Qtractor is an Audio/MIDI multi-track sequencer application written in C++ with the Qt framework. Target platform is Linux, where the Jack Audio Connection Kit (JACK) for audio, and the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) for MIDI, are the main infrastructures to evolve as a fairly-featured Linux desktop audio workstation GUI, specially dedicated to the personal home-studio.
Carla is an audio plugin host, with support for many audio drivers and plugin formats. It has some nice features like automation of parameters via MIDI CC (and send output back as MIDI too) and full OSC control. Carla currently supports LADSPA (including LRDF), DSSI, LV2, VST2/3 and AU plugin formats, plus SF2 and SFZ file support. It uses JACK as the default and preferred audio driver but also supports native drivers like ALSA, DirectSound or CoreAudio. There are 4 types of engine processing:
QMMP is an Qt-based audio-player. The user interface is similar to Winamp or XMMS, which compatible skins can be used of. It supports a plethora of audio formats, like MP3, Ogg Vorbis/Opus, FLAC, Musepack, WavePack, MOD files, AAC, Audio CDs, WMA and other ffmpeg-supported encodings, PCM, MIDI, SID, and Chiptune files. It provides DSP plugins, lyrics downloading, equalizers and visualizers, supports common audio APIs and sinks, and is cross-platform.
Audacity is a multi-track audio and sound editor. It can also record from various input devices, up to 24bit wavelength, using ALSA or JACK with latencies up to 384kHz. All common audio formats and encodings such as WAV, AIFF, AU, FLAC, OGG Vorbis, GSM, MP2, MP3, AC3, M4A/M4R (AAC) and WMA are supported. Audio layers allow cutting, editing, and applying or layering a wide range of effects. And Audacity is also cross-platform.
Flacon extracts individual tracks from one big audio file containing the entire album of music and saves them as separate audio files. To do this, it uses information from the appropriate CUE file. Besides, Flacon makes it possible to conveniently revise or specify tags both for all tracks at once or for each tag separately.
terminatorX facilitates loading sampled audio data of various formats (*.wav, *.au, *.ogg, *.mp3, etc.) into virtual turntables for synchronized playback. The user can operate these turntables using mouse and keyboard inputs in order to "scratch" the way hiphop-DJs scratch on vinyl records. It features realtime effects (buit-in as well as LADSPA plugin effects), a sequencer and a MIDI interface – all accessible through an easy-to-use gtk+ user interface. Audio can be played back either directly
liquidsfz is a free and open source sampler that can load and play .sfz files. It can also load and play Hydrogen drumkits. We support JACK and LV2.
Mixxx is an audio mixing / turntable software for DJs. It provides a dual-deck interface, easy drag and drop. It's GUI has various wave transformation controls, beat and cue points, and full waveform previews, vinyl emulation, sample stretching, single click looping, quad sampler decks, MIDI controls. It also helps organazing playlists, with BPM detection, an auto DJ feature, recording, replaygain normalization, and even ICY broadcasting.
DrumGizmo is an open source, multichannel, multilayered, cross-platform drum plugin and stand-alone application. It enables you to compose drums in midi and mix them with a multichannel approach. It is comparable to that of mixing a real drumkit that has been recorded with a multimic setup. Features include: Stand-alone, Lv2 and VSTi versions available Open drumkit file format, allowing the community to create their own drumkits Drum velocity, allowing for several different hit velocities for
SpectMorph is a free software project which allows to analyze samples of musical instruments, and to combine them (morphing). It can be used to construct hybrid sounds, for instance a sound between a trumpet and a flute; or smooth transitions, for instance a sound that starts as a trumpet and then gradually changes to a flute.
