Debian Junior Project
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Sound
Debian Jr. sound

This metapackage will install a sampling of sound packages for a system that is used by children. While not all of these will be things that children will use directly, a child's system administrator can make use of them to ensure that the child gets the most out of their system.

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Audacious
small and fast audio player which supports lots of formats
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Audacious is a fork of beep-media-player which supports Winamp skins and many codecs.

In the default install, the following codecs are supported:

  • MP3
  • Ogg Vorbis / Theora
  • AAC and AAC+
  • FLAC
  • ALAC
  • Windows Media (WMA)
  • WAVE

Additionally, Audacious is extendable through plugins, and contains other useful features like LIRC support. Support for many more codecs can also be added through plugins.

This package contains the core player and its localization.

Bplay
Buffered audio file player/recorder
Maintainer: Carlos Laviola
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The bplay package provides a simple command-line utility for playing and recording audio files in raw sample, VOC and WAV formats.

To use this program you need a soundcard of some kind and the appropriate driver configured into your kernel.

When run the program creates two processes which share a memory buffer. It does reading/writing on the disk and the sound device simultaneously, in order to be less liable to `pause' because the disk is too slow or too busy.

Cdtool
text-based audio CD player and CD-ROM control commands
Maintainer: Stephen Kitt
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cdtool contains cdplay, cdeject, cdstop, cdpause, and several other programs for playing audio CDs and controlling a CD-ROM drive from the command line and in a quick and scriptable way.

cdown reads track info and queries a CDDB database for info on the current CD. cdctrl is a command line utility for controlling a CD-ROM drive interactively and from scripts. cdir keeps track of the contents of different CDs using a workman-compatible database.

Gcompris
Educational games for small children - transitional package
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A large collection of educational games for small children, designed to be a unified interface to integrate more educational games.

This is a transitional package that depends on the new series of GCompris releases (rewritten using Qt). It can be safely removed once gcompris-qt is installed.

Gespeaker
GTK+ front-end for eSpeak and mbrola
Maintainer: Fabio Castelli
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Gespeaker is a GTK+ frontend for eSpeak and mbrola. It allows one to play a text in many languages with settings for voice, pitch, volume, speed and word gap.

Since version 0.6 it can use mbrola package and voices to obtain a more realistic text reading experience.

Gtkguitune
Guitar and other instruments tuner
Maintainer: Antonin Kral
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gtkGuitune is a Linux program for tuning guitars and other instruments by using the method of Schmitt-triggering, i.e. counting the number of triggerings between two trigger levels in a certain amount of time.

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Hydrogen
advanced drum machine/step sequencer
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Hydrogen is an advanced drum machine. It's main goal is to bring professional yet simple and intuitive pattern-based drum programming.

General features:

  • Very user-friendly, modular, fast and intuitive graphical interface based on QT 4.
  • Sample-based stereo audio engine, with import of sound samples in .wav, .au and .aiff formats.
  • Support of samples in compressed FLAC file.

Sequencer and mixer features:

  • Pattern-based sequencer, with unlimited number of patterns and ability to chain patterns into a song.
  • Up to 64 ticks per pattern with individual level per event and variable pattern length.
  • 32 instrument tracks with volume, mute, solo, pan capabilities.
  • Multi layer support for instruments (up to 16 samples for each instrument).
  • Ability to import/export song files.
  • Unique human velocity, human time, pitch and swing functions.
  • Multiple patterns playing at once.

Other features:

  • JACK, ALSA, PortAudio and OSS audio drivers.
  • ALSA MIDI and PortMidi input with assignable midi-in channel (1..16, ALL).
  • Import/export of drumkits.
  • Export song to wav file.
  • Export song to midi file.
The package is enhanced by the following packages: hydrogen-drumkits hydrogen-drumkits-effects
Milkytracker
music creation tool inspired by Fast Tracker 2
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This is an editor for "tracked" music, i.e. audio samples of instruments pitch shifted according to the note data.

It can load the following module formats: 669, AMS, AMF, DBM, CBA, DIGI, DSM, FAR, GMC, GDM, IMF, IT, MOD, MDL, MTM, MXM, OKT, PLM, PSM, PTM, S3M, STM, ULT, UNI, and X.

Export is possible into the formats: XM, MOD, and WAV.

Supported sample and instrument formats: WAV, IFF/XI, PAT

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Pianobooster
learn the piano just by playing a game
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Piano Booster is a new way to learn the piano just by playing a game. It takes elements of the game Guitar Hero but now it uses a real piano keyboard and the game has been turned sideways so the notes scroll along a musical stave. So instead of pressing buttons on a fake guitar you end up learning to play a real musical instrument: the piano.

To run Piano Booster you need a MIDI Piano Keyboard and a MIDI interface for the PC. If you don't have a MIDI keyboard you can still try out PianoBooster, using the PC keyboard ('x' is middle C), but a MIDI piano is really recommended).

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Puredata
realtime computer music and graphics system
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Pure Data (also known as Pd) is a real-time graphical programming environment for audio and graphics processing. Pd's audio functions are built-in; graphical computations require separate packages such as gem (Graphics Environment for Multimedia) or pd-pdp (Pd Packet).

This is a metapackage that depends on all components of the core of Pd.

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Sonic-pi
Live Coding for Everyone
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A free live coding synth for everyone. Originally designed to support computing and music lessons within schools. Use code to compose and perform in classical and contemporary styles ranging from Canons to Dubstep.

Tuxguitar
Multitrack guitar tablature editor and player (gp3 to gp5)
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TuxGuitar is a multitrack Guitar tablature editor and player. It can open GP3, GP4, and GP5 files and exports in MIDI and PDF.

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Vorbis-tools
several Ogg Vorbis tools
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vorbis-tools contains oggenc (an encoder), ogg123 (a playback tool), ogginfo (displays ogg information), oggdec (decodes ogg files), vcut (ogg file splitter), and vorbiscomment (ogg comment editor).

ogg123 can play both Ogg Vorbis and FLAC audio streams.

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Bloopsaphone
library for writing chiptune-style songs in C or Ruby
License: Expat
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This is a small c library for sending chiptunes through PortAudio.

The ideals of bloopsaphone are:

  • Asynchronous, plays in background and raises an event upon finish
  • Small, a small toy library
  • Custom notation, a slight variation of RTTTL
  • Serialize sounds, including a file format for easy passing of instruments between Ruby and C.
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