Rakarrack ~ Guitar Effects For Linux


Rakarrack is a richly featured multi-effects processor emulating a guitar effects pedalboard. Effects include compressor, expander, noise gate, graphic equalizer, parametric equalizer, exciter, shuffle, convolotron, valve, flanger, dual flange, chorus, musical delay, arpie, echo with reverse playback, musical delay, reverb, digital phaser, analogic phaser, synthfilter, varyband, ring, wah-wah, alien-wah, mutromojo, harmonizer, looper and four flexible distortion modules including sub-octave modulation and dirty octave up. Most of the effects engine is built from modules found in the excellent software synthesizer ZynAddSubFX. Presets and user interface are optimized for guitar, but Rakarrack processes signals in stereo while it does not apply internal band-limiting filtering, and thus is well suited to all musical instruments and vocals. Rakarrack is designed for Linux distributions with Jack Audio Connection Kit.

rakarrack

rakarrack.sourceforge.net
sourceforge.net/projects/rakarrack

Bristol ~ Audio Synthesis Emulation


Bristol is synth emulation package for a diverse range of vintage synthesisers, electric pianos and organs. The application consists of a multithreaded audio synthesizer and a user interface called brighton.

Features:

  • Over thirty emulators to mix and match
  • Multitimbral engine
  • Simultaneous splits and layers of different emulators
  • Distributed graphical user interface and engine
  • ALSA Audio and MIDI support
  • Jack Audio and MIDI support
  • OSS Audio and MIDI support
  • LADI Session Manager support
  • JACK Session Manager support
  • Text Based Command Line Interface option
  • Monophonic key preference note logic option

bristol.sourceforge.net
sourceforge.net/projects/bristol

Network Audio System ~ Client Server Sound


The Network Audio System is a network transparent, client/server audio transport system.

Features:

  • Device-independent audio over the network
  • Lots of audio file and data formats
  • Can store sounds in server for rapid replay
  • Extensive mixing, separating, and manipulation of audio data
  • Simultaneous use of audio devices by multiple applications
  • Used by a growing number of ISVs
  • Small size
  • Free! No obnoxious licensing terms

www.radscan.com/nas
sourceforge.net/projects/nas

Cdrdao ~ Disk-At-Once Recording


Cdrdao records audio or data CD-Rs in disk-at-once (DAO) mode based on a textual description of the CD contents.

Advantages of Disk-At-Once (DAO) Recording:

Recording in disk-at-once mode writes the complete disc, i.e. lead-in, one or more tracks and lead-out, in a single step. The commonly used track-at-once (TAO) mode writes each track independently which requires link blocks between two tracks. Older CD-recorder models forced a two second pause (pre-gap) between two tracks whereas newer models allow adjusting of the pause length in TAO mode reducing the number of link blocks to a minimal amount. However, with TAO it is generally not possible to define the data that is written in pre-gaps. But exactly this feature makes audio CD recording interesting, e.g. by creating hidden bonus tracks or track intros in pre-gaps like it is common habit on commercial CDs. Finally, DAO recording is the only way to write data to the unused R-W sub-channels for e.g.  CD-G or CD-TEXT.

Features:

  • Full control over length and contents of pre-gaps (pause areas between tracks). Pre-gaps may be completely omitted, e.g. for dividing live recordings into tracks.
  • Control over sub-channel data like:
    • catalog number
    • copy, pre-emphasis, 2-/4-channel flags
    • ISRC code
    • index marks
  • Support for exact audio, data and mixed mode CD copying.
  • Support for R-W sub-channel writing.
  • Tracks may be composed of different audio files supporting non destructive cut.
  • Accepts WAVE and raw audio files.
  • CD-TEXT reading and writing with drives that support it.
  • CDDB access to automatically create CD-TEXT data.
  • Support for on-the-fly copying.

cdrdao.sourceforge.net
github.com/cdrdao
wiki.hydrogenaud.io/index.php?title=Cdrdao
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cdrdao

Frontend (GUI):
gcdmaster
cdrdao.sourceforge.net/gcdmaster

Yoshimi ~ Linux Software Synthesizer


Yoshimi is a software audio synthesizer, originally forked from ZynAddSubFX. Follow the links in the header for help with downloading and running it. You can also check out the manuals for detailed help, and listen to examples of music created with Yoshimi. Once you have it all set up, here are just some of the features you will find:

  • Three separate engines, each with distinctive characteristics, can be used together or individually
  • Sixteen engine kits for the ultimate in multi-layering of engines, or for synthesized drum kits
  • Vector Control, manage up to four independent sounds on any channel with faders or an X/Y midi joystick
  • Solo step through up to 16 sounds seamlessly while playing in real time (including vector sounds)
  • Microtonal Tuning, Scala-compatible scales and keymaps
  • Extensive Midi-Learn, capture almost all internal controls and many switches with ordinary 7-bit values, or NRPNs, or even 7-bit NRPNs, then edit the responses
  • Command Line Access, headless operation and high accessibility, for those with sight- or motor control issues
  • Rich variations of tone and timbre, Yoshimi provides the means to ensure no two notes are ever identical – just like in the real world

Yoshimi

yoshimi.sourceforge.net
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yoshimi_(synthesizer)