Chrome Music Lab ~ Interactive Music Online


What is Chrome Music Lab?

Chrome Music Lab is a website that makes learning music more accessible through fun, hands-on experiments.

What can it be used for?

Many teachers have been using Chrome Music Lab as a tool in their classrooms to explore music and its connections to sciencemathart, and more. They’ve been combining it with dance and live instruments. Here’s a collection of some uses we’ve found on Twitter.

Can I use it to make my own songs?

Yes. Check out the Song Maker experiment, which lets you make and share your own songs.

Do I need to make an account?

Nope. Just open any experiment and start playing.

How were these built?

All our experiments are all built with freely accessible web technology such as Web Audio APIWebMIDITone.js, and more. These tools make it easier for coders to build new interactive music experiences. You can get the open-source code to lots of these experiments here on Github.

What devices do these work on?

You can play with these experiments across devices – phones, tablets, laptops – just by opening the site on a web browser such as Chrome.

musiclab.chromeexperiments.com

MusiKernel ~ Cross-platform DAW & Plugin Suite


MusiKernel is an all in one Digital Audio Workstation and suite of instrument & effect plugins, designed to be easy to install and use without the need for any third party software. Simply install the package for your operating system, select your audio and MIDI hardware, and start making music.

download at github.com/j3ffhubb/musikernel

Bosca Ceoil ~ Multiplatform & Online Music Composition App


Easy to Use ~ A free and easy tool for creating music. Bosca is designed for beginners and takes less than five minutes to learn, and comes with a quick built in tutorial to walk you through everything, step by step.

Scales and Chords ~ Bosca supports lots of different scales and chords, so even if you’ve never composed music before, it’s really easy to get something that sounds good straight away.

Instruments ~ No messing around getting instruments to work! Bosca comes with over a hundred presets, including MIDI and Chiptune instruments.

It’s Free ~ Bosca Ceoil is completely free, and open sourced! Ready to make music? Try it right now in your browser: Online version

boscaceoil.net
github.com/TerryCavanagh/boscaceoil

midiscore_chung ~ MIDI Music Editor


midiscore chung is a small program for easy step by step compose record edit midi music song with optional quantize using a midi keyboard entering play chord and control with some piano keys and save / load from pc or export / import as midifile . a standalone freebasic program . enhanced realtime record adds sustain delay and velocity variation effect according to number of played notes (resonance) and can also enter notes with the pc keyboard . can load and even enhance existing midifiles . record autopause when nothing is played .

Features:
  • can export / import midifile
  • step by step or realtime record mode
  • up to 30 levels do/undo/redo

chungswebsite.blogspot.com/2019/05/midiscorechung-small-program-for-step.html

sourceforge.net/projects/midiscore-chung/

Music Blocks ~ Lego For Music


Music Blocks is a programming language and collection of manipulative tools for exploring musical and mathematical concepts in an integrative and fun way.

www.sugarlabs.org/music-blocks/

musicblocks.sugarlabs.org/

github.com/sugarlabs/musicblocks

AGS ~ Advanced Gtk+ Sequencer


Advanced GTK+ Sequencer is intended to use for music composition. It features a piano roll, as well a synth, matrix editor, drum machine, soundfont2 player, mixer and an output panel.

It’s designed to be highly configurable, you may add effects to its effect chain, add or remove audio channels/pads.

You may set up a fully functional network of engines, therefore exists a link editor for linking audio lines.

In conjunction with ags you need a realtime kernel and alsa support. `ags` uses conditional locks to keep several threads in sync that’s why you need at least a preemptible kernel.

Features:
  • save or open Advanced Gtk+ Sequencer XML files with XPath support
  • add or remove audio engines with adjustable audio channels and pads
  • link channels with property dialog
  • output panel, mixer, drum and matrix sequencer, soft synth and audio file player
  • piano roll with basic notation editing supporting copy & paste
  • adjustable BPM
  • LADSPA, DSSI and Lv2 support
  • export to WAV, FLAC, OGG and others
  • multiple sinks like Pulseaudio, JACK, ALSA and OSS
  • automation editor
  • waveform editor with copy & paste
  • capture sound with AgsAudiorec machine
  • MIDI instrument input
  • import/export to Standard MIDI Files
  • OSC content format support
  • OSC server for remote control and monitoring

nongnu.org/gsequencer/

sourceforge.net/projects/ags/

Polymeter ~ Compose Polymeter Based Music


Polymeter is a MIDI sequencer for music that’s in multiple prime meters (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, etc.) simultaneously. Each track has its own loop length, and when the lengths differ, the tracks “slip” (or shift phase) relative to each other. The resulting interference pattern is sufficiently intricate that variations similar to the embellishments of a live performer can be generated algorithmically.