Ardour is an audio processing and editing application. It integrates broad hardware support, JACK and ALSA backends, flexible recording features, multi-channel nesting, import and exporting various file formats, comes with ready to use samples from freesound.org. It has a pretty editing UI, mixing, routing, monitoring, panning. Ardour allows non-destructive and non-linear editing, can be used for augmenting audio layers in video files even. And comes with many effect, input and output plugins. I
A software synthesizer for Linux, originally forked from ZynAddSubFX (Copyright 2002-2009 Nasca Octavian Paul) in 2009 by Alan Calvert. Initially, Yoshimi delivered the same synthesizer capabilities. After early improvement of Jack and Alsa midi/audio performance, now many new features have been added, and we are concentrating on accessibility.
audiowmark is an open source solution for watermarking audio files. It is is robust, fast, secure and of course we believe that the watermark is not audible for most users.
A collection of Audio plugins
Rolisteam helps you to manage a tabletop role playing game with remote friends/players. It provides many features to share maps, pictures and it also includes tool to communicate with your friends/players. The goal is to make Rolisteam-managed RPG games as good as RPG games around your table. To achieve it, we are working hard to provide you more and more features.
Audacious is an open source audio player. A descendant of XMMS, Audacious plays your music how you want it, without stealing away your computer’s resources from other tasks. Drag and drop folders and individual song files, search for artists and albums in your entire music library, or create and edit your own custom playlists. Listen to CD’s or stream music from the Internet. Tweak the sound with the graphical equalizer or experiment with LADSPA effects. Enjoy the modern GTK-themed interface or
Libvorbis is the reference implementation for the Ogg Vorbis audio file and compression format from Xiph. It provides high fidelity encoding even at low compression ratios, and is widely used by open source and commercial applications.
Parlatype is a minimal audio player for manual speech transcription, written for the GNOME desktop environment. It plays audio sources to transcribe them in your favourite text application.
klystrack is a tracker for making C64/NES/Amiga-style chiptunes on a modern platform. Here are some features. Sound: Additive synthesis with filters (think SID, Atari, NES etc.); Hard sync and ring modulation (like SID); FM synthesis (think Adlib, MSX, OPL2 etc.); Wavetable for samples or custom waveforms to be used in synthesis (think Amiga, SNES); Built-in wave generator and editor; Programmable instruments not limited to simple arpeggios. Sequencer: Tracker with free positio
Pydiogment aims to simplify audio augmentation. It generates multiple audio files based on a starting mono audio file. The library can generates files with higher speed, slower, and different tones etc.
PipeWire is a project that aims to greatly improve handling of audio and video under Linux. It aims to support the usecases currently handled by both PulseAudio and Jack and at the same time provide same level of powerful handling of Video input and output. It also introduces a security model that makes interacting with audio and video devices from containerized applications easy, with supporting Flatpak applications being the primary goal. Alongside Wayland and Flatpak we expect PipeWire to pro
Sonic Visualiser is a free, open-source application for Windows, Linux, and Mac, designed to be the first program you reach for when want to study a music recording closely. It's designed for musicologists, archivists, signal-processing researchers, and anyone else looking for a friendly way to look at what lies inside the audio file. Sonic Visualiser is one of a family of four applications from the Centre for Digital Music: Sonic Visualiser itself is the most general, a program for highly con
guitarix takes the signal from your guitar as any real amp would do: as a mono-signal from your sound card. The input is processed by a main amp and a rack-section. Both can be routed separately and deliver a processed stereo-signal via Jack. You may fill the rack with effects from more than 25 built-in modules including stuff from a simple noise gate to brain-slashing modulation f/x like flanger, phaser or auto-wah. Your signal is processed with minimum latency. On any properly set-up Linux-sy
DeaDBeeF (as in 0xDEADBEEF) is a modular audio player for GNU/Linux, *BSD, OpenSolaris, macOS, and other UNIX-like systems. DeaDBeeF lets you play variety of audio formats, convert between them, customize the UI almost any way you want, and use many additional plugins which can extend it even more.
VCV is a virtual Eurorack DAW. VCV Rack is the engine powering VCV modules. Add modules, connect cables, edit parameters, and save/load patches. Create generative patches with your mouse, perform with your MIDI keyboard controller, or connect it to your favorite DAW using the Rack Bridge VST/AU plugin (coming soon). In Rack, control voltages and audio signals are equivalent, so you can modulate parameters with sonic-range VCOs to create customizable FM synths or chaotic wave-shaping oscillators.
