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)

jack-keyboard ~ Virtual Keyboard For JACK MIDI


jack-keyboard is a virtual MIDI keyboard – a program that allows you to send JACK MIDI events ( 😉 play using your PC keyboard). It’s BSD-licensed. User interface is GTK-based.

jack-keyboard

sourceforge.net/projects/jack-keyboard

mp3tomid ~ Polyphonic mp3 To MIDI


mp3tomid chung is a realtime free polyphonic high quality mp3 audio to MIDI converter written in freebasic with fbsound. It converts mp3 files to polyphonic piano MIDI data sent to the chosen MIDI out port, connected for example to a MIDI recorder to produce MIDI files, or to the onboard PC MIDI mapper for direct listening.

Features:

  • converts mp3 files to MIDI in realtime
  • compatible with freemp3_chung & mp3_chung playlists (.mp3list files)
  • include 3 band equalizer, autovol+compressor, speed control for the mp3 input
  • auto pitch lock
  • written in compiled freebasic and uses fbsound to handle mp3 files
  • source code (.bas .bi freebasic files) is included in the zip file
  • can run on a small netbook with Windows 7
  • can export to MIDI files
  • works with Windows 10 64 bits

chungswebsite.blogspot.com/search/label/mp3tomid_chung
sourceforge.net/projects/mp3tomidchung

AutoDrum ~ Automatic Drumware


“AutoDrum” is free, open source software for automatic drum performance. It has following features, and it can be used for imagination of compose, practice of instruments, and so on.

  • 13 preset rhythm patterns can be used, and you can add your original rhythm pattern which is created by your MIDI sequencer.
  • The tempo can be changed at any time while playing. Also, the tempo can be slaved to the external machine in slave mode.
  • Mixer feature, which enables you to change velocity level or mute each drum instruments.
  • Synchronized start and stop function, which enables you to start or stop with your performance with connected MIDI keyboard.
  • MIDI Timing synchronizing clock can be received and sent.
  • Only extracting zip file is required to execute. No need to install.
  • User interface and documentation are Japanese, English, Chinese compliant.
  • User interface is Windows XP / Vista / 7 /8.1’s theme compliant.
  • Unicode compliant.

AutoDrum4.0_en_S

openmidiproject.osdn.jp/AutoDrum

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

ZX Spectrum ~ Computer Sound Chip Emulator


This is Windows or Linux program, designed for playing music for AY-3-8912 sound chip (or its analogs are AY-3-8910 and YM2149F). Emulator emulates these sound chips and does not require real ones. Additionally emulator can play CD’s audio tracks and MIDI-files. Optional BASS by Ian Luck can be used for playing MP3 and MOD music.

bulba.untergrund.net/emulator_e