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Qsynth is described as 'simple Qt4 application wrapper for the FluidSynth software MIDI sequencer for Linux. Qsynth is a fluidsynth GUI front-end application written in C++ around the Qt4 toolkit using Qt Designer' and is an app. There are more than 10 alternatives to Qsynth for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and Advanced Linux Sound Architecture. The best alternative is VirtualMIDISynth, which is free. Other great apps like Qsynth are FluidSynth, Skale Tracker, AudioMulch and Tyrell N6.

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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux
  • BSD

Qsynth is a simple Qt4 application wrapper for the FluidSynth software MIDI sequencer for Linux....

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  1. VirtualMIDISynth icon

    VirtualMIDISynth

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    VirtualMIDISynth is a software MIDI synthesizer implemented as a Windows multimedia user driver, accessible as a standard MIDI Out device.

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  2. FluidSynth

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    FluidSynth is a real-time software synthesizer based on the SoundFont 2 specifications and has reached widespread distribution.

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  3. Skale Tracker icon

    Skale Tracker

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Skale Tracker is a music tracker (a special kind of music sequencer) available for Windows and Linux on the desktop as well as in a Flash-based browser verison.

    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsSkale Tracker support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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    Discontinued

    Online version is no longer available. Last desktop version, v0.81, released on December 2005, it's still downloadable and usable.

    Flash-based Online Version (no longer available)
  4. AudioMulch icon

    AudioMulch

    • Mac
    • Windows

    AudioMulch is an interactive musician's environment for PC and Mac. It is used for live electronic music performance, composition and sound design.

    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsAudioMulch support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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  5. Tyrell N6 icon

    Tyrell N6

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows

    Tyrell is the name of a project by the German online magazine Amazona.de. A reader survey and follow-on forum posts provided a pool of ideas for a low cost HARDWARE analogue synth, which Mic 'Moogulator' Irmer used to develop quite a powerful concept.

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  6. Phasex

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
    • JACK Audio Connection Kit

    PHASEX is an experimental software synthesizer for use with Linux/ALSA/JACK.

    ⚫︎ Support for MIDIPhasex includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
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    I use both. Phasex is resource hungry, so I make soundfonts of the sounds I generate and play them from qsynth (1 instance) or fluidsynth (2 instances in my stage setup). Phasex is a true synth and very powerful.

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  7. Absynth icon

    Absynth

    • Mac
    • Windows

    ABSYNTH 5 is an exceptional synthesizer with unique sonic potential and more than 2,100 preset sounds.

    ⚫︎ Support for MIDIAbsynth includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
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  8. TAL-NoiseMaker icon

    TAL-NoiseMaker

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    TAL-NoiseMaker is an improved version of TAL-Elek7ro and has a completely new synth engine and a lot of improvements in sound and usability. The synth also includes a small effect section with a reverb, chorus and a simple bit crusher effect.

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  9. Podolski icon

    Podolski

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows

    Podolski is a simple, CPU-efficient virtual analogue synthesizer. Basically a cut down version of FilterscapeVA with just one oscillator, one filter, one envelope and two LFOs, it also features a Zebra-style arpeggiator/sequencer plus chorus and delay effects.

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  10. Zebralette icon

    Zebralette

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows

    Zebralette is just one of Zebra2's oscillators packed into a simple, easy-to-learn framework – but you have everything you need to make some pretty amazing sounds. Sounds that can be directly loaded into Zebra2 later.

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