Frescobaldi ~ LilyPond Sheet Music Editor


Frescobaldi is a free and open source LilyPond sheet music text editor. Designed to be powerful yet lightweight and easy-to-use, Frescobaldi offers great functionality and a host of useful features such as music view with advanced two-way Point & Click, Midi capturing to enter music, a Snippet Manager and many more.

Frescobaldi is named after Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643), an Italian composer of keyboard music in the late Renaissance and early Baroque period.

Features

  • Powerful text editor with syntax highlighting and automatic completion
  • Music view with advanced two-way Point & Click
  • Midi player to proof-listen LilyPond-generated MIDI files
  • Midi capturing to enter music
  • Powerful Score Wizard to quickly setup a music score
  • Snippet Manager to store and apply text snippets, templates or scripts
  • Use multiple versions of LilyPond, automatically selects the correct version
  • Built-in LilyPond documentation browser and built-in help
  • Configurable document outline view to navigate large LilyPond scores easily
  • Smart layout-control functions like coloring specific objects in the PDF
  • Import ABC, Midi and MusicXML using the LilyPond-provided tools
  • Experimental export to MusicXML
  • Modern user interface with configurable colors, fonts and keyboard shortcuts
  • Translated into: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Czech, Russian, Spanish, Galician, Turkish, Polish, Brazilian and Ukrainian.

Frescobaldi

https://sourceforge.net/projects/frescobaldi.mirror/
http://www.frescobaldi.org/

Softsqueeze ~ Software Squeezebox


Softsqueeze is a music player for your PC that works with the SqueezeCenter software. It complements the Boom, Duet, Transporter, Squeezebox and Slimp3 hardware music players developed by Slim Devices.

Supports synchronization with hardware players and remote streaming over the Internet using ssh tunneling.

Developed in Java, allowing this useful application to work with Windows PCs, OS X and Unix systems.

Emulates most of the digital music players and uses the TCP based slim protocol, allowing use across the Internet and through firewalls/NAT routers.

http://softsqueeze.sourceforge.net/
https://sourceforge.net/projects/softsqueeze/

Spek ~ Acoustic Spectrum Analyzer


Spek (IPA: /spɛk/, ‘bacon’ in Dutch) helps to analyse your audio files by showing their spectrogram. Spek is free software available for Unix, Windows and Mac OS X.

Features:

  • Supports all popular lossy and lossless audio file formats thanks to the FFmpeg libraries.
  • Ultra-fast signal processing, uses multiple threads to further speed up the analysis.
  • Shows the codec name and the audio signal parameters.
  • Allows to save the spectrogram as an image file.
  • Drag-and-drop support; associates with common audio file formats.
  • Auto-fitting time, frequency and spectral density rulers.
  • Adjustable spectral density range.
  • Translated into 19 languages.

spek

http://spek.cc/
https://github.com/alexkay/spek

Jniz ~ Compose With Harmonies


Jniz is a free proprietary piece of software designed for musicians as a support tool to the musical composition. It allows you to build and to harmonize several voices according to the rules of classical harmony.

To be convinced of the limitations observed and of the work done by the great classical masters such as Bach, Mozart or Beethoven, please refer to Wikipedia, the Walter Piston Harmony book or the Schonberg theory.

The perfect knowledge and the good practice of these rules are not required but you will undoubtedly save time and it will help you greatly in using and understanding the mechanism of Jniz.

  • interface of musical notation which allows you to create, edit, save a score
  • number of voices up to 16 (256 with layers).
  • possibility to change of Key at any time.
  • Jnz, MusicXml, LillyPond, Midi, PDF export.
  • listen to the available Midi ports.
  • scale
  • redo / undo
  • Non harmonic tones (appoggiatura, echappee, suspension, passing, pedal, cambiata, anticipation)
  • Minor melodic keys
  • Chords notation recognition
  • harmonic correction of your work following the set of predefined rules
  • to give one or several solutions in case of fault if one or more rules are circumvented (Solver module).
  • Empty staves filled up by Solver (Auto Harmonizing)
  • Keys / modulations simulation tool
  • Cadences
  • Solvers serialization
  • multi-cores support
  • Input with Midi keyboards or microphones / input lines
  • Audio / sound to midi converter (monophonic)
  • Windows, Linux, OS X compatible (32/64 bits)
  • multi-languages support

jniz

http://www.jniz.org/index.php/en/

MidiQuickFix ~ Midi Editor & Player


MidiQuickFix allows you to directly edit the events in a Midi file. It is intended to make it easy to find and fix problems, such as setting volume and pan values for a track, without the need for a complex Midi sequencing program.

midiquickfix

http://midiquickfix.sourceforge.net/

TiMidity++ ~ Synthesizer & Player


TiMidity++ is a software synthesizer. It can play MIDI files by converting them into PCM waveform data; give it a MIDI data along with digital instrument data files, then it synthesizes them in real-time, and plays. It can not only play sounds, but also can save the generated waveforms into hard disks as various audio file formats.

TiMidity++ is a free software, distributed under the terms of GNU general public license.

Features:

  • Plays MIDI files without any external MIDI instruments at all
  • Understands SMF, MOD, RCP/R36/G18/G36, MFI
  • Converts MIDI files into various audio file formats: .wav, .au, .aiff, .ogg and so on
  • Uses Gravis Ultrasound compatible patch files and/or SoundFonts as the voice data
  • Displays information about the music that is now playing
  • Various user interfaces: ncurses, gtk, Win32-GUI, and others
  • Plays remote MIDI files over the network
  • Plays MIDI files in archive files
  • Displays sound spectrogram for the playing music
  • Trace playing

http://timidity.sourceforge.net/
https://sourceforge.net/projects/timidity/

TuxGuitar ~ Multitrack Tablature Editor & Player


With TuxGuitar, you will be able to compose music using the following features:

  • Tablature editor
  • Score Viewer
  • Multitrack display
  • Auto Scroll while playing
  • Note duration management
  • Various effects (bend, slide, vibrato, hammer-on/pull-off)
  • Support for triplets (5,6,7,9,10,11,12)
  • Repeat open and close
  • Time signature management
  • Tempo management
  • Imports and exports gp3,gp4 and gp5 files

tuxguitar

http://www.tuxguitar.com.ar/