MilkyTracker is a multi-platform music application for creating .MOD and .XM module files. It attempts to recreate the module replay and user experience of the popular DOS program FastTracker II, with special playback modes available for improved Amiga ProTracker 2/3 compatibility.
Mup produces very high quality PostScript printed music or a MIDI file from a text input file. It can handle almost any kind of music, instrumental or vocal, including tablature, shaped notes, guitar grids, alternate tunings, user-defined symbols, and much more. Mup has been under active development since 1992.
Esdl is library for accessing SDL and OpenGL through Erlang. SDL handles 2d graphics, user events, and audio while OpenGL handles 3d graphics. SDL (Simple DirectMedia Layer) is a cross-platform multimedia library designed to provide fast access to the graphics framebuffer and audio device. It also does event handling from mouse, keyboards, and joysticks. OpenGL is a cross-platform standard for 3D rendering and 3D hardware acceleration.
MrsWatson is a commandline audio plugin host. It takes one or more plugins, sends an audio signal to them for processing, and saves the resulting output. Although the plugins think they are running in realtime, processing is actually done offline (this is not the same as the "offline" processing in VST terminology). This makes MrsWatson ideal for developing or debugging plugins, or processing audio on a server.
Sfront compiles MPEG 4 Structured Audio (MP4-SA) programs into efficient C programs that generate audio when executed. MP4-SA is a standard for normative algorithmic sound, which combines an audio signal processing language (SAOL) with score languages (MIDI and SASL). Under Mac OS X and Linux, sfront supports real-time, low-latency audio input/output and MIDI input. Under Mac OS X, sfront supports the creation of AudioUnit plug-ins. The documentation includes a book about SAOL programming.
annoyme is a program that plays a sound effect every time you hit a key on your keyboard to give you the feeling you are using a real typewriter. This can be used to impress colleagues with your typing skills or just for sentimental reasons. It supports various sound input methods, as well as multiple output libraries like ALSA or AO. Most importantly, it is also possible to add more sound themes. Currently, only input for XEvIE (on an X Server) is supported.
DromeAudio is a small audio manipulation and playback library. It features a simple API for loading, generating, processing, and playing audio. Some of its features include loading and saving WAV sounds, loading Ogg Vorbis sounds, audio mixing/playback, and dynamic audio processing effects such as pitch shifting and echo.
Herrie is a command line music player. It has a split-screen file manager and playlist interface and supports a number of file formats (MP3, Ogg Vorbis, wave, FLAC, etc). It also has some nice features, including a chroot() function for untrusted setups (remote logins, parties, etc). AudioScrobbler is also implemented using Curl.
Speex is a patent-free compression format designed especially for speech. It is specialized for voice communications at low bit-rates in the 2-45 kbps range. Possible applications include Voice over IP (VoIP), Internet audio streaming, audio books, and archiving of speech data (e.g. voice mail).