BEAST (music composition) Beast is a music composition and modular synthesis application released as free software under the GNU GPL and GNU LGPL licenses, that runs under Unix. It supports MIDI, WAV/AIFF/MP3/OggVorbis/etc audio files and LADSPA modules.
Beep Media Player The Beep Media Player (BMP) is an audio player application based on the XMMS multimedia player.
BRP-PACU BRP-PACU is a dual channel FFT audio analysis tool.
ChucK ChucK is a concurrent, strongly timed audio programming language for real-time synthesis, composition, and performance, which runs on Mac OS X, Linux, Microsoft Windows, and iOS. It is designed ...
Clementine (software) Clementine is a cross-platform free and open source music player and library organizer.
cmus Cmus is a small and fast console audio player for Unix-like operating systems.
Cog (software) Cog is an open source audio player for Mac OS X. The basic layout is a single-paned playlist interface with two retractable drawers, one for navigating the user's music folders and another for v...
Common Lisp Music CLM (originally an acronym for Common Lisp Music) is a music synthesis and signal processing package in the Music V family created by Bill Schottstaedt.
Csound Csound is a computer programming language for sound, also known as a sound compiler or an audio programming language, or more precisely, an audio DSL. It is called Csound because it is written i...
Disposable Soft Synth Interface Disposable Soft Synth Interface (DSSI) is a virtual instrument (software synthesizer) plugin architecture for use by music sequencer applications.
DSSI DSSI stands for Disposable Soft Synth Interface.
EasyTag EasyTag is a graphical tag editor for Linux, OS X, and Microsoft Windows.
Enlightened Sound Daemon In computing, the Enlightened Sound Daemon (ESD or EsounD) is the sound server for Enlightenment and GNOME.
ESound Esound (also referred to as ESD) is a small sound daemon for both Linux and UNIX. ESD was created to provide a consistent and simple interface to the audio device, so applications do not n...
Ex Falso (software) Ex Falso is a cross-platform free and open source Audio Tag editor and library organizer.
Exaile Exaile is a music player that was originally conceived to be similar in style and function to KDE's Amarok 1.4, but uses the GTK+ widget toolkit rather than Qt. It is written in Python and utilizes the GStreamer media framework.
EXMARaLDA EXMARaLDA is a set of free software tools for creating, managing and analyzing spoken language corpora.
FLAC FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) is a codec for lossless compression of digital audio.
FluidSynth FluidSynth, formerly known as iiwusynth, is a free open source software synthesizer which converts MIDI note data into an audio signal using SoundFont technology without need for a SoundFo...
Free Lossless Audio Codec Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC) is an audio compression codec that employs a lossless data compression algorithm.
Freemake Audio Converter Freemake Audio Converter is a freeware audio conversion utility developed by Ellora Assets Corporation.
FreqTweak FreqTweak is an open-source tool for real-time audio spectral manipulation and display.
Gnaural Gnaural is brainwave entrainment software for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux licensed under the GNU General Public License.
GNOME Videos GNOME Videos, formerly known as Totem, is a media player for the GNOME computer desktop environment. GNOME Videos uses the Clutter and the GTK+ toolkits. It is officially included in GNOME starting from version 2.10, but de facto it was already included in most GNOME environments.
Grip (software) Grip is a free Compact Disc player and CD ripper within the GNOME project.
gtkpod gtkpod provides a graphical user interface that enables users of Linux and other Unix operating systems to transfer audio files onto their iPod Classic, iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle, iPod Photo, or i...
Guayadeque Guayadeque is a free and open-source audio player with database written in C++ using the wxWidgets toolkit.
Guayadeque Music Player Guayadeque is a free and open-source audio player with database written in C++ using the wxWidgets toolkit.
Hymn (software) Hymn (stylized as hymn), which stands for Hear Your Music aNywhere is a piece of computer software, and the successor to the PlayFair program.
Icecast Icecast is a streaming media project released as free software maintained by the Xiph.org Foundation.
JACK Audio Connection Kit JACK Audio Connection Kit is a professional sound server daemon that provides real-time, low latency connections for both audio and MIDI data between applications that implement its API. JACK has been developed by a community of open source developers led by Paul Davis and has been a key piece of...
Java OpenAL Java OpenAL (JOAL) is one of several wrapper libraries that allows Java programmers to access OpenAL. This allows Java programmers to use 3D sound in applications.
JFugue JFugue is an open source programming library that allows one to program music in the Java programming language without the complexities of MIDI. It was first released in 2002 by David Koelle.
Jokosher Jokosher is a free software, non-linear multi-track digital audio editor, which is released under the GNU GPL. It is being developed in Python, using the GTK+ interface and GStreamer as an audio back-end, initially just for the Linux operating system but now also with support for Windows...
Kid3 Kid3 is an open-source cross-platform audio tag editor for many audio file formats.
LADSPA LADSPA is an acronym for Linux Audio Developers Simple Plugin API.
Libmpeg2 libmpeg2 is a free and open source software library for decoding MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 video streams.
libsndfile libsndfile is a widely used C library written by Erik de Castro Lopo for reading and writing audio files.
LinuxSampler LinuxSampler is a music sampler under active development, aiming to provide a pure software audio sampler with professional grade features, comparable to both hardware and commercial Windows or Mac software samplers and to introduce new features not yet available by any other sampler.
MikMod MikMod is a player for tracker music module song files.
Modular Audio Recognition Framework Modular Audio Recognition Framework (MARF) is an open-source research platform and a collection of voice, sound, speech, text and natural language processing (NLP) algorithms written in Ja...
