Open Source Music and Audio Software in the Best of the Web Directory

Open Source Music and Audio Software

Audacity: The Free, Cross-Platform Sound Editor

Free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems.


Plays MP3 files and serves as a podcast or online radio streaming platform.

MPEG4IP: Open Source MPEG4 Package

Presents a continuous system in exploring streaming multimedia. Also shows packages including open source.


Music composition and notation software featuring a virtual note sheet, unlimited number of staves, platform independent code, and multilingual support.


Real-time music collaboration software. Site provides downloads and features a discussion forum and music made with NINJAM.

Open Sound World

Presents information on the expanded programming environment allowing musicians, sound designers and researchers to process sound in response to expressive real-time control.

Open-source source application the management of lyrics, chords, lead sheets, computer projection, and overheads.


Features automatic music composition capabilities. With downloads and contact information.

Traverso DAW

Cross-platform multi-track audio recording and editing software suite. Provides a comprehensive range of functions, from audio recording to CD mastering.

Ubuntu-Studio Project

Provides information on the creation flavor of Ubuntu for the Linux audio, video, and graphic professional.


Presents an audio player for Linux and Win32 which supports MP3, Ogg/Vorbis, and the WAV and Audio.

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