Giada ~ Your Hardcore Loop Machine

Giada is a free, minimal, hardcore audio tool for DJs, live performers and electronic musicians. How does it work? Just pick up your channel, fill it with samples or MIDI events and start the show by using this tiny piece of software as a loop machine, drum machine, sequencer, live sampler or yet as a plugin/effect host. Giada aims to be a compact and portable virtual device for Linux, Mac and Windows for production use and live sets.

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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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FreePiano ~ An Open Source Virtual Piano

FreePiano is a virtual MIDI keyboard and a VST host for MS Windows. You can use FreePiano to play piano with a computer keyboard or a MIDI keyboard with any VST instrument you like, or output through MIDI, or generate any MIDI message with any key on your keyboard. You can also record your song or export a MP4 movie to share with your friends.

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Denemo ~ Freeware Music Notation

Denemo is a free music notation program for GNU/Linux, Mac OSX and Windows that lets you rapidly enter notation which it typesets using the LilyPond music engraver. Music can be typed in at the PC-Keyboard, played in via MIDI controller, or input acoustically into a microphone plugged into your computer’s soundcard.

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Rosegarden ~ Music Composition & Editing

Rosegarden is a music composition and editing environment based around a MIDI sequencer that features a rich understanding of music notation and includes basic support for digital audio. It’s an easy-to-learn, attractive Linux application that is ideal for composers, musicians, music students and small studios or home recording environments.

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VMPK ~ Virtual MIDI Piano Keyboard

VMPK is a virtual MIDI piano keyboard for Linux, Windows and OSX. Based on Qt and Drumstick the program is a MIDI event generator using the computer’s alphanumeric keyboard and the mouse. It may also be used to display received MIDI notes.

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