The Advanced Linux Sound Architecture is composed of several parts. The first is a fully modularized sound driver which supports module autoloading, devfs, isapnp autoconfiguration, and gives complete access to analog audio, digital audio, control, mixer, synthesizer, DSP, MIDI, and timer components of audio hardware. It also includes a fully-featured kernel-level sequencer, a full compatibility layer for OSS/Free applications, an object-oriented C library which covers and enhances the ALSA kernel driver functionality for applications (client/server, plugins, PCM sharing/multiplexing, PCM metering, etc.), an interactive configuration program for the driver, and some simple utilities for basic management.
AMIDI-Plug is a MIDI subsystem for XMMS, BMP, and Audacious. It processes MIDI files and sends their events to one of the available backends (currently ALSA, FluidSynth, dummy). With the ALSA backend, any hardware or software synthesizer, as long as it provides ALSA sequence ports, can be used to play MIDI with AMIDI-Plug. With the FluidSynth backend, AMIDI-Plug directly accesses the FluidSynth library for MIDI playback and sends the generated audio into effect and output plugins of the player. A dummy backend is also provided for testing and analysis purposes. Playback is fully functional: play, stop, seek, pause, song information are available.
AlsaPlayer is a new PCM player written with the ALSA sound system in mind. It also includes support for JACK, OSS, NAS, and ESD. It makes extensive use of multi-threading and supports OGG, MP3, WAV, CDDA (CD Digital Audio), MOD, S3M, IT, and many other input types. Features include a real- time effects stream, variable speed/pitch control, SHOUTcast/icecast streaming support, multiple active visual scopes, command line mode, playlists, plugin architecture, low-latency mode, and more.
Aqualung is an advanced music player originally targeted at the GNU/Linux operating system, and also running on FreeBSD, OpenBSD, and Microsoft Windows. It plays audio CDs, Internet radio streams, and podcasts as well as sound files in just about any audio format, and has the feature of inserting no gaps between adjacent tracks.
Audiality is a highly scalable and portable audio engine and synthesizer. MIDI files are used in combination with scripting and modular synthesis, to minimize file sizes and maximize flexibility. Audiality can be used as a music and sound effects player in multimedia productions, or as a realtime MIDI synthesizer.
Aurion Music Manager (AMM) has been designed to be a very user-friendly interface for using mpg123, cdrecord, mkisofs, lame, and other very powerful command-line music tools. It uses the SDL for its graphics, and the interface can use the TV output capability featured by several video cards. AMM also includes a WAV file player, called pwav123.
Beast is a powerful music composition and modular synthesis application. It offers multiple input methods like multitrack, piano roll, and pattern editing and supports skins. On the technical side, it has a wide range of abilities like sequencing, unlimited undo/redo history, real-time synthesis with multiprocessor support, full duplex 32-bit audio rendering, precise timing down to sample granularity, on demand loading of partial wave files, on the fly decoding of various sample formats, aliasing free oscillators, and full Scheme scripting support.
Badut is a home theater PC media browser; an audio/video jukebox. It lets you browse your files and play them, with the focus on good LCD/VFD support, pluggable media (e.g. USB), and infrared remote control. How files are played can be configured. Badut comes with a plugin that plays cdrdao audio CD images directly (audio.toc files).