Freesound ~ Open Source Sounds

Freesound aims to create a huge collaborative database of audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps, … released under Creative Commons licenses that allow their reuse. Freesound provides new and interesting ways of accessing these samples, allowing users to:

  • browse the sounds in new ways using keywords, a “sounds-like” type of browsing and more
  • upload and download sounds to and from the database, under the same creative commons license
  • interact with fellow sound-artists!

We also aim to create an open database of sounds that can also be used for scientific research and be integrated in third party applications. Using the Freesound API researchers and developers can access Freesound content and retrieve meaningful sound information such as metadata, analysis files and the sounds themselves.

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Cue Sheet Generator ~ Multi-platform, Open-source Utility

A program to easily generate cue sheets for CD images with compressed, or raw (wav), audio tracks, usable, for example, in DosBox.

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Cue Sheet Generator in action

Linux / MacOS / Windows

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KeyFinder ~ Musical Key Song Analyser

KeyFinder is an open source key detection tool, for DJs interested in harmonic and tonal mixing. It’s intended to be very focused: no library management, no track suggestions, no media player. Just a fast, efficient workflow tool. It supports a huge range of codecs thanks to LibAV, and writes to metadata tags using TagLib.

keyfinder

Mac / Windows

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CreateM3U ~ m3u Playlist Creator

Drag & drop files or folders to create .m3u playlists. For each folder, a single .m3u file is created named after that folder. It will not replace already existing playlists of that name. The generated playlists do not contain EXTM3U information because a simple .m3u is nothing more than a text file with a list of file names per line. The initial tool for this task for me was a batch file.  😉

As the generated playlists only include filenames without any path, and they are located with the media files, they can be moved together with the files, as an example, for portable mp3 player usage.

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AcoustID ~ Identify Your Music

AcoustID is a project providing complete audio identification service, based entirely on open source software.

It that consists of a client library for generating compact fingerprints from audio files, a large crowd-sourced database of audio fingerprints, many of which are linked to the MusicBrainz metadata database using their unique identifiers, and an web service that enables applications to quickly search in the fingerprint database.

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Acoustic Fingerprint – Wikipedia