Open Cubic Player ~ Old School Audio


OPENCP is a music file player for DOS, Linux, Unix, Windows 95, ME & XP.

It’s derived from the Cubic Player 2.0 which was developed by Niklas Beisert.

opencp

www.cubic.org/player

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

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

sc68 ~ Cross-platform Atari ST & Amiga Audio Player


sc68 is an Atari ST and Amiga music player.

The sc68 is a Atari-ST and Amiga music player. It comes as a command line music player as well as libraries for developers and various plugins for well know programs.

sourceforge.net/projects/sc68

LASTAR ~ Batch File Splitting & Normalization


LASTAR is a batch (non-interactive) audio processor for loudness adjustment and file splitting of a batch of audio recordings, using an audio transparent maximizer.

At the opposite of usual available software, loudness normalization is done on signal power, which leads to a louder and more homogeneous result than the usual “peak” normalization, in particular on live recordings.

Its purpose is:

  • to split, equalize and normalize digitized analog tapes or vinyl
  • to split, equalize and normalize live recordings from microphones (ex ZOOM H2 recordings)
  • fast and homogeneous normalization of a group of files (compilation for instance)
  • loudness and dynamic reduction for listening in a noisy environment (car…)
  • and so on…

This software aims to be very fast and easy to use : the most efficient computing techniques have been implemented, and there are very few parameters to set (most of them are automatically adjusted by analyzing the file).

It embeds:

  • an automatic RMS normalizer,
  • an Automatic Gain Controller (compressor)
  • a 10 bands automatic equalizer
  • a 3 bands semi-parametric equalizer
  • a file splitter
  • a noise gate
  • preset management
  • a preview function.

www.arthelion.com/index.php/en/windows-en/lastar
sourceforge.net/projects/lastar

v2strip ~ Remove mp3 ID3v2 Tags


v2strip is a simple command-line utility that lets you remove the ID3v2 tag from an MP3 file. The ID3v2 format is nice in many ways, but it can cause problems when being parsed by MP3 players and utilities that don’t support ID3v2 tags.

sourceforge.net/projects/v2strip

Humdrum Toolkit ~ Music Analysis & Research


David Huron created Humdrum in the 1980s, and it has been used steadily for decades. Humdrum is a set of command-line tools that facilitates musical analysis, as well as a generalized syntax for representing sequential streams of data. Because it’s a set of command-line tools, it’s program-language agnostic. Many have employed Humdrum tools in larger scripts that use PERL, Ruby, Python, Bash, LISP, and C++.

www.humdrum.org

Humdrum Labs ~ wiki.ccarh.org/wiki/Humdrum_Lab_1
Humdrum music encoding tutorial ~ doc.verovio.humdrum.org/humdrum/getting_started
Humdrum Resources ~ github.com/humdrum-tools

Lplex ~ Create Lossless Audio DVDs


Lplex is a console application meant to provide a free, quick, and hopefully painless way to:

  • Create lossless “audio-only” dvd-video discs from wav or flac audio files, featuring:
    1. gapless playback.
    2. md5 verification of audio data.
    3. archival (dvd-rom) content.
  • Losslessly extract unencrypted lpcm audio streams from dvd-video to wav or flac format.

You’re already fully equipped for hi-res audio (up to 24-bit/96khz) if you have a typical dvd-player and digital amp, and lplex is a way to take advantage of this.

audioplex.sourceforge.net

FluidSynth ~ A SoundFont Synthesizer


FluidSynth is a real-time software synthesizer based on the SoundFont 2 specifications and has reached widespread distribution. FluidSynth itself does not have a graphical user interface, but due to its powerful API several applications utilize it and it has even found its way onto embedded systems and is used in some mobile apps.

Features:

  • Cross platform support (Linux, macOS and Windows to name a few)
  • SoundFont 2 support
  • SoundFont 3 support (vorbis-compressed SF2)
  • Realtime effect control using SoundFont 2.01 modulators
  • Playback of MIDI files
  • Shared library which can be used in other programs
  • Built in command line shell

FluidSynth

www.fluidsynth.org

QSynth ~ FluidSynth GUI Front-end

QSynth is a fluidsynth GUI front-end application written in C++ around the Qt framework using Qt Designer.

qsynth-screenshot1

qsynth.sourceforge.io