3 HOWTO documentation from Phil Kerr mpeg_players_and_encoders and_now_for_something_rather_different howtos_and_faqs , ,
Linux MP3 Players Project Page a guide to the hard and the soft... mpeg_players_and_encoders documentation and_now_for_something_rather_different unmaintain… , , ,
Linux Multimedia a brief survey by Sander van Vugt on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
Linux Multimedia Guide A book by Jeff Tranter, published by The O'Reilly Press Currently out of print. hard_copy and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
Linux Multimedia with PD and GEM a report on using the Pd/GEM powerhouse for audio/video processing on-line_articles_by_dave_phillips puredata on-line_artic… , , ,
Linux Music Station other_webpages and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
Linux Plays Starring Role in 'Sinbad' a brief description of the first all-made-with-Linux movie from DreamWorks news and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
Linux Sound Support Jeff Trantner's report from 1994 on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
Linux Soundcard Drivers a brief guide for users and developers on-line_articles_by_dave_phillips sound_cards_and_drivers on-line_articles and_now_for_someth… , , ,
Linux User & Developer includes a series of excellent articles on Linux audio by Daniel James on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
Linux VST/VSTi Compatibility Page wiki vst dead_link and_now_for_something_rather_different , , ,
Linux-Soundeditoren Review of Linux sound editors circa 2004 on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
Linux.MP3 Tools formerly DAM's MP3 Page, aims to include everything regarding MP3 + Linux, from Damien Morel mpeg_players_and_encoders documentation and_now… , ,
Linuxaudio.org Daniel James's brainchild, “... a not-for-profit consortium of companies and libre [audio] software projects” other_webpages and_now_for_some… ,
LinuxMAO “a French-speaking wiki for worldwide Linux audio users” forum wiki and_now_for_something_rather_different , ,
LinuxMusicians forum An active community of Linux Musicians forum and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
Lionstracs Mediastation the worlds first gnu/linux keyboard with full digital mixer, and giga-soundfont banks. linux_based_products and_now_for_something_ra… ,
Loopasonic samples_loops_and_midi_files and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
ltsb Julian Classen's guide to the Linux text-based studio project howtos_and_faqs and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
Mackie Digs In with Tracktion and promises a Linux version is on the way... on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
Michael Iber: On Free Software And Contemporary Music Goetz Dipper's radio transcript from LAC 2006; text in German only on-line_articles and_now_for_someth… ,
MIDIator serial port MIDI hardware from Key Electronics, with links to UNIX/Linux drivers sound_cards_and_drivers and_now_for_something_rather_different har… , ,
MIT OpenCourseWare “... a free and open educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners around the world”, from the Massachusetts Institute of Te… ,
Modular synthesis with AlsaModularSynth 1.5.4 Good general overview of modular synthesis and its implementation in Dr. Matthias Nagorni's excellent synthesizer… ,
MP3'Tech * <http://www.mp3-tech.org> a great source for technical information on the MP3 format mpeg_players_and_encoders documentation and_now_for_somet… , ,
Mstation Interviews John Littler chats with Conrad Parker of Sweep fame and Erik de Castro Lopo, author of libsndfile and the Secret Rabbit Code interviews … ,
Muse Receptor * <http://www.museresearch.com/receptor.php> “One instrument... Two rack spaces... Millions of sounds... Infinite possibilities.” - it runs a … ,
Museum Sound Powered By Linux notes on a project from Benno Senoner “The intent of the game is to provide an ironic and entertaining demonstration of how th… ,
Music Made With Ardour songs and music from Dave Phillips music_made_with_linux and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
Music to Feed Your Soul nice article by Marcel Gagné from his Cooking With Linux column in The Linux Journal on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_d… ,
NeboGeo * <http://www.pawfal.org/nebogeo/> music from Dave Griffiths, maker of the incredible SpiralSynth family of Linux music software music_made_with_… ,
Network Musical Performance perspectives from sfront's John Lazzaro and John Wawrzynek on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
Noisy Python brief overview of some soundapps for Python on-line_articles python and_now_for_something_rather_different , ,
Notation Editors Under Linux a look at notation editors for producing sheet music (especially focused on Mup). on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_d… , ,
Notes From The Metalevel * <http://www.amazon.com/Notes-Metalevel-Introduction-Computer-Composition/dp/9026519753/sr=11-1/qid=1172493363/ref=sr_11_1/103-4237… , ,
Open Source Music Software & The AGNULA Project very good article by Daniel James now in Sound On Sound's on-line archive on-line_articles and_now_for_somet… ,
OpenAL Explained a survey of the project's status in the year 2000 on-line_articles_by_dave_phillips openal on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_d… , , ,
Opening Up the PlayStation 2 with Linux very brief look at a new development kit from Sony on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
PCMCIA Audio for NetBSD report on a driver now available for Eiger Labs PCMCIA sound card news and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
Pd Wiki wiki and_now_for_something_rather_different unmaintained , ,
PDAudio-CF high-quality card/software for PDA or laptop, from Core Sound and_now_for_something_rather_different audio_interface ,
Polish Linux Sound & Music other_webpages and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
Porting SGI Audio Applications to Linux a report on some early work on-line_articles_by_dave_phillips on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_differen… , ,
Preemptible Kernel Patch Accepted more kernel good news news and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
Ptolemy homepage for the Ptolemy Project of the DSP Design Group at UCB and_now_for_something_rather_different development dsp , ,
R-BOSS the Radio Broadcasting Open Source System, a project from Radio Free Asia network_audio and_now_for_something_rather_different documentation , ,
Radio Timeshifting How to do it with ecasound ecasound radio and_now_for_something_rather_different howtos_and_faqs , , ,
Ruccas.org wiki-based site for “unconventional computer and electronic art” wiki and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
Sound and Music Software a category review for freshmeat on-line_articles_by_dave_phillips on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_different , ,
Speech Links and_now_for_something_rather_different speech_software ,
Spiral Synthesis materials from Tracy Lind Petersen and_now_for_something_rather_different on-line_articles ,
Studio Forum - Linux support/discussion forum in Swedish and Norwegian for newcomers to Linux audio forum and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
Supermarionation An EP by Edinburgh band Supermarionation recorded with Ardour and various LV2 plugins. music_made_with_linux and_now_for_something_rather_d… ,
The Csound Book Rick Boulanger's dream come true, a thorough treatment of Csound by its community of users and developers. csound hard_copy and_now_for_some… , ,
The Linux Softsynth Roundup the shape of things in May 2003 on-line_articles_by_dave_phillips softsynths_and_samplers and_now_for_something_rather_different , ,
The Linux Soundfile Editor Roundup on-line_articles_by_dave_phillips soundfile_util on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_different , , ,
The MOD Archive mod_trackers_and_players and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
The PLUM Page synthesis_and_composition_packages and_now_for_something_rather_different development , ,
The Shareware Music Machine other_webpages and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
The State Of Recordable DVDs pointers from Slashdot readers on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
The Trouble with Vorbis on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_different soundfile_util , ,
Tim's Atari MIDI World large collection of excellent Atari MIDI software, most of which runs well under Xsteem (the Linux version of STEEM) and_now_for_some… ,
tranzport Docs/code for programming Frontier Design's Tranzport wireless USB device hardware_linux development and_now_for_something_rather_different , ,
Tuning By Ratios temperament_and_intonation on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_different , ,
Ultimate TOS Software Index includes a hefty section of audio & MIDI programs and_now_for_something_rather_different dead_link ,
United Trackers mod_trackers_and_players and_now_for_something_rather_different other_webpages , ,
Using VST Plugins In Linux on-line_articles_by_dave_phillips vst howtos_and_faqs and_now_for_something_rather_different , , ,
Virtual Sound Excellent introduction to Csound. hard_copy csound and_now_for_something_rather_different , ,
Which Sounds Better, MP3 or Ogg ? on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_different soundfile_util , ,
Yamaha Motif XS * <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yamaha_Motif> * <http://www.yamahasynth.com/download/source/motifxs/> The Yamaha Motif is a series of musi… ,
Yamaha OPL3-SA2 a guide from James Tappin sound_cards_and_drivers and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
Yamaha Validates MontaVista Vision for Next-Generation Digital Audio Products good news for modern penguins... news and_now_for_something_rather_different ,

Archives and Information

Audio File Compression Software

Audio Plugin Systems For Linux

Audio Transcription Software

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paulstretch audio_transcription_software
play it slowly Play back audio files at a different speed or pitch. Uses JACK or ALSA (via GStreamer) jack audio_transcription_software ,
StretchPlayer Audio 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 ano… ,
Transcribe! aid for transcribing recorded music, from the programmers at SeventhString audio_transcription_software
YATM Command-line app changes a WAVE/Ogg audio file's playback speed without changing its pitch (i.e. pitch shifting). audio_transcription_software

Audio

Beat-tracking

Binaural Brainwave

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AutoZen binaural_brainwave
Gnaural binaural_brainwave
GuineaPig2 unmaintained binaural_brainwave ,
SBaGen binaural_brainwave

CD Burning Software

CD Technology and Linux

CMI

CUE TOC Utilities

Cards and Chipsets

Cdrecord

Ceres

Channel Vocoder

Chord and Scale Utilities

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Gnome-chord for_guitarists_only chord_and_scale_utilities ,
Guitar/Bass Mode Maker Helps the guitar player learn scales, modes, chords, and create new scales chord_and_scale_utilities for_guitarists_only ,
GuitarCodex Plus Java app allows a guitarist to see and hear chords, scales and displays associated guitar chords in a graphical representation. Using the mous… ,
phonascus A program that can be used to study scales, intervals, chords. chord_and_scale_utilities score_recognition_software temperament_and_intonatio… , , ,

Convolution

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Almus VCU Makes a computer equipped with a multi-channel sound card into a real-time versatile convolver unit. convolution dsp ambisonics , ,
BruteFIR Command-line app to apply long FIR filters to multi-channel digital audio, offline or in realtime. filters convolution development dsp , , ,
jcgui a little Host warped around the convolution engine libzita and jconvolver. It's designed to search/load and run IR-*.wav files on a local machine with jc… , ,
jconvolver jconvolver is a real-time convolution engine. fconvolver performs the same processing on files instead of real-time. jcgui is a GUI for jconvolver… , ,

Courseware

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A Jazz Improvisation Primer * <http://www.outsideshore.com/primer/primer/> an excellent first guide from Marc Sabatella courseware on-line_articles and_n… , ,
Berklee Shares free music lessons from the Berklee College of Music courseware and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
clementi courseware
Harmony Central * <http://www.harmony-central.com/> good site for technical information, includes some free lesson material courseware and_now_for_someth… ,
linthesia courseware
MIT OpenCourseWare “... a free and open educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners around the world”, from the Massachusetts Institute of Te… ,
Piano Booster courseware

Cover Art and Jewel-box Insert Utilities

Denoising

Documentation Etc

Drumming

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Beatfish Pattern-controlled drum sampler. Uses JACK for audio. Enlightenment for its GUI. drumming jack softsynths_and_samplers unmaintained , , ,
Beats By Design an “artificially intelligent drum machine”, requires jMusic and of course Java drumming java softsynths_and_samplers , ,
DrMr LV2-plugin, drum-kit sampleplayer An LV2 plugin that plays Hydrogen drumkits. Its main reason to exist is to give a way for lv2 hosts to have a built in d… , ,
drumkv1 drumkv1 is an old-school all-digital drum-kit sampler synthesizer with stereo fx. Features: * pure stand-alone JACK client with JACK-session and… , , , , , , ,
DrumPatterns Web-based tool for learning drum rudiments and other patterns. Produces a MIDI file you download drumming ear_training ,
Drumpiler Write or generate drum and tone patterns in a simple programming language. Mix it using the sample assembler (asampler). Renders to files or plays re… ,
edrummer eDrummer is a software program that, when used in conjunction with electronic drum pads, effectively turns your computer into an “electronic drum kit”… , ,
Fabla * <http://openavproductions.com/fabla> * <http://github.com/harryhaaren/openAV-Fabla> Fabla is an open-source LV2 drum sampler plugin instrument. It… , ,
Fultron 2002 Old Pattern-controlled drum sampler. Uses SDL. drumming softsynths_and_samplers unmaintained , ,
Gneutronica GTK2-based drum machine drumming jack alsa_seq softsynths_and_samplers , , ,
Groovit Old command-line Pattern-controlled drum synth. Uses OSS drumming softsynths_and_samplers unmaintained , ,
Hydrogen Pattern-controlled drum sampler. Uses JACK or ALSA for audio, and ALSA sequencer for MIDI. ladspa jack_transport lash alsa_seq drumming jack ladish_l… , , , , , , ,
Jackbeat Pattern-controlled drum sampler. Uses JACK or PulseAudio. drumming jack softsynths_and_samplers , ,
orDrumbox orDrumbox is a free drum machine software (written in Java), designed to be as creative as possible with unusual features : auto-composition, polyryt… , , ,
PSIndustrializer Physical modeling synth for generating percussion sounds. It also can produce chimes, bubbles, gongs, hammer hits on different materials and s… ,
pyTrommler GTK Pattern-controlled drum sampler written in Python drumming unmaintained softsynths_and_samplers , ,
Rhythm Lab nice utility for realizing and testing polyrhythms, from Aaron Lav drumming unmaintained ear_training , ,
Slag Pattern-controlled drum synth. Uses JACK drumming jack softsynths_and_samplers , ,
Smack MIDI-controlled drum synth. Uses JACK drumming softsynths_and_samplers ,
TK-707 emulation of the Roland TR-707 drum machine drumming softsynths_and_samplers ,
Virtual Drum Machine Old command-line Pattern-controlled drum sampler. Uses OSS. drumming softsynths_and_samplers unmaintained , ,
Xdrum drumming unmaintained softsynths_and_samplers , ,

ESS18n8

Ear Training

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Big Ears an on-line ear-training utility, requires a Java-enabled browser and a Windows ActiveX component not made for linux unmaintained ear_training ,
Clamor ear-training app ear_training
DrumPatterns Web-based tool for learning drum rudiments and other patterns. Produces a MIDI file you download drumming ear_training ,
FTAP Beat-tapping and music-performance experiments ear_training
JavaTuner demonstrates unusual tunings and non-standard temperaments temperament_and_intonation dead_link ear_training , ,
phonascus A program that can be used to study scales, intervals, chords. chord_and_scale_utilities score_recognition_software temperament_and_intonatio… , , ,
Rhythm Lab nice utility for realizing and testing polyrhythms, from Aaron Lav drumming unmaintained ear_training , ,
Solfege ear training program with Gtk interface ear_training jack ,
Temperaments generates scales in user-selected temperaments (requires Java) temperament_and_intonation java dead_link ear_training , , ,

