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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drumkv1 ~ Drum-Kit Sampler Synthesizer


drumkv1 is an old-school all-digital drum-kit sampler synthesizer with stereo fx.

Features:

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samplv1 ~ Old-School Polyphonic Sampler


samplv1 is an old-school all-digital polyphonic sampler synthesizer with stereo fx.

Features:

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synthv1 ~ Old-School Polyphonic Sampler


 

synthv1 is an old-school all-digital 4-oscillator subtractive polyphonic synthesizer with stereo fx.

Features:

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LinuxSampler ~ Open Source Sampler


The LinuxSampler project was founded in 2002 with the goal to produce a free, (cross platform), streaming capable, open source, pure software audio sampler with high stability, efficiency and very low latency, while providing professional grade features, comparable to both hardware and commercial Windows / Mac software samplers and to introduce new features not yet available by any other sampler in the world.

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Graphical Frontends:

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OpenSebJ ~ Real-time Sample Mixer


OpenSebJ is a free real time audio sample mixer that runs on Microsoft Windows. The source code for OpenSebJ is released under the GNU General Public License.

  • Supports loading of 255 audio samples, in wave format, which can be played in real time.
  • Sample properties such as volume, pan and frequency can be adjusted individually for each sample. (even during mid-play)
  • A composition tool is provided and presented in a familiar multi-track sequencer environment. Looping compositions are also supported.
  • Samples can be linked to keys on a keyboard and triggered in real time when a key press occurs.
  • Each sample can also have the play cursor position adjusted while the sample is playing, to provide a virtual needle to be moved.
  • Stream to disk recording, allows all audio played from OpenSebJ to be saved.
  • Pitch shifter roll, allows an order to be set up, so that each time a sample is played, the next pitch shift in the sequence is undertaken before the sample is played. i.e. set up a sample to key ‘1’, then set up a pitch shift sequence, high, mid, low, higher, etc. (using frequency values which are transposed onto screen ‘ranges’ to allow easier utilization).

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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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