Features:
  • Multitrack step sequencer for polymeter
  • Each track has its own loop length
  • Any number of tracks, of any length
  • Full clipboard support (copy/cut/paste)
  • Unlimited undo and redo for all edits
  • Multiple tracks can be edited at once
  • Optionally shows current position within each track
  • Drag reordering of tracks
  • Exports a MIDI file
  • Join adjacent steps to make tied notes
  • Velocity editing
  • Controller tracks
  • Recording of live arrangement
  • Editing of arrangement on timeline
  • Inter-track modulation of mute, note, velocity, duration, position, and more
  • Live performance view with full screen mode
  • Recursive modulation (modulation of modulation) for mute and position
  • Modulation graphing via Graphviz
  • MIDI mapping of all parameters with learn mode
  • Optionally transmits MIDI clock

OpenMPT ~ Discover The Music Inside…


OpenMPT is a powerful audio application that makes writing music fun, easy and efficient.

OpenMPT (shorthand for Open ModPlug Tracker) is completely free and allows you to create and play back some great music on your computer. Based on the original ModPlug Tracker written by Olivier Lapicque, OpenMPT is free software, can import a wide variety of module formats and offers an intuitive, native GUI as well as advanced features such as VST plugins and ASIO output.

In addition to its own song format, OpenMPT can natively edit Impulse Tracker, FastTracker, Scream Tracker and ProTracker module files.

openmpt

openmpt.org
source.openmpt.org
github.com/OpenMPT/openmpt
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenMPT

OpenMPT based module player library and libopenmpt based command-line player:

  • libopenmpt is a cross-platform C++ and C library to decode tracked music files (modules) [wikipedia] into a raw PCM audio stream.
  • openmpt123 is a cross-platform command-line or terminal based module file player.

libopenmpt is based on the player code of the OpenMPT project (Open ModPlug Tracker). In order to avoid code base fragmentation, libopenmpt is developed in the same source code repository as OpenMPT.

libopenmpt ships with plugins for 3 popular Windows audio players already included:

  • xmp-openmpt is a plugin based on libopenmpt for XMPlay.
  • in_openmpt is an input plugin based on libopenmpt for WinAMP 2.x or later compatible players.
  • foo_openmpt is a component based on libopenmpt for foobar2000.

lib.openmpt.org/libopenmpt

Swami ~ MIDI Music Composition


Project SWAMI, Sampled Waveforms And Musical Instruments, is a collection of free software for editing, managing and playing musical instruments for MIDI music composition. Current focus is primarily the SoundFont format, which is an open file format for digital audio “sample” based instruments.

Swami-2_0

www.swamiproject.org
sourceforge.net/projects/swami

Common Music ~ Algorithmic Music Composition


Common Music (CM) is a real-time music composition system implemented in JUCE/C++ and Scheme. It generates musical output via MIDI, OSC, CLM, FOMUS and CSOUND. Its user application is called GRACE (Graphical Real-time Algorithmic Composition Environment)

Features:

  • Algorithmic music composition environment
  • Runs on Mac, Windows and Linux
  • Real time scheduling of musical algorithms
  • Two coding languages for designing algorithms: S7 Scheme and SAL (an easy-to-learn alternate)
  • MIDI input/output
  • CLM/Sndlib audio system built in (Scottstaedt)
  • CCRMA digital audio instrument definitions built in (Scottstaedt)
  • Open Sound Control input/output
  • Metronomes and running algorithm redefinition for live coding
  • Data visualization
  • Music pattern definitions
  • Fomus system built in for computing music notations (Psenicka)

http://commonmusic.sourceforge.net
https://sourceforge.net/projects/commonmusic