MP3Gain MP3Gain is an audio normalization software tool.
Mp3splt Mp3splt is an open source digital audio splitter, also called cue splitter.
mpg123 Mpg123 is a free and open-source audio player. As the name suggests, it supports MPEG audio formats, including MP2, and MP3. It is a console application, meaning that it has no graphical user interface. mpg123 builds are only available for Windows; Linux users need to compile mpg123 themselves.
Muine Muine is an audio player for the GNOME desktop environment which runs on Linux, Solaris, BSD and other UNIX and UNIX-like systems.
MusE MusE is a free software MIDI/Audio sequencer with recording and editing capabilities.
Music Macro Language Music Macro Language (MML) is a music description language used in sequencing music on computer and video game systems.
Music on Console Music On Console is an ncurses-based console audio player for Linux/UNIX. It was originally written by Damian Pietras, and is currently maintained by John Fitzgerald. It is designed to be powerful and easy to use, with an interface inspired by the Midnight Commander console file manager.
MusikCube musikCube is a partially open source audio player.
Musix GNU+Linux Musix GNU/Linux is a live CD and DVD Linux distribution for the IA-32 processor family based on Debian.
Musix GNU/Linux Musix GNU/Linux is a live CD and DVD Linux distribution for the IA-32 processor family based on Debian. It contains a collection of software for audio production, graphic design, video editing and general purpose applications.
Network Audio System The Network Audio System (NAS) is an open-source, network-transparent, client–server audio transport system.
NoteEdit NoteEdit is a defunct music scorewriter for Linux and other Unix-like computer operating systems.
OggConvert OggConvert is an Open source tool, released under the GNU LGPL, for converting audio and video files of various types into the free Ogg Vorbis audio format, and the Theora, VP8 and Dirac video f...
Open Sound System The Open Sound System (OSS) is an interface for making and capturing sound in Unix and Unix-like operating systems.
OpenBroadcaster OpenBroadcaster is an open source system to run Community Radio and TV broadcast transmitters with a simple web interface.
OpenMPT OpenMPT is an open source audio module tracker for Windows.
Planet CCRMA Planet CCRMA is a collection of Red Hat packages (RPMs) to help set up and optimize a Red Hat-based workstation for audio work.
PortMusic PortMusic is a set of open source computer libraries for dealing with sound and MIDI. Currently the project has two main libraries: PortAudio, for digital audio input and output, and PortMidi, a...
Praat Praat (the Dutch word for "talk") is a free scientific computer software package for the analysis of speech in phonetics.
Psycle Psycle is a modular music production application to make music on Windows.
PulseAudio PulseAudio is a free cross-platform network sound server, targeting mostly POSIX-compliant operating systems, released under the terms of GNU Lesser General Public License 2.1.
Pure Data Pure Data (Pd) is a visual programming language developed by Miller Puckette in the 1990s for creating interactive computer music and multimedia works.
Pure MediaLibrary Pure MediaLibrary is a GUI-based free software media library for Linux.
PySynth PySynth is a lightweight open source software synthesizer written in Python.
Qjackctl QjackCtl is a Qt-based tool for controlling the JACK Audio Connection Kit.
qmmp qmmp is a free and open-source audio player written in C++ with the help of the Qt library.
QTFairUse QTFairUse is a software application first released in November 2003 by Jon Lech Johansen.
Quod Libet (software) Quod Libet is a cross-platform free and open-source music player, tag editor and library organizer.
Rhythmbox Rhythmbox is an audio player that plays and helps organize digital music.
Rosegarden Rosegarden is a free software digital audio workstation program developed for Linux with ALSA and QT4.
Sndio sndio is a compact audio and MIDI framework part of the OpenBSD project.
Sound Juicer Sound Juicer is an application front-end to the Cdparanoia CD ripping library.
SuperCollider SuperCollider is an environment and programming language originally released in 1996 by James McCartney for real-time audio synthesis and algorithmic composition.
SynFactory SynFactory is a free and open source software synthesizer for Windows.
TiMidity++ TiMidity++, originally and still frequently informally called TiMidity, is a software synthesizer that can play MIDI files without a hardware synthesizer.
Tomahawk (software) Tomahawk is a free, open-source cross-platform music player for Windows, Mac and Linux.
Totem (media player) Totem is a media player for the GNOME computer desktop environment which runs on GNU/ Linux, Solaris, BSD and other Unix and Unix-like systems.
Totem (software) Totem is a media player (audio and video) for the GNOME computer desktop environment which runs on GNU, Linux, Solaris, BSD and other Unix and Unix-like systems.
TTA (codec) True Audio is a lossless compressor for multichannel 8, 16 and 24 bits audio data.
VisualAp VisualAp is a visual framework for building applications and emulate systems.
WavPack WavPack is a free, open source lossless audio compression format.
WildMIDI WildMIDI is a free open source software synthesizer which converts MIDI note data into an audio signal using GUS sound patches without need for a GUS patch-compatible soundcard.
X Audio Compression Toolkit xACT (short for X Audio Compression Toolkit) is a freeware audio utility for Mac OS X. It handles compression and decompression between various lossless audio formats, secure CD rippin...
XMMS X Multimedia System (XMMS) is an audio player for Unix-like systems released under a free software license.
XMMS2 XMMS2 (X-platform Music Multiplexing System 2) is a new generation of the XMMS audio player.
Zinf Zinf is a free audio player released under the GNU General Public License.
ZynAddSubFX ZynAddSubFX is a free open source software synthesizer for Linux, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows.