Ubuntu Studio ~ Linux Multimedia System

Ubuntu Studio is a free and open source operating system, and an official flavor of Ubuntu. Ubuntu Studio is the most widely used multimedia orientated GNU/Linux distribution in the world. It comes preinstalled with a selection of the most common free multimedia applications available, and is configured for best performance for the Ubuntu Studio defined workflows: Audio, Graphics, Video, Photography and Publishing.

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XiX ~ Open Source Music Player

XiX Player is a free, easy to use, multi-platform music player that currently runs in Linux, Linux ARM (Raspberry Pi), Windows & MacOS Intel

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Planet CCRMA ~ Linux Audio Workstation

Planet CCRMA at Home is a (large) collection of free, open source software packages that you can add to a computer running Fedora 22, 23 or 24 or CentOS 5 to transform it into an audio/video oriented workstation. Here at Stanford University CCRMA we use a consistent and well defined Linux environment for our daily work in audio and computer music and research. With the Planet CCRMA at Home package collection, you can easily install most of that environment on your own Linux system. Planet CCRMA is easy to install and maintain, it can also be installed and upgraded over the network from the Planet CCRMA repositories or its mirrors.

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foobar2000 ~ Official Free Encoder Pack

This pack includes every natively supported free encoder binary for use with the Converter foobar2000 component. The binaries are conveniently installed into a subfolder of the foobar2000 installation folder.

Current versions of foobar2000 will automatically recognize these encoders and no longer ask you for encoder binary location.

Included encoders:

  • FLAC
  • Ogg Vorbis
  • Opus
  • Musepack
  • WavPack
  • AAC + Apple Lossless (qaac) – requires iTunes to be installed (read more…)
  • AAC (fhgaacenc) – requires Winamp to be installed (read more…)
  • Apple Lossless (refalac)
  • MP3 (LAME)

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FluidSynth ~ A SoundFont Synthesizer

FluidSynth is a real-time software synthesizer based on the SoundFont 2 specifications and has reached widespread distribution. FluidSynth itself does not have a graphical user interface, but due to its powerful API several applications utilize it and it has even found its way onto embedded systems and is used in some mobile apps.

Features:

  • Cross platform support (Linux, macOS and Windows to name a few)
  • SoundFont 2 support
  • SoundFont 3 support (vorbis-compressed SF2)
  • Realtime effect control using SoundFont 2.01 modulators
  • Playback of MIDI files
  • Shared library which can be used in other programs
  • Built in command line shell

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QSynth ~ FluidSynth GUI Front-end

 

QSynth is a fluidsynth GUI front-end application written in C++ around the Qt framework using Qt Designer.

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