Effects Processors

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arcangel distortion effect, requires JACK effects_processors jack for_guitarists_only , ,
argotlunar Argotlunar is a tool for creating surreal transformations of audio streams. Specifically, it is a real-time delay-line granulator. It disintegrates … , , , , , , ,
autotalent ladspa_plugin effects_processors pitch_effect , ,
baudline A time-frequency browser designed for scientific visualization of the spectral domain. Signal analysis is performed by Fourier, correlation, and raste… , ,
Calf Studio Gear Calf Studio Gear is an audio plug-in pack for LV2 and JACK environments under LINUX operating systems. The suite contains 47 effects (delay, m… , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Calf Studio Gear plugins Good quality, large collection of synths and effect LV2 plugins lv2_plugins effects_processors softsynths_and_samplers , ,
CAPS The C* Audio Plugin Suite, a set of LADSPA plugins for amplifier emulation, effects processing, reverb, EQ and many other functions. ladspa_plugin effect… , ,
Creox a JACK-friendly real-time sound processor effects_processors jack dead_link , ,
deteriorate 2 plugins to deteriorate the sound quality of live audio; a granulator and a downsampler. lv2_plugins effects_processors ,
DISTRHO Project lv2_plugins effects_processors softsynths_and_samplers , ,
dssi_convolve A handy convolution plugin from Florian Schmidt dead_link effects_processors dssi_plugins , ,
ebumeter Ebumeter provides real-time level metering according to the EBU R-128 recommendation. The current release implements all features required by the EBU … , ,
ecamegapedal * <http://www.eca.cx/ecamegapedal/> Kai Vehmanen's great virtual guitar-fx/studio effect box effects_processors jack dead_link , ,
ELE the “Excellent Low-latency Effects” processor effects_processors
ExEf Tom Olexa's cool “extreme effects” processor effects_processors dead_link ,
FA Plugins excellent LADSPA plugins from Fons Adriaensen ladspa_plugin effects_processors ,
FIL-Plugins A four-band parametric equaliser with the nice property of being stable even while parameters are being changed. ladspa_plugin effects_processors… , ,
freeverb3 - Impulse Response Convolution Processor Freeverb3 is a sound processing library, which includes sampling rate scaling enabled version of freeverb wi… ,
Freq51 Realtime spectrum analyzer, and a patch which indicates frequencies as musical note-names scopes unmaintained effects_processors , ,
FreqTweak Provides several algorithms for processing audio data in the frequency domain and a highly interactive GUI to manipulate the associated filters for e… , ,
GNUitar guitar effects processing effects_processors for_guitarists_only ,
GTKgep effects_processors for_guitarists_only ,
Guitar FX Processor effects_processors for_guitarists_only unmaintained , ,
guitarix guitarix is a modular linux guitar mono amplifier to be used in a 'jackified' environment (Jack Audio Connection Kit). Guitarix provides one jack inpu… , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
gxplugins.lv2 A set of extra lv2 plugins from the guitarix project. This package contain the following Pedal simulations: * GxBottleRocket.lv2 * GxHotBo… , , , ,
HybridReverb2 a convolution-based reverberation effect HybridReverb2 is a convolution-based reverberation effect which combines the superior sound quality of … ,
Invada LADSPA Invada LADSPA studio plugins: utilities, filter, tube-distortion, compressor and reverb. ladspa_plugin effects_processors ,
Invada LV2 Invada LV2 studio plugins: delay, tube-dist., compressor, phaser, filter, reverb, vu-meter and phase-convert. lv2_plugins effects_processors ,
ir effects_processors lv2_plugins reverb_delay , ,
jack_oscrolloscope simple waveform viewer for JACK. The waveform is displayed in realtime, so you can always see the signal the instant it comes through JACK's… , ,
jackEQ Metering and equalization for JACK audio streams designed for live performance Website : <http://djcj.org/jackeq/> Old Website (?): <http:/… , ,
japa The JACK & ALSA Audio Perceptual Analyser, is a 'perceptual' or 'psychoacoustic' audio spectrum analyser. In contrast to JAAA, this is more an acoustical… , ,
jcgui a little Host warped around the convolution engine libzita and jconvolver. It's designed to search/load and run IR-*.wav files on a local machine with jc… , ,
jconvolver jconvolver is a real-time convolution engine. fconvolver performs the same processing on files instead of real-time. jcgui is a GUI for jconvolver… , ,
Jesusonic * <http://www.jesusonic.com/soft.php> “God's own effects processor”, it must be good... effects_processors dead_link ,
jkmeter a horizontal or vertical bargraph level meter based on the ideas of mastering guru Bob Katz jack effects_processors scopes , ,
Lack Of Invention * <http://ava.wz.cz/loi.html> a realtime signal processor based on LADSPA plugins effects_processors unmaintained ,
LibModSynth: Audio plugin design tools for Linux LibModSynth is a library of high quality audio DSP modules built with sound quality, CPU efficiency and intero… , ,
Linux Realtime Effect Processor LADSPA-based fx, aimed at embedded systems effects_processors dead_link ,
mverb effects_processors reverb_delay lv2_plugins ladspa_plugin , , ,
NJL Plugins ladspa_plugin effects_processors ,
nl-filter LADSPA effects plugins, in mono and stereo, which implement the Dobson-Ffitch non-linear filter. ladspa_plugin filters effects_processors , ,
Oscilloscope * <http://ll-plugins.sf.net> * <http://www.student.nada.kth.se/~d00-llu/music_dssi.php?lang=en> scope plugin with two channels, controllable … , , ,
pitchbox effects_processors java pitch_effect , ,
polarbear polarbear is a tool for designing filters in the complex domain. Filters can be designed by placing any number of poles and zeros on the z plane. Fro… ,
pvoc a collection of LADSPA units and a command line tool for time compression/expansion of sound data making use of the phase-vocoding technique. effects_pro… , ,
rakarrack Rakarrack is a guitar effects processor. Features: * 17 effects: Linear Equalizer, Parametric Equalizer, Compressor, Distorsion, Overdrive, Echo,… , , ,
rubberband Library for high-quality time-stretching and pitch-shifting. pitch_effect development effects_processors , ,
SoundTouch Library for high-quality time-stretching and pitch-shifting. pitch_effect development effects_processors , ,
StompBoxes guitar fx processor with Gtk interface effects_processors for_guitarists_only ,
sverb simple order-15 CFDN reverb reverb_delay effects_processors ,
SWH Plugins the must-have set from Steve Harris ladspa_plugin lv2_plugins effects_processors , ,
TAP Tom's Audio Plugins, a set of LADSPA plugins. ladspa_plugin effects_processors ,
Tapiir Sweet multi-tap delay with FLTK GUI, from Maarten de Boer. From the website: Tapiir is a simple and flexible audio effects processor, inspired on the cl… , ,
teliasopia A set of LV2 plugins with GUI: At this moment only three plugins: * 3 Band filter. * Compressor SC4 (based on the Steve Harris plugin) * Dy… ,
Ultra Power Effects Max II a realtime processor for full-duplex soundcards effects_processors unmaintained ,
Vintage Vocoder VST Vintage Vocoder real-time audio effect - DXI plug-in . Originally a commercial product published by Sonicism Digital Audio Solutions in… , ,
VLevel a “look-ahead” dynamics compressor, available as a command-line app and a LADSPA plugin. ladspa_plugin effects_processors ,
Vocoder 16 channel vocoder effects_processors pitch_effect dsp , ,
WASP A set of LADSPA plugins which includes both processors and generators. While being pretty simple and not CPU-hungry, they incorporate such interesting alg… , ,
XVOX realtime vocoder using LPC synthesis effects_processors pitch_effect dsp , ,
YASS jack effects_processors scopes , ,
zita-at1 AT1 is an 'autotuner', normally used to correct the pitch of a voice singing (slightly) out of tune. Compared to AutoTalent it provides an improved pi… , , ,
zita-dpl1 DPL1 is an look-ahead digital peak limiter, the kind you would use as the final step to avoid clipping when mastering or mixing. It can be used as an… ,
zita-rev1 a reworked version of the reverb originally developed for Aeolus effects_processors reverb_delay ambisonics , ,

Emulation Systems

Encoders

Environments

EsounD

FFT Phase Vocoder

File Compression Software

File Conversion Utilities

Filters

Category List

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ams LV2 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 S… , ,
argotlunar Argotlunar is a tool for creating surreal transformations of audio streams. Specifically, it is a real-time delay-line granulator. It disintegrates … , , , , , , ,
BruteFIR Command-line app to apply long FIR filters to multi-channel digital audio, offline or in realtime. filters convolution development dsp , , ,
Calf Studio Gear Calf Studio Gear is an audio plug-in pack for LV2 and JACK environments under LINUX operating systems. The suite contains 47 effects (delay, m… , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
DRC Generates digital room correction FIR filters to be used within HiFi systems in conjunction with real-time convolution engines like BruteFIR. filters deve… , ,
FIL-Plugins A four-band parametric equaliser with the nice property of being stable even while parameters are being changed. ladspa_plugin effects_processors… , ,
Fiview Graphically design/view a filter. Generates public domain source code that can be used directly in an app filters development dsp , ,
FreqTweak Provides several algorithms for processing audio data in the frequency domain and a highly interactive GUI to manipulate the associated filters for e… , ,
guitarix guitarix is a modular linux guitar mono amplifier to be used in a 'jackified' environment (Jack Audio Connection Kit). Guitarix provides one jack inpu… , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
gxplugins.lv2 A set of extra lv2 plugins from the guitarix project. This package contain the following Pedal simulations: * GxBottleRocket.lv2 * GxHotBo… , , , ,
libfilth digital-analog filter design library. development filters dsp , ,
nl-filter LADSPA effects plugins, in mono and stereo, which implement the Dobson-Ffitch non-linear filter. ladspa_plugin filters effects_processors , ,
nwfiir audio tools filters development dsp , ,
polarbear polarbear is a tool for designing filters in the complex domain. Filters can be designed by placing any number of poles and zeros on the z plane. Fro… ,
Poles and Zeros filters development dsp , ,

For Guitarists Only

Category List

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arcangel distortion effect, requires JACK effects_processors jack for_guitarists_only , ,
CAPS The C* Audio Plugin Suite, a set of LADSPA plugins for amplifier emulation, effects processing, reverb, EQ and many other functions. ladspa_plugin effect… , ,
ChordCast for_guitarists_only java music_notation_editors , ,
Chordpack for_guitarists_only music_notation_editors unmaintained , ,
Dr Fermi Tabulator converts ASCII tablature to a standard MIDI file tablature_software for_guitarists_only midi_software file_conversion , , ,
eTktab tablature_software for_guitarists_only ,
Gnome-chord for_guitarists_only chord_and_scale_utilities ,
Gnometab tablature_software for_guitarists_only ,
GNUitar guitar effects processing effects_processors for_guitarists_only ,
Gstring guitar tuner with GTK interface for_guitarists_only instrument_tuners ,
GTKgep effects_processors for_guitarists_only ,
Guitar FX Processor effects_processors for_guitarists_only unmaintained , ,
guitar pro for_guitarists_only tablature_software ,
Guitar/Bass Mode Maker Helps the guitar player learn scales, modes, chords, and create new scales chord_and_scale_utilities for_guitarists_only ,
GuitarCodex Plus Java app allows a guitarist to see and hear chords, scales and displays associated guitar chords in a graphical representation. Using the mous… ,
guitarix guitarix is a modular linux guitar mono amplifier to be used in a 'jackified' environment (Jack Audio Connection Kit). Guitarix provides one jack inpu… , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
GuitArp for_guitarists_only looping_software ,
GuitarTex for_guitarists_only music_notation_editors ,
GuiTuner for_guitarists_only instrument_tuners ,
gxplugins.lv2 A set of extra lv2 plugins from the guitarix project. This package contain the following Pedal simulations: * GxBottleRocket.lv2 * GxHotBo… , , , ,
gxtuner a simple, small and lightweight guitar/bass tuner for jack. It's a break out of the guitarix tuner module. gxtuner comes with a analogue like full ar… , ,
JTuner Java web-based guitar tuner. for_guitarists_only instrument_tuners java , ,
KGuitar tablature_software for_guitarists_only ,
nootka Qt4 app that helps to learn score reading and guitar tabulature. Uses ALSA or PulseAudio. alsa_seq tablature_software score_recognition_software for_gu… , , ,
ptabtools library and utilities for opening PowerTab files and converting them to LilyPond and ASCII formats tablature_software for_guitarists_only ,
rakarrack Rakarrack is a guitar effects processor. Features: * 17 effects: Linear Equalizer, Parametric Equalizer, Compressor, Distorsion, Overdrive, Echo,… , , ,
Rockin' in the Free (Software) World a look at the software available for Linux guitarists on-line_articles_by_dave_phillips for_guitarists_only on-line_art… , ,
SongWrite the latest and greatest incarnation of what was formerly Jiba's GTablature Songwrite is a tablature (guitar partition) editor coded in Python and … ,
StompBoxes guitar fx processor with Gtk interface effects_processors for_guitarists_only ,
ToneFree utilities for controlling Line 6 guitar amplifiers and preamps via /dev/midi for_guitarists_only midi_software patch_editor , ,
TuxGuitar Guitar tablature editor/player written in Java-SWT. It can open GuitarPro, PowerTab and TablEdit files. for_guitarists_only tablature_software ,

FreeBSD

Free Sounds

Fretboard Utilities

GStreamer

Game Developers and Resellers

Game Listings and Reviews

Game Things

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Allegro C/C++ game programming library with sound support game_things jack development , ,
ALPY ALPY is a 3D sound kit, based op OpenAL, with a Python binding. It is (c) by Bram Stolk, and available under GPL license. Initially, this started out as … , ,
ClanLib a platform-independent game SDK with sound support game_things development ,
HawkVoice game-oriented, multiplayer voice-over-network API... designed to be a portable, free, open source code alternative to Microsoft's DirectPlay Voice in… , ,
libgaudio game_things development unmaintained , ,
Linux Games Reviews/listings/videos of games for linux game_things and_now_for_something_rather_different on-line_articles , ,
MAME the Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator, supports sound & music game_things
OpenAL * <http://www.openal.org/> open-source audio library for games and multimedia applications, sponsored by Creative Labs and Loki Entertainment game… , ,
PLib a suite of game libraries with OpenGL and C++ interfaces, from Steve Baker development game_things ,
PSG Player a program for playing Atari tunes unmaintained game_things ,
SDL Simple Directmedia Layer library development project game_things development ,
Sidplay2 emulates the soundchip of the Commodore C64 game_things
SL Sound Library library for playing, mixing, and modifying sound samples in realtime, designed especially for games and simulations game_things development… , ,
Snes9x Super Nintendo Entertainment System emulator with sound support game_things
TinySID game_things
TuxNES emulates the 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System, with experimental support for sound game_things
Virtual GameBoy emulates the popular Nintendo game console game_things

