OpenAIR Library ~ Open Acoustic Impulse Responses


Reverberation is an audible effect that is heard every day as a result of sound interacting with the environment around the listener. It is an effect that is commonly added artificially to electronically recorded and produced music, as well as in other media such as cinema, virtual reality applications and computer games. Auralization is an increasingly popular technique for accurately simulating reverberation and this website supports this practice through an expanding library of downloadable acoustic impulse responses (IRs) from interesting buildings, spaces and other sources.

The aim of the Open Acoustic Impulse Response (Open AIR) Library is to provide a centralized, feature rich and future proof on-line resource for anyone interested in auralization and acoustical impulse response data. For example it may be useful for researchers to quickly compare impulse responses recorded using different approaches, for developers of game audio wanting to recreate the acoustic environment of a specific building, or for musical composers looking for a desirable reverberation effect.

openairlib.net

glBars ~ OpenGL Visualisation Plugin


This is an OpenGL bars visualization plugin (as seen in XMMS and XBMC/Kodi). It’s adapted from the jack_glbars project by Nedko Arnaudov. glBars works as a JACK standalone and audio plugin (LV2 or VST).

glbars

github.com/DISTRHO/glBars
distrho.sourceforge.io/plugins

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

Demlo ~ Music Library Organiser


Demlo is a music library organizer. It can encode, fix case, change folder
hierarchy according to tags or file properties, tag from an online database,
copy covers while ignoring duplicates or those below a quality threshold, and
much more. It makes it possible to manage your libraries uniformly and
dynamically. You can write your own rules to fit your needs best.
Demlo can address any of these recurring music library issues (and much more):

  • Fix the lack of folder structure.
  • Normalize tags, fix their case, chose which tags to keep and which to discard.
  • Handle lossy and lossless audio differently.
  • Handle mp3 id3tags hell…
  • Handle multiple covers, whether embedded and/or external, resize covers,
    discard bad quality ones.

gitlab.com/ambrevar/demlo

Online ABX Lossy / Lossless Tests


Is your audio system really ready for lossless sound? Here you will find a set of ABX tests allowing you to compare lossless and lossy compression in a variety of formats and bitrates. This site is still in its infancy, and the number of tests available will probably grow over time.

abx.digitalfeed.net

caotica2 ~ Noise Design Application


caotica2 is a “noise design application”, featuring audio synthesis and effects. The goal of this experimentally designed application is to generate new sounds and noises, and also to alter wave files using simple and complex mathematical effects. The results may sound “noisy” and chaotic and, actually, they are, although rather predictable when getting used to the application. caotica2 is a source of “rough sound material” for the use of experimental composers.

caotica2

caotica2.free.fr

Cocoa Delay ~ Warm Lively Delay


Cocoa Delay is a free, open-source delay plugin in VST format. It focuses on clean design, easy operation, and a warm, lively sound.

Notable features:

  • Delay time drift, for giving the wet signal a slight wow / flutter effect
  • Adjustable wet level ducking based on the input signal
  • Static, ping-pong, and circular pan modes
  • Drive section based on open-source Airwindows saturation code

cocoa delay

tesselode.itch.io/cocoa-delay
github.com/tesselode/cocoa-delay

SoundVolumeView ~ Windows Volumes Viewer


SoundVolumeView is a simple tool for Windows Vista/7/8/2008/10 that displays general information and current volume level for all active sound components on your system, and allows you to mute and unmute them instantly. SoundVolumeView also allows you to save a sound profile into a file, containing the current volume level and the mute / unmute state of all sound components, as well as the default sound devices, and then later, load the same file to restore exactly the same volume levels and settings. There is also extensive command-line support, which allows you to save/load profiles, change current volume of every sound component, and mute / unmute every sound component, without displaying any user interface.

soundvolumeview

www.nirsoft.net/utils/sound_volume_view