MergeMP3 ~ Combine mp3s For Free


It is often necessary to merge multiple sound files into one recording. This need may arise for various reasons: merge ripped CD tracks into one, combine multiple chapters of an audiobook, etc. There are many great programs to achieve this, but very few of them are actually free. I’ve discovered that while all of these programs perform the task well, they also contain lots of other features, making them too complicated for the tasks. This is why when I needed the plain vanilla merging utility, I could not find one that was free – and decided to write one myself. The added benefit of writing one myself, of course, is that it has exactly the features I need – and none that I don’t. When it was done – I decided to give it away for free – to alleviate some of the pains I had.

Features:

  • Merge as many files as you like – no limitations by size, length, or number.
  • Sort files to be merged by filename (with or without directory), date/time or size.
  • Optionally write ID3v1 and ID3v2 tags into the merged MP3 file.
  • Optionally write VBR frame into the merged file – useful when merging files with different bitrates.
  • View detailed information about MP3 files to be merged, including MPEG header information and ID3v1 and ID3v2 information.
  • Choose to use ID3 tag from any of the files to be merged to write into the target file.
  • Display an image embedded into the MP3 files.
  • Play MP3 files from the list to be merged.
  • No complicated installation – simply unzip the program and run from any directory.
  • Very intuitive interface.
  • Very fast merge speed.
  • It’s absolutely FREE!

www.shchuka.com/software/mergemp3

CUE Corrector ~ Cue Sheet Editor


CUE Corrector is a multifunctional program for working with index cards, which has a wide range of possibilities for reading, creating and editing them. The program is capable of performing many operations that arise during the use of index cards, from a simple replacement of an audio file extension in it to a complete change of its content, without making any changes to the index markup.

The program also has a large number of tools that allow you to edit the index maps in a set of associated files and folders, thus treating it as part of the “index map, extract report, audio files and covers” complex. The algorithms implemented for this make it possible to extremely simplify and automate many operations to bring the complex to the desired user form, convenient for storing and organizing – creating collections.

cuecorrector.ucoz.net
hydrogenaud.io/index.php?topic=112882.0

TAK ~ Tom’s Lossless Audio Kompressor


TAK stands for (T)om’s lossless (A)audio (k)ompressor. Besides, it’s a throwback to a (not very philanthropic) character from Stephen King’s “Regulators”. Early semi-public evaluation versions operated under the working title YALAC .

Characteristics:
  • High compression . The strongest mode is on a par with Monkey’s Audio High and OptimFrog’s Normal; for specific files such as classical music or voice recordings, it often outperforms both. This classification is based on the evaluation of hundreds of files of various styles; it definitely does not apply to every single file.
  • High compression speed . I am currently not aware of any other compressor that works faster than TAK’s Turbo or Fast mode and achieves similar compression rates.
  • Multi-core compressor . The compressor optionally generates up to four threads in order to take advantage of multi-core cpus.
  • Very high decompression speed . It is at the level of FLAC and therefore significantly higher than most symmetrical compressors.
  • Support for every popular audio format (not yet fully implemented).
  • Streaming support . An info frame, which contains all the information required for decoding, is inserted into the compressed audio data every 2 seconds.
  • Fault tolerance . A single bit error never damages the audio data for more than a maximum of 250 ms, since it is stored in completely independent frames of a maximum of this duration. The decoder processes even extremely damaged files, optionally replacing or removing the affected data with silence.
  • Error detection . Every single frame is protected by a 24-bit checksum (CRC).
  • MD5 checksums for quick identification of audio material (e.g. for searching for duplicates).
  • Fast, sample-accurate access to any playback position . The file header contains a look-up table with index positions every second. Even without this table, efficient random access is possible; for this purpose, the synchronization codes of the frame headers and / or the offset values ​​optionally recorded in the frame header, which refer to the beginning of the previous and next frame, can be used.
  • Metadata . A flexible and expandable structure allows the recording of non-audio data such as images or cuesheets.
  • Playback plugins for Winamp and Foobar are currently available.
  • An SDK provides other developers with decoding functions for integration into their applications. An extension to include coding functions is planned.

www.thbeck.de/Tak/Tak
wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=TAK
hydrogenaud.io/index.php?topic=120760
www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_input_tak
foobar.hyv.fi/?view=foo_input_tak

dsfTAKSource ~ TAK  DirectShow  Source  Filter
  • Playback TAK audio files in any DirectShow Player (Windows Media Player, MediaPlayerClassic, …)
  • Now supporting TAK 2.2.0 (multi-channel audio, …)
  • Support UNICODE filenames and Sample Rates > 44.1 KHz
  • Upgrade: now correctly works in Windows 7 64bit !  (and other 64bit Windows versions)

liviocavallo.altervista.org

HyBrit Head ~ Hybrid Amp Plugin


HyBrit Head is an hybrid amp model based on two famous British gears.

