Similarity ~ Refines Music Collections


As an active music fan you surely know how difficult it sometimes may be to keep your music collection ordered. The more sound files you have, the more time and effort it takes to clean out duplicates, low-quality files and purify the entire collection of any musical garbage it contains. That’s where Similarity comes in handy!

Similarity rapidly scans your music collection and shows all duplicate music files you may have. The comparison, powered by “acoustic fingerprint” technology, considers the actual contents of files, not just tags or filenames, and thus ensures the extreme accuracy of similarity estimation. Moreover, the comparison isn’t audio file format dependent; the application supports almost every file format in full.

Alongside eliminating musical doubles, Similarity also provides advanced quality control functions. Really, who wants a collection full of low-bitrate music, badly remastered compositions and songs full of noise? Similarity analyzes files and calculates a quality score basing on various technical parameters of that recording, such as: bitrate, frequency, amplitude cut value, amplitude average value, amplitude maximum and many others. The program automatically detects all common problems with audio files and assigns a corresponding quality mark to each file. A quick sort – and you’ve got files with the highest quality at the top and files you can delete without doubts at the bottom.

www.similarityapp.com

 

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

Aural Probe ~ Sample Library Tool


Aural Probe is a sample librarian tool for computer musicians / audio engineers. Automatically and non-destructively index your disorganised sample collection from a list of folders into categories (kick, snare, hihats etc.) based on folder/filename wildcard matches. Easily audition samples, load/save favourites, and drag-and-drop straight into your sequencer.

Features:

  • Categorize your huge sample collections (20GB+) without moving a single file
    Create categories based on file/folder keyword matches (eg. Kick category = “bd”, “kick”, “bassdrum”) or regular expressions
  • Quickly audition through samples with arrow keys or mouse
  • Filter samples by file type (WAV, AIFF, FLAC, MP3, WMA, OGG)
  • Full drag-and-drop support (simply drag a sample from Aural Probe into your sequencer/sampler, just like Windows Explorer)
  • Mark favorites, filter by favorites, load/save favorite lists
  • Automatic rescan and categorization of samples on changed categories or sample folder layout
  • See details about highlighted sample in status bar
  • ‘Always on top’ mode to make frequent dragging of samples into other windows easier
  • Right-click a sample for frequently used shortcuts (Explore, Copy, Copy Shortcut, Favorite, Delete)
  • 100% read-only – does not move/modify your samples, just indexes them
    Minimize to system tray

Aural Probe

sourceforge.net/projects/auralprobe

XMPlay ~ Extensible Windows Player


XMPlay is an audio player, supporting the OGG / MP3 / MP2 / MP1 / WMA / AAC / MP4 / WAV / AIFF / CDA / MO3 / IT / XM / S3M / MTM / MOD / UMX audio formats, PLS / M3U / ASX / WAX / CUE playlists, and ZIP archives. A load more audio and archive file formats are also supported via plugins.

When XMPlay was first released in 1998, only the XM file format was supported, hence the name “XMPlay”.

www.xmplay.com
support.xmplay.com

mlYou ~ Music Library Utilities Suite


This is a collection of tools to help you manage, maintain, and optimize your own music library for a better experience.

It makes growing and maintaining a music collection of any size easier by automating necessary (but tedious) processes.

The tools currently aim to assist with music organizing and tagging, and playlist management.

Cross-Platform Compatible – Works and tested under Linux (Ubuntu) and Windows. Mac untested but expected to work similar to linux.

github.com/nwrobel/mlYou#playlist-root-path-fixing

musikcube ~ Terminal-based Audio


Cross-platform, terminal-based audio engine, library, player and server written in c++.

Musikcube compiles and runs easily on Windows, macOS and Linux. it also runs well on a raspberry pi with raspbian, and can be setup as a streaming audio server.

musikcube

https://github.com/clangen/musikcube