General Analysis Processing

General Audio Editors

General Music Composition Analysis Packages

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Bipscript a simple programming environment for creating music Features * instantiate and connect LV2 plugins to create audio and MIDI networks * schedule… , , , , , , , , ,
Bol Processor Produces music using a set of rules (a compositional grammar) or from text scores that can be typed in or captured from a MIDI instrument. Uses C… , , ,
Common Music Rick Taube's “truly general computer language for music composition” Common Music (CM) is a music composition environment that produces sound … ,
Haskore Computer Music System * Haskore is a collection of Haskell modules designed for creating musical structures in a high-level style similar to functio… ,
JFugue * <http://www.jfugue.org/> Dave Koelle's Java API for music programming general_music_composition_analysis_packages java synthesis_and_composition… , ,
JMSL * <http://www.algomusic.com/jmsl/index.html> JMSL is a Java API for music composition, interactive performance, and intelligent instrument design. With… , ,
KeyKit KeyKit used to be called Keynote. It is a programming language and graphical user interface for MIDI, useful for both algorithmic and realtime musi… , , ,
MIDA * <https://github.com/mrkkrp/mida> is MIDA, a minimalistic language for generation of MIDI files. MIDA is a minimalistic language for algorithmic gene… ,
Musica * <http://musica.sourceforge.net/> “... aims at the creation of a complete Mathematica package for the exploration of the interconnection between Mat… ,
MusicScript * <http://musicscript.sourceforge.net> “...an open-source music scripting language...” general_music_composition_analysis_packages synthesis_… ,
OpenMusic * <http://repmus.ircam.fr/openmusic/home> the famous software from IRCAM OpenMusic (OM) is a visual programming language based on CommonLisp / … , ,
ProteinMusic converts DNA sequences to music, requires Java general_music_composition_analysis_packages java synthesis_and_composition_packages , ,
Randomposer an automatic-music composer from Stephan Beyer general_music_composition_analysis_packages synthesis_and_composition_packages unmaintained , ,
Scripts: Music * <http://www.wordecho.org/code/code.html> routines for Common Music, MIDI and music scripts in Perl, by Drew Krause general_music_composi… ,
Strasheela Strasheela is a highly expressive constraint-based music composition system. Users declaratively state a music theory and the computer generates mus…
Subvert Audio * <http://subvertaudio.sourceforge.net/index.htm> Niall Moody's “... music program designed to try and stimulate creativity in the user” ge… ,
variations algorithmic composition app general_music_composition_analysis_packages synthesis_and_composition_packages ,
wx12Ton * <http://wx12ton.sourceforge.net/> utility for composing and analysing 12-tone rows, requires wxWindows general_music_composition_analysis_packa… ,

General Synthesis Packages

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Amber * <http://www.euph0r1a.net/projects/?handler=amber> granular synthesis for Linux and MacOS general_synthesis_packages synthesis_and_composition_pac… , ,
Calf Studio Gear Calf Studio Gear is an audio plug-in pack for LV2 and JACK environments under LINUX operating systems. The suite contains 47 effects (delay, m… , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
ChucK an audio programming language for realtime synthesis, composition, and performance, from Ge Wang and Perry Cook general_synthesis_packages jack synthe… , ,
Dissociated Studio takes an audio file, segments it, computes a segment similarity matrix, and plays the piece, skipping from segment to similar segment; very … ,
foo scriptable/interactive non-realtime sound synthesis and audio processing environment, from Martin Rumori and the foo Crew general_synthesis_packages syn… ,
Fugue * <http://ftp.nice.ch/pub/next/unix/audio/> music & sound programming language by Roger Dannenberg general_synthesis_packages dead_link synthesis_a… , ,
gAlan Graphical audio language where you connect components like an effects chain. general_synthesis_packages jack synthesis_and_composition_packages , ,
JASS * <http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~kvdoel/jass/> the Java Audio Synthesis System, from Kees van den Doel general_synthesis_packages java jack_session synthesi… , , ,
Loris * <http://www.cerlsoundgroup.org/Loris/index.html> sound modeling and morphing software from the CERL Sound Group general_synthesis_packages synthe… ,
MPEG-4 Structured Audio: Developer Tools a page from John Lazzaro and John Wawrzynek, includes the indispensable sfront general_synthesis_packages synthesis… , ,
OpenSoundWorld Amar Chaudhary's “...scalable, extensible programming environment that allows sound designers and musicians to process sound in response to expr… , ,
rt_lpc real-time LPC analysis/synthesis/visualization from the Princeton Soundlab general_synthesis_packages synthesis_and_composition_packages ,
Sapphire an audio synthesis language by Jim Finnis general_synthesis_packages synthesis_and_composition_packages unmaintained , ,
sfront a translator that converts MP4-SA files into efficient C programs that generate audio for rendering, interactive and network applications general_syn… , ,
SMS spectral Modeling Synthesis \\ general_synthesis_packages synthesis_and_composition_packages dead_link , ,
Spectroscopic Toolkit “64-bit phase oscillators for nanotonal synthesis”, from Pieter Suurmond general_synthesis_packages synthesis_and_composition_packages… , ,
Squeak a Smalltalk-80 environment with built-in support for realtime sound synthesis general_synthesis_packages synthesis_and_composition_packages ,
STK Perry Cook's excellent Synthesis ToolKit general_synthesis_packages synthesis_and_composition_packages dead_link , ,
SuperCollider Realtime audio server and object-oriented sound synthesis language. Related Projects and Documentation: [Supercollider Wiki] general_synthes… , , , ,
Tao physical modelling synthesis language and GUI general_synthesis_packages unmaintained synthesis_and_composition_packages , ,
TAPESTREA “Techniques And Paradigms for Expressive Synthesis, Transformation, and Rendering of Environmental Audio” general_synthesis_packages synthesis_and… ,
The MusicKit object-oriented software system for building music, sound, signal processing, and MIDI apps general_synthesis_packages synthesis_and_compositi… , , ,
Theo Verelst Additive Synthesis Program an additive synthesis app general_synthesis_packages synthesis_and_composition_packages ,
Virtual Sound audio synthesis tools general_synthesis_packages synthesis_and_composition_packages development , ,
wigwamjam “... grows sounds using your decisions to drive the evolution of genetically programmed synth functions” general_synthesis_packages jack synthesi… , ,
WONDER general_synthesis_packages synthesis_and_composition_packages dead_link , ,

Graphic I O

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Bomb Displays animated organic graphics in response to the PC keyboard, audio music, or on its own. graphic_i_o
Cthugha Takes sound input from a CD, stereo, or microphone and displays colorful animated graphics synced to the sound. graphic_i_o
fluxus * <http://www.pawfal.org/Software/fluxus/> * <http://www.pawfal.org/fluxus/> A small realtime render engine for Linux that generates animation from… ,
rmsps graphic_i_o
Synaesthesia graphic_i_o
Waveform Draws and exports function graphs for use with audio programs and exports WAV files. graphic_i_o

HP-UX

Hardware Linux

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abrowse soundfile_util hardware_linux ,
Continuum hardware_linux and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
E-MU 0404 PCIe has: * Two 1/4“ Unbalanced Inputs * Two 1/4” Unbalanced Outputs * 24-bit/96kHz S/PDIF In/Out (switchable to AES/EBU) * MIDI In/Out As o…
ESI Juli@ PCI and PCIe interfaces. * 2×2 24-bit/192kHz * Swappable balanced/unbalanced sockets * S/PDIF * MIDI Described as being Linux compatible vi…
usb_audio_midi audio_interface hardware_linux Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 worked out of the box with my Xubuntu 12.04. Even after many hours of continuous operation… , ,
Hardware Matrix This page is intended as a reference for hardware that can be used for recording in Linux. There are other lists, e.g. the Alsa one, but some a…
Hardware support This page is meant to give a quick, user-friendly overview of current pro and semi-pro audio interfaces. It should reflect the linux d…
Based on this mail on LAU by Nathanael Anderson Intel-HDA JACK low latency howto I've seen asked many times on the list how to get intel-hda cards working … , , ,
Krio KDE interface for the Rio player hardware_linux
Lakai soundfile_util hardware_linux ,
Linux Laptop Sound Configuration Sound setup for an HP Omnibook 4150 on-line_articles_by_dave_phillips howtos_and_faqs hardware_linux , ,
M-Audio PCI Interfaces * Audiophile 2496 - 2×2 analog + 2×2 S/PDIF and MIDI. Up to 96kHz/24 bit * Audiophile 192 - 2×2 analog + 2×2 S/PDIF and MIDI. Up to …
MIDIator serial port MIDI hardware from Key Electronics, with links to UNIX/Linux drivers sound_cards_and_drivers and_now_for_something_rather_different har… , ,
mirage-disk soundfile_util hardware_linux ,
Mplinuxman file I/O for an MPMAN MP3 portable player (models MP-F50 and MP-F60) hardware_linux
4×4 USB2 interface with SPDIF and MIDI. Listed as supported in ALSA by the manufacturer Some people experience issues powering more than one condenser microph… ,
Raspberry Pi and realtime, low-latency audio The Raspberry Pi can be set up to handle realtime, low-latency audio but it requires quite some tweaking. Hence th… , , ,
Rio Support hardware_linux unmaintained ,
Rio500 Linux drivers for managing the Diamond Rio MP3 player unmaintained hardware_linux ,
riofill a Perl script to fill a Rio with a random selection of MP3s unmaintained hardware_linux ,
The Samson C01U USB Studio Condenser is a microphone to connect directly with your PC. From the product page: Plug in and start recording. No extra gear neede… ,
Sound Card Support for Linux with Laptops howtos_and_faqs hardware_linux ,
SQ80 Toolkit soundfile_util hardware_linux ,
ThinkPad 390e sound_cards_and_drivers howtos_and_faqs hardware_linux , ,
Linux sound for the ThinkPad 390e an overview from Allin Cottrell hardware_linux sound_cards_and_drivers howtos_and_faqs , ,
IBM ThinkPad 390e configuring audio and multimedia sound_cards_and_drivers howtos_and_faqs hardware_linux , ,
tranzport Docs/code for programming Frontier Design's Tranzport wireless USB device hardware_linux development and_now_for_something_rather_different , ,
uCapps hardware_linux other_webpages ,
Using the Hammerfall HDSP on Linux howtos_and_faqs hardware_linux ,

Hunt Engineering

IBM ThinkPad

Icecast

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Icecast * <http://www.icecast.org/> is an MP3 audio broadcasting system icecast network_audio ,

Image To Sound

Instrument Tuners

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fmit instrument_tuners jack ,
Gstring guitar tuner with GTK interface for_guitarists_only instrument_tuners ,
guitarix guitarix is a modular linux guitar mono amplifier to be used in a 'jackified' environment (Jack Audio Connection Kit). Guitarix provides one jack inpu… , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
GuiTuner for_guitarists_only instrument_tuners ,
gxtuner a simple, small and lightweight guitar/bass tuner for jack. It's a break out of the guitarix tuner module. gxtuner comes with a analogue like full ar… , ,
Hounddog instrument tuner and pitch identifier, requires KDE. instrument_tuners
JTuner Java web-based guitar tuner. for_guitarists_only instrument_tuners java , ,
KGuiTune instrument_tuners
lingot A musical instrument tuner. It's accurate, easy to use, and highly configurable. Originally conceived to tune electric guitars, it can now be used to tu… ,
Pitchtune instrument_tuners
qjacktuner instrument_tuners jack ,
rakarrack Rakarrack is a guitar effects processor. Features: * 17 effects: Linear Equalizer, Parametric Equalizer, Compressor, Distorsion, Overdrive, Echo,… , , ,
tuneit command-line instrument tuner for ALSA and JACK instrument_tuners jack ,
tuneroid instrument tuner for KDE instrument_tuners

Iomega Buz

Java Miscellanea

KeyKit

Category List

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GeoMaestro An environment for experimental musical composition with MIDI and Csound. An extension to KeyKit keykit midi_software algo , ,
KeyKit KeyKit used to be called Keynote. It is a programming language and graphical user interface for MIDI, useful for both algorithmic and realtime musi… , , ,

Laptop Configurations

Libraries And Other Sources

LinuxSampler

Linux Audio Bundles Distributions and Music Collections

Linux audio tools

Looping CD Players

Looping Software

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beatslash 2 plugins for live beat repeating and beat slicing. “beat repeater” will repeat the current beat. “beat slicer” will randomly repeat parts of a live … ,
ClockLoop Commandline loop player jack looping_software alsa_seq , ,
Freecycle Beat slicer, very useful for defining and editing loops, also creates loop MIDI file jack jack_transport ladspa looping_software unmaintained , , , ,
FreeWheeling live looping instrument from JP Mercury alsa_seq looping_software jack , ,
giada A free, minimal, hardcore audio tool for DJs, live performers and electronic musicians. How does it work? Just pick up your channel, fill it with samples…
GuitArp for_guitarists_only looping_software ,
kluppe * <http://kluppe.klingt.org/> Loop player for files and live input, from d13b. looping_software jack unmaintained , ,
Live Loop - midi sequencer LiveLoop - create your loops in real time java software <http://code.google.com/p/liveloop/> LiveLoop is a live midi seque… ,
LoopDub Load a bank of same-sized loops into memory, and use the mouse or a MIDI controller to turn them on and off, change volume or filter settings, and gene…
luppp * <http://openavproductions.com/luppp> * <http://github.com/harryhaaren/Luppp/downloads> Luppp is a live performance program, it allows loading & re… , , , , ,
Smasher Cross-platform audio loop slicer designed to create sliced loops from WAV, MP3, FLAC or AIFF files in seconds without a sequencer. Effects include fi… , ,
SooperLooper excellent looping sampler from Jesse Chappell looping_software jack osc , ,
Tranches Tranches, very much geared towards live use, calls itself a “midi-controlled multi-(inputs/outputs) live beat repeat/rearrange/redirect tool”. It is … , , , , ,

MAME

MBROLA

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MBRDICO talking dictionary using MBROLA for speech synth mbrola speech_software ,
Speakup * <http://www.linux-speakup.org/speakup.html> allows a blind user to hear all output directed to the console. Currently, the following synthesizers … ,

