Audiodope ~ Freeware Audio Editor


Audiodope is an audio editor. You can load and listen to music files of various formats such as wave, MP3, WMA, etc. You can also edit part or the whole stream with functions like copy, cut, paste, insert and delete. You may modify any part of the stream by applying audio effects and synthesize sound files.

Features:

  • Sound editing functions such as copy, cut, paste, delete, insert, trim.
  • Apply processes like click removal, DC offset correction, compressor, echo, fading, inversion, noise reduction, normalization, pitch scale, pitch shift, reverberation, reversing, sound 3D, tempo, true bass, volume
  • Filters like, moving average, high-pass, low-pass, band-pass.
  • Special effects like flanger, phaser, chorus, gargle.
  • Listen to the audio file with play, pause, stop commands
  • Record from any source
  • Various tools like, frequency analyzer, tone generator, noise generator, DTMF synthesis, text to speech.
  • Process any channel separately or both
  • Apply third party VST plug-ins

www.audiodope.org

Stargate ~ Open Source Digital Audio Workstation


Stargate is an all-in-one DAW and plugin suite, designed to be a comprehensive solution for music production, with a focus on providing unique and innovative features, especially for EDM production.

Features:

  • A digital audio workstation (DAW) with a powerful pattern-based workflow
  • A comprehensive suite of built-in instrument and effect plugins
  • A basic wave editor
  • Powerful track routing matrix with easy sidechaining
  • Modular mixer architecture. Mixer channels are a type of plugin that can be chosen per track send, mix and match plugins, or skip them when not needed
  • Runs on Windows, Mac and Linux, x86 and ARM. Can be ported to other platforms if there is sufficient demand
  • Everything you need to create music in a single package, no need to install additional software
  • Revolutionary CPU efficiency for DAW and plugins, minimum recommended hardware: Raspberry Pi 4, or a 15 year old laptop with a dual core CPU, 1GB of RAM and a 720p display.
  • Support for display resolution from 720p to 4k and above.
  • Optional portable flash drive install on Windows and MacOS
  • Broad audio and MIDI hardware support using Portaudio and Portmidi

github.com/stargateaudio/stargate

Kontakt Player ~ Industry Standard Sample Player


KONTAKT PLAYER is a free application that runs all of our KONTAKT instruments, as well as a large number of instruments from other companies.

Features:
  • Free sample player based on Kontakt 6.
  • Hosts a huge selection of Native Instruments and third-party instruments.
  • Also included in KOMPLETE START – the free bundle with 2,000 sounds and 6 GB of content.

www.native-instruments.com/en/products/komplete/samplers/kontakt-6-player

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

Project has moved to github.com/stargateaudio/stargate

VSTHost ~ Windows VST Plugin Host


It’s a VST-compatible host that’s capable of:

  • loading VST effects (aka “plugins”)
  • parameterizing / editing them
  • sound output for VSTis
  • MIDI-input and -output
  • loading / saving .fxb / .fxp files
  • I/O through either Windows MME or ASIO drivers
  • Wave Player / Recorder
  • MIDI Player

While the program started mainly as an aid in understanding and debugging VST plugins, it has evolved into a quite capable program by now which can be really helpful in a keyboard artist’s Live setup.

www.hermannseib.com/english/vsthost.htm

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/

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