Ardour is a digital audio workstation. You can use it to record, edit and mix multi-track audio. Produce your own CD's! Ardour capabilities include: multichannel recording, non-linear, non-destructive region based editing with unlimited undo/redo, full automation support, a mixer whose capabilities rival high end hardware consoles, lots of plugins to warp, shift and shape your music, and controllable from hardware control surfaces at the same time as it syncs to timecode. Read more hot
Audacity is a free, easy-to-use audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems. You can use Audacity to: Record live audio, Convert tapes and records into digital recordings or CDs, Edit Ogg Vorbis, MP3, and WAV sound files, Cut, copy, splice, and mix sounds together, Change the speed or pitch of a recording, and more! Read more Killer App hot
Jokosher is a simple and poweful multi-track studio. Jokosher provides a complete application for recording, editing, mixing and exporting audio, and has been specifically designed with usability in mind. The developers behind Jokosher have re-thought audio production at every level, and created something devilishly simple to use. Read more hot
basef is a utility that can modify INSTRUMENT CHUNK parameters in an AIFF file.
Beat Monkey is a very simple program which calulates BPM or sample frames given sample rate, beats, and sample frames or BPM, respectively.
Brahms is a music application, including an extensive score editor, a drum editor, an event editor, general MIDI import/export, and a nice API that allows it to be extended.
Broadcast 2.1 is a 16 bit digital audio editor that needs the OSS sound driver. It is first and foremost for poor people like musicians, students, and students to edit large audio files, prepare mixes for CD recording and mp3 encoding, or record radio dramas. It might even be useful for students. It supports transparent, non destructive editing, sliding in/out points, unlimited tracks, full duplex recording, automated fade, pan, polarity reverse, and mute, 3 band parametric eq/bandpass filter, and more.
Broadcast 2000 is a non-linear realtime audio/video editing system for Linux released under the GPL.
(commercial) CueStation is LCS' software product for programming its Matrix3 series of modular digital mixers. The familiar mixing interface of CueStation 4 and support for CueConsole 2, stereo and mono aux sends, fader flip, PFL, and dual AFL make CueStation the premier software based mixing system for front of house, effects and monitor mixing.
denoi is a denoiser which is based on filtering and fft.
Digital Audio Processor
DAP is a digital audio processor for Unix, originally developed for SGI. It now supports Solaris, Linux and ships with several distributions of the Linux operating system. It uses eight independent buffers, saves/loads DSP effects, and has macro support.
Ecawave is a simple graphical audio file editor. The user-interface is based on Qt libraries, while almost all audio functionality is taken directly from Ecasound libraries. As ecawave is designed for editing large audio files, all processing is done direct-to-disk. Simple waveform caching is used to speed-up file operations. Ecawave supports all audio file formats and effect algorithms provided by Ecasound libraries. This includes JACK, ALSA, OSS, aRts, over 20 file formats, over 30 effect types, LADSPA plugins and multi-operator effect presets.
EKO is small and simple sound editor based on Qt4/5, Portaudio, libsndfile and libsamplerate. It has basic editing, utility and analysis functions, the rack with realtime effects (not so much), GUI themes and palettes support.
ELE is a realtime audio effect program. Effects have low latency, and are suitable for live guitar or vocals. It also features mixing of samples from WAV files, synchronization of sample loops, and recording of sample loops in real time.
GSMP is a gtk-- based wave-editor that has a multi-threaded design, an internal sample-format: 24/8 bit fixed-point arithmetic is used to allow overflows with no acurrany loss. Other cinludes include 64 bit indexes are used to allow live takes even at 96kHz DVD quality, non-destructive editing, track count, realtime effect prehearing. Supported import formats are MS-Wave, Ogg/Vorbis, and MP3.
GNU/Linux Audio Mechanics: designed to be a powerful, fast, stable, and easily extensible sound editor for Linux
GNoise is a GTK+ based wave file editor. It uses a display cache and a double-buffered display for maximum speed with large files. It supports common editing functions such as cut, copy, paste, fade in/out, normalize and more with unlimited undo.
Gnome Wave Cleaner
Gnome Wave Cleaner is for the digital audio restoration on wavfile data, i.e. removing hisses and clicks. It features click repair using least squares autoregressive interpolation, and is based on the FFTW library.
GNUsound is a multitrack sound editor for GNOME 1 and 2. It
supports multiple tracks and 8, 16, or 24/32 bit
samples. It can read a number of audio formats
through libaudiofile and saves them as WAV.
GoatTracker is a crossplatform C64 music editor. Supports emulated output via Dag Lem's reSID engine, the HardSID soundcard or CatWeasel MK3.
Jackbeat is an audio sequencer which has a drum machine-like interface for fast and easy editing. It features realtime operation, virtually unlimited number of tracks and beats, saves and loads .jab files, and has a masking feature which allows you to insert silences with precision into a given track.
krecord is a KDE sound recorder. It can just record and playback wav-files, nothing else. Can handle multiple files, you can drop files (from the file manager) to it, and it can handle large sound files without problems. Has a input level display.
