Books, music and movies

  • Impro-Visor

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Impro-Visor (short for “Improvisation Advisor”) is a music notation program designed to help jazz musicians compose and hear solos similar to ones that might be improvised. The objective is to improve understanding of solo construction and tune chord changes. There are other, secondary, things it can do, such as improvise on its own. It has also been used for transcription. Because rhythm-section (e.g. piano, bass, drums) accompaniment is automatically generated from chords, Impro-Visor can be used as a play-along device. Now having a wider array of accompaniment styles, its use is not limited to jazz.

    Chord symbols are used to generate backing tracks automatically. Improvisation advice exists in the form of note coloration, database of licks, and automatic lick generation from grammars. Grammars can be learned automatically from transcriptions. Styles can be edited and created by the user. Other features include generation of roadmaps for understanding keys and idiomatic chord progressions, chord voicing keyboard, MIDI and MusicXML export. See for general information, including tutorials. Support and additional resources are through the user group


    • Impro-Visor = Improvisation Advisor, focused on leadsheets with monophonic melody
    • Music notation using point-and-click, with visual harmonic hints and advice
    • Uniform interface on all major platforms (Windows, MacOSX, Linux)
    • Huge store of musical knowledge about chords, scales, licks, etc.
    • Music saved as text files, can be entered as text if desired
    • Auto-generated accompaniment from chord progressions
    • Roadmap generator (showing keys and chord bricks)
    • Automatic grammatical inference for melodic styles
    • Automatic lick generation from grammars
    • User-specifiable accompaniment styles
    • MusicXML import thru MuseScore
    • MusicXML and MIDI exports
    • Easy, fast chord entry
    • Style editor


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  • AmpliTube

    Commercial Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad Website

    Guitar Amp & FX modeling plug-in

    • Amp, Stomp, Cabinet + Mic, Rack FX modeling
    • 160 included gear models
    • 51 Stompbox effects
    • 31 Amp models
    • 46 Cabinet emulations incl. rotary speaker
    • 15 Microphone models
    • 17 Rack effects
    • 8 series/parallel rigs with mono/true stereo in
    • Cabinet module with 2 freely movable Mics
    • Plug-in and standalone
    • Includes Custom Shop for à la carte model purchases


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  • Discogs

    Free Web Android iPhone Website

    Discogs is a crowdsourced music database and marketplace. Discover music, buy and sell music with collectors in the Marketplace in all physical formats.

    Shop for Music & Add to Your Collection
    • Browse available music from sellers across the world.
    • Complete purchases directly through the app using Discogs Payments or PayPal.
    • Music app purchases are routed through secure servers to encrypt and safeguard personal information.

    Sell Music From Your Collection
    • List items for sale on the Discogs Marketplace.
    • Track inventory of for sale items.
    • Respond to inquiries from other Discogs users.

    Catalog & Organize Your Collection
    • Add and remove items from your Discogs Collection on the go.
    • Check to see if you already own a record before you purchase it.
    • Use your phone's camera to search for a release by the barcode.
    • See how many items are in your Wantlist and Collection.
    • Monitor the low, median, and high estimated values of your Collection.

    View Marketplace Pricing
    • Utilize Discogs Marketplace price-range and sales history for vinyl, CD and cassette at your fingertips.
    • Know when you're striking gold with an unbeatable find by referencing marketplace data while crate digging.
    • Never pay more than a record is worth by comparing prices with historical sales data.
    • View your Collection's estimated value.

    Add to your Wantlist
    • Track your grail by adding it to your Wantlist.
    • Get notifications on price changes and new listings on items you are tracking.
    • Remove items from your Wantlist and add them to your Collection after purchasing.

    Manage your Account
    • Edit profile information for your personal Discogs account.
    • Monitor your buyer and seller ratings.
    • Reference your items for sale.
    • Keep track of incoming messages, send new messages, and organize your inbox.

    Discover New Music
    • Search the database and discover new music from anywhere.
    • Search VinylHub for record stores all over the world.


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    Free Personal Windows Website

    ASIO4ALL is a hardware independent low latency ASIO driver for WDM audio devices. It uses WDM (Windows Driver Model) Kernel-Streaming and sometimes even more sophisticated methods to achieve its objectives.

    In order to successfully run ASIO4ALL, you need:

    • A WDM-compatible operating system
    • A WDM-driver for your audio hardware.


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  • Guitarix

    Free Linux BSD Website

    Guitarix is a simple Linux Rock Guitar Amplifier for Small JACK Audio Connection Kit iconJACK Audio Connection Kit with one input and two outputs. Designed to get nice thrash/metal/rock/blues guitar sounds. There are controls for bass, middle, treble, gain (in/out), compressor, preamp, tube's, drive, overdrive, oversample, anti-aliase, fuzz, balance, distortion, freeverb, impulse response, vibrato, chorus, delay, crybaby(wah), ampselector, tonestack, and echo. For 'pressure' in the sound you can use the feedback and feedforward sliders.


