GNUsound ~ Opensource Unix Audio Editor


GNUsound is a multitrack sound editor for GNOME 1 and 2.

www.gnu.org/software/gnusound

LSP ~ Linux Studio Plugins Project


LSP (Linux Studio Plugins) is a collection of open-source plugins currently compatible with LADSPA, LV2 and LinuxVST formats. The basic idea is to fill the lack of good and useful plugins under the GNU/Linux platform.

Features:
  • Plugins available in LV2 format, native X11 UI is provided
  • Plugins available in LADSPA format
  • Plugins available in LinuxVST format, native X11 UI is provided
  • Standalone plugins available as JACK applications, X11 UI is provided
  • Highly-optimized source code for x86 and x86_64 architecture with support of SSE, SSE2, SSE3 and AVX instruction set
  • Highly-optimized source code for ARMv7 architecture with support of NEON instruction set
  • Source code and binaries are available for free download

https://lsp-plug.in/

https://sourceforge.net/projects/lsp-plugins/

projectM ~ Modern Milkdrop Visualizations


projectM is an open-source project that reimplements the esteemed Winamp Milkdrop by Geiss in a more modern, cross-platform reusable library. Its purpose in life is to read an audio input and to produce mesmerizing visuals, detecting tempo, and rendering advanced equations into a limitless array of user-contributed visualizations.

github.com/projectM-visualizer/projectm

Foobar2000 component:

www.foobar2000.org/components/view/foo_vis_projectM

QmidiNet ~ MIDI Network Gateway


QmidiNet is a MIDI network gateway application that sends and receives MIDI data (ALSA Sequencer and/or JACK MIDI) over the network, using UDP/IP multicast. Inspired by multimidicast and designed to be compatible with ipMIDI for Windows.

https://qmidinet.sourceforge.io/

Helio ~ Libre Music Composition


Distraction-free – Helio is an attempt to rethink a music sequencer to create a tool that feels right. It provides a lightweight UI to help you get into the zone and focus on your ideas.

Clear over clever – Visualize music in a way that doesn’t seem so smoke and mirrors. The app may serve as a learning tool you need to grow as a composer.

Cross-platform tech – Available for all major platforms, desktop and mobile. Hosts VST and AudioUnit, runs on CoreAudio, ASIO, DirectSound, ALSA, JACK and OpenSLES. Exports to MIDI, WAV and FLAC.

helios

helio.fm

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

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