Mixxx is software for DJs that provides everything needed to create live mixes. It allows you to beatmatch songs and crossfade them together, like you would with turntables and a mixer. It runs without any extra hardware, and offers a wide range of advanced features including comprehensive MIDI controller and vinyl control support. To obtain the lowest latency and highest responsiveness, it uses hardware video acceleration and takes advantage of multi-core CPUs.
Nextls is a console application that keeps track of your music collection using a MySQL database to store information such as length, bitrate, metadata, and where on the hard drive it is located. When Nextls is launched, it will figure out any changes done since the previous run and update the database accordingly. The database is very simple to work with, and there also exists a sister project in Nx2 that will allow you to take your database online and stream your music from a Web browser.
Guayadeque is a music player that aims to be easy to use and fast even for huge music collections. It allows you to automatically or manually download covers, easily organize the music library, edit the ratings of the tracks, add labels to the artists, albums, and tracks, listen to shoutcast radios, download lyrics, show artist information based on last.fm content, and more. It includes a simple, built-in tag editor with picture support.
n-Track Studio is an audio and MIDI multitrack recorder that turns your computer into a full-fledged recording studio. You can record and playback a virtually unlimited number of audio and MIDI tracks. The program supports simultaneous recording from multiple 16-bit and 24-bit soundcards, and real-time audio effects can be applied non-destructively to each track. Built-in effects include Reverb, Multiband Compression, Chorus, Delay, Pitch Shift, Graphic and Parametric EQ, and spectrum analyzer. The program can use third party VST plug-ins to process audio signals in real-time. Effects can also be used to process the recorded signal in real-time. MIDI tracks can be imported end exported to regular MIDI files, and edited using the built in piano-roll based MIDI editing window. The program supports VSTi instrument plug-ins for sample accurate software MIDI playback. Volume and pan evolution can be programmed by drawing on the timeline window.
Beets is a media library management system designed for obsessive-compulsive music geeks. It catalogs your collection, automatically improving its metadata as it goes using the MusicBrainz database. It also downloads cover art for albums it imports. Then it provides a bouquet of tools for manipulating and accessing your music. Beets also includes a music player that speaks the MPD protocol, so you can play music in your beets library using any MPD client.
BackPlay a program that plays music files from a folder in the background. At login, it scans a directory called "BackPlay" under the user's Music directory, and begins playing any music files it finds there in random order. BackPlay is independent from iTunes. It can be paused from an icon in the status area.