OwlPlug ~ Audio VST Plugin Manager


OwlPlug is a desktop application for Windows and Mac that simplifies VST Plugin management and installation. User installed plugins are automatically discovered and new plugins can be installed through Stores. The default store called OwlPlug Central delivers quality plugins made by the community. Any third party plugin distributors can set up a compatible Store and let owlplug interact with it. OwlPlug is still in a beta stage, all kind of feedbacks are welcomed.

owlplug

owlplug.com
github.com/DropSnorz/OwlPlug

ShuiCast ~ Foobar / WinAmp Streaming


ShuiCast is a plugin for both Winamp and Foobar2000 that provides the ability to broadcast various audio formats to a few of the major broadcasting servers. It is a continuation of the Oddcast/Edcast streaming software that can stream to either Icecast or Shoutcast servers, integrating changes made by the AltaCast and Edcast-Reborn spinoffs.

Features:

  • Stream to IceCast or ShoutCast
  • Support for Ogg Vorbis, LAME (lame_enc.dll), and AAC (libfaac.dll) – note lame_enc.dll and libfaac.dll must be downloaded separately in order to use these formats
  • Multiple encoders (you can simultaneously broadcast in multiple formats at the same time)
  • Standalone application as well as plugin for Winamp, RadioDJ and Foobar2000
  • Metadata not only from media player (i.e. Winamp) but also from a file, a URL or a window
  • Peak and RMS Meter
  • Live Recording (you can switch on/off without disconnecting the encoder)

github.com/torteshui/ShuiCast

Resonance Audio ~ Spatial Audio SDK


Resonance Audio is a multi-platform spatial audio SDK, delivering high fidelity at scale. This powerful spatial audio technology is critical to realistic experiences for AR, VR, gaming, and video. Resonance Audio simulates how sound waves interact with human ears and their environment.

resonance-audio.github.io/resonance-audio/discover/overview
github.com/resonance-audio
www.blog.google/products/google-vr/resonance-audio-multi-platform-spatial-audio-scale/

 

Zrythm ~ Automated & Intuitive DAW


Zrythm is a cross-platform digital audio workstation designed to be featureful and easy to use. Automate almost anything with automation events using straight lines, ramps and curves, or with LFOs and envelopes. Featuring a chord pad for quickly trying out chords in a scale and a chord track to help with chord progressions.

Complete support for LV2 and VST2, with experimental support for VST3, AU, SFZ and SF2. Fully JACK aware, including support for JACK transport, ALSA, WASAPI, Windows MME, CoreMidi and CoreAudio.

Zrythm is free software. Use, study, share and improve it freely. Available in multiple languages including English, French, Galician, Portuguese, Japanese and German.

zrythm

www.zrythm.org

Carla ~ Cross-platform Plugin Host


Carla is a fully-featured modular audio plugin host, with support for many audio drivers and plugin formats. It has some nice features like transport control, automation of parameters via MIDI CC and remote control over OSC.

Carla currently supports LADSPA (including LRDF), DSSI, LV2, VST2, VST3 and AU plugin formats, plus SF2 and SFZ file support. It uses JACK as the default and preferred audio driver but also supports native drivers like ALSA, DirectSound or CoreAudio.

There are 4 types of engine processing:

  • Single-client: (JACK driver only)
    Same as Multi-client, except that all JACK ports belong to a single master client.
    This is needed when a setup doesn’t support multi-client JACK apps, such as LADISH.
  • Multi-client: (JACK driver only)
    Every single plugin is exposed as a new JACK client. Audio and MIDI ports are registered as needed.
  • Rack:
    Plugins are processed in order, from top to bottom.
    Plugins with non-stereo audio channels are not supported, but a forced-stereo option is available for Mono ones.
  • Patchbay:
    Modular patchbay mode, just like in JACK Multi-client and many other modular applications.
    Every plugin gets its own canvas group and ports allowing you to interconnect plugin audio and MIDI.

carla

kx.studio/Applications:Carla
github.com/falkTX/Carla

Triple Cheese ~ Cross-platform Synth


Triple Cheese: Luscious and cheesy, winner of the 2006 KVR Developer Challenge, is a truly unique freeware synthesizer. No traditional oscillators or wavetables, no FM or phase distortion and no analogue modelled filters here. A touch unusual and a little cheesy, Triple Cheese is quite capable of some surprising sounds.

Triple Cheese avoids classic synthesis techniques—no subtractive, frequency modulation (FM) or additive synthesis. Rather, it employs various types of comb filter, often in series, to generate and modify sound. Think of the comb filters as very short chromatically tuned delays. Three modules are arranged in series and either generate their own sound, or process the output of the previous module.

The features for each module can result in sounds that might seem a little “cheesy” or retro (think early 1980s digital synths). But when pushed, you will find Triple Cheese creates some surprisingly lush sounds.

  • 8 different modes per comb filter module (11 modes total)
  • Polyphonic (up to 16 voices), duophonic, monophonic (retriggered) or legato mode
  • VCA with amplitude modulation, pan
  • Skinnable User Interface
  • 170 factory presets

triplecheese-fullui-1150x565

u-he.com/products/triplecheese/