Convert text to International Morse Code. Input is ASCII text. Output can be: - . -..- - on the console, raw 8bit PCM suitable for piping to /dev/audio, .wav files or even (mp3|ogg). Good for headlines on your MP3 player or code practice.
Real-time audio synthesis engine and music programming language
N.B. SuperCollider is now hosted at GitHub, and the most recent versions can be downloaded from there. http://supercollider.github.io A real time audio synthesis engine, and an object-oriented programming language specialised for music. SuperCollider was created in 1996 by James McCartney, now (since version 3) released as free software.
The Pure Data (short Pd) project on SourceForge unifies the extensions (or externals) written for the Pure Data Graphical Computer Music System written by Miller Puckette with contributions from many others.
eGuideDog project develops free software for the blind. Currently, we focus on WebSpeech, Ekho TTS and WebAnywhere.
free cross-platform music creation software
LMMS is a free cross-platform software which allows you to produce music with your computer. This covers creating melodies and beats, synthesizing and mixing sounds and arranging samples. You can have fun with your MIDI keyboard and much more – all in a user-friendly and modern interface. Furthermore LMMS comes with many ready-to-use instrument and effect plugins, presets and samples.
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 advanced drum machine with pattern-based programming
Hydrogen is an advanced drum machine for GNU/Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. It's main goal is to bring professional yet simple and intuitive pattern-based drum programming.
Entrain your brain!
A programmable audio generator intended as an aural aid to meditation, implementing the binaural beat principle as described in Gerald Oster's Oct. 1973 Scientific American article "Auditory Beats in the Brain."
A multi-platform software synthesiser emulating (somewhat inaccurately) pre-GM MIDI devices such as the Roland MT-32, CM-32L, CM-64 and LAPC-I. In no way endorsed by or affiliated with Roland Corp. Source hosted at: http://www.github.com/munt/
ZynAddSubFX is a powerful realtime, multi-timbral software synthesizer for Linux, OSX, and Windows. It is microtonal, and the instruments made by it sounds like those from professional keyboards. The program has effects like Reverb, Echo, Chorus, Phaser...
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.
Free open source DAW, MIDI sequencer, software synthesizers
Frinika is a free, complete music workstation software for Linux, Windows, Mac OSX and other operating systems running Java. It features sequencer, soft-synths, realtime effects and audio recording.
A Software synthesizer for Linux
A software synthesizer for Linux, originally forked from ZynAddSubFX (Copyright 2002-2009 Nasca Octavian Paul) in 2009 by Alan Calvert. Initially, Yoshimi delivered the same synthesizer capabilities. After early improvement of Jack and Alsa midi/audio performance, now many new features have been added, and we are concentrating on accessibility. There is also a highly detailed user guide under development: https://github.com/ahlstromcj/yoshimi-doc
Bristol is synth emulation package for a diverse range of vintage synthesisers, electric pianos and organs. The application consists of a multithreaded audio synthesizer and a user interface called brighton.
eChanter is an Open Source electronic bagpipe project, based on the Arduino platform, using capacitive touch sensors, with polyphonic wavetable synthesis PCM audio at 8KHz. See Files for the development version, eChanter v3.0.
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.
patch editor for the E-MU Proteus 2000 synthesizer family
A cross-platform patch editor for the E-MU Proteus 2000 sample-based synthesizer family. prodatum is free software.
Drum machine, sequencer, DAW, midi, designed for creativity
orDrumbox is a free drum machine software, pattern oriented designed to be as creative as possible with unusual features : auto-composition, polyrhythms, arpeggiator, automatic sounds/track matching , custom softsynths, lowfi rendering, audio filters, midi .
A fluidsynth Qt GUI Interface
Qsynth is a fluidsynth GUI front-end application, written in C++ around the Qt framework, using Qt Designer. Eventually it may evolve into a softsynth management application allowing the user to control and manage a variety of command line softsynths.
A Sequenced Binaural Wave Generator for Linux+Windows. May be used to generate sounds that entrain the brain's waves to oscillate at selected frequencies to aid in relaxation, lucid dreaming, meditation, clear thought, out-of-body experiences + more
As a library of classes for generating and manipulating music and sound, jMusic provides a solid framework for computer assisted composition in Java. jMusic has a music data structure based upon note/sound events and methods for modifying and structu
AlsaModularSynth is a MIDI controlled realtime modular synthesizer and effect processor with support for LADSPA and JACK.
amsynth has moved! The latest version can be found at http://amsynth.github.io/
A SoundFont editor and other software for editing, managing and sharing sample based MIDI instrument files for computer music composition. Support for other formats is planned.
CECILIA is an environment for music and signal-processing that uses Csound as its underlying audio processing engine. One can think of CECILIA as a completely programmable sound-processing tool, with real-time interactive processing on soundfiles or live