Cantata ~ GUI MPD Audio Player


A graphical (Qt5) client for MPD, supporting the following features:

  1. Supports Linux, macOS, Windows, and Haiku. NOTE: Only Linux actively supported as of 2.3.3
  2. Multiple MPD collections.
  3. Highly customisable layout.
  4. Songs (optionally) grouped by album in play queue.
  5. Context view to show artist, album, and song information of current track.
  6. Simple tag editor.
  7. File organizer – use tags to organize files and folders.
  8. Ability to calculate ReplyGain tags. (Linux only, and if relevant libraries installed)
  9. Dynamic playlists.
  10. Smart Playlists.
  11. Online services; Jamendo, Magnatune, SoundCloud, and Podcasts.
  12. Radio stream support – with the ability to search for streams via TuneIn, ShoutCast, or Dirble.
  13. USB-Mass-Storage and MTP device support. (Linux only, and if relevant libraries installed)
  14. Audio CD ripping and playback. (Linux only, and if relevant libraries installed)
  15. Playback of non-MPD songs – via simple in-built HTTP server.
  16. MPRISv2 DBUS interface.
  17. Ratings support.
  18. “Partitions” support.

github.com/CDrummond/cantata

BitterSweet ~ Transient Designer


BitterSweet v3 is Flux:: acclaimed transient processor used by hundreds of thousands of users for audio transient management with the simple turn of a knob – Turning it to the Sweet side reduces the transients, and turning it to the Bitter side magnifies the transients – No dongle or license activation required – 100% Freeware!

Features:

  • Up to 8 channels Input / Output
  • Output Gain
  • Controls the Output Gain at the end of the processing (-/+ 12 dB).
  • Link to Output Gain – Compensates the Output Gain depending on the Transient Amount in order to achieve unity gain.

www.flux.audio/project/bittersweet-v3

GClip ~ Wave-shaping Signal Clipper Plugin


Free VST audio effect plug-in download for music production, broadcasting and general audio editing.

  • Clip peaks off audio with abrupt or smooth wave-shaping.
  • Graph and waveform displays assist in setting the clip level according to the source material.
  • Oversampling can be enabled to reduce aliasing.

www.gvst.co.uk/gclip

MKVToolNix ~ Matroska Tools For Linux / Unix & Windows


With these tools one can get information about (via mkvinfo) Matroska files, extract tracks/data from (via mkvextract) Matroska files and create (via mkvmerge) Matroska files from other media files. Matroska is a new multimedia file format aiming to become THE new container format for the future. You can find more information about it and its underlying technology, the Extensible Binary Meta Language (EBML), at www.matroska.org

mkvtoolnix.download/index

fdkaac ~ Command Line Frontend For libfdk-aac Encoder


dkaac reads linear PCM audio in either WAV, raw PCM, or CAF format,
and encodes it into either M4A / AAC file.

If the input file is "-", data is read from stdin. Likewise, if the
output file is "-", data is written to stdout if one of streamable AAC
transport formats are selected by **-f**.

When CAF input and M4A output is used, tags in CAF file are copied into
the resulting M4A.

github.com/nu774/fdkaac
github.com/mstorsjo/fdk-aac
launchpad.net/ubuntu/bionic/+package/fdkaac
packages.debian.org/stretch/fdkaac

RaspyFi ~ Headless Audio Player


RaspyFi is an open source linux distribution. It will transform your Raspberry Pi into an audiophile source, in 10 minutes without hassles. It comes ready to play, and it’s compatible with almost every USB DAC available. You can consider it as a Voyage-MPD version for Raspberry Pi. But it’s simpler to use and it has several other functionalities!

With RaspyFi you’ll be able to play your music library directly from an USB Storage or from your NAS. You can also listen to your favourite web-radios and scrobble your favourite tunes from Spotify, Last.fm and Soundcloud. You will be amazed about the sound quality! RaspyFi’s core feature is this. We are trying to get every bit of your music to play as accurate as can be, optimizing every aspect of the system.

RaspyFi supports asynchronous playback to take advantage of the latest DACS, it features a nice webgui you can use to configure it without hassles and to play your library from your pc, your smartphone or your tablet.

You can connect your little Raspberry Pi to your Audio System, sit on your couch, use your favourite device (Win,Mac,Android,iOS) as a remote control and enjoy your music as it is. With RaspyFi your Pi never sounded so good!

www.raspyfi.com

Updated to: Volumio ~ Headless Audiophile Player

GBand ~ Band-Pass Filter


Free VST audio effect plug-in download for music production, broadcasting and general audio editing.

  • Set lower and upper cut-off frequencies.
  • Create filter sweeps by automating the cut-off frequencies.
  • Add resonant boosts at the selected frequencies to accentuate sweeps.

www.gvst.co.uk/gband

GSnap ~ Pitch Correction Auto-tune Effect


Pitch-correction auto-tune effect – free VST audio effect plug-in download for music production, broadcasting and general audio editing.

  • Use with subtle settings to nudge off-key vocals back in line.
  • Extreme settings can create sounds like the famous T-Pain or Cher effect.
  • MIDI control mode allows you to fit a recording to a new melody.

www.gvst.co.uk/gsnap

shelfelf ~ Web Player Frontend / Remote


The shelfelf is a web frontend to send commands to your music player (itunes, mpd, squeezebox, xmms2, …). The shelfelf works with all tested browsers (except for Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, Amiga’s AWeb and lynx), but the interface is designed for tablets (with a browser running in fullscreen mode) like Apple’s iPad. Linux (or Mac OS X) with Apache webserver, MySQL database and the ability to send commands to your stereo equipment is required.

Features:

  • elf at the shelf
  • coverflow
  • full text search
  • record stack
  • communication with other shelfelves

sourceforge.net/projects/shelfelf
shelfelf.vaubeh.de