Kwave is a simple sound editor for the KDE-Desktop Environment. With Kwave you can edit many sorts of wav-files including multi-channel files. You are able to alter and play back each channel on its own. Kwave also includes many plugins (most are still under development) to transform the wave-file in several ways and presents a graphical view with a complete zoom- and scroll capability.
Linux Audio Mangling Project: an audio editor for the Linux platform, which is developed for our Senior Projects class
Marlin is a sample editor for Gnome 2. It uses GStreamer for file operations and for recording and playback, meaning it can handle a great number of formats and work with most sound systems.
mhWaveEdit is a graphical program for editing, playing and recording sound files. It is lightweight, portable, user-friendly and handles large files very well. The program itself has only simple editing features such as cut'n'paste and volume adjustment but it can also use Ladspa effect plugins and the effects provided by the SoX application. It can also support additional file formats besides wav through libsndfile and mp3/ogg import and export through lame and oggenc/oggdec.
MiXViews is a graphics interface program that is for editing and processing digital sound. Mxv is light years beyond the old "mixview" in its capabilities. For example, six different kinds of on-disk data can be created, edited, and stored -- all of which are used and/or useful for sound synthesis. Any number of files may be displayed simultaneously on the screen, and you can cut and paste between them in many different ways. Many more different types of sound and data modification are possible in mxv.
mpgedit is an MPEG 1 layer 1/2/3 (mp3), MPEG 2, and MPEG 2.5 audio file editor that is capable of processing both Constant Bit Rate (CBR) and Variable Bit Rate (VBR) encoded files. mpgedit can cut an input MPEG file into one or more output files, as well as join one or more input MPEG files into a single output file.
Mustajuuri (Black salsify, Scorzonera hispanica) is an audio signal processing application and toolkit. It is designed to meet wide range of needs. The first and foremost is real-time effects processing. Mustajuuri can process guitar, vocals or any instrument with ease. It is also useful if you have a virtual reality system with more than 10 loudspeakers and you wonder how to control them all.
Nightingale lets you divide a large WAV file into separate chunks.
ocenaudio is a cross-platform, easy to use, fast and functional audio editor. It is the ideal software for people who need to edit and analyze audio files without complications. ocenaudio also has powerful features that will please more advanced users.
oolaboola is an opensource system for mixing sound files in real-time, while varying their rate of play, amplitude level, etc. In other words, it's a digital DJ tool.
OplEdit is a patch editor for the Yamaha OPL3 fm-synthesiser. It can read and write both 4 and 2 operator SoundBlaster SBI patch files.
Qtractor is an Audio/MIDI multi-track sequencer application. The initial target platform is Linux, using the infrastructure of the Jack Audio Connection Kit (JACK) for audio and the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) for MIDI. It is meant to be a fairly-featured Linux desktop audio workstation GUI, specially dedicated to the personal home studio. Read more
Quick Record is a GNOME panel applet that makes one-click recording of real-time music or speech possible. For instance, if you listen to radio (with a radio card, not Internet radio with Real Player etc.) on your computer you may want to spontaneously record some program. With Quick Record you can just click the applet so you won't lose a second of the program.
Radium is a modern music editor with a fresh and responsive interface. It provides a better sequencing overview with a widescreen layout. Positions and effects can be edited graphically. It provides for automation of velocity, effects, pitches and tempo; has smooth scrolling, MIDI sequencing, a modular mixer, LADSAP and VST plugins, zooming, microtonality, and an extension language.
(commercial) REAPER is a complete digital audio production application, offering a full multitrack audio and MIDI recording, editing, processing, mixing and mastering toolset.
ReZound aims to be a stable, open source, and graphical audio file editor primarily for but not limited to the Linux operating system.
Scalpel is a simple sound editor for Linux. It is written in Python and uses GTK+, ALSA, and libsndfile.
Schism Tracker tries to match Impulse Tracker's interface as closely as possible, but with some minor changes here and there. The interface uses SDL, and the player is based on libmodplug.
shntool is a multi-purpose WAVE data processing and reporting utility. File formats are abstracted from its core, so it can process any file that contains WAVE data, compressed or not - provided there exists a format module to handle that particular file type. shntool has native support for .wav files. If you want it to work with other formats, you must have the appropriate helper program installed.
SLab is a multitrack harddisk recording application, a set of tools to record music to disk on a PC platform (running Unix of course). The application is software only, it just requires a reasonable PC with a soundcard. There are some limitations on soundcard support, and obviously some limits on track counts based on CPU/disk performance.
Smasher is a lightweight, cross-plaform audio loop slicer. It is designed to create sliced loops from WAV or AIFF files in seconds without a sequencer. Effects include resonant filter sweeps, compression, and distortion.
Snd is a sound editor modelled loosely after Emacs and an old, sorely-missed PDP-10 sound editor named Dpysnd. It can accommodate any number of sounds each with any number of channels, and can be customized and extended using either Guile or Ruby. Snd is free.
