Stargate ~ Open Source Digital Audio Workstation


Stargate is an all-in-one DAW and plugin suite, designed to be a comprehensive solution for music production, with a focus on providing unique and innovative features, especially for EDM production.

Features:

  • A digital audio workstation (DAW) with a powerful pattern-based workflow
  • A comprehensive suite of built-in instrument and effect plugins
  • A basic wave editor
  • Powerful track routing matrix with easy sidechaining
  • Modular mixer architecture. Mixer channels are a type of plugin that can be chosen per track send, mix and match plugins, or skip them when not needed
  • Runs on Windows, Mac and Linux, x86 and ARM. Can be ported to other platforms if there is sufficient demand
  • Everything you need to create music in a single package, no need to install additional software
  • Revolutionary CPU efficiency for DAW and plugins, minimum recommended hardware: Raspberry Pi 4, or a 15 year old laptop with a dual core CPU, 1GB of RAM and a 720p display.
  • Support for display resolution from 720p to 4k and above.
  • Optional portable flash drive install on Windows and MacOS
  • Broad audio and MIDI hardware support using Portaudio and Portmidi

github.com/stargateaudio/stargate

MediaHuman ~ Cross-platform Lyrics Finder


MediaHuman Lyrics Finder is a free software application, which can help you find and add missing lyrics (song text) to all songs in your music library. It’s a safe operation because the app doesn’t overwrite lyrics you’ve already had.

Very easy to use: simply drag & drop some tracks from your favorite music player (e.g. iTunes) and MediaHuman Lyrics Finder will do the rest.

MediaHuman Lyrics Finder will give you access to over a million different lyrics collected from various sources on the Internet.

www.mediahuman.com/lyrics-finder

Tenacity ~ Cross-platform Multi-track Editor & Recorder


Tenacity is an easy-to-use, cross-platform multi-track audio editor / recorder for Windows, macOS, Linux and other operating systems and is developed by a group of volunteers as open-source software.

tenacityaudio.org
github.com/tenacityteam/tenacity

Muine ~ Gnome Music Player


Muine is an innovative music player, featuring a simple, intuitive interface. It is designed to allow users to easily construct a playlist from albums and/or single songs. Its goal is to be simply a music player, not to become a robust music management application. This doesn’t mean Muine has no features! Some feature highlights:

  • Ogg/Vorbis, FLAC, AAC and MP3 music playback support
  • Automatic album cover fetching via MusicBrainz and Amazon
  • Support for embedded album images in ID3v2 tags
  • ReplayGain support
  • Support for multiple artist and performer tags per song
  • Plug-in support
  • Translations into many languages

Muine is targeted at the GNOME desktop and uses GTK+ for the interface. Most of the code is written in C#, with some additions/bindings/glue in plain C. Muine was originally written by Jorn Baayen, but now maintained mostly by others.

github.com/mickeyr/Muine
gitlab.gnome.org/Archive/muine
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muine
manpages.org/muine

Daphile ~ Client Server Audio System


The Daphile is the heart of a digital music system. Its primary focus is in storage and playback of your digital music library. It enables the best possible audio quality and future-proof flexibility by providing plug&play support for USB connected digital-to-analog converters (DAC). You can easily setup a multi-zone system just by connecting another USB DAC for each zone.

Features:

  • Headless music server OS
  • Bitperfect and gapless playback
  • Extensive audio format support
  • Native DSD playback up to DSD512
  • PCM resolutions up to 384kHz/24bit
  • High quality audio resampling including PCM to DSD conversion
  • Convolution filtering for DRC and equalizer
  • “Play from RAM” to minimize CPU load and disk activity during playback
  • Automatic audio device configuration with multiplayer support
  • CD ripping with AccurateRip™ verification, automatic metadata tagging and cover art
  • Supports external file servers as music source
  • Easy configuration and installation through the web interface
  • WiFi hotspot support (if compatible hardware exists)
  • Software update via web interface
  • Network-attached storage (NAS) service
  • Whole system included in about 200MB ISO-file

Daphile is based on the open source Squeezebox Server, Squeezelite and Linux.
Since Daphile is used and configured completely via the web interface the user is not required to have any Linux skills.

www.daphile.com

VintageRadio ~ Graphical Player For FM Radio Devices


VintageRadio is a GUI front-end for the fm command-line application included with fmtools <http://benpfaff.org/fmtools>. It is written in [incr Tcl/Tk], an object-oriented extension package for Tcl/Tk. VintageRadio is not part of fmtools.

