ALSA MIDI Kommander is a DCOP interface exposing many ALSA Sequencer features for shell scripts, Kommander scripts, or KDE programs requiring MIDI sequencer services. A few utilities are included, which can be used both as programming examples and as real work tools. The main program, "kaseq" is a single executable used as a DCOP service program. It runs as a daemon, allowing only a single running instance, and provides a system tray icon to give visual feedback for MIDI activity and a way to control the program's execution.
KMidimon monitors events coming from a MIDI external port or application via the ALSA sequencer, or Standard MIDI Files. It is especially useful if you want to debug MIDI software or your MIDI setup. It features a nice graphical user interface, customizable event filters and sequencer parameters, support for all MIDI messages and some ALSA messages, MIDI playback, and saving the recorded event list to a text file or SMF.
Wechselspieler is a tool for mapping motion data from a video stream onto sound events in the MIDI and OSC protocols. It features a GUI for easy selection of trigger regions in a video stream and mapping these to individual sound events. It supports various video input sources, such as Video4Linux devices, movie files, and FireWire cameras. As output, it supports ALSA based MIDI devices and the UDP based OSC (OpenSoundControl) protocol for integration with MIDI hard/software and OSC-capable software like PD, SuperCollider, and Max/MSP.
FMS is a tool to create all kinds of sounds from scratch. You can play any sound (sine, triangular, vowels, etc.) with any property settings (frequency, volume, balance, sweep, etc.) and modulations thereof. It also features tools to save sounds, play .MUS music, graphically display sounds, and make real noise.
KMetronome is a MIDI metronome with KDE interface, based on the ALSA sequencer. The intended audience is musicians and music students. Like solid, real metronomes it is a tool to keep the rhythm while playing musical instruments. It uses MIDI for sound generation instead of digital audio, allowing low CPU usage, and very accurate timing thanks to the ALSA sequencer.
Freecycle is a beat slicer providing amplitude domain and frequency domain beat matching and zero crossing algorithms. It exports sliced audio chunks and generates a MIDI file which can be used to play the sliced loop. Alternatively, you can jam with it as soon as you've made slices using a MIDI keyboard or sequencer. Freecycle also exports AKAI S5000/S6000/Z4/Z8 .AKP files to be used with your favorite sampler, SoundFont files, and supports slice drag and drop from the application to the desktop. It can process the audio inline using LADSPA effects, as well as applying envelopes to seperate slices.