SoundTracker is a music tracking tool for Unix / X11 similar in design to the DOS program FastTracker and the Amiga legend ProTracker. Samples can be lined up on tracks and patterns which are then arranged to a song. Supported module formats are XM and MOD; the player code is the one from OpenCP. A basic sample recorder and editor is also included. SoundTracker is free (“open source”) software, licensed under the GNU GPL.
Aural Probe is a sample librarian tool for computer musicians / audio engineers. Automatically and non-destructively index your disorganised sample collection from a list of folders into categories (kick, snare, hihats etc.) based on folder/filename wildcard matches. Easily audition samples, load/save favourites, and drag-and-drop straight into your sequencer.
Categorize your huge sample collections (20GB+) without moving a single file
Create categories based on file/folder keyword matches (eg. Kick category = “bd”, “kick”, “bassdrum”) or regular expressions
Quickly audition through samples with arrow keys or mouse
Filter samples by file type (WAV, AIFF, FLAC, MP3, WMA, OGG)
Full drag-and-drop support (simply drag a sample from Aural Probe into your sequencer/sampler, just like Windows Explorer)
Mark favorites, filter by favorites, load/save favorite lists
Automatic rescan and categorization of samples on changed categories or sample folder layout
See details about highlighted sample in status bar
‘Always on top’ mode to make frequent dragging of samples into other windows easier
Right-click a sample for frequently used shortcuts (Explore, Copy, Copy Shortcut, Favorite, Delete)
100% read-only – does not move/modify your samples, just indexes them
Minimize to system tray
Giada is a free, minimal, hardcore audio tool for DJs, live performers and electronic musicians. How does it work? Just pick up your channel, fill it with samples or MIDI events and start the show by using this tiny piece of software as a loop machine, drum machine, sequencer, live sampler or yet as a plugin/effect host. Giada aims to be a compact and portable virtual device for Linux, Mac and Windows for production use and live sets.
The LinuxSampler project was founded in 2002 with the goal to produce a free, (cross-platform), streaming capable, open source, pure software audio sampler with high stability, efficiency and very low latency, while providing professional grade features, comparable to both hardware and commercial Windows / Mac software samplers and to introduce new features not yet available by any other sampler in the world.
OpenSebJ is a free real time audio sample mixer that runs on Microsoft Windows. The source code for OpenSebJ is released under the GNU General Public License.
Supports loading of 255 audio samples, in wav format, which can be played in real time.
Sample properties such as volume, pan and frequency can be adjusted individually for each sample. (even during mid-play)
A composition tool is provided and presented in a familiar multi-track sequencer environment. Looping compositions are also supported.
Samples can be linked to keys on a keyboard and triggered in real time when a key press occurs.
Each sample can also have the play cursor position adjusted while the sample is playing, to provide a virtual needle to be moved.
Stream to disk recording, allows all audio played from OpenSebJ to be saved.
Pitch shifter roll, allows an order to be set up, so that each time a sample is played, the next pitch shift in the sequence is undertaken before the sample is played. i.e. set up a sample to key ‘1’, then set up a pitch shift sequence, high, mid, low, higher, etc. (using frequency values which are transposed onto screen ‘ranges’ to allow easier utilization).