PageDescriptionRelease DateTags
Almus VCUCommand-line app makes a computer equipped with a multi-channel sound card into a real-time versatile convolver unit. Uses ALSA2006 
ambdecAmbisonic decoder for first and second order2011-09-11
AmbisonicsAmbisonics implementation for Csound 
AMB-PluginsPlugins for first order Ambisonics B-format2010-11-21 
Non-MixerFast, powerful Mixer
tetraprocconverts the A-format signals from a tetrahedral Ambisonic microphone into B-format signals ready for recording2011-02-28
zita-rev1standalone reverb 


PageDescriptionRelease DateTags
AutoZenGTK1 brainwave modification app. It generates sounds that are meant to cause the brain to temporarily shift to a different dominant frequency and cause the user to experience an altered state of consciousness. Uses OSS (not ALSA or JACK) 
Gnauralbinaural-beat generator 
GuineaPig2psychoacoustics research software
SBaGenCommand-line app generates binaural tones in real-time according to a 24-hour programmed sequence read from a file. Uses OSS 

Game related

PageDescriptionRelease DateTags
AllegroCC++ game programming library with sound support2012-11-18
Linux GamesReviews/listings/videos of games for linux 
MAMEthe Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator, supports sound 
PSG Playera program for playing Atari tunes
Sidplay2emulates the soundchip of the Commodore C642004 
Snes9xSuper Nintendo Entertainment System emulator with sound support 
TinySIDThe world's smallest SID player 
TuxNESemulates the 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System, with experimental support for sound 
Virtual GameBoyemulates the popular Nintendo game console 

Graphics and Sound

PageDescriptionRelease DateTags
BombDisplays animated organic graphics in response to the PC keyboard, audio music, or on its own 
CthughaTakes sound input from a CD, stereo, or microphone and displays colorful animated graphics synced to the sound 
fluxusrealtime visualizer; graphical livecoding environment2010-02-13
rmspsAnalyzes sound files and creates Encapsulated Postscript graphics of the rms (loudness) curve 
Synaesthesialightshow calculated from FFT and stereo positioning information 
Waveformdraws and exports function graphs for use with audio programs and exports WAV files 

Loudspeaker Design

PageDescriptionRelease DateTags
GSpeakersGTK loudspeaker design program2004 
KFilterQt app for designing speakers 
QLoudMeasure loudspeaker frequency and step responses and distortions 
QSpeakersDIY speakers design software.2014 

MOD Trackers/Players

Recommended: ProTrekkr, Milkytracker

PageDescriptionRelease DateTags
AdLib-S3M PlayerSubroutines for playing Adlib-S3M or MidiS3M files in a QuickBasic program 
BassMODMOD player based on code from the popular XmPLAY and BASS players for Windows. Uses OSS (not ALSA or JACK) 
Buzz Tracker On Linuxhow to make the popular Windows tracker work on Linux 
CheeseTrackerQT-based module tracker with support for LADSPA effects and multiple sound formats2007-12-31
FunktrackerGOLDa FNK module tracker
GModplayCommand-line MOD player. Uses OSS (Not ALSA or JACK) 
insoTrackeran Impulse Tracker 2.xx compatible tracker
klystrackchiptune (8bit music) composing tool2010-03-21 
MikModclassic MOD player with curses or X interface 
MilkytrackerTracker inspired on Fast Tracker 2 for creating .MOD and .XM module files2010-01-01 
MODPlug Playerpopular MOD player now for Linux's own XMMS 
ProTrekkr Audio TrackerA tracker program with software synthesizer and sampler, for (mainly) electronic music2013-10-29 
Schism TrackerFree reimplementation of Impulse Tracker2016-09-16 
SkaleTrackerModule tracker similar to FastTracker22005 
SoundTrackerOld GTK MOD tracker. Uses OSS2006-02-25
The MOD Archivea large collection of MOD music 
UADEis the "Unix Amiga Delitracker Emulator" (it does more than just play MODs!) 
United TrackersWebsite about trackers. In german 
xmpCommand-line Module Player 