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  • Rakarrack

    Free Linux JACK Audio Connection Kit Website

    Rakarrack is a richly featured multi-effects processor emulating a guitar effects pedalboard. Effects include compressor, expander, noise gate, graphic equalizer, parametric equalizer, exciter, shuffle, convolotron, valve, flanger, dual flange, chorus, musicaldelay, arpie, echo with reverse playback, musical delay, reverb, digital phaser, analogic phaser, synthfilter, varyband, ring, wah-wah, alien-wah, mutromojo, harmonizer, looper and four flexible distortion modules including sub-octave modulation and dirty octave up. Most of the effects engine is built from modules found in the excellent software synthesizer ZynAddSubFX. Presets and user interface are optimized for guitar, but Rakarrack processes signals in stereo while it does not apply internal band-limiting filtering, and thus is well suited to all musical instruments and vocals. Rakarrack is designed for Linux distributions with Jack Audio Connection Kit.


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  • Guitar Pro

    Commercial Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad Website

    The software to compose music, transcribe your favorite songs, or simply read the thousands of tabs available on the Internet.


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  • MuseScore

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... BSD iPad Haiku Website

    MuseScore is a free music notation and composition software available for Linux, Windows and Mac. .


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  • go-dsp-guitar

    Free Windows Linux Website

    A cross-platform multichannel multi-effects processor for electric guitars and other instruments.


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  • Finale

    Commercial Mac Windows Website

    Finale is proprietary scorewriting software developed by MakeMusic, Inc. It displays music primarily in music notation and allows for multiple tracks and very specific tweaking of instrument sounds for each track.


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  • Ardour

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux BSD Website

    Ardour is a hard disk recorder and digital audio workstation application. Record, edit, and mix on Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows.


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  • Guitar Rig

    Commercial Mac Windows Website

    Legendary guitar and bass amplifiers modeled with award-winning Dynamic Tube Response Technology.


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  • StaffPad

    Commercial Windows Windows S Website

    StaffPad is a brand new class of notation app, designed to take advantage of the advanced pen and touch input found on Microsoft Surface* and other compatible Windows 8.1 devices. As you write notation using the pen, StaffPad recognises your handwritten music and converts it into a beautifully typeset score which you can further edit, playback, print and share. StaffPad combines the best of working on paper with the best of working digitally, evolving the same process that's been used for hundreds of years to write countless masterpieces. Natural pen input, detailed orchestral playback and powerful score editing features mean that StaffPad is perfect for professionals, and easy for beginners. For the first time, an entire orchestra is available at the tip of your pen. Getting StaffPad is easy - it's available exclusively on the Windows Store. What will your masterpiece be?


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  • LMMS

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD ... Haiku Website

    LMMS is a free cross-platform alternative to commercial programs like Small FL Studio iconFL Studio , which allow you to produce music with your computer. This includes the creation of melodies and beats, the synthesis and mixing of sounds, and arranging of samples. You can have fun with your MIDI-keyboard and much more; all in a user-friendly and modern interface.


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  • ToneLib GFX

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Website

    ToneLib-GFX is a collection of guitar amps, speaker cabinets and effects implemented in software for use with your computer, Windows PC or MAC. The software comes as a Standalone Application and as plug-ins for use with the most popular DAW (digital audio workstation) recording software. The Tonelib-GFX also supports 3rd party impulse responses (IRs), offering even greater tonal flexibility.


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  • Avid Sibelius

    Freemium Mac Windows iPad Website

    Sibelius is a professional music notation software Windows, Mac and historically RISC OS.


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  • VLC Media Player

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Windows S Android Tablet BSD Windows Phone iPad Blackberry 10 Apple Watch Apple TV F-Droid Kindle Fire Haiku Website

    VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework. Owned by the non-profit organization VideoLAN.


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  • Ableton Live

    Commercial Mac Windows Website

    Live is software for creating musical ideas, turning them into finished songs, and even taking them onto the stage.

    With two views - the classic Arrangement View, where musical ideas are laid out along a timeline, and the unique Session View, where you can improvise and quickly experiment with musical ideas - Live is a fast, fun, intuitive way to make music.

    What's new: The latest version of Live comes with everything from workflow enhancements to audio improvements. Simpler has been completely rebuilt with a new interface, warping, slicing, and new analog-modeled filters, which have also been added to Sampler, Operator, and Auto Filter. Improved waveforms and meters give you a better look at the details of your music. And a new technology called Link works under the hood, allowing you to instantly play in perfect sync with multiple instances of Live as well as a growing number of iOS apps.

    Create: No matter how you start your music, Live offers a workflow that will help you get going. Record audio or MIDI from any source. Mix and match loops and samples from any tempo. Work with a huge range of included sounds, instruments, and effects.

    Finish: Live helps you get from a collection of musical ideas to a finished song. With extensive editing workflows, great sounding EQs and compressors, great looking meters and waveforms, and fast, flexible exporting options, Live gives you everything you need to get music done.