Features:

  • A vintage 70s-era look, inspired by a number of stereo tuners and receivers with the classic silver face.
  • A rotary tuning dial that actually works.
  • Ability to store up to 6 stations as presets.
  • Keyboard shortcuts for all application functionality.
  • Configurable colors.

sourceforge.net/projects/vintageradio

TAL-NoiseMaker ~ Virtual Analog Synthesizer


TAL-NoiseMaker is a virtual analog synthesizer with great sound and low CPU usage.

FEATURES:
  • 3 Oscillators
    Osc 1, +- 24 semitones, fine tune, phase control (saw, pulse, noise).
    Osc 2, +- 24 semitones, fine tune, phase control (saw, rectangle, triangle, sine).
    Sub Osc (rectangle).
  • Osc 1 PM for pulse waveform.
  • Osc 2 FM controled by Osc 1.
  • Osc 1 & Osc 2 sync to sub osc (saw, pulse, rectangle, triangle(bipolar sync)).
  • Adjustable master tune and transpose.
  • Up to 6 voices.
  • Portamento in mono and poly mode (off, auto, on).
  • Ringmod modulates Osc 1 with Osc 2
  • Self resonating 4x oversampled filters (24 dB LP, 18 dB LP, 12 dB LP, 6 dB LP, 12 dB HP, 12 dB BP, Notch)
  • Filter ADSR (negative and positive)
  • Volume ADSR
  • Routable ADSR, modulates Filter, Osc 1, Osc 2, PW, FM (negative and positive)
  • 2 LFO’s with different running modes: free, sync to host, triggered by note.
    Modulates filter, osc 1, osc 2, fm, pw, lfo rate, panorama and volume.
    Sine, triangle, saw square, s&h, noise.
    Positive and negative modulation.
    Phase control.
  • Adjustable Velocity dependent control over volume filtercontour and cutoff.
  • Adjustable Pitch Wheel control over Cutoff and Pitch.
  • One pole HP filter.
  • Detune, detunes notes randomly.
  • Juno chorus with different modes.
  • A built in reverb.
  • A built in delay.
  • Adjustable filter drive.
  • Bitcrusher, affects osc 1 and osc 2. Its a pre the filter stage effect.
  • Midi learn for all knobs.
  • Panic button.
  • Easy to use, no hidden panels.
  • 256 great presets (Presets by Frank “Xenox” Neumann / Particular – SoundThe Unshushable CoktorAlexandra Sendy, TAL, Patrick Kunz).

tal-software.com/products/tal-noisemaker

Charlatan ~  Virtual Analog Synthesizer Plugin


Charlatan is a polyphonic, subtractive virtual analog (VA) synthesizer VSTi plugin with focus on sound quality and easy usability. It comes with a flexible, yet not overwhelming feature set which encourages artists to start tweaking instead of just relying on presets. In spite of it’s simplicity, Charlatan’s architecture is flexible enough to create both classic sounds and rather experimental noises. While making no compromise about sound quality, the sound engine has been highly optimized for efficient CPU usage making Charlatan well suited as a “bread and butter” synth even in projects with a large number of plugin instances. Best of all, it’s freeware! Enjoy!

Key Features:

  • 2 oscillators with shape modulation
  • Oscillator hard synchronization and ring modulation
  • Unison mode with up to seven voices and stereo spread
  • Stereo noise generator
  • 2 ADSR envelope generators
  • LFO with host tempo synchronization
  • 3 filter types modeled after classic analog hardware: 4-pole (24 db/oct) and 2-pole (12 db/oct) lowpass, bandpass
  • 3 voice modes: Monophonic, Monophonic Legato and 8-voice Polyphonic
  • Ultra-low CPU usage

www.blaukraut.info

wrk2mid ~ Convert Cakewalk™ To MIDI


wrk2mid is a command line utility for translating WRK (Cakewalk) files into MID (standard MIDI files). This project depends on Qt and Drumstick libraries.

Features:

  • Reads WRK (Cakewalk) files
  • Writes MID (Standard MIDI Files)

sourceforge.net/projects/wrk2mid