DansTuner is a program to tell you if you are playing a pitch in tune. Major features include automatic discovery of which note you are trying to play (good for trumpet, singer, etc.), the ability to play a guide tone at a configurable volume, a graphical moving "needle" with a red/green display and detail about how flat or sharp you are, and an easily configurable background noise threshold.
EZ Reusable Objects (EZRO) is a Web application that can be used by non-technical staff to manage content as "objects." Content objects containing text, video, and audio can be shared, modified, and re-styled to appear via a traditional Web site, an on-line course, an innovative "Coach," or as a community of interest site. It is highly scalable and can be used for public Web sites, secure environments, and private intra/extranets.
C-Cramp (the C-Cramp College Radio Audio Management Program) is a Web-based frontend to MySQL for managing the types of things that small radio stations might need: audio files, data, and "metadata"; DJ and staff information, schedules, live music and program logs, and all sorts of other data. Currently, a cross-platform PHP application is the focus of the project, but more features and types of programs are planned that will hopefully enable easier playback, storage, loading, and entering for all types of applicable data.
Madison is a ongoing effort to provide high quality access to modern and effective computer technology for individuals who are blind and have a severe limit on mobility or control which limits the use of standard input technologies. It bases input on a joystick and three switches. The joystick can be thought of as a navigation aid like the cursor keys up, down, left, and right. An expanded Morse (eMorse) code is used to replace the keyboard; the three buttons represent dot, dash, and meta. Applications are installed on a graph filesystem. Each filesystem node has up to four vertices, named north, south, east, and west. Navigation is done via joystick or eMorse input. Applications are deployed as jar files which are retrieved by the Web or local disk.
Twibright Syntring is a purely algorithmic string synthesizer with ASCII tab input and wav output. It doesn't use any samples, yet sounds quite realistic. Timbre, volume, and timing are adjustable in the tab file. It can be used for learning or practicing guitar or bass playing, for editing and synthesizing one's own tunes, or producing MIDI sound fonts. It is very lightweight and portable, and doesn't require any libraries.
Twibright Pitchotron analyzes any MP3 into the semitones that are being played, displayed in a scrolling coloured graph on a video. It aids musical transcription. It includes coloured piano key stickers that enable accompanying arbitrary music and improvising even to musical analphabets.
PianoBooster is a program that teaches you how to play the piano as well as the basics of reading musical notation. PianoBooster can play any MIDI files, listens and reacts to what you are playing on a MIDI keyboard. It makes sight reading music fun. It can make use of the "light keyboard" or "guide lamp" feature found in some keyboards, such as Yamaha EZ-200, Casio LK 220, LK-300 TV, and LK-43. Keyboards with this feature can cause specific keys to glow. PianoBooster can use this feature to show beginners which keys to press at any given time, even if they can't read musical notation.
Dyne:bolic GNU/Linux is a live bootable operating system equipped with a wide range of multimedia applications: editors and streamers of audio and video, 3D modelers, image processors, P2P file-sharing tools, Web browsers, an office suite, and full encryption of storage and communication. Dyne:bolic is optimized to run on old computers, runs the Linux-Libre kernel, and omits all non-free software. It can be well used without a network connection, and it comes with all the tools and libraries needed to customize the OS.
Transcribe! is an assistant for working out a piece of music from a recording. It offers many features aimed at making the transcription job smoother and easier, including the ability to slow down the music without changing its pitch, and to analyse chords and show you what notes are present.