The PLS channel is actually an hybrid of the two (tweaked) channels (Normal and Treble) of the real thing. Both channels are actually processed and the mix of the two signals can be adjusted through the PLS MIX knob. The other channel, MCJ, is also a tweaked version of the real thing. So, this amp simulator doesn’t represent anything specifically but it does have the character of the British amp.

plugins4free.com/plugin/1545

mypiano_jukebox ~ MIDI Piano Player


mypiano_jukebox is a mypiano_chung bass.dll based MIDI jukebox, MIDI files & folder player with a virtual acoustic piano recorded on Isabelle’s upright piano, with a smartphone . The sounds, reverb, chorus and volume are variable with the number of played notes and the sustain switch, just like a real piano.

  • Added a public domain Kawai, City piano and Steinway samples.
  • harp0 – harp9 + piano shape selection.
  • uses mp3 samples.
  • easy to customize.
  • written in freebasic.

sourceforge.net/projects/mypiano-jukebox

Ultimate Mono2Stereo ~ Better Mono To Stereo


What sets this frontend for ffmpeg apart from other stereo simulators is it creates an illusion of actual stereo separation. More importantly, it produces none of the weird phasing, and/or time delay artifacts. And very little, if any of the tone discoloration, when those others aren’t meticulously set up just right. All this is accomplished by using the ffmpeg crossover audio filter to split the sound into 8 frequency bands. The split points are based on center frequencies of a typical 1/3 octave equalizer. Those 8 bands are then panned in varying degrees to left and right. The varying width of each band is set to achieve the best balance between the left and right channels.

sourceforge.net/projects/ultimate-mono2stereo

wavegain ~ Replaygain For Wave Files


WaveGain is an application of the ReplayGain algorithms to standard PCM wave files. Calculated gain adjustments are applied directly to the audio data, instead of just writing metadata as traditionally done for other formats like MP3, FLAC and Ogg Vorbis. The replaygain values can also be added as metadata in a custom RIFF chunk named ‘gain’. This could theoretically allow WAV files to have same lossless functionality as other formats where audio data is not altered. But since no current players are aware of this “standard”, the metadata is used only by WaveGain for the “–undo-gain” feature, which is lossy.

github.com/MestreLion/wavegain

qaac ~ AAC / ALAC Encoder


qaac is a command line AAC / ALAC encoder frontend based on Apple encoder, strongly influenced by tmkk.pv.land.to/qtaacenc/.

qaac requires Apple Application Support that is included in iTunes or QuickTime. If you are using 64 bit Windows, recent 64 bit iTunes (ver 12.1 or later) is recommended. 64 bit installer for iTunes (iTunes6464Setup.exe) includes both of 32 bit and 64 bit Apple Application Support, therefore you can run both of qaac.exe and qaac64.exe with its installation.

Features:
  • AAC-LC, AAC-HE, ALAC encoding are supported. m4a container (just a MP4 container with ‘M4A ‘ brand, created by Apple) is used by default, but you can also mux into ADTS.
  • Filenames and tags are treated with Unicode. Very long file names are supported.
  • Support for multichannel / surround.
  • Fine quality control over AAC encoding.
  • Support for hi-resolution / multichannel ALAC.
  • WAV, raw PCM, ALAC, and all LPCM formats supported by CoreAudio AudioFile interface (such as AIFF, CAF, and Sun/AU) are directly available as input. MP3 is also decodable through CoreAudio.
  • Cue sheet input is also available.
  • FLAC, Wavpack, TAK, and other LPCM formats are optionally supported when libFLAC.dll, wavpackdll.dll, tak_deco_lib.dll, and libsndfile-1.dll are installed.
  • Piped input is available for WAV and raw PCM.
  • Piped output (streaming) is supported for ADTS.
  • Automatically fetch tags from AIFF, FLAC, Wavpack, Tak, and ALAC. Major tags are copied to the result. Also, you can manually set tags via command line options.

sites.google.com/site/qaacpage