Gradio is a radio station browser, utilizing radio-browser.info. It comes with a modern Gnome/Gtk3 interface and various search and filtering options
mtag is the command-line tool for media files tagging. It can use the text file template to tag the multiply sets of media files. You can apply the same template for Ogg, MP3, and FLAC album versions.
Calf Studio Gear is a stack of audio effect plugins for JACK sound servers and LV2 hooks. It contains instruments and tone generators, dynamic processors, digital effects, modulators, filters and equalizers, delay effects, distortion and enhancement filters, as well as some tools aimed at professionals.
Fookebox is a jukebox-style web-frontend to MPD. It offers the following features: * Browse your music library by artist or genre * Add songs to the play list (obviously) * Limit the queue size * Add whole albums to the play list * Remove songs from the play list * Search for artists/albums/titles/files * Control MPD
Picard is a cross-platform music tagger written in Python. It supports all common audio formats (MP3, FLAC, OGG, M4A, WMA). And uses AcoustID audio fingerprints, for automatic music identification; or look up CD images even. For additional features, a wide list of plugins is available; and it's easy to extend.
Siren is a text-based audio player for UNIX-like operating systems. Supported file formats include Ogg Vorbis, MP3, Opus, FLAC, AAC, WavPack, WAVE and AIFF. Playback is possible through sndio, PulseAudio, ALSA, OSS, Sun audio, PortAudio and libao. Siren is known to run on OpenBSD, NetBSD, FreeBSD, Linux and OS X.
Beast is a music composition and modular synthesis application. As input methods, it offers a multitrack editor, a piano roll, and supports pattern editing. It has a wide range of technical abilities like sequencing, unlimited undo/redo history, real-time synthesis with multiprocessor support, full duplex 32-bit audio rendering, seeking at sample granularity, on demand loading of partial wave files, on the fly decoding of various sample formats, aliasing free oscillators, and full scripting supp
Schism Tracker is a free and open-source reimplementation of Impulse Tracker, a program used to create high quality music without the requirements of specialized, expensive equipment, and with a unique "finger feel" that is difficult to replicate in part. The player is based on a highly modified version of the ModPlug engine, with a number of bugfixes and changes to improve IT playback.
MusE is a MIDI/Audio sequencer with recording and editing capabilities written originally by Werner Schweer now developed and maintained by the MusE development team. MusE aims to be a complete multitrack virtual studio for Linux, it is published under the GNU General Public License.
Yarock is a modern looking music player for local playlists and music collections, packed with features, that doesn’t depend on any specific desktop environment and only has minimal dependencies. Yarock is designed to provide an easy and pretty music browser based on cover art.
cdrtools (formerly cdrecord) creates home-burned CDs/DVDs with a CDR/CDRW/DVD/BluRay recorder. It works as a burn engine for several applications. It supports CD/DVD/BD recorders from many different vendors; all SCSI-3/mmc- and ATAPI/mmc-compliant drives should also work. Supported features include IDE/ATAPI, parallel port, and SCSI drives; audio CDs, data CDs, and mixed CDs; full multi-session support; CD-RWs, DVD-R/-RW, DVD+R/+RW, BD-R/BD-RE; and TAO, DAO, RAW, and human-readable error message
The program gst123 is designed to be a more flexible command line player in the spirit of ogg123 and mpg123, based on GStreamer. It plays all file formats supported by GStreamer, so if you have audio/video collections which contain different file formats, like flac, ogg and mp3, you can use gst123 to play all your audio/video files.
The youtube_dlhelper is a short tool for download and manage the downloaded files. You are running the program inside the command line with a Youtube URL. Then it aska for a group name or interpreters name. Now it creates a Subfolder inside your Musicdirectory. Then it makes a MP3 from the downloaded file and moves it to the folder.
fIcy is a small icecast/shoutcast stream grabber suite for use under shell environment. Its goal is to automatically rip a stream into user customisable files. It will work with ICY compatible streams, allowing you to either to save the stream to disk or to pipe the output to a media player, or even both. fIcy, among other uses, is ideal for batch/unattended recording of radio programs and stream debugging.
