CheeseTracker is a software sampler and step-based sequencer. It allows a musician to turn single-note samples into instruments capable of covering three or four octaves (by playing the samples at different speeds, resulting in different pitches). In addition, it is possible to take a collection of samples that are recorded at different octaves, and combine them into a single “instrument,” allowing for even more octaves without sampling artifacts.
Using the Pattern Editor, it is possible to compose songs with these instruments that the computer plays automatically. The Pattern Editor allows the user to arrange samples in several independant channels, so that many samples can play simultaneously. These songs, and the samples which comprise their instruments, can be saved together in one-file archives called modules.
CheeseTracker imposes no limits on the length of the samples used. As a result, it can be used as a mixer as well as a sampler/sequencer. Effects such as reverb can be applied to each sample individually, eliminating the need for expensive pedals.
Kwave is a sound editor for the KDE environment. It is written with KDE/QT and is extendable through a powerful plugin interface. For the moment it supports .wav files and many other formats, recording/playback via PulseAudio, Qt Multimedia, OSS and ALSA and some simple effects.
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.
Over thirty emulators to mix and match
Simultaneous splits and layers of different emulators
ScoreDate is your date with the music! It is open source software written in Java that helps musicians learn to read music; it also helps with ear training. It is suitable for any skill level, from beginner to professional; from slow training to first sight reading.
Notes in line exercise
Score reading exercise
Ear training exercise with 4 levels of difficulty
Exercises – creation, edit, save and playback
Statistics with monthly and daily view
Support of four clefs: Violin, Bass, Alto, Tenor, with a maximum of two at the same time
Support of notes: Whole, half, dotted half, quarter, dotted quarter, eighth, triplets, pauses
Selection of the notes range for each clef. Maximum of 4 additional lines above and below the staff
Virtual piano, to exercise without having external devices
Chords, intervals and accidentals exercise
Learning mode, that shows the name of the note or the chord displayed on the staff