MIDI Programming Resources

MIDI Software

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a2jmidid a2jmidid is a daemon which bridges ALSA MIDI ports into the JACK MIDI world. For 'raw' MIDI ports, such as USB MIDI devices, you either need to run … , ,
abcMIDI renders abc score to MIDI file abc music_notation_editors midi_software file_conversion , , ,
aconnectgui FLTK-based GUI for ALSA's aconnect utility midi_software dead_link ,
Advanced Gtk+ Sequencer Advanced Gtk+ Sequencer is an audio sequencer written in C using GObject and Gtk+. It features a piano roll, as well a synth, matrix ed… , , , , , , , , , , ,
Alpha Juno Editor/librarian for Roland Alpha Juno 1/2 and MKS50 synthesizers. Uses OSS MIDI (not ALSA or JACK). midi_software patch_editor ,
ALSA MIDI Kommander * <http://kmetronome.sourceforge.net/kaseq/> DCOP interface exposing many ALSA sequencer features for shell scripts, Kommander scripts, … , ,
ALSA Patch Bay alsa_seq midi_software ,
ALSA Programming HOWTO A guide for the perplexed howtos_and_faqs development and_now_for_something_rather_different midi_software , , ,
ametro Simple MIDI metronome using the ALSA sequencer Obsolete. Latest release from 2003. See Drumstick Metronome alsa_seq metronomes unmaintained midi_sof… , , ,
amidmap amidimap is a simple program that will read in MIDI events, process them, and output them again. midi_software alsa_seq dead_link , ,
Anthem Qt MIDI sequencer sequencers midi_software ,
aplaymidi Sends the contents of a MIDI file to an ALSA MIDI port. Requires a sound renderer (like timidity or a hardware midi device) for the actual playback. …
Ardour Professional-grade multitrack/multichannel hard-disk recording. Ardour allows you to record and edit both audio and MIDI data, add many different kinds… , , , , , , , , , , , ,
arpage 4 JACK Sync'd MIDI Arpeggiators w/ JACK MIDI I/O ports per Arpeggiator. Aimed towards live performance usage. jack jack_midi jack_transport midi_softw… , , ,
aseqjoy Turns a joystick into a MIDI controller. Uses ALSA sequencer interface. midi_software alsa_seq midi_controller_related virtual_midi , , ,
AutoTrack Takes a chord chart, and creates a MIDI file with bass and drum tracks in your choice of musical style midi_software accompaniment algo , ,
Ayyi A modular audio/MIDI production system Proof of concept for Service-based architecture. jack synthesis_and_composition_packages midi_software , ,
b-tektracker Command-line MIDI step-sequencer based on TekTracker. Uses OSS for MIDI (not ALSA or JACK) sequencers midi_software ,
bcx2000edit Patch editor for the Behringer BCR2000/BCF2000 MIDI control surfaces. This is a Python script that requires PyQt for its GUI. Appears to use OSS fo… ,
BEAST/BSE Beast is a powerful music composition and modular synthesis application. It has excellent technical abilities like multitrack editing, unlimited und… , , ,
BINARS * <http://binars.sourceforge.net/> “an open-source sequencer for Linux, ALSA, and GNOME”, from Michael Ashton unmaintained sequencers midi_softwar… , ,
Bipscript a simple programming environment for creating music Features * instantiate and connect LV2 plugins to create audio and MIDI networks * schedule… , , , , , , , , ,
Bol Processor Produces music using a set of rules (a compositional grammar) or from text scores that can be typed in or captured from a MIDI instrument. Uses C… , , ,
Buzztrax A Midi tracker modelled on Buzz. sequencers jack ladspa midi_software , , ,
Calf Studio Gear Calf Studio Gear is an audio plug-in pack for LV2 and JACK environments under LINUX operating systems. The suite contains 47 effects (delay, m… , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
cantor * <ftp://ftp.bath.ac.uk/pub/eespjl/cantor/> MIDI sequencer/editor project unmaintained sequencers midi_software , ,
clavier GTK-based Virtual MIDI keyboard for controlling external synths. Uses OSS for MIDI (not ALSA or JACK) midi_software virtual_midi midi_controller_rel… , ,
CMT Carnegie-Mellon MIDI Toolkit (includes the adagio language) midi_software algo ,
CursedSequencer - CuSE Purely character-based (command-line) midi sequencer. For blinds, for 'composition over network', for purists, etc. Requires cdk … , ,
Dino Integrated MIDI piano roll editor and sequencer engine using JACK MIDI. Primary author is Lars Luthman. It's using the GTK toolkit and depends on LASH. … , , , , ,
Div's MIDI Utilities for Unix excellent collection of command-line MIDI tools midi_software
Dr Fermi Tabulator converts ASCII tablature to a standard MIDI file tablature_software for_guitarists_only midi_software file_conversion , , ,
drumstick Drumstick is a set of MIDI libraries using C++/Qt5 idioms and style. Includes a wrapper around the ALSA library sequencer interface: ALSA sequencer p… , ,
Drumstick Metronome MIDI based metronome using the ALSA Sequencer, with Qt user interface. metronomes alsa_seq midi_software , ,
dx7bag Command-line apps to send and receive patch data from the Yamaha DX7, DX1, DX5, DX7s, DX7II, DX7IIFD, TX7, TX802 and TX816 midi_software patch_editor ,
Epichord Midi sequencer for JACK-Midi midi_software sequencers jack jack_midi jack_transport lash , , , , ,
eplaymidi an enhanced version of playmidi midi_software
FANR midi_software file_conversion ,
fltracker unmaintained midi_software sequencers , ,
Frinika Music workstation software for operating systems running Java 1.5. Information from the Frinika website: Frinika is a free (licensed under GNU GPL) c… , ,
GeoMaestro An environment for experimental musical composition with MIDI and Csound. An extension to KeyKit keykit midi_software algo , ,
glib Source code for a Windows generic MIDI patch editor + librarian. midi_software patch_editor ,
gmc Translates text to a MIDIfile midi_software dead_link ,
gmidimonitor GMIDImonitor is a GTK app that shows MIDI events. jack_midi alsa_seq lash midi_software jack , , , ,
gmorgan Plays 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 seq… , , ,
gr floorboard midi_software patch_editor ,
Grammidity Java app generates music via a genetic algorithm. You supply instructions by writing a “grammar file”. midi_software synthesis_and_composition_pa… , , ,
GT Fx FloorBoard midi_software patch_editor ,
GWave Analyzer visualizes/analyzes WAV files via FFT, also extracts melody to MIDI file midi_software file_conversion ,
HarmonySeq MIDI Sequencer HarmonySEQ is a live loop-based MIDI software sequencer intended to aid music composers and performers. * manages a set of separa… , ,
Improv C++ environment for writing programs that enable musician/computer interaction using MIDI instruments midi_software unmaintained development , ,
InConcert * <http://www.teuton.org/~gabriel/InConcert/> Live Tempo Adjustment for the Jack Audio Connection Kit jack_transport jack midi_software , ,
Input Maps “... provides user-customizeable mappings for controlling realtime objects with event streams” midi_software dead_link ,
Introduction to OSS MIDI programming Only for the old OSS API (not ALSA). development and_now_for_something_rather_different howtos_and_faqs midi_software u… , , , ,
jack-keyboard * <http://pin.if.uz.zgora.pl/~trasz/jack-keyboard/> jack-keyboard is a virtual keyboard - a program that that allows you to send JACK MIDI eve… , , ,
jack-smf-utils * <http://sourceforge.net/projects/jack-smf-utils/> Jack-smf-utils is a set of two utilities - jack-smf-player and jack-smf-recorder - whose p… , , , ,
jackctlmmc / QJackMMC Control JACK transport using Midi Machine Control (MMC) <http://jackctlmmc.sourceforge.net> jack_transport alsa_seq lash midi_software u… , , , , ,
jacker tracker A MIDI Tracker with support for JackAudio/Midi. midi_software sequencers jack jack_midi , , ,
JAZZ++ An old integrated MIDI/audio sequencer for Linux currently being revitalized. Sources available but at present only with 'minimum functionality' Docu… ,
jm2cv jm2cv translates between JACK MIDI and Control Voltage (CV), as used by Non-Mixer and non-daw. jack_midi new midi_software , ,
jMusic is a Java class of functions for generating and manipulating MIDI musical data midi_software dead_link development , ,
jpmidi Command-line player for Standard MIDI Files (SMF), for JACK MIDI with transport sync. midi_software jack_midi jack_transport , ,
JSynthLib * <http://www.jsynthlib.org> universal synth editor/librarian project, requires Java midi_software dead_link ,
kbdz A daemon (background app) that turns your PC keyboards/mice into MIDI controllers. Uses ALSA Sequencer interface. midi_software virtual_midi alsa_seq m… , , ,
KCompact/K25Strip midi_software patch_editor ,
KeyKit KeyKit used to be called Keynote. It is a programming language and graphical user interface for MIDI, useful for both algorithmic and realtime musi… , , ,
KMid KMid is a MIDI/Karaoke player for KDE4 that runs in Linux, Windows and Mac OSX. KMid plays MIDI and karaoke files to hardware MIDI devices or software sy… , ,
KMidimon alsa_seq midi_software ,
KMidiTracker excellent tracker-style MIDI sequencer from David Moreno Montero unmaintained sequencers midi_software , ,
Kontroll GTK app that turns your mouse into a MIDI/OSC controller. Uses ALSA sequencer interface. midi_software alsa_seq osc virtual_midi midi_controller_rel… , , , ,
Laborejo Laborejo, Esperanto for “Workshop”, is used to craft music through notation. It is a LilyPond GUI frontend, a MIDI creator and finally a tool collec… , , , , ,
libsmf Easy to use C library to read and write SMF (“*.mid”) files. Automatically handles timing, pulses<->seconds computation, tempo management, tempo map ha… ,
libtimidity MIDI to WAVE converter library that uses Gravis Ultrasound-compatible patch files to generate digital audio data from General MIDI files. This lib… , ,
LMMS it's the Linux MultiMedia Studio, “... a free alternative to popular programs like FruityLoops, Cubase and Logic” midi_software sequencers daw , ,
LSMI Turns your PC keyboard, mouse, or joystick into a MIDI controller. Uses ALSA sequencer interface midi_software virtual_midi alsa_seq , ,
MC303 Bulk Dump Send/receive patch data from a Roland MC303. midi_software patch_editor ,
mcontrol an ALSA sequencer client that can assign up to twelve MIDI control messages for the controllers on your MIDI keyboard midi_software dead_link ,
ME-Edit midi_software patch_editor ,
Midge text-to-MIDI program from David Riley midi_software unmaintained ,
MIDI Controller GTK app with graphical sliders/buttons which send MIDI controller (CC) messages. Uses ALSA sequencer interface. midi_software alsa_seq virtual… , , ,
MIDI layer midi_software
midi matrix A plugin that reroutes/filters MIDI messages by channel. new midi_software ,
MIDI Modules * <ftp://ftp.cwi.nl/pub/jack/python/> for the Python programming language midi_software dead_link development , ,
midi sheet music score_recognition_software midi_software ,
MIDI Splitter Perl script to split MIDI files into separate tracks/channels midi_software
MIDI-Perl “...a suite of Perl modules that allows you to read, compose, modify, and write MIDI files” midi_software development dead_link , ,
midi2gmn “...converts gmn (GUIDO Music Notation) files into MIDI files...” midi_software dead_link ,
Midi2KeyPress midi_software virtual_midi midi_controller_related , ,
MidiComp reads and writes Type 0/1 MIDI files in SMF and plain text format midi_software dead_link ,
mididings mididings is a MIDI router and processor for ALSA or JACK MIDI. It's implemented as a Python module, thereby offering a powerful and flexible means t… , ,
MidiEditor midi_software sequencers alsa_seq , ,
ALSA MIDI Filter * <https://github.com/jjttcc/midifilter> * <https://sourceforge.net/projects/midifilter> Perl app that can filter MIDI data from an ALSA …
MidiIO Cross-platform MIDI software interface for C++ programming. midi_software development ,
midikb Turns your PC keyboard into a MIDI controller for Csound instruments or MIDI devices supported by OSS (not JACK nor ALSA). midi_software csound_helper … , , ,
MidiKinesis Turns your MIDI controller into a XWindows (not Wayland) input device. Control an app's GUI with the buttons/sliders on your controller. This is a … , ,
midimsg A set of LV2 plugins to transform midi output into usable values to control other plugins. For example: * aftertouch transfers channel afterto… ,
Midingsolo midi_software alsa_seq jack , ,
MidiQuickFix midi_software
midish MIDI sequencer and filter with a shell-like appearance. sequencers midi_software ,
MidiShare * <http://midishare.sourceforge.net/> * <http://www.grame.fr/Research/> is a “... real-time operating system for musical applications” from the … ,
Midithing MIDI library in Python for an eventual sequencer from Tim Goetze midi_software unmaintained development , ,
Miditoys Turns a Playstation2 into a MIDI control surface. midi_software virtual_midi midi_controller_related , ,
mimo midi_software java ,
MiyaEsi - wave to midi Extract notes from a wave file and output as MIDI data. Project of Computer Science Department, University of Moratuwa. Featur… ,
MMidi describes tools for MIDI over the MBONE multicast network midi_software on-line_articles development , ,
Moony The design goal of the plugin bundle was to create a tool to easily add realtime programmable logic glue in LV2 plugin graphs. To have plugins which do… , , , , ,
multimidicast Allows apps using ALSA's Sequencer interface to transmit MIDI via an ethernet connection. midi_software
MusE MusE is a MIDI/Audio sequencer with recording and editing capabilities written originally by Werner Schweer now developed and maintained by the MusE devel… , , , , , , , , , , ,
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 dir… , ,
naconnect ncurses-based ALSA MIDI sequencer connection manager (patch bay) alsa_seq midi_software ,
Nomad Patch editor/librarian for the Nord Modular synthesizer midi_software patch_editor ,
Non-Sequencer The Non Sequencer is a powerful real-time, pattern-based MIDI sequencer for Linux. It fills the void left by countless DAWs, piano-roll editors, … , , , , , ,
Nord Modular G2 Patch Format informative page from Michael Dewberry development midi_software ,
open octave seq fork of MusE sequencer (2011-01) midi_software sequencers ,
OplEdit Patch editor for Yamaha OPL2/3 soundchips. midi_software patch_editor ,
Patchage * <http://drobilla.net/software/patchage/> Dave Robillard's modular patch bay for JACK and ALSA lash jack_midi jack midi_software , , ,
playmidi command-line MIDIfile player with optional X, Gtk, or ncurses interface midi_software
pmidi a MIDIfile player for ALSA midi_software dead_link ,
portmidi development midi_software ,
pyalsa MIDI wrappers for Python, from Phil Frost midi_software unmaintained development , ,
pyo midi_software osc development dsp , , ,
Q-Midi a MidiShare interface for the Q programming language midi_software unmaintained development , ,
QMidi* arpeggiator, controller box, event filter/router, all that and more from Matthias Nagorni midi_software jack ,
QMidiArp A MIDI Arpeggiator, Step Sequencer and Controller LFO. QMidiArp is an advanced MIDI arpeggiator, programmable step sequencer and LFO for eithe… , , , , , , , ,
QMidiRoute - midi processor with GUI useful (“real-time”) midi processor / converter QMidiRoute is a MIDI event processor and router for the ALSA sequen… ,
QSynth Qt GUI Interface for FluidSynth softsynths_and_samplers soundfonts_and_related jack jack_midi midi_software , , , ,
Qtractor Advanced Qt-based audio/MIDI sequencer supporting plugins (softsynths/effects). Uses JACK for audio, and ALSA sequencer interface for MIDI. daw midi_… , , , , , , , , , , ,
qTribe Midi Drum Sequencer qTribe is a step-based MIDI sequencer, heavily influenced by the layout and operation of the Korg Electribe series of 'grooveboxes… , ,
Radium unique graphic music-making environment with similarities to module trackers and MIDI sequencers. sequencers midi_software ladspa jack jack_midi alsa_s… , , , , ,
Random Phase Generator Generates random phase music, as per Steve Reich. Uses OSS for MIDI (not ALSA or JACK), and the old Motif GUI. midi_software synthesi… , ,
Ratón Turns mouse movements into MIDI controller messages. midi_software virtual_midi midi_controller_related , ,
Rhyth(M)aid + GUI Plays drums, bass, and piano on a MIDI device, given your specified chord changes. Uses TSE3 (ALSA and OSS MIDI). accompaniment midi_softwar… , ,
Rosegarden Advanced audio/MIDI sequencer, notation editor, Csound-score producer, score creation from MIDI input and more. Supports plugins (softsynths/effects… , , , , , , , ,
RTP MIDI A protocol for transmitting MIDI via an Ethernet connection. midi_software on-line_articles development , ,
Saiph Java app generates sequences made of tracks made of segments with musical events, currently notes and MIDI controllers. It supports MIDI and MusicXML fil… , ,
sc88sysex Command-line app to send/receive patch data from a Roland SC88 sound module. (direct link) midi_software patch_editor ,
Sekaiju Midi Sequencer Windows software, written in “Microsoft VisualC++” “Sekaiju” is free, open source MIDI sequencer software for creating and editi… ,
seq24 Loop-based MIDI sequencer simplified for live performance. Uses ALSA sequencer interface jack_transport alsa_seq lash sequencers midi_software jack la… , , , , , ,
seq42 a fork of seq24 with a greater emphasis on song editing (as opposed to live looping) using tracks to organize your sequences; plus various other enhancem… , , ,
Shelljam play softsynths and other MIDI instruments from the command shell midi_software
Sherlock A monitor/debug tool for LV2 plugin and host authors. It captures all Atom events sent to its event input port and presents them on its user interface… , , , , ,
Simple Sysexxer Send/recieve MIDI sys-ex dumps from a MIDI device, to save on your computer. midi_software patch_editor ,
SMDITools Command-line utilities to send + receive samples from an SMDI-compatible sampler. midi_software patch_editor ,
SoftWerk a MIDI sequencer based on the design of the Doepfer Schaltwerk analog sequencer sequencers midi_software ,
STed2 MIDI music composition environment midi_software unmaintained ,
stygmorgan FLTK app plays back a “style file” to a MIDI device. Uses ALSA sequencer interface. accompaniment midi_software algo , ,
sxpress controlling MMC compatible software & hardware with USB DAW controllers“ midi_software unmaintained ,
synthclone Synthclone “clones” MIDI-capable instruments. It does this by sending out MIDI data that instructs an instrument to emit sounds for a series of no… ,
SynthEd Universal patch editor/librarian for MIDI synthesizers. midi_software patch_editor ,
SysExxer utility for receiving, saving, and sending raw sys-ex messages midi_software unmaintained ,
TekTracker MIDI sequencer with tracker-style interface sequencers midi_software ,
The MusicKit object-oriented software system for building music, sound, signal processing, and MIDI apps general_synthesis_packages synthesis_and_compositi… , , ,
Tim's Atari MIDI World large collection of excellent Atari MIDI software, most of which runs well under Xsteem (the Linux version of STEEM) and_now_for_some… ,
TiMidity++ greatly extended and enhanced version of TiMidity. alsa_seq midi_software jack softsynths_and_samplers , , ,
TISM Command-line MIDI sequencer. GTK GUI available. Uses OSS or ALSA RawMidi. sequencers midi_software ,
ToneFree utilities for controlling Line 6 guitar amplifiers and preamps via /dev/midi for_guitarists_only midi_software patch_editor , ,
touchmidi midi_software virtual_midi midi_controller_related , ,
TSE3 Library open-source MIDI sequencer engine in C++ midi_software development ,
Tutka GTK MIDI tracker/sequencer. Uses ALSA or JACK. sequencers midi_software alsa_seq jack , , ,
UltiMusE-LX music composition via standard notation and MIDI midi_software dead_link ,
UNIX MIDI libraries general purpose MIDI system for Unix, useful code from John Stone and Friends. midi_software development ,
Virtual Keyboard Virtual MIDI piano for ALSA sequencer. midi_software alsa_seq virtual_midi midi_controller_related , , ,
Virtual MIDI Piano Keyboard VMPK is a virtual MIDI piano keyboard for Linux, Windows and OSX. Based on Qt5 and drumstick, the program is a MIDI event generator… , , ,
VM Program arbitrary LV2 filters in a virtual machine. Comes with separate plugins for LV2 Control, CV, Audio and Atom ports. new lv2_plugins osc sequen… , , , , ,
WaoN Wave-to-Notes transcriber (converts audio file into midi file) and some utility tools such as gWaoN, graphical visualization of the spectra, and phase voc… ,
wave2mid midi_software file_conversion ,
Widi MIDI player for external MIDI devices only midi_software
Wired audio/MIDI music production system. Uses JACK. daw midi_software sequencers jack alsa_seq unmaintained , , , , ,
XController midi_software
xgmc midi_software dead_link ,
xphat User-configurable software MIDI fader box. midi_software virtual_midi ,
Xpmidi GUI for pmidi, requires Python 2.2 and Tkinter** midi_software
Yoshimi Yoshimi is a software synthesizer, a live soft-DSP audio signal generator. It receives MIDI signals as input either from ALSA MIDI or JACK, and sends d… , , , , , , , ,

