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.
BpmDj is a program that can be used by a DJ. It plays MP3 and Ogg files. It has a fully automatic BPM counter. It can determine the sound color. It has a full fledged Qt based interface. It will help you manage a large amount of songs. It can help in creating playlists and has proven to be very robust. The program also allows offline automatic mixing and contains a wavelet based beat graph analyzer to visualize audio tracks.
MP3 STATION is a LIRC-aware, plain-text tool set for managing MP3 playback in a car or home with as little user interaction as possible. It can restart the last playlist at the last played track/frame, transparently load directories, transparently recompile playlists, and keep a repository of all the playlists. It also has two simple clients for communicating with cm3s (a curses console client and a very basic one on a parallel port). All programs run under a non-privileged user account.
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.
SBAM (Software Based Abled Mixer) is a new approach to computer-based DJing.. This project aims to help DJs concentrate on the important aspects of DJing and to decrease the stress factor. It is intended for the DJs that have no need for beatmixing or other advanced mixing techniques, which means you'll be limited when it comes to creative individual mixing of tracks. Instead, you'll be able to concentrate on finding the right track for the audience.
SDL_sound is a library that handles the decoding of several popular sound file formats such as .WAV and .MP3. Designed to make the task of sound playback easier, SDL_sound accepts files or other input through an abstraction layer and returns the decoded waveform. SDL_sound can decode a whole sound file and hand back a single pointer to the waveform, or SDL_sound can process sound data in programmer-specified blocks when resource constraints are a concern. SDL_sound can also handle sample rate, audio format, and channel conversion on-the-fly.