Midi Sheet Music is a free program that plays MIDI music files while highlighting both the piano keys and sheet music notes. Works on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux Ubuntu.
Sndio is a small audio and MIDI framework part of the OpenBSD project and ported to FreeBSD, Linux and NetBSD. It provides a lightweight audio & MIDI server and a fully documented user-space API to access either the server or the hardware directly in a uniform way. Sndio is designed to work for desktop applications, but pays special attention to synchronization mechanisms and reliability required by music applications. Reliability through simplicity are part of the project goals.
You have the need for professional and state-of-the-art audio plug-ins – but don’t have thousands of bucks to spend on it? Then we believe you will love Calf Studio Gear! Focused on high-quality sound processing and a highly usable interface Calf Studio Gear is designed to give you a professional production environment for your open source operating system. Play your SF2 sample banks, create filthy organs, fatten your sounds with phasers, delays, reverbs and other FX, process your recordings with gates, compressors, deesser and finally master your stuff with multiband dynamics – for free! Calf Studio Gear is available exclusively for LINUX-based operating systems and runs as a stand-alone effect rack connectable through Jack sound server or as plug-ins in every audio host that is able to fire up LV2 compliant devices, e.g. the highly recommended Ardour Audio Workstation
TAL Reverb-II is a super diffuse and lush reverb effect with a fast build up time. Ideal for ambient reverb sounds.
TAL-Reverb-III is an easy to use stereo reverb plugin. It’s popular because it’s very very diffuse sound 😉 It has an additional signal feedback path.
Show synced lyrics with your favorite media player on Linux. OSD Lyrics is a desktop application to view lyrics compatible with various media players. It is not a plugin but a standalone program. OSD Lyrics shows lyrics on your desktop, in the style similar to KaraOK. It also provides another displaying style, in which lyrics scroll from bottom to top. OSD Lyrics can download lyrics from the network automatically.
Shairport Sync is an AirPlay audio player – it plays audio streamed from iTunes, iOS, Apple TV and macOS devices and AirPlay sources such as Quicktime Player and ForkedDaapd, among others.
Audio played by a Shairport Sync-powered device stays synchronised with the source and hence with similar devices playing the same source. In this way, synchronised multi-room audio is possible for players that support it, such as iTunes and the macOS Music app.
Shairport Sync runs on Linux, FreeBSD and OpenBSD. It does not support AirPlay video or photo streaming.
Skywave Linux is a 64 bit live system providing installed and configured software for accessing software defined radio servers locally and on the internet. With this operating system, a person may tune shortwave broadcasts, amateur radio, aeronautical, maritime, or other signals received at remote servers around the world.
SDR software is configured for popular devices, such as the RTL-SDR dongles, Softrocks, Hermes, and other radios.
Skywave Linux is a 64 bit system built over Ubuntu Linux, and may be installed on a bootable USB stick, SD card, DVD, or hard drive.
- WebSDR, OpenWebRX radio servers accessible via internet browser.
- HPSDR servers accessible via QtRadio
- HPSDR hardware also via cudaSDR
- RTL-SDR plug-and-play functionality via CubicSDR, Gqrx, and QtRadio
- RTL-SDR ADS-B tracking and mapping via Dump1090
- RTL-SDR RDS decoding via Gqrx and Redsea
- SDRPlay, Airspy radio hardware is supported.
- LADSPA audio plugins for EQ/Compression/Limiting
- WSJT -X / WSPR-X weak signal digimode software
- Weather Satellite Decoding via WXtoImg
- Satellite tracking with Gpredict
- Trunked Radio System Reception with SDRTrunk
- Radio firmware & data management with CHIRP
- Kodi Media Center for conventional internet streaming
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.