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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Bfxr ~ Sound Effects For Computer Games

Bfxr is an elaboration of the glorious Sfxr, the program of choice for many people looking to make sound effects for computer games.

Bfxr has moved in the direction of increased complexity and range of expression. All the buttons that you know and love are here, but there are some new things as well:

  • 5 new waveforms : triangle, breaker, tan, whistle, and pink noise.
  • 3 new filters : compression, harmonics, and bitcrusher.
  • Ability to lock parameters during mutation/randomization.
  • Expanded pitch-jumping abilities – good for arpeggiation effects.
  • Visualisation
  • Mixer
  • Keeps your sounds and mixes in persistant lists.
  • Can reverse synths
  • Ability to link directly to sounds

You have full rights to all sounds made with bfxr, and are free to use them for any purposes, commercial or otherwise.

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Facebook 360 ~ Spatial Audio Workstation

The Facebook 360 Spatial Workstation is a software suite for designing spatial audio for 360 video and cinematic VR. It includes plugins for popular audio workstations, a time synchronized 360 video player and utilities to help design and publish spatial audio in a variety of formats. Audio produced with the tools can be experienced on Facebook News Feed on Android and iOS devices, Chrome for desktop and the Samsung Gear VR headset through headphones.

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SonicBirth ~ Create Powerful Audio Plugins

SonicBirth is an AudioUnit designing MacOS application. The first in its category, it allows users to build their own AudioUnit plugins, either by working with existing circuits or by creating circuits completely from scratch. SonicBirth is also a free AudioUnits package, as it comes bundled with a set of plugins designed for standalone use as plugins as well as pre-constructed circuits to modify or build upon for creating new plugins. Whether you’re looking for traditional eqs, compressors, and reverbs, or softsynths, distortion, and filters, etc., SonicBirth allows you unprecedented freedom and creativity over your sound.

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Sonic Pi ~ Live Coding Music Synthesizer

Welcome to the future of music.

  • Simple enough for computing and music lessons.
  • Powerful enough for professional musicians.
  • Free to download with a friendly tutorial.
  • Diverse community of over one million live coders.
  • Learn to code creatively by composing or performing music in an incredible range of styles from Classical & Jazz to Grime & EDM.

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