    Perform: Take your music out of the studio and onto the stage, with Live’s powerful performance workflows. Since Live handles keeping everything in time, you can play hardware or software instruments, trigger loops, process audio from other musicians, and focus on making music.


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  • Ampache

    Free Mac Windows Linux Self-Hosted PHP ... Cloudron Website

    Ampache is a web based audio streaming application and file manager allowing you to access your music from anywhere, using almost any internet enabled device.


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  • Netflix

    Commercial Windows Web Android iPhone Chrome OS ... Windows S Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Apple TV Daydream Kindle Fire Roku Playstation Fire TV Chromecast Nintendo Switch Xbox Website

    Netflix is the world’s leading subscription service for watching TV episodes and movies on your phone.

    Besides offering a popular DVD rental-by-mail service, Netflix allows you to stream thousands of movies and TV shows to your computer. Watch movies instantly from your PC (with Microsoft Silverlight), mobile device, or straight on your TV.

    No commercials. No hidden fees. Try one month free. You can cancel anytime.

    You can also download some shows and movies to mobile devices for offline viewing. The feature is included in all plans and available worldwide, but Android devices must be able to stream Netflix in HD to select video quality.


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  • DuckieTV

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... Chrome OS Android Tablet Chrome Website

    DuckieTV is an application that takes care of TV-Show addicts by providing a personalized TV-Show calendar.


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  • Apple Books

    Free Mac iPhone iPad Website

    Apple Books is the single destination for all the books you love, and the ones you’re about to.


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  • Scribd

    Commercial Web Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad ... Waze Website

    Scribd is a social publishing site, where tens of millions of people share original writings and documents.

    You can submit documents of various formats, and make them private or viewable by anyone.

    4 Languages: English, Español, Português (Brasil), Scribd also includes the Scribd Store, which lets you purchase thousands of different ebooks.


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  • Bookmate

    Freemium Windows Web Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad Website

    Bookmate is a subscription based e-book service that makes reading accessible to anyone in the world with a mobile phone.


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  • Toad Reader

    Commercial Web Android iPhone iPad Software as a Service (SaaS) Website

    Beautiful white label eReader platform with first-class iOS and Android apps. EPUB’s distributed as a service.


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  • Apple TV

    Freemium Mac iPhone iPad Apple TV Playstation ... Fire TV Roku Chromecast Xbox Website

    Continue to watch your favorite shows and movies, discover new content, and find new video apps. With the Apple TV App, you can do it all in one place.


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    DIRECTV NOW is your NEW standalone streaming service for Live TV and On Demand entertainment. Enjoy local news, sports, events, and shows as they air. Your favorite TV series and movies can be accessed anywhere, anytime.

    Stream local TV, sports, news, events and shows you crave on 100+ live channels, including ABC*, NBC†, Discovery Channel, History, Comedy Central, AMC, A&E, Food Network, The Weather Channel, HGTV, and so many more.

    Sit back and chill with 10,000+ movies and shows – ready when you are.

    DIRECTV NOW works perfectly on your smartphone, tablet, Apple TV, Android TV, or Roku.

    No contracts, No credit checks, and No equipment to lease.


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    Freemium Web Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Website

    Tidal is the world’s first music service with High Fidelity sound quality, High Definition music videos and Curated Editorial by music journalists, artists and experts, making for a simply superior experience.


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  • Apple Music

    Commercial Mac Windows Android iPhone iPad ... Apple Watch Web Website

    To bring you more music than ever with access to millions of songs. To give you personal recommendations from people who know and love music. To deepen the connection between artists and fans. To reimagine radio with a 24/7, global station.


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  • HBO Max

    Commercial Web Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad ... Apple TV Android TV Playstation Chromecast Xbox Website

    HBO Max is a streaming app that combines all of HBO with even more must-see TV series, blockbuster movies, and exclusive Max Originals.


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  • DVD Netflix

    Commercial Web Android iPhone Website

    Complete your Netflix experience with DVD Netflix, the best way to watch new releases, premium TV shows, and movies from every decade.

    DVDs and Blu-ray discs are delivered to you with free shipping. Don’t worry about kiosks, due dates, or late fees. With unlimited entertainment for one monthly flat fee, it’s just happiness delivered to your door!


    • Thousands of movies and TV shows, including the hottest new releases
    • Browse DVDs and Blu-rays by genre and mood: new releases, comedies, dramas, horror
    flicks, romantic films, etc.
    • Quickly add and arrange titles on-the-go
    • Get personalized recommendations and discover new gems to watch
    • Search by titles, actors, genres, and even channels (HBO, Showtime, AMC)
    • We’ll notify you when we ship you something
    • New releases added every week


    1. Browse our extensive catalog and build a queue of titles
    2. We send you DVD or Blu-ray discs with free shipping both ways
    3. Watch and enjoy – keep as long as you want with no late fees or due dates
    4. Return with the prepaid envelope and we’ll send another disc from your queue

    Plans start at just $4.99 per month and your first month is free. Get movie night delivered with a tap of your finger.


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