Network Audio

PageDescriptionRelease DateTags
darkiceLive HTTP audio streamer with support for JACK, ALSA, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, Icecast 1, Icecast 2 and Shoutcast2011-10-31
Freecastpeer-to-peer streaming system for OggVorbis audio and video 
GStreamerStreaming media framework that allows the construction of graphs of media-handling components, ranging from simple MP3 playback to complex audio and video processing 
GStreamer Pipeline EditorAllows easy, graphical construction, inspection, and operation of media processing pipelines 
Helix DNA ProducerMulti-format media-encoding engine for creating streaming broadcasts, on-demand streaming content, and downloadable audio/video files, supports RealAudio/RealVideo and OGG Vorbis 
Icecastis an MP3 audio broadcasting system 
javashoutJava app for shouting MP3s to a shoutcast server 
MozPluggerautoplay embedded audio and MIDI files in the Mozilla Web browser 
MP3SBperl script that acts as a network interface to the rxaudio or a patched version of mpg123 player 
MPDserver-side application for playing music. Through plugins and libraries it can play a variety of sound files while being controlled by its network protocol 
MPEG4IPProvides an end to end system to stream MPEG-4 multimedia 
MuSEapp for mixing, encoding, and streaming of MP3 audio over a network 
NASthe Network Audio System2013 
ninjamRealtime Music Collaboration Software. Jam over a network. Uses ALSA2007-05-03 
pongserverClient/server apps that talk to one another about the current location of the client objects in the server's playing field2000-11-24
R-BOSSan open platform to freely exchange information and technical development for the professional broadcast community 
RadioSuite HDa Linux-based hard-disk storage system (hardsoftware) for high-performance network broadcasting 
5 Linux Media Players: Which is the Best Fit?review2012 
RPlayUDPTCP network audio system1999 
Shoutcaststreaming audio system 
ShoutCastProxyShoutCast multiplexer, lets multiple clients listen to the same ShoutCast session using only single-client bandwidth
Snake dance: The Kamaelia streaming media systema description from Daniel James2005-10-12 
Streaming Media With Linuxin-depth article on using software for both the client and server sides2001-03-23 
streamixerCommand-line tools to record/stream/mix audio over TCP/IP 
VLCcross-platform media player and streaming server2009-10-31 
ZinfPowerful audio player supports MP3, OggVorbis, WAV and CD audio.. 


PageDescriptionRelease DateTags
campcasterautomation system for radio stations2010-11-29 
HamFaxsends and receives faxes broadcast over amateur radio frequencies 
KDE RadioQt app to control Video4Linux radio cards 
LinRadioprovide information about software-defined radio on Linux, especially as related to Radixon products 
Radio TimeshiftingHow do it with "ecasound"2003-09-01 
RadioActiveradio application for Video4Linux-compatible radio tuner cards2002
Rotter"Recording of Transmission/Audio Logger", logging software for radio stations, requires JACK
Tempest for ElizaCommand-line app uses your computer monitor to send out AM radio signals. You can then hear computer generated music in your radio. 


PageDescriptionRelease DateTags
EmuCollection of software for the creation, manipulation and analysis of speech databases
Festivalspeech synthesis system 
Festvoxa suite of tools for building synthesized voices for Festival 
Flitea light-weight alternative to Festival for voices built using FestVox 
FreeTTSJava-based text to speech synthesis 
KPE80Klatt speech synthesis GUI 
JovieKDE text-to-speech synthesis system 
LiarLiarvoice stress detection software 
MBRDICOtalking dictionary using MBROLA for speech synthesizer 
MBROLAeasy-to-use CLI speech synthesis project 
Praatcomprehensive speech analysis, synthesis, and manipulation package 
rsynththe venerable speech synthesizer, required by many TTS readers1994-11-08 
rsynth on SourceForgeprovides sources under the Artistic License and the GPL2005-12-16 
SFSSpeech Filing System, set of X-based and command-line tools 
speechd-elEmacs speech output interface 
Speech Linksa formidable collection of speech-related WWW, ftp, and newsgroup links 
Sphinxopen-source speech recognition from CMU 
TkFestivalTk GUI for Festival2009 
VoxpakGUI for playing, editing, renaming etc. voice and fax messages2002 
XVoice"..enables continuous speech to text dictation for many X applications" 