Lollypop is a visual music collection browser and player for Gnome. It supports MP3/MP4, FLAC and OGG Vorbis, presents a genre and album cover browser, sorting and searching by genre and artist, art/cover downloading, a playing queue and different replay modes.
The Audio File Library provides a uniform API which abstracts away details of file formats and data formats. The same calls for opening a file, accessing and manipulating audio metadata (e.g. sample rate, sample format, textual information, MIDI parameters), and reading and writing sample data will work with any supported audio file format. The Audio File Library lets you work with audio data in whatever format is most convenient for you.
FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec, an audio format similar to MP3, but lossless, meaning that audio is compressed in FLAC without any loss in quality. This is similar to how Zip works, except with FLAC you will get much better compression because it is designed specifically for audio, and you can play back compressed FLAC files in your favorite player (or your car or home stereo, see supported devices) just like you would an MP3 file. FLAC stands out as the fastest and most widely suppo
PlayShell is a simple console-based application for playing media files in Linux using known media players like SoX, VLC, MPlayer and FFplay as backend.
libxmp is the backend library for XMP which provides playback of MOD audio files. Over 90 formats are supported, PC as well as ancient home computer variants, including standard MOD files, S3M, XM, and IT files.
Clementine is a modern music player and library organizer Clementine is a multiplatform music player. It is inspired by Amarok 1.4, focusing on a fast and easy-to-use interface for searching and playing your music.
SSRC is a small piece of software for converting sampling rates of PCM wav files. It also has a function to apply dither to its output and extend perceived dynamic range.
ICEcast is a audio/video streaming media server. Which supports Ogg Vorbis, Ogg Theora, FLAC over Ogg, Opus, Speex in Ogg, WebM and MP3 audio streams. It's widely used for setting up public internet radio stations, or local jukebox servers. ICEcast is flexible and extensible with new media formats and functionality.
butt (broadcast using this tool) is a Shoutcast and Icecast streaming tool, which runs on Linux, Max OS X, and Windows. It's primarily meant for broadcasting live audio data, directly from line or microphone input. It's not intended as streaming or playlist server by itself.
Oggify is a command-line tool to convert between different audio formats. It's foremost intended to manage OGG Vorbis based collections, but also supports FLAC, or MP3 for older players, ALAC and MP4 on Mac OS X.
Potamus is an audio player, very lightweight and GTK-based, derived from xhippo. It doesn't require a complex database, but just utilizes the filesystem as-is for music collections. It supports MP3, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, Opus and other ModPlug/FFMpeg/audiofile-supported formats. Potamus supports OSS and ALSA or JACK for playback.
mp3splt breaks up MP3, OGG Vorbis and FLAC audio files without decoding. It doesn't require pre-defined timestamps but CUE or CDDB meta info, or by detecting album or stream audio silence breaks. It's a command-line tool, but a Gtk+ interface is also available.
Nightingale is a cross-platform and extensible media player. It's derived from the Songbird media player (to continue Linux support) with its GUI based on Mozilla XULRunner and GStreamer used for audio playback. Songbird addons can still be used, it supports MP3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, WMA files, and MS or Apple DRM-covered files. It adds MP3/RSS playlists, custom mixes, scanning local media directories, a minimized user interface, Last.fm integration, meta data editing, iTunes import, cus
AGK is a easy to learn and embed C++ toolkit for writing games. It utilizes Boost, provides many API classes and functions, 3D sound features, integration with screen readers (like JAWS) or eSpeak synthesizer or MS Speech API, NVDA, Window Eyes, system access, INI-style configuration, console I/O, an ready to use game menu, OpenGL and built-in window management, hashing functions, number conversion, and a custom memory manager, and an interpreter for AngelScript.