LilyPond sheet music text editor
Frescobaldi is a free and open source LilyPond sheet music text editor. Designed to be powerful yet lightweight and easy-to-use, Frescobaldi offers great functionality and a host of useful features such as music view with advanced two-way Point & Click, Midi capturing to enter music, a Snippet Manager and many more. Frescobaldi is named after Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643), an Italian composer of keyboard music in the late Renaissance and early Baroque period.
Free music notation & composition software
MuseScore is the leading free & open source music notation software for Windows, Mac and Linux. It is easy to use and makes beautiful sheet music. MuseScore is often praised as a cost effective alternative for Sibelius and Finale. Support MuseScore at http://musescore.org/en/donate Like MuseScore on Facebook: http://facebook.com/musescore
The MIDI sequencer that features a rich understanding of music notation along with basic support for digital audio
Leadsheet notation with auto-generated playback, improvisation advice
Impro-Visor® is a music notation tool for producing monophonic lead sheets, specifically intended to help the improviser. 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 http://www.cs.hmc.edu/~keller/jazz/improvisor for general information, including tutorials. Support and additional resources are through the user group https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/impro-visor/info. The most recent source code, since summer of 2015, is housed here: https://github.com/Impro-Visor/Impro-Visor This started when SourceForge was down for over one week during an active development period.
Psycle is a Music tracker (like FastTracker 2 or Impulse Tracker) combined with plugin modularity. It supports its own plugin API, the VST2 plugin standard, and a tracker style sampler playback.
MusE is a Qt based audio/midi sequencer with editing and recording capabilities for linux.
Rakarrack is a stereo digital effects processor for Linux with jack support. Standard line-up of nearly 40 effects modules include Equalizers, Reverbs, Echo, Flange, Chorus, Distortions, WahWah, Vocoder, and other filters and processing modules.
An algorithmic music composition system
Common Music (CM) is a real-time music composition system implemented in JUCE/C++ and Scheme. It generates musical output via MIDI, OSC, CLM, FOMUS and CSOUND. Its user application is called GRACE (Graphical Real-time Algorithmic Composition Environment)
Versatile algorithmic random music generation software written in Java
SoundHelix is a free versatile Java framework for algorithmic random music composition. SoundHelix can generate random songs, play them (for example, on any number of MIDI devices or MIDI-capable software synthesizers) and is highly customizable using XML configuration. SoundHelix also allows writing the generated music as MIDI files. SoundHelix produces music that is actually enjoyable to listen to.
music composition and notation software, audio to midi converter
Jniz is a piece of software designed for musicians as a support tool to the musical composition. It allows you to build and to harmonize several voices according to the rules of classical harmony. Sound/audio-to-Midi converter: real-time conversion of any monophonic sound (voice, instrument etc.) into notes / tones. Jniz is a free proprietary piece of software. You do not have the right to sell, distribute Jniz or use its sources under penalty of law. You will infringes on the Jniz staff property rights. Please review the use license here: http://www.jniz.org/index.php/en/license
An automatic sample librarian tool for musicians
Aural Probe is a sample librarian tool for computer musicians/audio engineers. Automatically and non-destructively index your disorganised sample collection from a list of folders into categories (kick, snare, hihats etc.) based on folder/filename wildcard matches. Easily audition samples, load/save favourites, and drag-and-drop straight into your sequencer.
Featureful native Commodore 64 music tracker with MIDI/XM converter
A featureful SID-music creation tool (tracker) for the Commodore 64. It includes many advanced effects and tools like keyboard-tracking, tempo-programs/funktempo, gateoff-table-pointers, filter-shift, SID-export, executable-export, MIDI/XM conversion and MIDI-input hardware, etc., etc. NOTE: I left SourceForge for reasons not ethical to mention here. You can find me and my further work at these locations: http://hermit.sidrip.com http://csdb.dk/scener/?id=18806 https://github.com/hermitsoft/
Give the chord progression and a style and jchordbox generates a song.
Give the chord progression and a style and JChordBox generates a song. JChordBox is a library tool that can generate backing tracks from a chord progression and a music style. A music Style is describe using an XML and a MIDI file. You can generate an XML Style file from a MIDI file by adding markers to delimit grooves. An XML Song file describes a chord progression and sets the music style to use. JChordBox comes with several command line tools (GenerateSong, CreateStyleFromMidiFile, SongPlayer …). NEW:The application center is called SongPlayer and is a text based user interface that can play JChordBox song. SongPlayer is a MIDI Player that can loop a song, mute or soloing tracks and displays transport informations. SongPlayer is now the default jar application. NEW:Examples have been added to the distribution package.
