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.

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LMMS – Project View

Linux / MacOS / Windows

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