JSIDPlay2 ~ Java SID Player


This is a multi-platform Commodore 64 emulator specialized for sound reproduction. It is also a SID player for music collections like HVSC and CGSC. It is a full C64 emulator and can play games of the GameBase64 project as well.

jsidplay2

haendel.ddns.net/~ken
sourceforge.net/projects/jsidplay2
Web Player

EasyQ ~ Easy-To-Use Equalizer


EasyQ is an easy-to-use equalizer with an arbitrary number of filter stages in series connection. Each of the filter stages can operate in one of the following modes: peak/cut (aka bell or parametric EQ), high- or low-shelving, notch and low- or highpass (both with either 6 or 12 dB/oct slope). EasyQ is also easy on the CPU and just does what an EQ is supposed to do without performing any additional voodoo. As such, it is well suited to serve as a go-to EQ for the routine equalizing tasks.

Key Features:

  • unlimited number of filter stages (“bands”)
  • each stage can be one of the following characteristics: bell, low-/high-shelf, low-/highpass (6 or 12 dB/oct), notch
  • clean equalization – no additional colorations
  • low CPU usage
  • +-48 dB gain range
  • stereo modes: linked, left/right, mid/side and mono
  • minimum phase response

EasyQ

www.rs-met.com/freebies

mktoc ~ Generate cdrdao TOC Files


Mktoc simplifies the steps needed to create audio CD TOC files for the cdrdao CD burning program. For users familiar with EAC or CdrWin, TOC files are synonymous with CUE sheets. The primary goal of mktoc is to create TOC files using a previously generated CUE sheet.

Features:

  • Create a TOC file from a list of WAV files.
  • Convert an ExactAudioCopy (EAC) CUE file to the TOC format that is usable by cdrdao.
  • Multi-session aware CUE parsing, necessary for making CDDB and AccurateRip matchable discs.
  • Non-compliant CUE sheet support.
  • Support for various pregap methods.
  • Can create offset corrected WAV files for true ‘bit-for-bit’ accurate copies.
  • Fuzzy file name logic can correct common file name spelling variations.
  • Workaround known TOC file parsing bugs in cdrdao.

pypi.org/project/mktoc
pythonhosted.org/mktoc

Cdrdao ~ Disk-At-Once Recording


Cdrdao records audio or data CD-Rs in disk-at-once (DAO) mode based on a textual description of the CD contents.

Advantages of Disk-At-Once (DAO) Recording:

Recording in disk-at-once mode writes the complete disc, i.e. lead-in, one or more tracks and lead-out, in a single step. The commonly used track-at-once (TAO) mode writes each track independently which requires link blocks between two tracks. Older CD-recorder models forced a two second pause (pre-gap) between two tracks whereas newer models allow adjusting of the pause length in TAO mode reducing the number of link blocks to a minimal amount. However, with TAO it is generally not possible to define the data that is written in pre-gaps. But exactly this feature makes audio CD recording interesting, e.g. by creating hidden bonus tracks or track intros in pre-gaps like it is common habit on commercial CDs. Finally, DAO recording is the only way to write data to the unused R-W sub-channels for e.g.  CD-G or CD-TEXT.

Features:

  • Full control over length and contents of pre-gaps (pause areas between tracks). Pre-gaps may be completely omitted, e.g. for dividing live recordings into tracks.
  • Control over sub-channel data like:
    • catalog number
    • copy, pre-emphasis, 2-/4-channel flags
    • ISRC code
    • index marks
  • Support for exact audio, data and mixed mode CD copying.
  • Support for R-W sub-channel writing.
  • Tracks may be composed of different audio files supporting non destructive cut.
  • Accepts WAVE and raw audio files.
  • CD-TEXT reading and writing with drives that support it.
  • CDDB access to automatically create CD-TEXT data.
  • Support for on-the-fly copying.

cdrdao.sourceforge.net
github.com/cdrdao
wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=Cdrdao
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cdrdao

Frontend (GUI):
gcdmaster
cdrdao.sourceforge.net/gcdmaster

Yoshimi ~ Linux Software Synthesizer


Yoshimi is a software audio synthesizer, originally forked from ZynAddSubFX. Follow the links in the header for help with downloading and running it. You can also check out the manuals for detailed help, and listen to examples of music created with Yoshimi. Once you have it all set up, here are just some of the features you will find:

  • Three separate engines, each with distinctive characteristics, can be used together or individually
  • Sixteen engine kits for the ultimate in multi-layering of engines, or for synthesized drum kits
  • Vector Control, manage up to four independent sounds on any channel with faders or an X/Y midi joystick
  • Solo step through up to 16 sounds seamlessly while playing in real time (including vector sounds)
  • Microtonal Tuning, Scala-compatible scales and keymaps
  • Extensive Midi-Learn, capture almost all internal controls and many switches with ordinary 7-bit values, or NRPNs, or even 7-bit NRPNs, then edit the responses
  • Command Line Access, headless operation and high accessibility, for those with sight- or motor control issues
  • Rich variations of tone and timbre, Yoshimi provides the means to ensure no two notes are ever identical – just like in the real world

Yoshimi

yoshimi.sourceforge.net
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoshimi_(synthesizer)

DarkIce ~ Live Audio Streamer


DarkIce records audio from an audio interface (e.g. sound card), encodes it and sends it to a streaming server.

DarkIce can record from:

  • OSS audio devices
  • ALSA audio devices
  • Solaris audio interface
  • Jack sources
  • uLaw audio input through a serial interface
  • CoreAudio (branch darkice-macosx)

DarkIce can encode in the following formats:

  • MP3 – using the lame library
  • MP2 – using the twolame library
  • Ogg Vorbis
  • AAC LC – using the faac library
  • AAC HEv2 – using libaacplus library
  • Opus – using Xiph’s libopus library
  • Vorbis – using Xiph’s libvorbis library

DarkIce can send the encoded stream to the following streaming servers:

www.darkice.org
sourceforge.net/projects/darkice

jack-keyboard ~ Virtual Keyboard For JACK MIDI


jack-keyboard is a virtual MIDI keyboard – a program that allows you to send JACK MIDI events ( 😉 play using your PC keyboard). It’s BSD-licensed. User interface is GTK-based.

jack-keyboard

sourceforge.net/projects/jack-keyboard