MPEG Players and Encoders

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8Hz-MP3 mpeg_players_and_encoders
BladeEnc an MP3 encoder from Tord Jansson mpeg_players_and_encoders
Cantus tag editor for MP3, OGG, and FLAC files mpeg_players_and_encoders dead_link ,
darkice mpeg_players_and_encoders network_audio jack , ,
dekagen a command line tool to automate ripping CDs and converting to MP3 or OGG/Vorbis format mpeg_players_and_encoders dead_link cd_rip_burn , ,
DigitalDJ an SQL-based MP3 player front-end from Mike Oliphant, designed to work with his Grip mpeg_players_and_encoders dead_link ,
DigitalDJ Enhanced Jukebox MP3 player lets you create a database of CDs in MP3 format, and play them uninterrupted based on song properties such as Artist/Disc… ,
findmp3 utility to locate MP3 files by artist, title, album, genre, etc. within a directory/subdirectories, from Folkert van Heusden mpeg_players_and_encode…
freezetag Gtk+ based id3 tag editor for MP3 files dead_link mpeg_players_and_encoders ,
GlobeCom Jukebox CD-to-MP3 ripper, database organizer, playlist coordinator and much more mpeg_players_and_encoders dead_link cd_rip_burn , ,
GQmpeg GUI for mpg123, supports playlists mpeg_players_and_encoders
Hannover MPEG encoder mpeg_players_and_encoders
Jooky MP3 controller, works via ncurses, TCP/IP, or LIRC mpeg_players_and_encoders dead_link ,
KBlade a KDE front-end for BladeEnc mpeg_players_and_encoders dead_link ,
Kmp3te for viewing and editing tags to MP3 files mpeg_players_and_encoders dead_link ,
LAME source code for an encoder licensed under the GPL mpeg_players_and_encoders development ,
Linux MP3 HOWTO documentation from Phil Kerr mpeg_players_and_encoders and_now_for_something_rather_different howtos_and_faqs , ,
Linux MP3 Players Project Page a guide to the hard and the soft... mpeg_players_and_encoders documentation and_now_for_something_rather_different unmaintain… , , ,
Linux.MP3 Tools formerly DAM's MP3 Page, aims to include everything regarding MP3 + Linux, from Damien Morel mpeg_players_and_encoders documentation and_now… , ,
Maaate mpeg_players_and_encoders dsp development , ,
MAD mpeg_players_and_encoders
MadJACK MPEG Audio Deck for the Jack Audio Connection Kit with an OSC based control interface jack dead_link mpeg_players_and_encoders , ,
MJS Console-based MP3 jukebox system mpeg_players_and_encoders
Moe Music WWW front-end for mpg123. mpeg_players_and_encoders
MP3'Tech * <http://www.mp3-tech.org> a great source for technical information on the MP3 format mpeg_players_and_encoders documentation and_now_for_somet… , ,
MP3Blaster mpeg_players_and_encoders
MP3c Command-line audio CD ripper and MP3 encoder“ mpeg_players_and_encoders cd_rip_burn cd_software , ,
Mp3Make “a program that glues together...cd-to-mp3 rippers and encoders and...a cddb database” mpeg_players_and_encoders cd_rip_burn cd_software , ,
MP3SB perl script that acts as a network interface to the rxaudio or a patched version of mpg123 player mpeg_players_and_encoders network_audio ,
mp3tools “...a set of utilities for working with MPEG audio files” mpeg_players_and_encoders dead_link ,
MpCut visualizes the power levels in each frame of an MP3 file, select and cut unwanted frames, then save the selected frames to a separate MP3 file mpeg_pl… ,
mpg123 mpeg_players_and_encoders
mpg321 Drop-in replacement for mpg123 mpeg_players_and_encoders
mpgedit mpeg_players_and_encoders
Nmpg a front-end for mpg123. mpeg_players_and_encoders dead_link ,
shn2make utility to automate recording CDs and encoding MP3 and Ogg files from shn files mpeg_players_and_encoders cd_rip_burn cd_software , ,
Streamripper “...connects to streaming MP3 servers and downloads the tracks to your hard drive” mpeg_players_and_encoders
toolame optimized encoder based on LAME mpeg_players_and_encoders
TwoLAME mpeg_players_and_encoders
WindowMaker audio applets an equalizer for mpg123 and mixers for ALSA and OSS mpeg_players_and_encoders
XMMS excellent player for MP3, MOD, WAV and other formats mpeg_players_and_encoders ladspa players jack , , ,
XMp3Burn * <http://perso.wanadoo.es/ja_recio/xmp3burn/en/index.htm> * <http://perso.wanadoo.es/ja_recio/xmp3burn/xmp3burn.html> burn MP3 files directly to… , ,
Xtheater media player for MPEG video and audio, network streams, VCDs, AVI and ASF files players mpeg_players_and_encoders unmaintained video_software , , ,
Zinf simple powerful audio player formerly known as FreeAMP, supports MP3, Ogg/Vorbis, WAV and CD audio, SHOUTcast/Icecast HTTP streaming players mpeg_playe… , ,

Mail Lists Newsgroups Wikis Blogs Consortia etc

Manuals And Other Documentation

Metronomes

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ametro Simple MIDI metronome using the ALSA sequencer Obsolete. Latest release from 2003. See Drumstick Metronome alsa_seq metronomes unmaintained midi_sof… , , ,
Countbeats displays tempo when you tap the spacebar, requires Python/Tkinter metronomes
ctronome Command-line metronome. Uses OSS (not ALSA or JACK). metronomes
DiffM a Java-based metronome metronomes unmaintained ,
Drumstick Metronome MIDI based metronome using the ALSA Sequencer, with Qt user interface. metronomes alsa_seq midi_software , ,
GTick Gtk2-based metronome metronomes
gtklick A simple metronome, providing a graphical frontend to klick. Like klick it offers native JACK support and four different sounds to choose from, but cur… ,
klick klick is an advanced command-line based metronome for JACK. It allows you to define complex tempo maps for entire songs or performances. Features: * … , ,
Metronome a MIDI-based metronome with Gtk interface metronomes

MidiShare

MikMod

Miscellaneous Utilities

Miscellaneous

Mixers

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IRMix mixers utilities ,
jackEQ Metering and equalization for JACK audio streams designed for live performance Website : <http://djcj.org/jackeq/> Old Website (?): <http:/… , ,
jackmaster “Master Console” for the jack-audio-connection-kit new alsa_seq lash mixers jack , , , ,
JackMiniMix simple mixer for the Jack Audio Connection Kit with an [OSC] based control interface mixers jack osc , ,
JackMix lash mixers jack , ,
- jackmixer - GTK (2.x) JACK audio mixer. lash mixers jack ladish_l1 , , ,
ng-jackspa ng-jackspa is a set of simple user interface programs that host a LADSPA plugin, providing JACK ports for its audio inputs and outputs, and dynamic … , , ,
Non-Mixer The Non Mixer is a powerful, reliable and fast modular Digital Audio Mixer, released under the GNU General Public License (GPL). It utilizes the JACK… , , , , , ,
QAMix mixers utilities ,

Motorola

Multimedia

Multitrack Recording and Mixing Systems

MusicV-based Languages

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Cmix * <http://silvertone.princeton.edu/winham/cmix.html> is from Paul Lansky and the Princeton Sound Kitchen musicv-based_languages synthesis_and_compos… , ,
cmusic an acoustic compiler program musicv-based_languages synthesis_and_composition_packages ,
Common LISP Music * <http://ccrma-www.stanford.edu/CCRMA/Software/clm/clm.html> comes from Bill Schottstaedt at CCRMA musicv-based_languages synthesis_a… , ,
Csound Barry Vercoe's gift to the world of computer music and sound synthesis Csound is a sound and music synthesis system, providing facilities for composi… , , , ,
Music V * <ftp://ccrma-ftp.stanford.edu/pub/Lisp/music-v.tar.gz> Max Mathews music V program ported to gfortran. musicv-based_languages synthesis_and_compo… ,
Nyquist A sound synthesis and composition language based on a Lisp syntax. Nyquist is an elegant and powerful system based on functional programming. musicv-… ,
RTCmix a version of Cmix maintained by Dave Topper, Luke DuBois, Brad Garton, and John Gibson; see also RTmix musicv-based_languages synthesis_and_composit… ,
RTmix * <http://ico.music.vt.edu/> RTmix is Ivica Ico Bukvic's “performance tool geared towards persons interested in live and interactive electro-acoustic … , , ,

Music And Tablature Paper

Music Made With Linux

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9 Lieder * <http://www.rumford.de/9lieder.html> music from Wolfgang Woehl and friends, made with help from Ardour, JAMin, and LADSPA music_made_with_linu… ,
dis-dot-dat * <http://dis-dot-dat.net/index.cgi?item=/music/> music from James Shuttleworth, made with Cheesetracker and Ardour music_made_with_linux and… ,
extudes * <http://footils.org/> pieces composed by Frank Barknecht with the help of Pd and MusE music_made_with_linux and_now_for_something_rather_differ… ,
Music Made With Ardour songs and music from Dave Phillips music_made_with_linux and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
NeboGeo * <http://www.pawfal.org/nebogeo/> music from Dave Griffiths, maker of the incredible SpiralSynth family of Linux music software music_made_with_… ,
pmix & others Ogg and MP3 files from Eric Dantan Rzewnicki music_made_with_linux
Supermarionation An EP by Edinburgh band Supermarionation recorded with Ardour and various LV2 plugins. music_made_with_linux and_now_for_something_rather_d… ,

