hypercyclic ~ LFO-driven, MIDI-mangling Arpeggiator


what is hypercyclic?

  • an LFO-driven MIDI arpeggiator, gate effect and step sequencer
  • for mangling sustained MIDI input chords
  • the output of which can then drive other MIDI instruments
  • acts either as a VST or Audio Unit plugin for your DAW, or as a standalone application
  • the original hypercyclic won 2nd place in the KVRAudio.com Developer Challenge ‘07
  • the sweet spot for hypercyclic is the narrow border between chaos and regularity. Or, in other words, how to induce a certain pleasant randomness and syncopation, yet forcing everything to align again on the bar or beat boundaries

how do you use it?

  • the main use for hypercyclic is to generate midi that can be recorded and/or sent to other plugins. However it also features a simple built-in synth for testing purposes
  • you can use two tempo-synced LFOs to modulate various parameters for creating interesting rhythmic effects and chord variations
  • a unique feature is the possibility to modulate the sequencer step size itself, which is useful for creating glitchy stuttering effects
  • another thing you can use is a groove function for playing slightly off the beat. The groove parameters can also be modulated over time by the LFOs, adding to the rhythmic variation

hypercyclic

www.mucoder.net/en/hypercyclic

Skywave Linux ~ Global Online Listening


Skywave Linux is a 64 bit live system providing installed and configured software for accessing software defined radio servers locally and on the internet. With this operating system, a person may tune shortwave broadcasts, amateur radio, aeronautical, maritime, or other signals received at remote servers around the world.

SDR software is configured for popular devices, such as the RTL-SDR dongles, Softrocks, Hermes, and other radios.

Skywave Linux is a 64 bit system built over Ubuntu Linux, and may be installed on a bootable USB stick, SD card, DVD, or hard drive.

Features:

  • WebSDR, OpenWebRX radio servers accessible via internet browser.
  • HPSDR servers accessible via QtRadio
  • HPSDR hardware also via cudaSDR
  • RTL-SDR plug-and-play functionality via CubicSDR, Gqrx, and QtRadio
  • RTL-SDR ADS-B tracking and mapping via Dump1090
  • RTL-SDR RDS decoding via Gqrx and Redsea
  • SDRPlay, Airspy radio hardware is supported.
  • LADSPA audio plugins for EQ/Compression/Limiting
  • WSJT -X / WSPR-X weak signal digimode software
  • Weather Satellite Decoding via WXtoImg
  • Satellite tracking with Gpredict
  • Trunked Radio System Reception with SDRTrunk
  • Radio firmware & data management with CHIRP
  • Kodi Media Center for conventional internet streaming

skywavelinux-007

skywavelinux.com
sourceforge.net/projects/skywavelinux

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

Lossless Audio Checker ~ Truly Lossless Or Not


Internet music dealers currently sell “CD-Quality” tracks, or even better (“Studio-Master”), thanks to lossless audio coding formats (FLAC, ALAC). However, a lossless format does not guarantee that the audio content is what it seems to be. The audio signal may have been upscaled (increasing the resolution), upsampled (increasing the sampling rate) or even transcoded from a lossy to a lossless format. Lossless Audio Checker analyzes lossless audio tracks and detects upscaling, upsampling and transcoding.

http://losslessaudiochecker.com

ScorchCrafter ~ Guitar FX DAW Plugins


A group of audio DAW plug-ins targeting Windows (VST), Mac (VST/AU), and Linux, mostly for guitar amplifier simulation, with the C-120 being the flagship product (which started off long ago as a closed-source VST). Open source, mostly under GPL.

Features

  • Up to 128-bit (internal) Multi-Stage Guitar Amplifier Layered Distortion, also runs in 64 and 32 bit modes
  • Native Mac and Linux ports coming soon
  • Advanced maths for tube-like guitar amplifier distortion, doesn’t use cheap waveshaping
  • Designed with dynamic response that changes according to the input level – Much more than just a basic “sample in, sample out”
  • Up to 12x Internal Oversampling, separate controls for live/online and off-line render
  • Multi-Band EQ – low, mid, high, contour, presence
  • Built-in custom convolution-based cab-mic effect, works with almost any sample rate and/or audio buffer size
  • New version of C120 has less clutter in GUI, separate page for advanced features
  • No commercial bloat!
  • GPL license, but just for the plug-in itself
  • Any rendered/processed audio is YOURS (any license you want)!
  • Hand-Coded in C++, pre-fab code or “wizards” were NOT used to build this!
  • Primarily built with MinGW-w64 and Code::Blocks IDE
  • NEW Jykwrakker plugin also features custom stereo reverb FX you won’t find elsewhere.
  • NEW Source code available under zlib license (long overdue)

scorchcrafter

sourceforge.net/projects/scorchcrafter

Nootka ~ Learn Classical Score Notation


Nootka is an application to help learn classical score notation. It helps in understanding the rules of reading and writing scores and helps with developing skills of playing and singing notes.

Simply: users looks at piece of a score, plays it, while Nootka is listening to it, checks and shows was it played well. All in real time.

Features:

  • interactive interface to discover the rules of musical notation
  • exercises with possibility to create own sets
  • accurate method for detecting sung and played sounds
  • natural sound of guitars
  • clefs (treble, bass and others) and grand staff
  • analysis of results
  • different kinds of guitars and their tuning

Nootka

nootka.sourceforge.io
sourceforge.net/projects/nootka

INFAMOUS Plugins ~ Linux LV2 Audio Plugins


These are audio plugins in the LV2 format, developed for Linux. Most are suitable for live use (exceptions are noted in the description).

  1. Cellular Automaton Synth
  2. Envelope Follower
  3. Hip2B
  4. Cheap Distortion
  5. Stuck

http://github.com/ssj71/infamousPlugins
http://ssj71.github.io/infamousPlugins/plugs.html