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

XMMS ~ Extensible Unix Player


XMMS is a multimedia player for unix systems. XMMS stands for X MultiMedia System and can play media files such as MP3, MOD’s, WAV and others with the use of Input plugins.

XMMS is mainly targeted at music playback, but through third party plugins some rudimentary video capabilities exists, but there are much better systems other than XMMS for video support.

It was modeled after winamp from the Windows operating system. XMMS is not a port of Winamp but was written from scratch by Mikael and Peter Alm.

www.xmms.org

IMMS is an intelligent playlist plug-in for XMMS that tracks your listening patterns and dynamically adapts to your taste. It is incredibly unobtrusive and easy to use as it requires no direct user interaction.

sourceforge.net/projects/imms

gmorgan ~ Cross-platform Rhythm Station


gmorgan is a rhythm station, a modern organ with full editable accompaniment for play in real time emulating the capabilities of commercial rhythm stations “Korg”,”Roland”, “Solton” … also has a small pattern based sequencer like “Band in a Box”. Uses the capabilities of ALSA sequencer to produce MIDI accompaniment.

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gmorgan.sourceforge.net

Bristol ~ Audio Synthesis Emulation


Bristol is synth emulation package for a diverse range of vintage synthesisers, electric pianos and organs. The application consists of a multithreaded audio synthesizer and a user interface called brighton.

Features:

  • Over thirty emulators to mix and match
  • Multitimbral engine
  • Simultaneous splits and layers of different emulators
  • Distributed graphical user interface and engine
  • ALSA Audio and MIDI support
  • Jack Audio and MIDI support
  • OSS Audio and MIDI support
  • LADI Session Manager support
  • JACK Session Manager support
  • Text Based Command Line Interface option
  • Monophonic key preference note logic option

bristol.sourceforge.net
sourceforge.net/projects/bristol

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

QjackCtl ~ JACK Audio Qt GUI


JACK Audio Connection Kit – Qt GUI Interface: A simple Qt application to control the JACK server daemon. Written in C++ around the Qt framework for X11, most exclusively using Qt Designer. Provides a simple GUI dialog for setting several JACK server parameters.

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qjackctl.sourceforge.io
sourceforge.net/projects/qjackctl