Music Notation Editors

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ABC a language designed to notate tunes in an ascii format. (This page is the main resource for abc-related packages) abc music_notation_editors ,
ABC Plus Project Enhancements for the ABC language, including “abcpp” (abc preprocessor) and “JedABC” (abc file editor) abc music_notation_editors ,
abcMIDI renders abc score to MIDI file abc music_notation_editors midi_software file_conversion , , ,
BoChord a chord typesetting utility music_notation_editors dead_link ,
Canorus Canorus is a free extensible music score editor. It supports note writing, import/export of various file formats, MIDI input and output, scripting and …
ChordCast for_guitarists_only java music_notation_editors , ,
ChordDB a Web-based database front-end that keeps track of chord files (fake sheets), accepts Chord and ChordPro input files, and creates output in PDF, text, …
Chordpack for_guitarists_only music_notation_editors unmaintained , ,
Common Music Notation creates and displays traditional Western music scores music_notation_editors dead_link ,
Denemo Denemo is a music notation program for Linux and Windows that lets you rapidly enter notation for typesetting via the LilyPond music engraver. Music can… , , , , ,
Gscore “a non-page-oriented notation program”, from Sebastien Tricaud music_notation_editors dead_link ,
Gsharp extensible Lisp-based music score editor music_notation_editors
GUIDO a music notation formatting system and server music_notation_editors dead_link ,
GuitarTex for_guitarists_only music_notation_editors ,
Jef's ABC page Extension software for ABC, includes abc2mps (abc files to Postscript) and tclabc (Tcl/Tk interface for abc files) abc music_notation_editors ,
Katmus A Qt4 app for manual music transcription. Features a score editor synchronized with a wave file, time stretching, audio analysis through the fast Fourie…
Laborejo Laborejo, Esperanto for “Workshop”, is used to craft music through notation. It is a LilyPond GUI frontend, a MIDI creator and finally a tool collec… , , , , ,
LilyComp “This program was written to speed up the creation of lead sheets. It just enters notes and rests with the indicated duration.” lilypond music_nota… ,
LilyPond The music typesetter for Linux, outputs TeX, PostScript, PDF, and MIDI files, with an awesome features set and beautiful notation LilyPond-relate… ,
LilyPond Guide For Beginners * <http://eugenecormier.com/?p=147> a set of introductory tutorials from Eugene Cormier lilypond music_notation_editors and_… , , ,
Mup music_notation_editors
MUP Utilities Utilities for use with Mup music_notation_editors
MuseScore the MusE WYSIWYG music typesetter, more great software from Werner Schweer lilypond music_notation_editors ,
MusicXML “... a universal translator for common Western musical notation... designed as an interchange format for notation, analysis, retrieval, and performanc… ,
MusiXTeX * <http://icking-music-archive.org> full-featured music typesetting via TeX (This page is also the main resource for other TeX-related notation pac… ,
MuX2D graphic editor for MusiXTeX files, from Lukas Gr&uuml;tzmacher music_notation_editors unmaintained ,
Notation Editors Under Linux a look at notation editors for producing sheet music (especially focused on Mup). on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_d… , ,
NoteEdit Qt-based notation editor with output in LilyPond, MIDI, and MusicXML formats lilypond music_notation_editors ,
OOoLilyPond a neat macro for inserting LilyPond-created music notation into OpenOffice.org documents, from Samuel Hartmann lilypond music_notation_editors ,
PMW Philip's Music Writer, an easy-to-use music typesetting program lilypond music_notation_editors ,
Printable Manuscript Paper Blank manuscript in PostScript and PDF formats music_notation_editors
Rosegarden Advanced audio/MIDI sequencer, notation editor, Csound-score producer, score creation from MIDI input and more. Supports plugins (softsynths/effects… , , , , , , , ,
XCircuit a drawing package for X which includes some very nice music typography and outputs Postscript files music_notation_editors

Music Preparation Viewing Utilities

NeXTStep

Network Audio

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5 Linux Media Players: Which is the Best Fit? network_audio and_now_for_something_rather_different on-line_articles video_software , , ,
darkice mpeg_players_and_encoders network_audio jack , ,
Freecast oggvorbis network_audio ,
GStreamer network_audio development ,
GStreamer Pipeline Editor requires GStreamer network_audio development ,
Helix DNA Producer network_audio development ,
Icecast * <http://www.icecast.org/> is an MP3 audio broadcasting system icecast network_audio ,
javashout Java app for shouting MP3s to a Shoutcast server network_audio
mod_mp3 network_audio
MozPlugger autoplay embedded audio and MIDI files in the Mozilla Web browser network_audio
MP3SB perl script that acts as a network interface to the rxaudio or a patched version of mpg123 player mpeg_players_and_encoders network_audio ,
MPD server-side application for playing music. Through plugins and libraries it can play a variety of sound files while being controlled by its network protoco…
MPEG4IP provides an end to end system to stream MPEG-4 multimedia. network_audio
MuSE network_audio
NAS network_audio
ninjam network jam session software network_audio
pongserver client/server programs that talk to one another about the current location of the client objects in the server's playing field unmaintained netwo… ,
R-BOSS the Radio Broadcasting Open Source System, a project from Radio Free Asia network_audio and_now_for_something_rather_different documentation , ,
RadioSuite HD a Linux-based hard-disk storage system (hard/software) for high-performance network broadcasting network_audio
RPlay feature-rich UDP/TCP network audio system network_audio
Shoutcast network_audio
ShoutCastProxy Shoutcast multiplexer, lets multiple clients listen to the same ShoutCast session using only single-client bandwidth. network_audio unmaintaine… ,
Snake dance: The Kamaelia streaming media system a description from Daniel James on-line_articles network_audio ,
Streaming Media With Linux in-depth article on using software for both the client and server sides on-line_articles_by_dave_phillips network_audio howtos_an… , ,
streamixer network_audio
VLC Media Player a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, ...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, a… , ,
WWR World Wide Radio, a low-bandwidth Internet radio client/server network_audio
Zinf simple powerful audio player formerly known as FreeAMP, supports MP3, Ogg/Vorbis, WAV and CD audio, SHOUTcast/Icecast HTTP streaming players mpeg_playe… , ,

Normalizing

OPTi931

OggVorbis

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Freecast oggvorbis network_audio ,
JOrbis oggvorbis soundfile_util java , ,
OggVorbis Player file player with GTK interface oggvorbis players ,
OggVorbis Tag Editor includes a patch for editing tags in XMMS oggvorbis soundfile_util ,
squelch nice OggVorbis audio player with playlist and tag editor, requires Qt players oggvorbis ,
Vocoditor oggvorbis unmaintained soundfile_util , ,
Vorbis Xtreme oggvorbis dead_link other_webpages , ,
Vorbis.com oggvorbis other_webpages ,
Vorbix oggvorbis soundfile_util ,

OpenAL

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OpenAL Explained a survey of the project's status in the year 2000 on-line_articles_by_dave_phillips openal on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_d… , , ,

Other Documentation And Newsworthy Items

Other Linux Sound and MIDI Pages

Other Neat Sound Stuff

Other Neat Things

Other UNIX Audio and MIDI Software

PCMCIA Audio MIDI

PC Speaker

Pd

Players

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AlsaPlayer players
Amarok * <http://amarok.kde.org/> excellent feature-rich music player for Linux players
Aqualung A music player for GNU/Linux. Aqualung plays audio CDs, internet radio streams and podcasts as well as soundfiles in just about any audio format and … , ,
audiobrowse.bash <https://github.com/coderofsalvation/audiobrowse.bash> - simple commandline audio preview of directories for sample-artists / musician and p… , , ,
MPlayer Simple media player, supports a large variety of video and audio formats players jack video_software , ,
OggVorbis Player file player with GTK interface oggvorbis players ,
SnackAmp multiformat player handles MP3/WAV/Ogg files, requires the SNACK toolkit players
squelch nice OggVorbis audio player with playlist and tag editor, requires Qt players oggvorbis ,
VLC Media Player a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, ...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, a… , ,
XAnim players video_software ,
xine a most excellent multiformat audio/video player players video_software ,
XMMS excellent player for MP3, MOD, WAV and other formats mpeg_players_and_encoders ladspa players jack , , ,
XMovie DVD and Quicktime movie player, supports JPEG Photo, YUV2, and raw RGB modes, with stereo audio in PCM, ulaw, or IMA4 formats players video_software ,
Xtheater media player for MPEG video and audio, network streams, VCDs, AVI and ASF files players mpeg_players_and_encoders unmaintained video_software , , ,
Zinf simple powerful audio player formerly known as FreeAMP, supports MP3, Ogg/Vorbis, WAV and CD audio, SHOUTcast/Icecast HTTP streaming players mpeg_playe… , ,

Primary Resources

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4Front * <http://www.4front-tech.com> offers commercially available sound drivers for UNIX/Linux primary_resources sound_cards_and_drivers ,
ALSA The Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) provides audio and MIDI functionality to the Linux operating system. ALSA provides fully open-sourced driver… , ,
AlsaBuild * <http://alsa.opensrc.org/?AlsaBuild> a script to build a preemptive 2.4 kernel with ALSA sound support primary_resources sound_cards_and_driv… ,
FFADO The FFADO project aims to provide a one-driver-fit's-all solution for FireWire based audio devices. It is currently under development. The FFADO project… , , ,
FreeBoB The FreeBoB project has been superseded by the FFADO project. The FreeBoB codebase has been incorporated in the FFADO project's codebase. primary_reso… , , ,
Kasound Qt app lets you easily create the ALSA .asoundrc file. primary_resources sound_cards_and_drivers utilities , ,
OSS/Free * Information about the new and improved OSSv4 and its benefits over alsa for unix audio * Information about the pre-2.5 Linux kernel sound driv… , ,

Psychoacoustics

Radio

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Campcaster A free and open source automation system for radio stations. Campcaster is currently undergoing rebranding. Campcaster 1.5 will be available end of…
HamFax * <http://hamfax.sourceforge.net/> sends and receives faxes broadcast over amateur radio frequencies radio
KDE Radio KDE program to control Video4Linux radio cards radio
LinRadio radio
Radio Timeshifting How to do it with ecasound ecasound radio and_now_for_something_rather_different howtos_and_faqs , , ,
RadioActive radio application for Video4Linux-compatible radio tuner cards radio unmaintained ,
Rivendell a complete radio broadcast automation solution radio jack ,
Rotter “Recording of Transmission/Audio Logger”, logging software for radio stations, requires JACK radio jack ,
Tempest for Eliza radio

Repositories

Reverb Code

Rio Utilities

Rippers

Room Impulse Measurement

Rt

SAM9407

SAOL

SCO

SGI

Sample-rate Conversion

Samples Loops and MIDI Files

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Loopasonic samples_loops_and_midi_files and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
Polyphone Polyphone is an excellent tool for creating, editing, and combining SoundFonts in the SF2 format. Linux, Mac, and Windows. development linux_based_… , , , , , ,
Sounddogs excellent collection of royalty-free samples and loops samples_loops_and_midi_files

Scopes and Realtime Visualizers

Score Recognition Software

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jalmus score_recognition_software
KLearnNotes2 Qt app to learn score reading. score_recognition_software
midi sheet music score_recognition_software midi_software ,
nootka Qt4 app that helps to learn score reading and guitar tabulature. Uses ALSA or PulseAudio. alsa_seq tablature_software score_recognition_software for_gu… , , ,
phonascus A program that can be used to study scales, intervals, chords. chord_and_scale_utilities score_recognition_software temperament_and_intonatio… , , ,
Score Reading Trainer Improves musical score reading skills by practice with random scores. score_recognition_software
ScoreDate Java app that helps musicians to learn music reading. It is suitable for any skill, from beginners to professional users. From slow training to first… ,

Sequencers

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Advanced Gtk+ Sequencer Advanced Gtk+ Sequencer is an audio sequencer written in C using GObject and Gtk+. It features a piano roll, as well a synth, matrix ed… , , , , , , , , , , ,
Anthem Qt MIDI sequencer sequencers midi_software ,
Ardour Professional-grade multitrack/multichannel hard-disk recording. Ardour allows you to record and edit both audio and MIDI data, add many different kinds… , , , , , , , , , , , ,
b-tektracker Command-line MIDI step-sequencer based on TekTracker. Uses OSS for MIDI (not ALSA or JACK) sequencers midi_software ,
BEAST/BSE Beast is a powerful music composition and modular synthesis application. It has excellent technical abilities like multitrack editing, unlimited und… , , ,
BINARS * <http://binars.sourceforge.net/> “an open-source sequencer for Linux, ALSA, and GNOME”, from Michael Ashton unmaintained sequencers midi_softwar… , ,
Bipscript a simple programming environment for creating music Features * instantiate and connect LV2 plugins to create audio and MIDI networks * schedule… , , , , , , , , ,
Buzztrax A Midi tracker modelled on Buzz. sequencers jack ladspa midi_software , , ,
cantor * <ftp://ftp.bath.ac.uk/pub/eespjl/cantor/> MIDI sequencer/editor project unmaintained sequencers midi_software , ,
CursedSequencer - CuSE Purely character-based (command-line) midi sequencer. For blinds, for 'composition over network', for purists, etc. Requires cdk … , ,
Dino Integrated MIDI piano roll editor and sequencer engine using JACK MIDI. Primary author is Lars Luthman. It's using the GTK toolkit and depends on LASH. … , , , , ,
Epichord Midi sequencer for JACK-Midi midi_software sequencers jack jack_midi jack_transport lash , , , , ,
fltracker unmaintained midi_software sequencers , ,
Frinika Music workstation software for operating systems running Java 1.5. Information from the Frinika website: Frinika is a free (licensed under GNU GPL) c… , ,
HarmonySeq MIDI Sequencer HarmonySEQ is a live loop-based MIDI software sequencer intended to aid music composers and performers. * manages a set of separa… , ,
iannix OSC Sequencer IanniX is a graphical OSC sequencer for digital art. Create events and curves to control your real-time environment. * OSC ( Ope… , ,
jacker tracker A MIDI Tracker with support for JackAudio/Midi. midi_software sequencers jack jack_midi , , ,
JAZZ++ An old integrated MIDI/audio sequencer for Linux currently being revitalized. Sources available but at present only with 'minimum functionality' Docu… ,
KMidiTracker excellent tracker-style MIDI sequencer from David Moreno Montero unmaintained sequencers midi_software , ,
LMMS it's the Linux MultiMedia Studio, “... a free alternative to popular programs like FruityLoops, Cubase and Logic” midi_software sequencers daw , ,
MidiEditor midi_software sequencers alsa_seq , ,
midish MIDI sequencer and filter with a shell-like appearance. sequencers midi_software ,
Moony The design goal of the plugin bundle was to create a tool to easily add realtime programmable logic glue in LV2 plugin graphs. To have plugins which do… , , , , ,
MusE MusE is a MIDI/Audio sequencer with recording and editing capabilities written originally by Werner Schweer now developed and maintained by the MusE devel… , , , , , , , , , , ,
Non-Sequencer The Non Sequencer is a powerful real-time, pattern-based MIDI sequencer for Linux. It fills the void left by countless DAWs, piano-roll editors, … , , , , , ,
open octave seq fork of MusE sequencer (2011-01) midi_software sequencers ,
QMidiArp A MIDI Arpeggiator, Step Sequencer and Controller LFO. QMidiArp is an advanced MIDI arpeggiator, programmable step sequencer and LFO for eithe… , , , , , , , ,
Qtractor Advanced Qt-based audio/MIDI sequencer supporting plugins (softsynths/effects). Uses JACK for audio, and ALSA sequencer interface for MIDI. daw midi_… , , , , , , , , , , ,
qTribe Midi Drum Sequencer qTribe is a step-based MIDI sequencer, heavily influenced by the layout and operation of the Korg Electribe series of 'grooveboxes… , ,
Radium unique graphic music-making environment with similarities to module trackers and MIDI sequencers. sequencers midi_software ladspa jack jack_midi alsa_s… , , , , ,
Rosegarden Advanced audio/MIDI sequencer, notation editor, Csound-score producer, score creation from MIDI input and more. Supports plugins (softsynths/effects… , , , , , , , ,
Sekaiju Midi Sequencer Windows software, written in “Microsoft VisualC++” “Sekaiju” is free, open source MIDI sequencer software for creating and editi… ,
seq24 Loop-based MIDI sequencer simplified for live performance. Uses ALSA sequencer interface jack_transport alsa_seq lash sequencers midi_software jack la… , , , , , ,
seq42 a fork of seq24 with a greater emphasis on song editing (as opposed to live looping) using tracks to organize your sequences; plus various other enhancem… , , ,
Sherlock A monitor/debug tool for LV2 plugin and host authors. It captures all Atom events sent to its event input port and presents them on its user interface… , , , , ,
SoftWerk a MIDI sequencer based on the design of the Doepfer Schaltwerk analog sequencer sequencers midi_software ,
TekTracker MIDI sequencer with tracker-style interface sequencers midi_software ,
TISM Command-line MIDI sequencer. GTK GUI available. Uses OSS or ALSA RawMidi. sequencers midi_software ,
Tutka GTK MIDI tracker/sequencer. Uses ALSA or JACK. sequencers midi_software alsa_seq jack , , ,
VM Program arbitrary LV2 filters in a virtual machine. Comes with separate plugins for LV2 Control, CV, Audio and Atom ports. new lv2_plugins osc sequen… , , , , ,
Wired audio/MIDI music production system. Uses JACK. daw midi_software sequencers jack alsa_seq unmaintained , , , , ,

