mp3menu lets you select and play your music files using iselect and AlsaPlayer. Mainly MP3’s, but this will actually play anything AlsaPlayer and libaudio can handle, so WAV and FLAC are covered, as well as a bunch of ancient formats dating back to the 1980s. Sadly, M4A is not.
Requires: 1. AlsaPlayer 2. Iselect 3. Bash – mp3menu is a bash script. It might work with zsh, dash and other shells, or it might not.
FoobarSync is an command line driven VBscript which will synchonize parts from your foobar2000 Medialibrary and Playlists to one or more targets in a very flexible way.
Lets say you have a USB-Stick for your car entertainment system plus an Android device. Sure you want to have some music in your car and on your Android. But your car only accepts MP3 and needs a special folder-layout while your Android device plays many formats, but you want to save space and therefore want lower bitrates. And at least you want to have different albums and playlists in your car then on your Android. FoobarSync will help you to meet those demands plus more.
FoobarSync will get a subset of items from your Medialibrary AND your playlists, defined by a search-query and other rules. The selected items can be defined per target (one configuration file per target). This configuration file is stored in the root folder of the target. When synchronizing each item is checked against the defined rule sets and then a) copied to the target or b) converted to the target. If your subset (choosen items) in foobar2000 changes, these changes will get synchonized as soon as you rerun FoobarSync.
PySynth is a suite of simple music synthesizers and helper scripts written in Python 3. It is based on a synth script I found on the Web and then modified for my purposes. The goal is not to produce many different sounds, but to have scripts that can turn ABC notation or MIDI files into a WAV file without too much tinkering.
There are nine PySynth variants now: PySynth A, the oldest variant, only needs Python itself, and sounds somewhat like a cross between a flute and organ. PySynth B is more complex in sound and needs NumPy. It is supposed to be a little closer to a piano. No competition for Pianoteq of course, but a reasonable fit for keyboard music. PySynth E is similar, but an FM-synthesized e-piano so it sounds much brighter than B (slightly DX7 e-piano-like; I used the DX7 presets in hexter as a basis). PySynth S is more comparable to a guitar, banjo, or harpsichord, depending on note length and pitch. PySynth C, D, and P are subtractive synths, reminiscent of 1970s analog synthesizer voices.
The synthesizers are all monophonic, i.e. they can only play one note at a time. (Although successive notes can overlap in PySynth B and S, but not A.) However, two or more output files can be mixed together…
Protoplug is a VST/AU plugin that lets you load and edit Lua scripts as audio effects and instruments. The scripts can process audio and MIDI, display their own interface, and use external libraries. Transform any music software into a live coding environment!
Cross-platform: builds for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. This means that all protoplug scripts are compatible with these platforms and can be loaded into a huge amount of audio software (glory to JUCE).
Fast: Use the speed of LuaJIT, and perform DSP tasks as efficiently as old school C implementations.
Free and open source: Want a new feature? Add it yourself. The source is MIT-licensed and available on Github.
The library does not require a database back-end. It parses the directory structure, best suited for a [ROOT]/[ARTIST]/[ALBUM]/[TRACKS] type of layout. This isn’t required, but makes for the best user experience. Random playlists can also be generated.
The code contained in this script has not been minified. It is written in long form and is well-documented for ease of use and customization.
Individual tracks are optionally presented with download links. Minimal effort has been put into limiting the reach of the player and download links. It is limited, by default, to the three audio file types that are supported by HTML5. It is advised that you password protect the Music Library & Player directory using htaccess or other method to restrict public access.
Responsive web music library and player
HTML5 or m3u file
Perfect for a NAS or personal website
Easy to setup with little to no programming
No database back-end. Directories are parsed into Artist/Album/Track playlists
David Huron created Humdrum in the 1980s, and it has been used steadily for decades. Humdrum is a set of command-line tools that facilitates musical analysis, as well as a generalized syntax for representing sequential streams of data. Because it’s a set of command-line tools, it’s program-language agnostic. Many have employed Humdrum tools in larger scripts that use PERL, Ruby, Python, Bash, LISP, and C++.
… Although Csound has a strong tradition as a tool for composing electro-acoustic pieces, it is used by composers and musicians for any kind of music that can be made with the help of the computer. Csound has traditionally been used in a non-interactive score driven context, but nowadays it is mostly used in in a real-time context. Csound can run on a host of different platforms including all major operating systems as well as Android and iOS. Csound can also be called through other programming languages such as Python, Lua, C/C++, Java, etc.
Adding scripts is one method used to extend Foobar’s abilities. Not only are there quite a few existing useful scripts, new custom scripts can be written. One great script is the Biography script which displays biography and rating information from both AllMusic and Last.FM