Talk:List of Linux audio software

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maybe it should be renamed to Linux sound and music software? It should not be a list of all kinds of audio software, but should list software for musicians, artist and audio professionals. Only software that is supported and still under development (and not orphaned). Any help with categorizing is welcommed -- 15:45, 26 Nov 2004 (UTC)

Is this (1) a listing of Linux-specific audio software, or (2) a listing of audio software that works on Linux? If (2), then some other software should be added, such as Denemo and GNU LilyPond. If (1), then Audacity should be removed since it's cross-platform. --Erik 08:04, 16 September 2005 (UTC)

the url for the "other descriptive page" on NAS is 404ing, possibly find the new location and update URL? [1] is the current URL. -- 15:49, 31 May 2006 (UTC)

Listing orphaned software that still works is ok. May even bring new maintainer and life to project.


A lot of discussion about deleting this list is happening at Talk:Free audio software. I am for keeping this list but not everyone is. So if you have an opinion on this matter I suggest you speak up and be heard. (Requestion 04:56, 14 February 2007 (UTC))

This list and Free audio software are in a state of limbo waiting for the merge issue to be resolved. This list needs some major clean up of the external links and I don't want to waste my time if there is a 50% chance that this list will be deleted. The merge issue needs to be resolved soon. (Requestion 21:13, 24 February 2007 (UTC))

I think it should stay a sepperate article, as not all free stuff is for linux. So it becomes harder to find the linux only programs. Robotboy2008 08:43, 10 August 2007 (UTC)


Listing non-notable software that does not have it's own wiki article is problematic. Listing such software with external links for them is not appropriate as far as I understand. I propose removing all such external links. --Ronz 00:32, 2 March 2007 (UTC)

I have changed all external links to be internal links and I was surprised to find out that many of these programs already had Wikipedia articles. I suggest removing all the red links after a couple weeks in a second clean up phase. (Requestion 16:35, 2 March 2007 (UTC))
As of right now, there are no more entries with only an external link. I have removed many entries and fixed a couple others. —danhash (talk) 20:56, 3 October 2011 (UTC)
Very good. Now we can proceed removing the rest of the entries. --Uweka (talk) 23:09, 6 May 2013 (UTC)


This list is pretty long and somewhat hard to read. If people are coming to this page to see the various music players and perhaps choose one it might be nice to put them in a table with a few major features listed in the table as well. Anyone thing this is a good idea? Chipotlehero 13:47, 10 July 2007 (UTC)

gnome sound recording[edit]

I'm not specialist to sound software , but i noticed that the gnome sound recording tool is missing. --Chomwitt (talk) 23:49, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

Installed today audio-recorder (for GNOME 2/3 and Ubuntu's Unity) METHOD zypper on openSUSE 12.3 SOURCE-INFORMATION: [1] AIM: For youths to record, listen then hopefully improve their speech and pronunciation.

Pwparker (talk) 04:51, 24 October 2013 (UTC)

Commercial software[edit]

This is incomplete list of commercial software:

Signal Analysis[edit]

DJ Mixer[edit]

Drum's Machine[edit]





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Guayadeque music player[edit]

Could somebody add this to the "GStreamer-based" section? : . Guayadeque is a GTK based music player has been in development for many years now, and I think it is noteworthy enough to list in this article. 16:28, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

Tomahawk Player[edit]

Tomahawk is a pretty new cross-platform music player with social media features and support for spotify, grooveshark, youtube, dilandau, soundcloud, 4shared, jamendo,, ampache/owncloud,, subsonic: --Medwikier (talk) 09:17, 10 June 2012 (UTC)

Alacarte link is incorrect[edit]

The Alacarte links to the GNOME menu editor, not the music software. I couldn't find the correct page on Wikipedia, so I did not fix the problem. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:51, 25 June 2013 (UTC)

== Linux Musicians - Making music on Linux link is down

Downforeveryoneorjustne reports:

It's not just you! looks down from here. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2602:304:B222:E9A0:2885:3801:B2CD:3976 (talk) 22:42, 16 December 2014 (UTC)