This page contains links to sites that I found useful while developing
gAlan, and pages relevant to electronic music in general, especially
open-source or free tools. If you've got a link you think might be
relevant, please send it to me.
I'd be especially interested in links to sites making available for
free download quality drum-samples (or other useful samples), and any
sites to do with psychoacoustic theory or digital signal processing.
noizefarm is a site for sharing patches.
Dave Phillips' comprehensive Linux sound/MIDI
software index links to many interesting packages and
resources - it's a good place to start looking.
Many of the following projects are GPLed.
- Generator (commercial, for Windows) - a program very similar to mine :-)
- Freebirth - Topher Lafata and Jake Donham's bass-synth/sample-player/sequencer for Linux (GTK).
- gsynth - a modular synthesiser/tracker for Linux (GTK).
- TerminatorX - a sample-scratcher for Linux (GTK).
- Vellocet VS1 - a virtual modular synth for Windows.
- aRts - a program that I discovered on Sep 1, which is very similar to mine, but older (and therefore more mature) and prettier. (Linux, Qt)
- AUBE - yet another established program similar to mine, from Conrad Parker. (Linux, GTK)
- freeLoop - a loop-creator for Linux (OSS, ESD, console). This site also has links to some other Linux-based electronic-music software.
- A review of AudioArchitect (commercial) for Windows. (Not very complimentary...)
- The Analogue Synthesizer Emulator Information Page - an information page covering many, many packages, mostly for Windows, and mostly commercial.
- RhythmLab - a composition and visualisation tool for polyrhythms (Linux, GTK). Has some links to interesting places.
- StompBoxes - Hector Urtubia's guitar effects units for Linux (GTK).
GTK+ toolkit links, Win32 links
Audio file format links
- Michael Pruett's audiofile library - a portable, flexible library for reading and writing digital sound files
- Erik de Castro Lopo's libsndfile library - a similar project to audiofile
Links to samples
- Freebirth has some samples in it (and I've used these extensively in testing my program!).
These links were found on the homepage for RhythmLab: