Grab yourself a nice audio interface. Plug in a microphone or a keyboard. Import audio or MIDI from your hard drive or the Freesound database. Cut, move, stretch, copy, paste, delete, align, trim, crossfade, rename, snapshot, zoom, transpose, quantize, swing, drag, drop. All with unlimited undo/redo. All in the same window.
Mix, mute, solo, fader, automate, EQ, dynamics, insert, send, pre-fader, post-fader, sync, monitor, isolate. Floating point fidelity, the most flexible mixer architecture in the industry, hundreds of plugins and external control surfaces.
fre:ac is a free open source audio converter and CD ripper with support for various popular formats and encoders. It currently converts between mp3, MP4/M4A, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC, WAV and Bonk formats.
With fre:ac you can easily rip your audio CDs to MP3 or WMA files for use with your hardware player, or convert files that do not play with other audio software. You can even convert whole music libraries retaining the folder and filename structure.
The integrated CD ripper supports the CDDB / freedb online CD database. It will automatically query song information and write it to ID3v2 or other title information tags.
Converter for MP3, MP4/M4A, WMA, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC, WAV and Bonk formats
Integrated CD ripper with CDDB/freedb title database support
Portable application, install on a USB stick and take it with you
Multi-core optimized encoders to speed up conversions on modern PCs
Full Unicode support for tags and file names
Easy to learn and use, still offers expert options when you need them
Multilingual user interface available in 40 languages
With a focus on fans, Songbird personalizes music content from the artists you love the most. Share your own photos with artists and other fans or discover new artists, all while listening to your music on your computer.
The predecessor to Nightingale, Songbird is now defunct software ~ FYI, the real download link at the website is entitled “Free For PC”
The aim of Sonic Visualiser is to be the first program you reach for when want to study a musical recording rather than simply listen to it.
We hope Sonic Visualiser will be of particular interest to musicologists, archivists, signal-processing researchers and anyone else looking for a friendly way to take a look at what lies inside the audio file.
Amarok is a powerful music player, with multi-language support, for Macs, Unix/Linux and Windows. It has an intuitive interface and makes playing the music you love, and discovering new music, easier than ever before – and it looks good doing it!
Playlists, or named lists of songs, are an essential aspect of Foobar2000. Whenever you add a song to Foobar, you are essentially adding it to one of foobar’s playlists.
Playlists can be created manually by adding individual songs or automatically by specifying a set of conditions in a query with the result displayed as an “Autoplaylist”. Manually created playlists are static, they don’t change unless you change them, Autoplaylists are dynamic, that is, the results may change whenever the playlist is queried.
Playlists created manually can be edited directly, while Autoplaylists are edited by modifying the query. However, you can save the results of an Autoplaylist as a new static and therefore editable, playlist.
Creating an Autoplaylist of an Albumlist item like genre:
Select by genre from the Albumlist view selector
Select a genre from the list of genres
Right click that selected genre and select Create Autoplaylist
You will now have a new Autoplaylist listed on the playlist manager tab with the name of the genre you selected. Playlists created this way are called an Album List branch.
Creating an Autoplaylist of a folder’s contents:
Select the Search tab
enter %path% HASreplace this with the actual path in the search field
Last.fm is a web service that maintains a history of what you’ve listened to. You’ll need a Last.fm account and a player that can scrobble. Scrobbling is uploading the artist’s name and song title of your currently playing track to Last.fm’s server. foo_audioscobbler allows Foobar to keep your Last.fm profile current.
It replaces the Last.fm client application.
It supports the current submission protocol.
It sends “now playing” notifications to your Last.fm profile.
Optionally, it can import played tracks from your iPod via the foo_dop component.
After you install foo_audioscrobbler, you’ll need to log into your Last.fm account in Foobar’s Preferences menu.