free stuff for making music on Linux

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To install Audovia on a snapd enabled system:

    sudo snap install audovia

Desktop shortcut:



These songs were produced using Audovia which makes music with up to fifteen instrumental voices and a percussion track.  Instruments can be chosen from the default soundbank of 128 instruments or from any other soundbank of your choice.

Audovia is great for making background music for videos or backing tracks for playing or singing along to.  Even ringtones for your mobile phone.

Songs can be developed, tested and edited very quickly and easily by virtue of the database structure and the JFugue MusicString notation.

Notes are specified by their name and octave or by their MIDI value and they may be entered manually or by picking from graphic Treble, Alto, Tenor and Bass staves within the MusicString editor.  Durations are expressed as numerical values or by character codes.

Songs can be exported to MIDI and MusicXML.

The MIDI files can be opened in LMMS and exported to WAV.
WAV files can be opened in Audacity and exported to MP3.
The MusicXML files can be opened in MuseScore for music publishing.

Additional Features:

Quick start:

  1. File/XML Import/open Demo folder, select a song and import;
  2. Tree View/select "Song", press Play, then Default Soundbank.

The quality of your music will depend on your choice of instrument for each voice and your choice of soundbank.  One good soundbank is available here and there are more at Soundfonts4U.

Copyright © 2017   Donald G Gray