Snd-RT is a realtime extension for the sound editor SND. It consists of two parts: The RT Engine - An engine for doing realtime signal processing, and the RT Compiler - A compiler for a scheme-like programming language to generate realtime-safe code understood by the RT Engine
SndBite is a specialized audio editor, designed for breaking large recordings into smaller components with great efficiency. Its principal intended application is in linguistic research where it is often desirable to put each word or sentence into a separate file before further processing. Features include: Multiple simultaneous views of the waveform at different resolutions, the ability to position window edges at transitions between sound and silence, automated setting of cut points at zero-crossings, and automatic filename generation easily controlled by the user.
Songs is a little tool used to record and mix audio files. It has support for WAV and raw float files, and has good memory management.
soniK is an open source digital audio editor for Linux, using the KDE platform. soniK allows you to record, edit and process sounds on your computer. soniK's main features include: Record audio using your computer's soundcard, visualise the audio as a waveform or a spectrogram, edit the audio and transform it with a wide variety of plugins, Generate new sounds, and develop your own plugins using the soniK SDK.
spwave is a speech file editor supporting several sound formats including WAV, AIFF, MP3, raw, and more. The program is designed for research use, so stability and usability are regarded as important. spwave runs on multiple platforms including Linux, Windows, and Mac OS. It has support for WAV, AIFF, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, raw, and text files by using plug-ins.
Studio enables recording, playback and simple cut & paste editing of sound files of diverse formats on a PC equipped with a soundcard and the OSS (formally VoxWare) sound drivers. It uses Lance Norskog's Sox for format conversion.
A subtitle timing utility for Linux written in Qt, much like SubStation Alpha on Windows. Handles editing of various subtitle formats and timing with the help of an audio file.
Swami is a project to create a GPL SoundFont editor for Linux. A Sound Font is a file format that allows the creation of instruments for wavetable sound cards. These instruments are often used in midi songs and other compositions.
Sweep is an audio editor and live playback tool for GNU/Linux, BSD and compatible systems. It supports many music and voice formats including WAV, AIFF, Ogg Vorbis, Speex and MP3, with multichannel editing and LADSPA effects plugins.
(commercial) Tracktion is a digital audio workstation for recording and editing audio and MIDI. The software is cross-platform, running on Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.
Traverso is a lightweight multitrack audio recording and editing tool. Traverso uses a contextual interaction user interface. Instead of using only the mouse to operate on certain objects, the mouse and keyboard are used together to control the program. The mouse only has to move on an object and all functions become available by pressing a key on the keyboard. This is more efficient and requires less interaction than selecting the object and choosing the function from a menu. Read more
Ultra Power Effects Max II
Ultra Power Effects Max II is a tool that reads from the soundcard, transforms the sound and writes it back to the sound. It is especially useful for electronic music.
WaoN is a Wave-to-Notes transcriber, that is, the inverse of timidity. It reads wav files and writes standard MIDI file format.
WaveForge is a free Sound Editor. It is aimed to be a free Sound Forge Clone for Linux.
Waveform Editor is designed to edit and play sets of frequency-amplitude envelopes for digital sounds.
WaveMixer is a multitrack wave editor. It can mix multiple sounds together from many formats, with the option to add various different effects to the result.
WaveSurfer is an Open Source tool for sound visualization and manipulation. It has been designed to suit both novice and advanced users. WaveSurfer has a simple and logical user interface that provides functionality in an intuitive way and which can be adapted to different tasks. It can be used as a stand-alone tool for a wide range of tasks in speech research and education. Typical applications are speech/sound analysis and sound annotation/transcription.
Wavlevel adjusts the volume of WAV file. It's strength is that you can specify a set of files and WAVLEVEL will adjust their average volume to each other .
wavnorm finds the highest level in a .wav file, and then scale the entire .wav file so that the loudest point is as loud as possible without clipping. It does this "in place" on the original .wav file, so space consuming temp files aren't created.
Wired aims to be a professional music production and creation software running on the Linux operating system. Wired supports unlimited Audio/Midi tracks playback and recording, and introduces a Plugin system for instruments and effects. It can also read AKAI CDs and import 18 different Wave formats.
(commercial) XO Wave is a digital audio workstation designed to meet the needs of audio and video professionals. Features include: non-destructive recording, editing and mixing, real-time crossfades, fully configurable mixer, Quicktime and AVI synchronization and, of course, infinite undos.
xs is sound file viewer built using the Tcl/Tk scripting language and the Snack Sound Extension. It runs on all platforms supported by Snack (Unix and Windows). xs is provided as an example (without any copyrights) of how to use Snack to create cross-platform sound applications. It is included in the Snack distribution, in the demos directory. It has basic sound editing functions, various signal display functions, as well as file format and sound format conversion.
xwave is an audio editor, player and recorder that supports editing of large files (on hdd), cut, copy, paste, merge, some effects (echo,reverse,swap channels,resample,volume) and supports RIFF, AIFF, AIFC, AU formats.
xwax is an open source Digital Vinyl System (DVS) for Linux. It allows DJs and turntablists to playback digital audio files (MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, AAC and more), controlled using a normal pair of turntables via timecoded vinyls. Read more