Element ~ Advanced Plugin Host


This is the community version of Element, a modular AU / LV2 / VST / VST3 audio plugin host. Create powerful effects, racks and instruments by connecting nodes to one another. Integrates with your existing hardware via standard protocols such as MIDI.

Features:

  • Runs standalone or as a plugin in your DAW
  • Route Audio and MIDI from anywhere to anywhere
  • Play virtual instruments and effects live
  • Create re-usable instruments and effect graphs
  • Preloaded plugin graphs
  • External sync w/ MIDI clock
  • MIDI controller mapping
  • Sub graphing – nest graphs within each other
  • Custom keyboard shortcuts
  • Placeholder nodes
  • Built in virtual keyboard
  • Multiple undo/redo

Element

github.com/kushview/Element
kushview.net/element/

Utility ~ Channel Strip Plugin


Utility is a free, lightweight, universal general purpose all in one digital channel strip plugin offering precise controls over various aspects of an audio signal, from mid/side processing to soft clipping.

Features:

  • input routing with separate pans for the left and right channels, or alternatively a pre mono balance control to decide how the left and right channels are blended for conversion into mono
  • gain, and individual left and right channel gains, mutes
  • pan and phase inversion of either channel
  • width control, along with separate mid and side gain sliders and mutes
  • maximally flat minimal phase high and low pass 12db/octave filtering
  • optional hard and soft clipping at 0db
  • everything is fully automatable with sensible parameter ranges/scaling

www.vennaudio.com/utility
gitlab.com/JHVenn/Utility

glBars ~ OpenGL Visualisation Plugin


This is an OpenGL bars visualization plugin (as seen in XMMS and XBMC/Kodi). It’s adapted from the jack_glbars project by Nedko Arnaudov. glBars works as a JACK standalone and audio plugin (LV2 or VST).

glbars

github.com/DISTRHO/glBars
distrho.sourceforge.io/plugins

dexed ~ Frequency Modulation Synthesizer


 

Dexed is a multi-platform, multi-format plugin synth that is closely modelled on the Yamaha DX7. Dexed is also a midi cartridge librarian / manager for the DX7.

Features:

  • Multi platform (OS X, Windows or Linux) and multi format. (VST, AU, LV2)
  • The sound engine music-synthesizer-for-android is closely modelled on the original DX7 characteristics.
  • 144 DAW automatable DX7 parameters available from one single panel.
  • Fully supports DX7 input and output Sysex messages; including controller change. This means that you can use this with a native DX7/TX7 as a patch editor and sysex manager.
  • Each operator has a realtime VU meter so you know which one is active.
  • Can load or save any DX7/TX7 sysex programs. It is also possible to save a single program into a different sysex file.

asb2m10.github.io/dexed
github.com/asb2m10/dexed

Demlo ~ Music Library Organiser


Demlo is a music library organizer. It can encode, fix case, change folder
hierarchy according to tags or file properties, tag from an online database,
copy covers while ignoring duplicates or those below a quality threshold, and
much more. It makes it possible to manage your libraries uniformly and
dynamically. You can write your own rules to fit your needs best.
Demlo can address any of these recurring music library issues (and much more):

  • Fix the lack of folder structure.
  • Normalize tags, fix their case, chose which tags to keep and which to discard.
  • Handle lossy and lossless audio differently.
  • Handle mp3 id3tags hell…
  • Handle multiple covers, whether embedded and/or external, resize covers,
    discard bad quality ones.

gitlab.com/ambrevar/demlo

Radio Tray ~ Linux Radio Player


Radio Tray is an online radio streaming player that runs on a Linux system tray. Its goal is to have the minimum interface possible, making it very straightforward to use. Radio Tray is not a full featured music player, there are plenty of excellent music players already. However, there was a need for a simple application with minimal interface just to listen to online radios. And that’s the sole purpose of Radio Tray.

Features:

  • plays most media formats (based on gstreamer libraries)
  • drag & drop bookmarks support
  • easy to use
  • supports PLS playlist format (Shoutcast/Icecast)
  • supports M3U playlist format
  • supports ASX, WAX and WVX playlist format
  • extensible by plugins

 

radiotray.sourceforge.net

Radiotray-NG: An Internet radio player for Linux (updated fork)

github.com/ebruck/radiotray-ng

andes ~ Perlin Noise Sound Synthesiser


Andes is a standalone software synthesiser, or plugin, in early stages of development. The core of Andes is an original oscillator which uses a pseudo-3D version of Perlin Noise to produce distinctively digital sound.

andes

artfwo.github.io/andes
github.com/artfwo/andes

ADLplug ~ FM Chip Synthesizer


Synthesizer plugin for ADLMIDI and OPNMIDI (VST/LV2). This software package provides FM synthesizer plugins, based on OPL3 and OPN2 sound chip emulations.
The emulations and the drivers are provided by libADLMIDI and libOPNMIDI.

  • control of multiple YMF262/YM2612 emulated chips
  • high fidelity emulation, with choice of compromise level (good fidelity / fast, excellent fidelity / slow)
  • synthesis of melodic and percussive instruments
  • bundled collection of instruments
  • support for dynamic parameterization and automation
  • rigorous implementation of the MIDI standard
  • multi-channel operation with General MIDI compatibility
  • ability to synthesize entire MIDI files out of the box

adlplug

github.com/jpcima/ADLplug