Serial Port MIDI

Shoutcast

Signal Analysis Processing Software

Signal Generators

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GtkSigGen signal_generators
JAAA the JACK & ALSA Audio Analyser, an audio signal generator and spectrum analyser jack signal_generators ,
jnoise A command line JACK app generating accurate white and pink noise with Gaussian amplitude distribution. jack signal_generators ,
saugns saugns implements the SAU (Scriptable AUdio) language, and is a command-line parser, player, and WAV file writer for SAU scripts. Currently most useful… , , , , ,
tonegen Command-line app plays a test tone. Uses OSS (not ALSA or JACK). signal_generators
Yoshimi Yoshimi is a software synthesizer, a live soft-DSP audio signal generator. It receives MIDI signals as input either from ALSA MIDI or JACK, and sends d… , , , , , , , ,

Softsynths And Samplers

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Aeolus Pipe organ synth with 3 manuals and 1 pedal, 5 different temperaments, variable tuning, stereo, surround or Ambisonics output, flexible audio controls i… , , ,
Advanced Gtk+ Sequencer Advanced Gtk+ Sequencer is an audio sequencer written in C using GObject and Gtk+. It features a piano roll, as well a synth, matrix ed… , , , , , , , , , , ,
ALSA Modular Synth Complex modular synth softsynths_and_samplers ladish_l1 jack alsa_seq , , ,
ams LV2 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 S… , ,
amSynthe * <http://amsynthe.sourceforge.net/> very cool analog synth modelling from Nick Dowell * two analogue-style audio oscillators, featuring: *… , , , ,
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 Täips.… , , ,
Beatfish Pattern-controlled drum sampler. Uses JACK for audio. Enlightenment for its GUI. drumming jack softsynths_and_samplers unmaintained , , ,
Beatrix MIDI controllable, hammond-style drawbar organ app with overdrive, leslie sim, and reverb. Uses OSS (not ALSA or JACK). Beatrix is distributed under …
Beats By Design an “artificially intelligent drum machine”, requires jMusic and of course Java drumming java softsynths_and_samplers , ,
BLOP Band-limited oscillator LADSPA plugins. ladspa_plugin softsynths_and_samplers ,
bristol synthesizer emulator * <https://sourceforge.net/projects/bristol/> * <http://bristol.sf.net/> * was bristol synthesizer emulator Bristol is an e… , , ,
Calf Studio Gear Calf Studio Gear is an audio plug-in pack for LV2 and JACK environments under LINUX operating systems. The suite contains 47 effects (delay, m… , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Calf Studio Gear plugins Good quality, large collection of synths and effect LV2 plugins lv2_plugins effects_processors softsynths_and_samplers , ,
chainsaw synth Basic polyphonic subtractive synthesizer, loosely based on the ideas from the supersaw oscillator found on some Roland synthesizers. It offers a… ,
Chionic * <http://www.reduz.com.ar/chionic/> (defunct) Linux sampling software originally from Juan Linietsky, now unmaintained from Chionic's Feature Li… , , ,
connie Simulation of an electronic organ like Vox Continental. A second model features a “poor man's hammond”. Uses JACK for audio and MIDI. jack jack_session… , , ,
ct-synth Polyphonic synthesizer, for Linux and Android. Custom GUI, providing touch-friendly widgets. MIDI keyboard or on-screen keyboard. Sound: PulseAudio (L…
Cumulus real-time granular synthesis with MIDI control softsynths_and_samplers unmaintained ,
cursynth softsynths_and_samplers
Delfin a realtime software sampler unmaintained softsynths_and_samplers ,
Din Use the computer mouse to pick both the pitch (by moving horizontally) and the volume (by moving vertically) of a sound from an on-screen pitch board that … , ,
DISTRHO Project lv2_plugins effects_processors softsynths_and_samplers , ,
DrMr LV2-plugin, drum-kit sampleplayer An LV2 plugin that plays Hydrogen drumkits. Its main reason to exist is to give a way for lv2 hosts to have a built in d… , ,
drumkv1 drumkv1 is an old-school all-digital drum-kit sampler synthesizer with stereo fx. Features: * pure stand-alone JACK client with JACK-session and… , , , , , , ,
Drumpiler Write or generate drum and tone patterns in a simple programming language. Mix it using the sample assembler (asampler). Renders to files or plays re… ,
edrummer eDrummer is a software program that, when used in conjunction with electronic drum pads, effectively turns your computer into an “electronic drum kit”… , ,
Elara synth from Steve Brookes softsynths_and_samplers unmaintained ,
Fabla * <http://openavproductions.com/fabla> * <http://github.com/harryhaaren/openAV-Fabla> Fabla is an open-source LV2 drum sampler plugin instrument. It… , ,
FluidGUI GUI for FluidSynth. Written in Java, uses Swing. unmaintained fluidsynth softsynths_and_samplers java , , ,
FluidSynth FluidSynth is a real-time MIDI synthesizer, for use directly in CLI and as a background process and resource for other applications, including GUI w… , , , , , ,
FluidSynth-DSSI a DSSI wrapper for FluidSynth fluidsynth dssi_plugins softsynths_and_samplers , ,
foo-yc20 The YC-20 is a divide-down combo organ designed in the late 60's. This emulation faithfully copies the features, sounds and flaws of the original orga… , ,
fsthost softsynths_and_samplers lash jack_session jack_transport jack , , , ,
Fultron 2002 Old Pattern-controlled drum sampler. Uses SDL. drumming softsynths_and_samplers unmaintained , ,
GENPO Replicates 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 ope… , ,
Gneutronica GTK2-based drum machine drumming jack alsa_seq softsynths_and_samplers , , ,
GrandOrgue softsynths_and_samplers
Groovit Old command-line Pattern-controlled drum synth. Uses OSS drumming softsynths_and_samplers unmaintained , ,
gsynth Roland TB-303 emulator programmed using fasttracker-style note entry softsynths_and_samplers unmaintained ,
Hexter A “... software synthesizer that models the sound generation of a Yamaha DX7”, DSSI plugin goodness from Sean Bolton. Related: dx7bag - Too… ,
horgand FM-synthesis organ, JACK-aware, with DSP effects and programmable accompaniment alsa_seq fltk softsynths_and_samplers jack , , ,
Hydrogen Pattern-controlled drum sampler. Uses JACK or ALSA for audio, and ALSA sequencer for MIDI. ladspa jack_transport lash alsa_seq drumming jack ladish_l… , , , , , , ,
Ingen (formerly known as om) modular synthesizer that runs under JACK and uses LADSPA and/or DSSI plugins for processing ladspa lv2 lash osc softsynths_and_… , , , , , ,
Internet Synth Web-based synth (source available by request) softsynths_and_samplers
Jackbeat Pattern-controlled drum sampler. Uses JACK or PulseAudio. drumming jack softsynths_and_samplers , ,
jackMiniSynth * <http://ftp.sunet.se/pub/Linux/distributions/suse/people/mana/> a minimal subtractive synth (with Moog filter) for JACK spiralsynth softs… , ,
JSampler Java GUI for Linuxsampler. softsynths_and_samplers
libtimidity MIDI to WAVE converter library that uses Gravis Ultrasound-compatible patch files to generate digital audio data from General MIDI files. This lib… , ,
Linuxsampler alsa_seq jack lv2_plugins softsynths_and_samplers , , ,
Minicomputer Synth for creating experimental electronic sounds. Uses JACK alsa_seq softsynths_and_samplers jack , ,
Mono monophonic real-time synthesizer softsynths_and_samplers unmaintained ,
MSS GTK Synth. Uses OSS (not ALSA or JACK) softsynths_and_samplers unmaintained ,
Mx44 a realtime software synthesizer very good for esoteric pads and ultra electric leads softsynths_and_samplers jack ,
newtonator lv2_plugins softsynths_and_samplers ,
obx Emulation of the 1980's Oberheim OBX series of hardware synths. jack softsynths_and_samplers ,
Octavian Octavian is a realtime software synthesizer. Its design is like analog modular synthesizers, so it can be used both as a synth and as an effect proces… , ,
orDrumbox orDrumbox is a free drum machine software (written in Java), designed to be as creative as possible with unusual features : auto-composition, polyryt… , , ,
petri-foo Petri-Foo is a sampler for Linux which is forked from the Specimen project. It brings many new features to the project such as: * Default sample/p… , , , , ,
PHASEX Synth built around flexible phase modulation and flexible oscillator/LFO sources. Modulations include AM, FM, offset PM, and wave select. PHASEX comes e… , ,
pleiad maia softsynths_and_samplers
Polyphone Polyphone is an excellent tool for creating, editing, and combining SoundFonts in the SF2 format. Linux, Mac, and Windows. development linux_based_… , , , , , ,
PSIndustrializer Physical modeling synth for generating percussion sounds. It also can produce chimes, bubbles, gongs, hammer hits on different materials and s… ,
pyTrommler GTK Pattern-controlled drum sampler written in Python drumming unmaintained softsynths_and_samplers , ,
QSampler Qt GUI for Linuxsampler. softsynths_and_samplers
QSynth Qt GUI Interface for FluidSynth softsynths_and_samplers soundfonts_and_related jack jack_midi midi_software , , , ,
RTSynth midi event triggered real time synth. Uses ALSA or JACK. softsynths_and_samplers jack ,
RTSynth softsynths_and_samplers jack ,
samplv1 samplv1 is an old-school all-digital polyphonic sampler synthesizer with stereo fx. Features: * pure stand-alone JACK client with JACK-session a… , , , , , ,
San Dysth This softsynth has controls to generate various kinds of sounds inbetween white noise and pure tones. It also provides controllers to disturb the gen… , , ,
setBfree A DSP Tonewheel Organ emulator. setBfree is a MIDI-controlled, software synthesizer designed to imitate the sound and properties of the electromechan… , ,
simsam Simple sampleplayer softsynths_and_samplers jack ,
Sineshaper Monophonic DSSI synthesizer with two sine oscillators and two waveshapers softsynths_and_samplers dssi_plugins ,
Slag Pattern-controlled drum synth. Uses JACK drumming jack softsynths_and_samplers , ,
Slat “Sounds like a theremin”, neat synth software from James Shuttlesworth softsynths_and_samplers jack ,
Smack MIDI-controlled drum synth. Uses JACK drumming softsynths_and_samplers ,
Soundtank Jacob Robbins' LADSPA host designed for making and playing softsynths. Soundtank hosts LADSPA plugins in “realtime objects” which embody the structu… , ,
Specimen a MIDI-controllable audio sampler from Peter Bessman, now maintained by Eric Rzewnicki Specimen seems abandoned, but has been forked into Petri-Foo… , ,
Spiral Synth very cool realtime software synthesizer softsynths_and_samplers unmaintained ,
Spiral Synth Modular modular software synth, roll your own synthesizer with its plugins ladspa fltk softsynths_and_samplers jack unmaintained , , , ,
SpiralLoops a loop-based sampler with plugin support softsynths_and_samplers unmaintained ,
Swami Sampled Waveforms And Musical Instruments (SWAMI) is a tool in progress for creating, editing, and combining SF2 SoundFonts. Uses JACK. jack audio_edito… , , , , ,
SynthForge SynthForge is a modular sound synthesiser, for creating audio synths and effects for Linux. alsa_seq softsynths_and_samplers ,
synthv1 synthv1 is an old-school all-digital 4-oscillator subtractive polyphonic synthesizer with stereo fx. Features: * pure stand-alone JACK client with … , , , , , ,
tapeutape alsa_seq lash softsynths_and_samplers jack , , ,
The Linux Softsynth Roundup the shape of things in May 2003 on-line_articles_by_dave_phillips softsynths_and_samplers and_now_for_something_rather_different , ,
TiMidity++ greatly extended and enhanced version of TiMidity. alsa_seq midi_software jack softsynths_and_samplers , , ,
TK-707 emulation of the Roland TR-707 drum machine drumming softsynths_and_samplers ,
Triceratops LV2 Substractive Poly Synth Audio Synthesizer for Linux LV2 Plugin System, Substractive Polyphonous LV2 Synth. softsynths_and_samplers lv2_plugins ,
Ultramaster Juno-6 software emulation of the classic Roland analog synth softsynths_and_samplers unmaintained ,
VCO-Plugins ladspa_plugin softsynths_and_samplers ,
Virtual Drum Machine Old command-line Pattern-controlled drum sampler. Uses OSS. drumming softsynths_and_samplers unmaintained , ,
WhySynth A DSSI Softsynth Plugin. Some features, taken from the website * 4 oscillators, 2 filters, 3 LFOs, and 5 envelope generators per voice. * 10 os… ,
Xdrum drumming unmaintained softsynths_and_samplers , ,
Xsynth MIDI-controlled analog-style realtime synthesizer from Steve Brookes softsynths_and_samplers dssi ,
Yoshimi Yoshimi is a software synthesizer, a live soft-DSP audio signal generator. It receives MIDI signals as input either from ALSA MIDI or JACK, and sends d… , , , , , , , ,
zyn Port of ZynAddSubFX synth engines to LV2 Host lv2_plugins softsynths_and_samplers ,
ZynAddSubFX ZynAddSubFX is arguably the most versatile and performant launch and play software synthesizer for Linux. It features polyphonic and multitimbral a… , , , , , ,

