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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, ,
AMB-Plugins Plugins for first order Ambisonics B-format. ladspa_plugin ambisonics,
AmbDec An Ambisonic decoder for first and second order. * 1st, 2nd and 3rd order 2-D or 3-D decoding. * Up to 36 speakers (could be extended). * Optiona…,
Ambisonics csound_helper ambisonics,
Ambisonics Player ambisonics
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…, , , , , ,
TetraProc / TetraCal TetraProc converts the A-format signals from a tetrahedral Ambisonic microphone into B-format signals ready for recording. Main features: …,
zita-rev1 A reworked version of the reverb originally developed for Aeolus effects_processors reverb_delay ambisonics, ,


AutoZen binaural_brainwave
Gnaural binaural_brainwave
GuineaPig2 unmaintained binaural_brainwave,
SBaGen binaural_brainwave
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
PSG Player a program for playing Atari tunes unmaintained game_things,
Sidplay2 emulates the soundchip of the Commodore C64 game_things
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

Graphics and Sound

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 * <> * <> 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

Loudspeaker Design

GSpeakers GTK loudspeaker design program speaker_design
KFilter speaker_design
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…

MOD Trackers/Players

Recommended: ProTrekkr, Milkytracker

AdLib-S3M Player Subroutines for playing Adlib-S3M or MidiS3M files in a QuickBasic program. mod_trackers_and_players
BassMOD mod_trackers_and_players
Buzz Tracker On Linux mod_trackers_and_players howtos_and_faqs and_now_for_something_rather_different, ,
CheeseTracker QT-based module tracker with support for LADSPA effects and multiple sound formats. jack ladspa mod_trackers_and_players, ,
chibitracker 64-tracks tracker with many features, including builtin sample editor, sound effects (reverb, chorus), themeable SDL-based GUI and importing other…
FunktrackerGOLD mod_trackers_and_players unmaintained,
GModplay mod_trackers_and_players
insoTracker mod_trackers_and_players unmaintained,
klystrack klystrack is a little chiptune (8-bit style music) composing tool that uses klystron. It is comparable to AHX on the Amiga. mod_trackers_and_players
MikMod classic MOD player for Linux with curses or X interface (Be sure to check out this page as well !) mod_trackers_and_players
Milkytracker Module tracker inspired by Fast Tracker 2. An open source, multi-platform music application for creating .MOD and .XM module files. mod_trackers_…
MODPlug Player popular MOD player now for Linux's own XMMS mod_trackers_and_players
ProTrekkr - An audio tracker, sampler, synth ProTrekkr (formerly known as NoiseTrekker by Juan Antonio Arguelles Rius) is a tracker program combining a softwar…
S3MOD MOD/S3M module player unmaintained mod_trackers_and_players,
Schism Tracker Reimplementation of Impulse Tracker. Runs on almost any platform that SDL supports. mod_trackers_and_players
SkaleTracker mod_trackers_and_players
SoundTracker mod_trackers_and_players
The MOD Archive mod_trackers_and_players and_now_for_something_rather_different,
UADE mod_trackers_and_players
United Trackers mod_trackers_and_players and_now_for_something_rather_different other_webpages, ,
xmp mod_trackers_and_players

Network Audio

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 * <> is an MP3 audio broadcasting system icecast network_audio,
jammr Play online jam sessions network_audio !- preferred date format: YYYY-MM-DD -!
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…, ,


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 * <> 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


comp.speech Speech FAQ speech_software and_now_for_something_rather_different howtos_and_faqs, ,
Emacspeak speech_software
Emu speech_software unmaintained,
Festival speech synthesis system Related: development speech_software,
Festvox suite of tools for building synthesized voices for Festival. festival speech_software,
Flite light-weight alternative to Festival for voices built using Festvox. festival speech_software,
FreeTTS festival speech_software java, ,
Jovie KDE text-to-speech synthesis system speech_software
KPE80 klatt speech_software,
LiarLiar speech_software
MBRDICO talking dictionary using MBROLA for speech synth mbrola speech_software,
MBROLA easy-to-use CLI speech synthesis project Related: speech_software
Open Mind Speech speech_software
Praat * dissertation writing * <> “...a comprehensive speech analysis, synthesis, and manipulation package” for phoneticia…
rsynth speech_software
rsynth on SourceForge speech_software
SFS (see FTP archive for UNIX/Linux versions) speech_software
Speech Links and_now_for_something_rather_different speech_software,
speechd-el Emacs speech output interface. uses rsynth. speech_software
Speex speech_software
Sphinx speech_software
TkFestival Tk GUI for Festival. festival speech_software,
Voxpak speech_software
XVoice speech_software

Telephony & A/V Conferencing

Recommended: Ekiga

Asterisk * <> 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 * <> formerly GnomeMeeting), videoconferencing/VOIP telephony application that makes audio/video calls to users with H.323…
erikyyyphone * <> Internet audio conferencing application, uses very little bandwith and handles network lags intelligent…,
FreePhone * <> Internet telephony tool from INRIA telephony_and_a_v_conferencing
I Hear U a Voice over IP (VoIP) application for Linux (using Qt), that creates an audio stream between two computers easily and with the minimal traffic on the…
Intercom “a simple voice over IP (VoIP) utility” unmaintained telephony_and_a_v_conferencing,
JVOIPLIB telephony_and_a_v_conferencing unmaintained development, ,
KPhone * <> “... is a SIP user agent for Linux, with which you can initiate VoIP connections over the Internet” te…
linphone * <> 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,
Whisper modular software for handling local or remote data streams, includes a VoIP application telephony_and_a_v_conferencing unmaintained,

Test tone

Recommended: JAAA

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. It makes it easy to wr…, , , ,
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…, , , , , , , ,


Aliki software for room impulse response measurement jack utilities dsp, ,
ameter An Alsa meter plugin for Linux audio softwares, with a graphical display This program aims at giving level metering capability to Linux Alsa audio prog…
ATSH dsp utilities unmaintained, ,
audiobrowse.bash simple commandline audio preview of directories for sample-artists / musician and producers Because deadsimple audition of directories with sa…, , ,
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…, ,
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) <> jack_transport alsa_seq lash midi_software u…, , , , , 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 * <> is LSA, a command similar to Unix LS, but for listing properties of audio files. This is minimal, lightweight, consol…
QAMix mixers utilities,
RaySession Session Management Overview RaySession is a GNU/Linux session manager for audio programs such as Ardour, Carla, QTractor, Guitarix, Patroneo etc...…, , , ,
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 * <> 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…, , ,
SampleHive SampleHive let’s you manage your audio samples in a nice and simple way, just add a directory where you store all your samples, or drag and drop a d…
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
wrk2mid Command line utility for translating WRK (Cakewalk) files into MID (standard MIDI files) new midi_software utilities file_conversion, , ,
xanalyser dsp utilities,
zita-ajbridge !- << do not remove this special command -! zita-ajbridge provides two applications, zita-a2j and zita-j2a. They allow to use an ALSA device a…,
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