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.
Xforge is a graphical wave editor for UNIX systems with X11 and Motif. The name is derived from popular PC/Windows wave editor Sound Forge, and the goal of Xforge project is to provide similar wave editing facilities to UNIX world, but as free software.
(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.