Software For Song Lyrics

Software Sound Synthesis and Music Composition Packages

Some Csound and Cmix Helpers

Sonic Environment Generators

SoundBlaster

Sound Cards and Drivers

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4Front * <http://www.4front-tech.com> offers commercially available sound drivers for UNIX/Linux primary_resources sound_cards_and_drivers ,
ALSA The Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) provides audio and MIDI functionality to the Linux operating system. ALSA provides fully open-sourced driver… , ,
AlsaBuild * <http://alsa.opensrc.org/?AlsaBuild> a script to build a preemptive 2.4 kernel with ALSA sound support primary_resources sound_cards_and_driv… ,
ASIO for WINE * <http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2161> a proof-of-concept driver from Robert Reif sound_cards_and_drivers
FFADO The FFADO project aims to provide a one-driver-fit's-all solution for FireWire based audio devices. It is currently under development. The FFADO project… , , ,
FreeBoB The FreeBoB project has been superseded by the FFADO project. The FreeBoB codebase has been incorporated in the FFADO project's codebase. primary_reso… , , ,
Based on this mail on LAU by Nathanael Anderson Intel-HDA JACK low latency howto I've seen asked many times on the list how to get intel-hda cards working … , , ,
Kasound Qt app lets you easily create the ALSA .asoundrc file. primary_resources sound_cards_and_drivers utilities , ,
Linux Soundcard Drivers a brief guide for users and developers on-line_articles_by_dave_phillips sound_cards_and_drivers on-line_articles and_now_for_someth… , , ,
MIDIator serial port MIDI hardware from Key Electronics, with links to UNIX/Linux drivers sound_cards_and_drivers and_now_for_something_rather_different har… , ,
Midiman/Tascam Firmware Loader * <http://usb-midi-fw.sourceforge.net/> for MidiSport USB MIDI interfaces and Tascam USB Audio interfaces usb_audio_midi s… ,
NOTEMIDI kernel module for MIDI output via the RS-232 serial port sound_cards_and_drivers unmaintained ,
OSS/Free * Information about the new and improved OSSv4 and its benefits over alsa for unix audio * Information about the pre-2.5 Linux kernel sound driv… , ,
PortMan PC/S Driver sound_cards_and_drivers
Soundcard Attrition Page Richard Dobson's torture tests: Can <em>your</em> board withstand the challenge ? sound_cards_and_drivers utilities ,
sounddriver utility to start the proper sound driver (OSS or ALSA) sound_cards_and_drivers unmaintained ,
ThinkPad 390e sound_cards_and_drivers howtos_and_faqs hardware_linux , ,
Linux sound for the ThinkPad 390e an overview from Allin Cottrell hardware_linux sound_cards_and_drivers howtos_and_faqs , ,
IBM ThinkPad 390e configuring audio and multimedia sound_cards_and_drivers howtos_and_faqs hardware_linux , ,
USB Audio/MIDI * sound_cards_and_drivers
USBUA100 “device driver and console program for the Roland UA-100 USB MIDI/audio desktop music production device...also supports MIDI i/o for the Roland UM-1 U… ,
Yamaha OPL3-SA2 a guide from James Tappin sound_cards_and_drivers and_now_for_something_rather_different ,
Zefiro ZA2 driver from Martin Pahl sound_cards_and_drivers unmaintained ,
Zoltrix Nightingale S/PDIF a guide to modifying the hardware, from Abhijit Dasgupta sound_cards_and_drivers

Soundfile Editors and Utilities

Spatialization

Speaker Design

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GSpeakers GTK loudspeaker design program speaker_design
KFilter speaker_design
MFFM 3D Audio Library a library for driving 3D speaker arrays speaker_design development ,
QLoud Measure loudspeaker frequency and step responses and distortions. Other hardware such an audio amplifier or a sound card itself can be tested also. spea…
qspeakers DIY speakers design software written with the Qt graphical toolkit and Qwt. This program simulates common acoustical enclosures behaviour in the mean…

Speech Synthesis and Analysis Software

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Speakup * <http://www.linux-speakup.org/speakup.html> allows a blind user to hear all output directed to the console. Currently, the following synthesizers … ,

Sun

Tablature Software

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Bipscript a simple programming environment for creating music Features * instantiate and connect LV2 plugins to create audio and MIDI networks * schedule… , , , , , , , , ,
Dr Fermi Tabulator converts ASCII tablature to a standard MIDI file tablature_software for_guitarists_only midi_software file_conversion , , ,
eTktab tablature_software for_guitarists_only ,
Gnometab tablature_software for_guitarists_only ,
guitar pro for_guitarists_only tablature_software ,
KGuitar tablature_software for_guitarists_only ,
nootka Qt4 app that helps to learn score reading and guitar tabulature. Uses ALSA or PulseAudio. alsa_seq tablature_software score_recognition_software for_gu… , , ,
ptabtools library and utilities for opening PowerTab files and converting them to LilyPond and ASCII formats tablature_software for_guitarists_only ,
SongWrite the latest and greatest incarnation of what was formerly Jiba's GTablature Songwrite is a tablature (guitar partition) editor coded in Python and … ,
tab a lute tablature typesetting system tablature_software
TuxGuitar Guitar tablature editor/player written in Java-SWT. It can open GuitarPro, PowerTab and TablEdit files. for_guitarists_only tablature_software ,

Table Of Contents

Telephony and A V Conferencing

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Asterisk * <http://www.asterisk.org/> open-source PBX for Linux, from Mark Spencer and others telephony_and_a_v_conferencing
Bayonne the GNU voice server/telephony project telephony_and_a_v_conferencing
Ekiga * <http://www.gnomemeeting.org/> formerly GnomeMeeting), videoconferencing/VOIP telephony application that makes audio/video calls to users with H.323…
erikyyyphone * <http://www.erikyyy.de/erikyyyphone/> Internet audio conferencing application, uses very little bandwith and handles network lags intelligent… ,
FreePhone * <http://www-sop.inria.fr/rodeo/fphone/> Internet telephony tool from INRIA telephony_and_a_v_conferencing
I hear you telephony_and_a_v_conferencing
Intercom “a simple voice over IP (VoIP) utility” unmaintained telephony_and_a_v_conferencing ,
JVOIPLIB telephony_and_a_v_conferencing unmaintained development , ,
KPhone * <http://sourceforge.net/projects/kphone/> “... is a SIP user agent for Linux, with which you can initiate VoIP connections over the Internet” te…
linphone * <http://www.linphone.org/> more VoIP for Linux, from Simon Morlat telephony_and_a_v_conferencing
SUMOVER formerly the Robust Audio Tool, open-source streaming audio and conferencing software from UCL telephony_and_a_v_conferencing unmaintained ,
VOCP System Perl-based TAM/fax system, runs on top of vgetty telephony_and_a_v_conferencing dead_link ,
Whisper modular software for handling local or remote data streams, includes a VoIP application telephony_and_a_v_conferencing unmaintained ,

Temperament And Intonation

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JavaTuner demonstrates unusual tunings and non-standard temperaments temperament_and_intonation dead_link ear_training , ,
phonascus A program that can be used to study scales, intervals, chords. chord_and_scale_utilities score_recognition_software temperament_and_intonatio… , , ,
Scala a powerful software tool for experimentation with musical tunings, can save data in Csound score format. temperament_and_intonation csound_helper ,
Temperaments generates scales in user-selected temperaments (requires Java) temperament_and_intonation java dead_link ear_training , , ,
Tuning By Ratios temperament_and_intonation on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_different , ,

Texas Instruments

The Digital DJ

The Linux Demo

The Linux Digital DJ

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DBMix * <http://DBMix.sourceforge.net/> software DJ digital audio mixing system the_linux_digital_dj dead_link ,
Final Scratch * <http://www.finalscratch.com> pro-audio computerized DJ system from Stanton Magnetics the_linux_digital_dj dead_link ,
Jay'O'Rama * <http://www.openjay.org/jayorama/> cool DJ tool for PCM/MP3/OGG playback and manipulation the_linux_digital_dj dead_link ,

TiMidity

Tools To Make Tools

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GtkWaveform excellent audio widget library tools_to_make_tools dead_link ,
IzSound C++/STL stream-oriented sound processing library tools_to_make_tools dead_link ,
Oggz API for reading and writing OGG files and streams tools_to_make_tools development dead_link , ,
PHPAudioFile “...a class that is designed to recognize attributes of audio files” tools_to_make_tools dead_link ,
Snack a module to add sound I/O and visualization commands to Tcl/Tk tools_to_make_tools dead_link ,
tkSound Dan Ellis's Tcl/Tk toolkit for waveform display and manipulation tools_to_make_tools dead_link ,

Tools and SDK Packages

Trackers

Tuners

Turtle Beach

USB Audio MIDI

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usb_audio_midi audio_interface hardware_linux Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 worked out of the box with my Xubuntu 12.04. Even after many hours of continuous operation… , ,
Midiman/Tascam Firmware Loader * <http://usb-midi-fw.sourceforge.net/> for MidiSport USB MIDI interfaces and Tascam USB Audio interfaces usb_audio_midi s… ,
Raspberry Pi and realtime, low-latency audio The Raspberry Pi can be set up to handle realtime, low-latency audio but it requires quite some tweaking. Hence th… , , ,
RME Babyface General The RME Babyface is an USB 2.0 interface with: * 2 x Analog Input * 4 x Analog Output (including headphone channels) * 10 Input /… ,
The Samson C01U USB Studio Condenser is a microphone to connect directly with your PC. From the product page: Plug in and start recording. No extra gear neede… ,
USBUA100 “device driver and console program for the Roland UA-100 USB MIDI/audio desktop music production device...also supports MIDI i/o for the Roland UM-1 U… ,

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Utilities and Miscellaneous Software

Utilities

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Aliki software for room impulse response measurement jack utilities dsp , ,
ameter audio level meter utilities
ATSH dsp utilities unmaintained , ,
audiobrowse.bash <https://github.com/coderofsalvation/audiobrowse.bash> - simple commandline audio preview of directories for sample-artists / musician and p… , , ,
BeatRoot java utilities ,
Calf Studio Gear Calf Studio Gear is an audio plug-in pack for LV2 and JACK environments under LINUX operating systems. The suite contains 47 effects (delay, m… , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Claudia Session Management Overview Claudia is a powerful GUI frontend for the ladish session manager and is part of the KXStudio project. Claudia has more f… , , ,
Das_Watchdog monitors realtime processes so they won't hang your machine. Based on rt_watchdog, but has some more features and only turns off realtime priority… ,
GJackTransport GJackTransport is a standalone application that provides access to the Jack Audio Connection Kit's, JACK transport mechanism via a dynamic graph… , ,
Guimauve dsp utilities ,
HASAS unmaintained utilities ,
IRMix mixers utilities ,
JACK bitmeter JACK bitmeter is a diagnostic utility for JACK. As its name might suggest, the bitmeter operates at the bare metal of JACK's I/O layer, looking a… ,
jack_delay This is a small command line JACK app you can use to measure the latency of your sound card. It uses a phase measurements on a set of tones to measu… ,
jackctlmmc / QJackMMC Control JACK transport using Midi Machine Control (MMC) <http://jackctlmmc.sourceforge.net> jack_transport alsa_seq lash midi_software u… , , , , ,
jalv.select A little gtkmm GUI to select lv2 plugs from a list and run them with jalv. Features: select jalv interpreter from combo box, select LV2 plugin fr… , ,
Jnoisemeter a small Jack/GUI app for measuring noise levels to various standards jack utilities ,
Kasound Qt app lets you easily create the ALSA .asoundrc file. primary_resources sound_cards_and_drivers utilities , ,
latency test analyzes scheduling latencies of programs running in realtime under high system loads unmaintained utilities ,
LSA * <https://github.com/mrkkrp/lsa> is LSA, a command similar to Unix LS, but for listing properties of audio files. This is minimal, lightweight, consol…
QAMix mixers utilities ,
rt_watchdog Florian Schmidt's “watchdog daemon that kills runaway SCHED_FIFO tasks” utilities
RTS Tools tools for setting and getting realtime priority utilities
Sample Calculators * <http://mp3.deepsound.net/eng/samples_calculs.php> very useful on-line calculators for time-stretching, pitch-shifting, and transposing… ,
sample-multi-shotifier A sample 'stitcher'. Breath new life into your hardware/software samplers by using multishots + start-sample-offset-parameter. Combine a… , , ,
set_rlimits gives unpriviledged users access to realtime scheduling via the new rlimits added to kernel 2.6.12 utilities
SilentJack a silence/dead-air detector for JACK jack utilities ,
sndpeek dsp utilities ,
SonaSound realtime music/sound visualization dsp utilities ,
Sound Ruler acoustic analysis software dsp utilities ,
Soundcard Attrition Page Richard Dobson's torture tests: Can <em>your</em> board withstand the challenge ? sound_cards_and_drivers utilities ,
SSPLab AudioAnalyser (SAA) Tool for analyzing audio signals in terms of its content. dsp utilities ,
Waterfall realtime spectrum analyzer for XMMS dsp utilities ,
wdat utility that “reads and writes to an audio capable SCSI DDS DAT drive” utilities
whitenoise Utility to turn your computer into a random noise generator. An experimental gui for GNOME is also available. utilities
xanalyser dsp utilities ,
zita-ajbridge zita-ajbridge provides two applications, zita-a2j and zita-j2a. They allow to use an ALSA device as a Jack client, to provide additional capt… ,

Various

WAV To CD Tools

Waveform Generators

Web Pages About DSP

Wikis Fora Blogs et cetera

Yamaha OPL3-SA

Zefiro ZA2

aRts

jMax

mpg123

playmidi

rsynth

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