Mixxx is a free digital DJ mixing application emulating an analog mixer with two playback devices. Audio files can be mixed on a computer for use in live performances.
- Available on all major desktop operating systems, including Linux, Windows and MacOS X.
- Reads most popular sound formats, including MP3, Ogg Vorbis, Wave and Aiff.
- Supports MIDI and standard input devices such as mouse, keyboard, PowerMate, and joysticks.
- Beat estimation and automatic tempo sync, filters, crossfader, and speed control.
- Parallel waveform displays for visual sync.
- Full integration with the Prokyon3 music management software and access to your digital sound library.
- Playlists with info on duration, and type of track.
- Open source software, free to download and use, distributed under the GPL.
Threadbox.net has a Mixxx Tutorial with useful tips and insight on how to use it. Mixxx 2.0 is in the pipeline and promises some major new features including; waveform summary displays, new sound effects, and support for pitch independent time stretch.
Mixxx was started by Ken and Tue Haste Andersen, development is maintained by Tue with the help of open source developers around the world. Details.
Open Source Audio Resources and Communities
- CommonTunes is a community directory of freely available music.
- Creative Commons Audio information & licenses.
- del.icio.us / tag / linux+audio publicly shared bookmarks.
- dyne:bolic is a free multimedia studio in a GNU/Linux live CD. Dyne.org Wiki.
- Internet Archive: Open Source Audio is a huge collection of audio files shared with the community.
- LinuxDJ.com hosts several audio/multimedia Linux resources and developer projects.
- Linux Audio Blog collected news, musings, ramblings with regard to Linux Audio.
- LugRadio is a fortnightly British radio show that takes a relaxed, humorous look at Linux and open source. Podcast shows are published in ogg and mp3 formats under a Creative Commons Licence.
- Podsafe Music Resources provides information, tools and a list of resources with music safe to download, share and distribute in podcasts.
- OpenJay.Org is a site and community for open source DJ resources.
- Open Source Music Info covers essential information for learning about open source music production including beginners guides, software, and community tools.
- Sonicforms an open source research platform for developing tangible interfaces for audio visual environments.
- Sound and MIDI Software for Linux provides info for digital audio hardware and software.
- Sound On Sound: Linux and Music an article about open source music software and The AGNULA Project, the name of which is an acronym for A GNU/Linux Audio Distribution, which has been created to design and build a version of Linux specifically for professional musicians and recording engineers.
- The Freesound Project is a collaborative database of open source audio samples.
- XSPF Web Music Player – Plays MP3 on your website, streams podcasts. Music Player is Open Source Software, licensed under the BSD and can be used and modified by anyone, including for commercial purposes. Peter Forret’s Webjay Wizard is an easy to use online tool to generate the HTML code.