Networked music collaboration
LNX_Studio is a way of bring people together to make music with new and innovative tools. It's all about creating and sharing ideas. There are many features in LNX_Studio and it's strength lies in putting the creative process at the forefront of a networked collaboration. Making music with your friends is now wonderfully simple.
Buzztrax is a modular music composer for Linux
Buzztrax (formerly known as Buzztard) is a music production environment, based on a very modular approach taking many concepts from trackers a step further. It runs under Linux and is compatible to the windows only and close source software Buzz. The backend is using GStreamer as a multimedia framework. It can use Alsa, Jack, PulseAudio and other audio interfaces.
ScoreDate is a software to learn music reading and ear training
ScoreDate is your date with the music ! It is an open source software written in Java that helps musicians to learn music reading. It also helps you with ear training. It is suitable for any skill, from beginners to professional users. From slow training to first sight reading.
Music Composition software with sound samples using Fmodex
http://www.image-line.com/documents/lovephilter.html Download the juicepack vsti plugin set for fruityloops! avast! antivirus started detecting my compilations as a malware, this program is NOT A VIRUS OR MALWARE. A sample sequencer/drum machine based on fmodex and one of the first to use fmodex with freebasic, to provide convenience of "fruityloops" or "FL-Studio" like music creation. Use the download button to get the latest..... ... Includes software write wave file to disk during playback.........
A music tracker software for Windows.
NOTE: This is a legacy sourceforge project. Please download the software from https://openmpt.org/ instead. The official code repository can now be found at https://source.openmpt.org/browse/openmpt/ OpenMPT is a Windows-based audio application used to produce music. The application was initially a private project developed by Olivier Lapicque and is a popular 'tracker' used by many musicians. OpenMPT is available as both a 32-bit and 64-bit application. For more information and downloads, see https://openmpt.org/ libopenmpt, a cross-platform module playback library, is based on the OpenMPT project. Up-to-date libopenmpt downloads and documentation can be found at https://lib.openmpt.org/
A virtual piano in flash. Play and record music with the mouse or keyboard.
midipiano chung is a free open source standalone virtual midi acoustic piano synthesizer /expander with samples based sounds and originals dsps effects, connected to the choozen virtual midi input (up to 3 if any) and midiout(thru) ports of your computer.It is easily extensible by adding or modifying sound files (mp3,wav) in the /sounds/ folder.Works well as output for midi_chung player and midirec_chung recorder or an external usb midi master keyboard. It is written in compiled freebasic and uses fbsound(freebasic). Can run on a small netbook . Autochord , themeonly, learn (automatic chord learning from played data) functions added to recorder/player .( auto adds/replace chords to any music melody ). can record and export to midifiles. included brainpiano_chung a version with neural network brain autochord trial. (it really adds chords) included brainpiano2_chung version with custom neural network music generator .
The SpatGRIS is a plugin (Mac AU/VST and VST Windows format) designed to compose multichannel space. It allows the user to spatialize the sound in 2D (up to 16 speakers) or in 3D (up to 128 speakers) under a dome of speakers (with the ServerGRIS, under development). SpatGRIS is a fusion of two former plugins by the GRIS: OctoGRIS and ZirkOSC with a lot of new festures. Find the manual at this address: https://sourceforge.net/projects/spatgris/files/SpatGRIS1.0_Manual.pdf.zip/download
Automatic music notation application for musicians and composers.
Linux MIDI arpeggiator, phrase generator and controller LFO
QMidiArp is a MIDI arpeggiator, phrase generator and controller LFO for ALSA and JACK. It can run multiple synchronized arpeggiators, LFOs and step sequencers. The modules are also available as LV2 plugins with Qt user interface. QMidiArp has been growing since june 2009 on top of Matthias Nagorni's original arp idea.
Text-based chiptune creator
Compose chiptunes with text files! And make mp3 and wav files of your songs to share with the world :) The audio synthesizer engine comes with 10 channels (9 music + 1 drum). The retro "beep" sounds reminiscent of old video game consoles and vintage PCs will take you back to the 8-bit era. You can shape your sound with waveforms - square, sawtooth etc. - and add LFO, delay and volume envelopes. Enjoy the 80's-ish synth drums, also! Demo songs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qB6FUTQ5Oz4&list=PLXBNhaAeM7Lxf7ysrFzYFwPYRZM1JCrZr SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/beepcomp Orfium: https://www.orfium.com/profile/beepcomp/ What your music composition will look like: https://sourceforge.net/p/beepcomp/code/ci/master/tree/userdata/ (Similar to MML) Your First Tutorial: http://hiromorozumi.com/beepcomp/learn.html User's Guide: http://hiromorozumi.com/beepcomp/documentation/beepcomp_users_guide.html
GNUGuitarINUX is a GNU/Linux Live CD with a Realtime kernel aiming to be used as an electric guitar pedal effect.