powerZwitch's Top 10 FOSS: Audio

FOSS = Free Open Source Software


  • Audacious

    Free Windows Linux BSD Xfce Website

    Audacious is an advanced audio player. It is free, lightweight, based on GTK+, runs on Linux and many other *nix platforms and is focused on audio quality and supporting a wide range of audio codecs. There is also support for several visual styles from Winamp. Its advanced audio playback engine is considerably more powerful than GStreamer. Audacious is a fork of Beep Media Player (BMP), which itself forked from XMMS.

     

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  • Audacity

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com ... LAME Website

    Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. You can use Audacity to record live audio, convert tapes and records, edit sound files, change the speed or pitch of a recording and much more.

     

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  • Bosca Ceoil

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Adobe AIR Website

    Bosca Ceoil is all about looping, and designed that way at its heart. Songs are built up from lots of tiny 16 note patterns – the intended workflow is that you loop over these single patterns until you have something you like, then you start making variations. If you approach it this way, you’ll find it’s pretty decent at doing that – but it’s not very good at other things, like say, long melody lines. It is what it is! I made it for myself, and the way I work, but hopefully some of you out there will find it useful too. It’s free, and open source under the FreeBSD licence. If anyone wants to port it/fork it, go for it!

     

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  • Clementine

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Website

    Clementine is a cross-platform free and open source music player and library organizer based on Amarok 1.4.

     

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  • LinuxSampler

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    LinuxSampler - free, open source pure software audio sampler with professional grade features.
    The LinuxSampler project was founded with the goal to produce a free, streaming capable open source pure software audio sampler with professional grade features, comparable to both hardware and commercial Windows/Mac software samplers and to introduce new features not yet available by any other sampler in the world.

     

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  • LMMS

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com 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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  • Qmmp

    Free Windows Linux BSD Xfce Website

    Qmmp is an audio-player, written with help of Qt library. The user interface is similar to Small Winamp iconWinamp or xmms.

    Extra features

    XMMS and Winamp 2.x skins support
    10-band equalizer
    MP3, Vorbis, AAC, AAC+ streams support
    MMS support (experimental)
    MPRIS (1.0 and 2.0)
    removable device detection (via HAL or UDisks)
    video playback via Mplayer
    lyrics (using lyrics.wikia.com)
    cover art
    CUE sheet support
    embedded CUE support (for FLAC and WavPack)
    multiple playlists
    automatic charset detection for cue files and ShoutCast metadata
    playlist formats: m3u, pls, xspf
    ReplayGain support
    Last.fm/Libre.fm scrobbler
    CDDB support
    stream browser
    audio formats converter
    external programs execution on track change

     

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  • Quod Libet

    Free Mac Windows Linux Debian Xfce Website

    A extensible Music player with Podcast support, web radio, playlists and many more. As it is written in Python, writing new plug-ins is really easy.

     

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  • Schism Tracker

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku Website

    Schism Tracker is a free reimplementation of Impulse Tracker, a program used to create high quality music without the requirements of specialized, expensive equipment, and with a unique "finger feel" that is difficult to replicate in part. The player is based on a highly modified version of the Modplug engine, with a number of bugfixes and changes to improve IT playback.

    Where Impulse Tracker was limited to i386-based systems running MS-DOS, Schism Tracker runs on almost any platform that SDL supports, and has been successfully built for Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, FreeBSD, AmigaOS, BeOS, and even the Wii. Most development is currently done on i686 Linux. Schism will most likely build on any architecture supported by GCC4 (e.g. alpha, m68k, arm, etc.) but it will probably not be as well-optimized on many systems.

     

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  • Traverso DAW

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Traverso DAW is an audio recording and editing program which is very well suited to record a single voice, a band, an ensemble, a whole orchestra or any other source of music! Both the home and professional user will find Traverso attractive, it's clean interface is easy to learn, and enables you to work quickly and efficiently!

     

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