Elisa ~ Simple KDE Music Player


Elisa is a music player developed by the KDE community that strives to be simple and nice to use. We also recognize that we need a flexible product to account for the different workflows and use-cases of our users. We focus on a very good integration with the Plasma desktop of the KDE community without compromising the support for other platforms (other Linux desktop environments, Windows and Android). We are creating a reliable product that is a joy to use and respects our users privacy. As such, we will prefer to support online services where users are in control of their data.

community.kde.org/Elisa

Sunvox ~ Create Music & Add Synth Tracks


SunVox is a small, fast and powerful music sequencer with modular synthesizers. This application is addressed at all those who want to compose music everywhere they go.

Built-in synthesizers: FM; Generator; Sampler (supported formats: WAV, XI); SpectraVoice (FFT-based synth for analog-like pads); Kicker; Stereo Delay; Distortion; Echo; Filter; Vocal Filter; Flanger; LFO; Loop; Reverb.

Features and highlights:
  • Modular interface
  • Highly optimized synth algorithms
  • Flexible architecture: SunVox can working on various devices
  • Built-in synthesizers & effects
  • Analog Generator
  • DrumSynth with 120 unique synthetic drum sounds
  • FM synthesizer
  • MetaModule (use it to build your own synths/effects)

Windows download available sunvox.en.lo4d.com/windows
www.apksum.com/app/sunvox/nightradio.sunvox
play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nightradio.sunvox
apps.apple.com/ca/app/sunvox/id324462544

Entropy ~ Advanced Piano Tuning


The idea behind entropy-based tuning is very simple: Since entropy is a measure of disorder, we expect the entropy of a well-tuned piano to be lower than the entropy of an instrument out of tune. A first test with real data led to the surprising result that a simple entropy-based iteration algorithm produces a reasonably-looking tuning curve. 

Now we present a software which allows everyone to evaluate this new tuning method. With this software we do not aim to compete with high-end tuning devices and professional aural tuners, rather we would like to demonstrate that a single extremely simple formula can generate an acceptable tuning.

piano-tuner.org/

projectM ~ Modern Milkdrop Visualizations


projectM is an open-source project that reimplements the esteemed Winamp Milkdrop by Geiss in a more modern, cross-platform reusable library. Its purpose in life is to read an audio input and to produce mesmerizing visuals, detecting tempo, and rendering advanced equations into a limitless array of user-contributed visualizations.

github.com/projectM-visualizer/projectm

Foobar2000 component:

www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_vis_projectM

AntennaPod ~ Android Podcast Manager


AntennaPod is a flexible and open-source podcast manager for Android that’s really simple and easy to use. It lets you listen to and download thousands of podcasts without having to use a browser. It’s got all the features you would need, and none of the crap you don’t. Its features include automatic download and playback with variable speed, RSS and Atom feeds, OPML import and export, Flattr integration and more! AntennaPod is currently being tested to work on a number of different combinations of Android versions, phones and use cases. It is also being translated in various languages through its Transifex project page.

Features:
  • Automatic Download and Streaming
  • Password Protected RSS and Atom Feeds
  • OPML Import and Export
  • Flattr integration
  • gpodder.net integration
  • Chapter Marks, Simple Chapters and Paged Feeds
  • Player homescreen widget
  • Search
  • ChromeCast support
  • Sleep timer
  • Automatic feed update
  • Advanced download settings

https://github.com/AntennaPod/AntennaPod

https://sourceforge.net/projects/antennapod.mirror/

Tomahawk ~ Metadata Based Player


Tomahawk is a free multi-source and cross-platform music player. An application that can play not only your local files, but also stream from services like Spotify, Beats, SoundCloud, Google Music, YouTube and many others. You can even connect with your friends’ Tomahawks, share your musical gems or listen along with them. Let the music play!

Tomahawk is basically a player for music metadata. At its core it decouples the metadata about a song from the source and reassembles it for each user based on their individual music accessibility and rights. In short, given the name of a song and artist, Tomahawk will find the right source, for the right user at the right time. This fundamentally different approach to music enables a range of new music consumption and sharing experiences previously not possible.

Music Sources:

  • Local music library (MP3, Ogg, FLAC and many other formats)
  • Networked music libraries (other connected computers)
Subscription Music Services
Free Streaming / Music Promotion Platforms
Network/Cloud storage

Third party-developed resolvers have also been written for services like YouTube, Qobuz and others. We’ve also heard of digital music distributors writing their own for their internal CMSes to help them navigate and preview their content. That’s cool.

https://github.com/tomahawk-player/tomahawk

Helio ~ Libre Music Composition


Distraction-free – Helio is an attempt to rethink a music sequencer to create a tool that feels right. It provides a lightweight UI to help you get into the zone and focus on your ideas.

Clear over clever – Visualize music in a way that doesn’t seem so smoke and mirrors. The app may serve as a learning tool you need to grow as a composer.

Cross-platform tech – Available for all major platforms, desktop and mobile. Hosts VST and AudioUnit, runs on CoreAudio, ASIO, DirectSound, ALSA, JACK and OpenSLES. Exports to MIDI, WAV and FLAC.

helios

helio.fm

dexed ~ Frequency Modulation Synthesizer


 

Dexed is a multi-platform, multi-format plugin synth that is closely modelled on the Yamaha DX7. Dexed is also a midi cartridge librarian / manager for the DX7.

Features:

  • Multi platform (OS X, Windows or Linux) and multi format. (VST, AU, LV2)
  • The sound engine music-synthesizer-for-android is closely modelled on the original DX7 characteristics.
  • 144 DAW automatable DX7 parameters available from one single panel.
  • Fully supports DX7 input and output Sysex messages; including controller change. This means that you can use this with a native DX7/TX7 as a patch editor and sysex manager.
  • Each operator has a realtime VU meter so you know which one is active.
  • Can load or save any DX7/TX7 sysex programs. It is also possible to save a single program into a different sysex file.

asb2m10.github.io/dexed
github.com/asb2m10/dexed

PitchPerfect ~ Guitar & Instrument Tuner


PitchPerfect is a free guitar tuner that eliminates the need of tuning a guitar conventionally and will automatically detect the note you are playing. Tune your strings quickly and easily to any note you want! No longer are you constrained by standard tunings, PitchPerfect includes more than 50 alternative tunings.

  • Accurate, fastest, professional guitar tuner
  • Any sound input device: microphone or line in
  • Automatic note detection
  • Easy to use interface

pitchperfect

www.nch.com.au/tuner