MPEG Maaate (MPEG audio analysis toolkit) is a C++ toolkit to parse and analyse audio data in the frequency domain, e.g. analysing MPEG-1/2 Layers 1-3 audio files in the compressed domain. It makes the encoded fields of an MPEG audio stream accessible and provides some content analysis functions like silence detection.
The Snack sound extension adds commands for sound play/record and sound visualization, e.g. waveforms and spectrograms. It supports in- memory sound objects, file based audio, streaming audio, WAV, AU, AIFF, and MP3 file formats, synchronous and asynchronous playback. The visualization canvas item types update in real-time and can output postscript. New commands and file formats can be added using the Snack C-API.
Waterfall is a visualization plugin for XMMS. It's yet another spectrum analyzer, but it presents the data better, which makes it more interesting to watch. Most analyzers show a changing 2D bar graph of frequency vs. intensity. This one shows a scrolling 4D plot of frequency, time, intensity, and a configurable fourth variable mapped to hue.
Xoscope (or oscope) is a digital oscilloscope using input from a sound card or EsounD and/or a ProbeScope/osziFOX. Its features include 8 simultaneous signal displays, 1 us/div to 2 s/div time scale, built-in and external math functions including inverse, sum, diff, avg, xy, and FFT, 23 memory buffers, 5 automatic measurements, and file save/load.