TX16Wx ~ Software Sampler


Base features

  • Re-sizable, flexible GUI
    • Full Undo/Redo support
    • Built-in file browser with sound playback and wave/program preview
    • Fully skinnable
    • Program icons
  • Dual playback engine
    • Direct from disk – supports massive sample sizes
    • RAM playback – sample accurate loop modulation
  • Unlimited multi-timbral operation
  • 128 voice polyphony
    • Two 6/12/24 dB resonant filters per voice
    • Low-, high, band- and all-pass
    • Notch, peak, low- and high shelf
    • Two sync-able LFO per voice
    • Two Modulation Envelopes per voice
    • Three Step Sequencers per voice
    • Modulation matrix with 16 modulation slots per voice
    • Three-way cross modulation (variable modulation strength)
    • Variable keyboard scales
    • Multiple trigger modes
    • Mono/Poly/Legato operation
    • 8 choke groups per program
    • Per-sample loop start/end/direction modulation
    • Polyphonic glide
    • Multiple glide modes
    • Polyphony limit per channel
    • VST micro tuning support
  • Built-in oscillators
    • Multiple waveforms.
    • Pulse width modulation.
    • Mix synthesized and sampled content.
  • Built-in sample editor
    • Automatic Loop Slicing + slice mapping
    • Actually Samples!* Record audio straight into the sampler from host (Requires routing/input capable host).
      • Built-in MIDI generator and automatic sample cutter for quick re-sampling of external or internal content
    • Automatic pitch detection
    • Loop tools
      • Loop auto detector
      • Loop overlay
    • Non-destructive, interactive loop cross fading
    • Multiple loop definitions per wave
      • Individual loops for sustain/release per mapping
    • Trim, cut, duplicate
    • Pitch detection
    • Normalize
    • Reverse
    • Tempo detection
  • Graphical keyboard mapping editor
    • Automatic sample layout
    • Flexible drag & drop-based group edit
    • Cut & paste or drag and drop move and copy between groups and programs
  • Quick select of sound data via MIDI
  • Drag & drop of samples/programs/performances/banks
  • Multiple outputs
    • 12 Stereo outputs, 8 of which can be switched to mono
    • Individual output mapping for key groups (drums)
  • 16 mappable controllers for modulation
  • 128 mappable VST parameters for modulation
  • All sound parameters can be automated or mapped to MIDI controllers
  • Preview loaded programs and samples in your song before loading
  • Reads multiple sample and bank formats
    • WAV/AIFF/AIFC
    • SoundFont 2
    • SFZ Files
    • Logic EXS
    • Akai AKP
    • Ogg Vorbis
    • FLAC
    • REX/REX2
    • Typhoon compressed AIFC files
    • Original Yamaha OS Wave files
  • 100% documented XML-based sound file format
    • Anyone can write conversion tools.
  • Saves data in DAW project directory
  • Low CPU usage
  • Fully native, optimized for SSE2.
  • Multi platform
    • MacOSX 10.7+ AU/VST2 (64bit)/VST3 (64bit)/AAX
    • Windows 7+ VST/VST3/AAX support
  • 64-bit support
  • Nice sound!

Beast ~ Linux Synthesizer & Music Creation


Beast is a digital synthesizer and music creation system, released as Free Software under the GNU LGPL-2.1+. It has support for Linux Audio Plugins (LADSPA), multi-track editing, unlimited undo, real-time synthesis, MIDI and various audio formats like WAV, AIFF, Vorbis, Soundfont 2, Gus Patch, FLAC and MP3 files, 32bit audio rendering, full duplex support, multi-core audio rendering, SIMD utilisation, precise timing at sample granularity, FFT spectrograms and MIDI automation. The project is translated into a variety of languages.

beast.testbit.eu

github.com/tim-janik/beast

AGS ~ Advanced Gtk+ Sequencer


Advanced GTK+ Sequencer is intended to use for music composition. It features a piano roll, as well a synth, matrix editor, drum machine, soundfont2 player, mixer and an output panel.

It’s designed to be highly configurable, you may add effects to its effect chain, add or remove audio channels/pads.

You may set up a fully functional network of engines, therefore exists a link editor for linking audio lines.

In conjunction with ags you need a realtime kernel and alsa support. `ags` uses conditional locks to keep several threads in sync that’s why you need at least a preemptible kernel.

Features:
  • save or open Advanced Gtk+ Sequencer XML files with XPath support
  • add or remove audio engines with adjustable audio channels and pads
  • link channels with property dialog
  • output panel, mixer, drum and matrix sequencer, soft synth and audio file player
  • piano roll with basic notation editing supporting copy & paste
  • adjustable BPM
  • LADSPA, DSSI and Lv2 support
  • export to WAV, FLAC, OGG and others
  • multiple sinks like Pulseaudio, JACK, ALSA and OSS
  • automation editor
  • waveform editor with copy & paste
  • capture sound with AgsAudiorec machine
  • MIDI instrument input
  • import/export to Standard MIDI Files
  • OSC content format support
  • OSC server for remote control and monitoring

nongnu.org/gsequencer/

sourceforge.net/projects/ags/

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

FluidSynth ~ A SoundFont Synthesizer


FluidSynth is a real-time software synthesizer based on the SoundFont 2 specifications and has reached widespread distribution. FluidSynth itself does not have a graphical user interface, but due to its powerful API several applications utilize it and it has even found its way onto embedded systems and is used in some mobile apps.

Features:

  • Cross platform support (Linux, macOS and Windows to name a few)
  • SoundFont 2 support
  • SoundFont 3 support (vorbis-compressed SF2)
  • Realtime effect control using SoundFont 2.01 modulators
  • Playback of MIDI files
  • Shared library which can be used in other programs
  • Built in command line shell

FluidSynth

www.fluidsynth.org

QSynth ~ FluidSynth GUI Front-end

QSynth is a fluidsynth GUI front-end application written in C++ around the Qt framework using Qt Designer.

qsynth-screenshot1

qsynth.sourceforge.io

LMMS ~ Let’s Make Music


Making beats has never been easier:

  • Produce music with your computer by creating melodies and beats, synthesizing and mixing sounds, arranging samples and much more.
  • Playback instruments, samples and plugins with a typing or MIDI keyboard in a user-friendly and modern interface.
  • Bundled with ready-to-use stuff from an assortment of instrument and effect plugins, presets and samples to VST and SoundFont support.

Made by musicians, for musicians.

lmms-main

LMMS – Project View

lmms.io
github.com/LMMS
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LMMS