repitch ~ MIDI Pitch Shift


a MIDI-controlled harmonizer audio plugin

github.com/maxwellpollack/repitch

AGS ~ Advanced Gtk+ Sequencer


Advanced GTK+ Sequencer is intended to use for music composition. It features a piano roll, as well a synth, matrix editor, drum machine, soundfont2 player, mixer and an output panel.

It’s designed to be highly configurable, you may add effects to its effect chain, add or remove audio channels/pads.

You may set up a fully functional network of engines, therefore exists a link editor for linking audio lines.

In conjunction with ags you need a realtime kernel and alsa support. `ags` uses conditional locks to keep several threads in sync that’s why you need at least a preemptible kernel.

Features:
  • save or open Advanced Gtk+ Sequencer XML files with XPath support
  • add or remove audio engines with adjustable audio channels and pads
  • link channels with property dialog
  • output panel, mixer, drum and matrix sequencer, soft synth and audio file player
  • piano roll with basic notation editing supporting copy & paste
  • adjustable BPM
  • LADSPA, DSSI and Lv2 support
  • export to WAV, FLAC, OGG and others
  • multiple sinks like Pulseaudio, JACK, ALSA and OSS
  • automation editor
  • waveform editor with copy & paste
  • capture sound with AgsAudiorec machine
  • MIDI instrument input
  • import/export to Standard MIDI Files
  • OSC content format support
  • OSC server for remote control and monitoring

nongnu.org/gsequencer/

sourceforge.net/projects/ags/

Fluajho ~ Linux sf2 Player


“Fluajho” (with jh as in pleasure) means fluid in Esperanto. It is a simple sf2 soundfont host/player for Linux. Behind the scenes the Fluidsynth library is at work, hence the name. .sf2 is an old file format for making MIDI signals audible through virtual instruments, although it is still in moderate use today.

Why does Fluajho exist? There are many soundfont players for Linux, most of them even based on Fluidsynth. Fluajho was written for a clearly defined use case: Load an .sf2 in the New Session Manager (Agordejo) and save the soundfont in the session directory. This makes it possible to archive the session, for example as a backup or to share it. You can load one soundfont file per Fluajho instance. Each instance holds 16 of the soundfonts instruments that can be assigned to 16 MIDI channels. Finally connect external sequencers, such as Laborejo, Patroneo or Vico, through JACK-Midi to play the instruments.

www.laborejo.org/fluajho/

Kwave ~ KDE Audio Editor


Kwave is a sound editor for the KDE environment. It is written with KDE/QT and is extendable through a powerful plugin interface. For the moment it supports .wav files and many other formats, recording/playback via PulseAudio, Qt Multimedia, OSS and ALSA and some simple effects.

Features:
  • user interface based on KDE Frameworks 5
  • editing of multi track sound files
  • playback via ALSA, OSS, Phonon, PulseAudio
  • recording via ALSA
  • supported file formats: WAV audio, Ogg/Vorbis, FLAC, AIFF,Amiga,Mac-Audio, ULAW (Sun)-Audio, Berkeley,IRCAM,Carl Sound Format, MP3-Audio
  • volume control
  • sample rate conversion
  • pitch shift
  • reverse
  • low pass, notch filter
  • normalizing

kwave.sourceforge.net/

sourceforge.net/projects/kwave/

PySynth ~ Python Synthesizers & Scripts


PySynth is a suite of simple music synthesizers and helper scripts written in Python 3. It is based on a synth script I found on the Web and then modified for my purposes. The goal is not to produce many different sounds, but to have scripts that can turn ABC notation or MIDI files into a WAV file without too much tinkering.

There are nine PySynth variants now: PySynth A, the oldest variant, only needs Python itself, and sounds somewhat like a cross between a flute and organ. PySynth B is more complex in sound and needs NumPy. It is supposed to be a little closer to a piano. No competition for Pianoteq of course, but a reasonable fit for keyboard music. PySynth E is similar, but an FM-synthesized e-piano so it sounds much brighter than B (slightly DX7 e-piano-like; I used the DX7 presets in hexter as a basis). PySynth S is more comparable to a guitar, banjo, or harpsichord, depending on note length and pitch. PySynth C, D, and P are subtractive synths, reminiscent of 1970s analog synthesizer voices.

The synthesizers are all monophonic, i.e. they can only play one note at a time. (Although successive notes can overlap in PySynth B and S, but not A.) However, two or more output files can be mixed together…

mdoege.github.io/PySynth/

github.com/g4brielvs/python-tomita

libraries.io/pypi/PySynth

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PySynth

NoiseGator ~ Simple Noise Gate


Ever wanted to cut out background noise when talking with others on Skype? Now it’s possible!

NoiseGator is a light-weight noise gate application that routes audio through an audio input to an audio output. In real-time the audio level is analysed and if the average level is higher than the threshold the audio bypasses as normal. However, if the average level goes below the threshold, the gate closes and the audio is cut.

When used with a virtual audio cable it can act as a noise gate for a either a sound input(microphone) or sound output(speakers). Can also be used to gate noise from your own mic or play your microphone through your speakers.

REQUIREMENTS:
– Java 7 or higher for Windows.
– Java 6 or higher for Mac. Java 7 recommended.
– A virtual audio cable is required for use with VOIPs:

For Windows users I recommend the VB-Cable driver (http://vb-audio.pagesperso-orange.fr/Cable/index.htm).
Mac users can use SoundFlower.

Features:
  • Noise Gate for audio input to output.
  • Cuts out background noises when nobody is speaking on VOIPs like Skype.
  • Noise Gate your microphone to kill background noise and hiss.
  • Can be used to feed your microphone through your speakers.

https://sourceforge.net/projects/noisegator/

meterec ~ Console Multitrack Recorder


meterec works as a basic multitrack tape recorder. The aim of this software is to minimise the interactions of the users with the computer and allow them to focus on their instrumental performances. For this reason meterec’s features are minimal. If you screw one take, start it over again! Rather than learning how to use a specific software to correct what you screw up, meterec forces you to learn and master your instrument. The good news is that previous takes are kept in history and if in the end, the first one was the best you could play, you can choose it in your final mix.

http://meterec.sourceforge.net/

https://sourceforge.net/projects/meterec/