Telephony & A/V Conferencing

Recommended: Ekiga

PageDescriptionRelease DateTags
Asteriskopen-source PBX for Linux, from Mark Spencer and others 
BayonneThe GNU voice server/telephony project2007-01-18 
Ekigaformerly GnomeMeeting), videoconferencingVOIP telephony application that makes audiovideo calls t.. 
erikyyyphoneInternet audio conferencing application, uses very little bandwith and handles network lags intel..
FreePhoneInternet telephony tool from INRIA 
I hear youQt VoIP app that creates an audio stream between two computers easily and with the minimal traffic on the network2008 
JVOIPLIBobject-oriented VoIP library written in C++
KPhone"... is a SIP user agent for Linux, with which you can initiate VoIP connections over the Interne.. 
linphonemore VoIP for Linux, from Simon Morlat 
SUMOVERopen-source streaming audio and conferencing software from UCL
Whispermodular software for handling local or remote data streams, includes a VoIP app2007

Test tone

Recommended: JAAA

PageDescriptionRelease DateTags
GtkSigGensignal generator with Gtk interface 
JAAAAudio signal generator and spectrum analyser2010-03-14
jnoiseaccurate white and pink noise generator2010-10-25
tonegenCommand-line app plays a test tone. Uses OSS (not ALSA or JACK) 
YoshimiA Software Synthesizer forked from ZynAddSubFX2017-06-24


PageDescriptionRelease DateTags
Alikisoftware for room impulse response measurement2011-01-30
ameterALSA audio level meter 
ATSHOld GTK1 app for analysis, transformation, and synthesis of digital sound by means of the ATS system
BeatRootJava interactive beat tracking and visualisation system2011 
Calf Studio GearMIDI synthesis instruments, filters, and effects2017-11-04
ClaudiaA powerful GUI session manager, a LADISH frontend.JS  
sample-multi-shotifierhack which expands your traditional hardware/software samplers using many-samples-in-one-sample (poor man's soundfont) 
Das_Watchdogmonitors realtime processes so they won't hang your machine
GJackTransportstandalone JACK transport control and clock2012-05-16
GuimauveGTK app to compute matching pursuit decomposition on a signal 
HASASpassive sonar signal analysis. It can be used for biological research or surveillance, for example
IRMixInfrared-controlled ALSA audio volume control 
jackctlmmc / QJackMMCControl JACK transport using MMC (MIDI Machine Control)2011-05-14
jack bitmeterdiagnostic utility for JACK
jack delaytool to measure the latency of your sound card2011-04-18
jalv.selectA little gtkmm GUI to select lv2 plugs from a list and run them with jalv2016-04-01
Jnoisemetermeasure noise levels to various standards2010-07-20
KasoundQt app lets you easily create the ALSA .asoundrc file 
latency testanalyzes scheduling latencies of programs running in realtime under high system loads
QAMixMIDI-controlled mixer for ALSA 
RTS Toolstools for setting and getting realtime priority 
rt_watchdogFlorian Schmidt's "watchdog daemon that kills runaway SCHED_FIFO tasks" 
set_rlimitsJonathan Woithe's software that gives unpriviledged users access to realtime scheduling2008 
SilentJackCommand-line silence/dead-air detector for JACK
sndpeekPerforms feature extraction on audio files or live audio input with real-time display of waveform, spectrum, and features2003 
SonaSoundrealtime music/sound visualization app 
Soundcard Attrition PageRichard Dobson's torture tests: Can your board withstand the challenge ? 
SSPLab AudioAnalyser (SAA)Tool for analyzing audio signals in terms of its content 
Waterfallrealtime spectrum analyzer for XMMS2001-03-03 
wdatutility that reads/writes to an audio capable SCSI DDS DAT drive 
whitenoiseutility to turn your computer into a random noise generator. Uses OSS2004-02-13 
xanalyserrealtime frequency spectrum analyser for X 
zita-ajbridgebridge ALSA to JACK2012-03-18
audiobrowse.bash<https://github.com/coderofsalvation/audiobrowse.bash> - simple commandline audio preview of directories for sample-artists / musician and producers Because deadsimple audition of directories with samples should be easy peasy. bookmark, Simple Player, Soundfile utility, Utilities 
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