zxtune ~ Cross-platform Chiptunes Player


Plays audio files from many systems including the ZX Spectrum, Acorn, Amstrad, Amiga, Atari, Commodore 64, GameBoy, MSX, Nes, PC, Phillips, SNES, Sam Coupe, Sega, TurboGrafX, etc.

zxtune.bitbucket.io
github.com/vitamin-caig/zxtune

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

Bluemindo ~ Simple GPL Audio Player


Bluemindo is a really simple yet powerful audio player in Python/PyGTK, using Gstreamer. It’s a free (as in freedom) software, released under GPLv3, only.

Bluemindo’s user interface consists of a main view of all your digitized album discs, which is searchable and filterable. The playback mode is gapless and support ReplayGain (it can also automatically choose to switch between Album and Track modes, depending on the kind of music that’s being played). Last but not least, it brings playlist (automatic and user-made), MPRIS/MediaPlayer2 support and lyrics/artwork downloading.

bluemindo-ui

bluemindo.codingteam.net
http://codingteam.net/project/bluemindo

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

SimpleTAG ~ Massive Audio File Tagger


SimpleTag is a cross-platform desktop tool, which allows to update the labels of all your music before incorporating it into a musical library or cloud service.

Nowadays, the amount of music we have in our equipment is large, it is no longer possible to manage with the traditional system of filenames and directories. The most convenient way is to use the concept of libraries that handle the big market music players: iTunes, Amarok, Windows Media Player, Google Music, … etc.

The labels of music files contains all the information on artist, album, genre, title, lyrics … etc, associated with a song. This information is used by music players to manage their libraries. A good labeling enhances the user experience.

Do you want your music in the cloud? Then before, you have to check the tag information is correct before incorporating. If you do not, you will be unable to locate many of your songs.

Features:

  • Complete file information from audio fingerprint (AcoustID database). This uses the service provided by AcoustId (http://acoustid.org). One colors simple system gives you information about your search results
  • Locate the covers of your songs by the artist/album the song. The location of the cover image, uses Google image services. It also incorporates images that are in the directory you’re processing, treating them as potential cover images.
  • Allows mass renaming music files on disk, based on the tag information. If in addition to either your tagged songs, you want the file names follow a pattern that identifies them, you can use this feature.
  • Supports MP3, Ogg/Vorbis formats
  • Mass-tagging of multiple files
  • Auto enumerate the selected songs. In many cases, the songs do not have track numbers. With this feature, you can set the sequence numbers for all the songs on an album.

simpletag

http://sourceforge.net/projects/simpletag