Giada is a minimal, hardcore audio tool for DJs and live performers. Just pick your sample, drop it in any channel, and start the show by using this tiny piece of software as a loop machine, drum machine, sequencer, live sampler, or effect (VST) host. Giada aims to be a compact and portable virtual device for production use and live sets.
Muxic is a minimal user interface to XMMS2. It is inspired by Winamp Classic's windowshade. It is only meant for controlling and monitoring playback, not for managing a media library or even a playlist. To actually play music, it relies on the XMMS2 (the X-platform Music Multiplexing System 2) daemon, and another XMMS2 client must be used to put some music in your playlist. Muxic's keybindings are based on a subset of Winamp Classic's keyboard shortcuts. Muxic announces track changes using Growl.
Impulse is a bit of eye candy for your desktop. It is a widget that displays a graphical spectrum analyzer on your GNOME desktop. It is written in C and Python, and uses GTK and Cairo graphics to generate the animation. The impulse library creates a pulse audio connection context that reads the output stream from pulseaudio in a thread natively, which can then be read from Python. You can instruct impulse to either output the raw stream or output the FFT of the raw stream.
Scenic is a free software suite for streaming audio, video, and MIDI between live events. It was created at the Society for Arts and Technology (SAT) to give artists a powerful tool for telepresence in live arts contexts, and new media installations. The streaming is done over RTP with the GStreamer multimedia framework. Users can also choose low-bandwidth or high-quality codecs, depending on what is available on their system. It offers up to as many audio channels as your audio device supports. It consists of a desktop application and several command-line utilities: scenic (a Desktop application to stream audio, video, and MIDI over RTP); milhouse (streams audio and video over RTP); midistream (streams MIDI notes and controls over RTP); dc-ctl (controls connected DC IEEE 1394 cameras); firereset (resets an IEEE 1394 bus to help in case of problems); and jack-info (prints information about running JACK servers).
audioloader is a minimalist music library browser that enables the browsing of a local music collection in any Web browser. It supports album/directory oriented audio/music listening. Album playlists are generated dynamically, and can either be queued into Audacious through a script distributed with the application or downloaded and opened with any music player. It is self-contained with no dependency on any external application but the Web browser, and supports cover art display, history, random album selection, and sub-collections. It has limited mobile support, as well.