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.
ebook2cw is a command line program that converts a plain text file (like an eBook) to Morse code (CW) MP3 or OGG files. Morse parameters like speed and tone frequency, and audio parameters such as bit rate, sample rate, and quality can be changed by command line switches. It automatically splits and numbers the output files by chapters.
din is a software musical instrument and audio synthesizer. Bezier curves are used to draw and sculpt waveforms, create gating and modulation (FM and AM) patterns, and create delay feedback and volume patterns. You can also create an unlimited number of drones and sculpt their waveforms. It uses JACK to output audio, and supports MIDI, OSC and IRC bot for input. din can be extended and customized with Tcl scripts.
FluidSynth is a real-time software synthesizer based on the SoundFont 2 specifications. It can read MIDI events from MIDI input devices or files and render them to an audio device using SoundFont instrument banks. It can also play MIDI files. Other features include real time effect control and a powerful API for embedding FluidSynth in other programs.
orDrumbox is a fully-featured drum machine and audio sequencer that is pattern oriented, has an automatic composer, automatic sound assignations, custom drum kits, loop support, and the ability to import and export songs. Its main features are a pattern seqencer, a drumkit editor, a piano roll, a step sequencer, sound generation, soft synth, and the ability to import and export MIDI files and Wave files.
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.
Minicomputer is a standalone Linux realtime software synthesizer for creating experimental electronic sounds as they are often used in but not limited to industrial music, IDM, EBM, Glitch, sound design, and minimal electronic. It is monophonic but can produce up to 8 different sounds at the same time, so its good e.g. for drum synthesis. It uses JACK as a real-time audio infrastructure and can be controlled via MIDI. The synthesis is advanced subtractive: two oscillators generate complex waveforms going into a morphing formant filter. An additional oscillator, 7 envelopes, a delay line, and flexible modulation routing for each sound voice gives the sound designer possibilities like a modular synthesizer without the hassle. Instant recall with 512 sound programs and 128 multi sets make it a good companion for the next laptop gig.
Calf is a set of audio effect plugins. Several plugins are provided: flanger, reverb, multimode filter, vintage delay, phaser, simple monophonic VA synthesizer, and organ/pad synthesizer. LADSPA+LRDF, DSSI, and LV2 versions are available, as well as GTK+ based UIs and a standalone application using GTK+2 and JACK.