DAP is a comprehensive audio sample editing and processing suite. It currently supports AIFF and AIFF-C audio files, 8 or 16 bit resolution, and 1, 2 or 4 channels of audio data. The package offers comprehensive editing, playback, and recording facilities including full time stretch resampling, manual data editing, and a reasonably complete DSP processing suite.
Ecasound is a software package designed for multitrack audio processing. It can be used for simple tasks like audio playback, recording, and format conversions, as well as for multitrack effect processing, mixing, recording and signal recycling. It supports a wide range of audio inputs, outputs, and effect algorithms. Effects and audio objects can be combined in various ways, and their parameters can be controlled by operator objects like oscillators and MIDI-CCs. A versatile console-mode user interface is included in the package.
MusE is a multitrack virtual studio for Linux. It supports real-time editing of both MIDI and audio in an integrated environment. It has support for LADSPA and DSSI plugins (with Win VST support), JACK, and ALSA-MIDI output and input as well as internal softsynths. Numerous MIDI editors are available, including a piano roll, score editor, and drum editor. There is full automation for both MIDI and audio.
Protux is being developed to be a complete Digital Media Production tool, or Digital Media Workstation. The focus is on GNU/Linux users, but it runs in any workstation with a Java >=1.5 VM installed, and even over the Web through a standard browser that supports Java. It aims to offer an integrated environment for audio, video, and MIDI production throught a innovative interface where the productivity is focused.
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.
Sweep is an audio editor and live playback tool. It supports many music and voice formats including WAV, AIFF, Ogg Vorbis, Speex, and MP3, with multichannel editing and LADSPA effects plugins. Inside lives a pesky little virtual stylus called Scrubby who enjoys mixing around in your files.
Audacity is a cross-platform multitrack audio editor. It allows you to record sounds directly or to import Ogg, WAV, AIFF, AU, IRCAM, or MP3 files. It features a few simple effects, all of the editing features you should need, and unlimited undo. The audio I/O uses PortAudio, which fully supports OSS, Mac OS X CoreAudio, and Windows WMME, and can be compiled with support for ALSA and Jack.