Soundgrain ~ Granular Sound Synthesis

Soundgrain is a graphical interface where users can draw and edit trajectories to control granular sound synthesis. Soundgrain is written with Python/WxPython and uses Pyo as its audio engine.

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GramoFile ~ Open Source Vinyl Ripping

GramoFile is a computer program, running under the Linux operating system (and some other UNIX-like OSses — and even DOS/Windows now!), with the main goal of putting the sound of for example gramophone records on CDs. It is able to record hours of CD quality music, split long sound files in separate tracks, and remove ticks and pops from recordings.

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Krut ~ Audio / Video Recorder

Krut Computer Recorder is an open source, cross platform, screencast tool to record audio and video from your computer screen into .mov-files and .wav-files. It can be used to make video tutorials or record games. It can also be used to record from streaming video and audio.

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WaveSurfer ~ Visualize & Manipulate Sound

WaveSurfer is an open source tool for sound visualization and manipulation. Typical applications are speech/sound analysis and sound annotation/transcription. WaveSurfer may be extended by plug-ins as well as embedded in other applications.

Features:

  • Customizable – users can create their own configurations. Localization support.
  • Extensible – new functionality can be added through a plugin architecture.
  • Embeddable – WaveSurfer can be used as a widget in custom applications.
  • Transcription file formats – reads, and writes HTK (and MLF), TIMIT, ESPS/Waves+, and Phondat. Support for encodings and Unicode.
  • Multi-platform – Linux, OSX & Windows.

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MP3val ~ Validate Your mp3s

MP3val is a small, high-speed, free software tool for checking MPEG audio files’ integrity. It can be useful for finding corrupted files (e.g. incompletely downloaded, truncated, containing garbage). MP3val is also able to fix most of the problems. Being a multi-platform application, MP3val can be run both under Windows and under Linux (or BSD).

The most common MPEG audio file type is MPEG 1 Layer III (mp3), but MP3val supports also other MPEG versions and layers. The tool is also aware of the most common types of tags (ID3v1, ID3v2, APEv2).

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Squash ~ Learning Music Player

Squash is a C / Ncurses based Unix music player. It supports mp3, ogg and flac through libraries. Squash uses statistics to determine songs to play automatically. It garners this information through whether or not a song is skipped. Squash also avoids picking the same song twice. Thus Squash is like a radio station that plays the songs you like — and you don’t even have to call in requests!

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