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Software to create, read, record, or manipulate audio.

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Free, lightweight, all-in-one, audio and video format converter

In short, something that just does what one would expect such a program to do. (Just convert it so it works on my mother's media player!) By "free" I mean free-as-in-beer. I'm okay with closed source ...
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Free/Libre voice & video chat alternative to Skype?

I don’t want to use Skype because it’s proprietary. I’m looking for an alternative that is Free/Libre (FLOSS), is available cross-platform * (at least: GNU/Linux, Mac OS, and Microsoft Windows), ...
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Split MP3 files automatically

I have a few large MP3 files (some 7 hours, some 25 hours) and, sadly my player (car-hardware), does not scan well. So, if I listen up to the 3 hour point and I turn off my car, I must scan back to ...
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Android app for playing audio files at high speed

I'm looking for an Android app (ideally free) with these features: resumes playing the file at the timestamp where I last was listening allows 0.25x-3x speed (and adjusts the pitch to sound normal ...
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High quality text-to-speech converter

I'm looking for a text-to-speech converter, that produces a wave or mp3 file (no real-time needed) has no fundamental restrictions on commercial usage of the produced output comes with female / male ...
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MP3/WAV to text (speech recognition)

I'm looking for a software (for Windows or Linux) that can convert MP3/WAV files to text. Something that can generate automatically text with speech recognition, like the automatic subtitles on ...
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Audio diff tool

Example: I have two versions of one song, and one of them misses some parts. I want to see which parts are missing and which are different. I see interface of such program as two adjacent waveforms, ...
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Android audiobook player (that remembers position)

I upload MP3-format audiobooks to my Android (4.x) device, and need an audiobook player that remembers that farthest that I've gotten into any given album (though I'd settle for just remembering ...
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Audiobook player for Android

I'm looking for an audiobook player, or an ordinary audio player that has these features: Buttons to move 10 seconds forward and backward. Saves the current position between restarts. It's free. ...
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Emulate instruments with MIDI keyboard

I am looking for a program (preferably lightweight and free) that lets me use a Casio keyboard with MIDI to play or emulate an array of instruments. I am not looking into audio production at all so ...
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Software to retrieve songs from a larger audio file as individual recordings

I record audio streams from internet radio stations. The recordings are usually about an hour long ( mpeg or flac format ) and each recording contains several songs / pieces of music. Is there ...
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Audio file player with wall-clock time display

I record about 1hrs worth of sound on an Olympus voice recorder at certain times of the day—say 4:30pm to 5:30 pm—with sounds happening at various times (that I write down). When playing back I want ...
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Cafe, library ambience noise generator

I've been looking into the benefits of white/ambient noise on studying lately, and I think it's best to put on some cafe, busy library, study place ambient noise (with people talking in the background)...
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Specialized audio recorder for Android

I need to record sounds emanating from mechanical equipment. These sounds occur randomly every few hours and only last approximately 1-3 seconds. To accomplish this task, I need an audio recorder ...
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Android app to record Google Voice / Hangouts voice calls?

Are there any Android apps that allow the user to record their VoIP voice calls (both directions) that are made through Google Voice / Google Hangouts? Please assume consent has been provided by all ...
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Pitch detection for multiple voices

I greatly enjoy singing a cappella music with multiple parts (usually 4, but in principle, any number of parts between 2 and 8). It's less enjoyable when we're singing out of tune. We are amateurs: we ...
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Interview transcription software

What is a good and professional software for interview transcription (academic context)? Both free and commercial. OS: Windows (although Linux is just as fine) Features: Quickest possible turn ...
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Audio cutting tool for Linux

I'm searching for a simple audio cutting and merging tool running on Linux. Ideal would be a Gtk application, but only a nice to have. I know of audacity, but this is a little too much. Goal is to ...
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Edit video file while retaining the original format

I need a piece of Windows software that can edit (split, trim, concatenate, etc) both common (MP4) and relatively-uncommon (MKV) video formats while retaining the original format (resolution, bitrate, ...
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Voice modifier software

I'm looking for a software able to modify my voice as I speak. I'm mastering rpg via Mumble and it would be quite a useful bonus to the ambiance to make me sound like a robot, for instance. So far, I ...
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Windows Software to constantly record the last X minutes of audio entering the microphone?

I'm looking for a Windows Software that would constantly record in the background the last X minutes (e.g. 30 minutes) of audio being inputted into the microphone whenever my PC is on, much like a ...
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Speech recognition software for Windows that takes audio file as input and outputs text file

I am interested in speech recognition software for Windows, that takes an audio file of a podcast, say, in one of the standard formats (MP3, WAV, OGG, etc.), and outputs a transcription of the speech ...
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Chrome extension to mute all but the active tab

I open nearly all my links in new tabs. So, say I just opened a YouTube video, but then found another video on the right hand side that is better, I open it in a new tab, and hear both videos playing ...
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Equalizer (EQ) for all sound in Windows?

Looking for a Windows (using Windows 7 specifically) equalizer program. Not sure how sound is setup in windows so I don't know if it would be a single EQ or different EQ depending on the source or ...
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Building speech recognition for a new language from scratch

I know C++ and PHP, I know OOP and usages of Database technologies. I have to make speech recognition software for my own nation Whose symbols are unique but supported by UTF-8. and so far no ...
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Android app for normalizing the volume of mp3 files

I'm looking for a way to normalize the volume of my mp3s without having to copy them all onto my computer and back again. Anybody know of an existing app for this? Specifically one that lets you set a ...
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Offline survey app with embedded audio and images

I'm looking for a tool which will let us collect data on iPads out in the field, far from 3G. Requirements question type of multiple select amongst different (embedded images) (ie, touch the image ...
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YouTube-to-M4A Downloader/Converter

Background: Every now and again I need to download my playlists from YouTube. The last time, I used DVDVideoSoft's YouTube-to-MP3 Converter, which did a reasonable job of converting hundreds of ...
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Non-stop voice-to-text translation

There are a lot of great voice-to-text translation apps out, including Google Translate, Microsoft / Skype Translate, and various smaller names like Speechlogger and iTranslate Voice. I work in an ...
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Always mute all sound from all tabs in an Android browser (Preferably FireFox)

I don't ever want to hear any sounds from my Android web browser - ever, under any circumstances. I currently use FireFox and would accept an add-in for that. I would equally be willing to use any ...
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Record Voice Over a Video?

I want to be able to record my voice from a microphone while watching a video, and to have the recorded sound be in sync with the video. My requirements are, Compatiable with Linux Open source
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Piano software with external sound font

Is there a free piano playing software/game which allows you to use an external sound font (like .sf2 files) and preferable export your music into midi? Open source preferred.
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Tool to cut an audio stream at song boundaries [duplicate]

I don't have access to my Internet radio at work (no streaming services allowed), so I stream the radio at home and end up with a huge file (Ogg Vorbis). I like 90% of the music but 10% not and I ...
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C / C++ Library for changing pitch without altering formant frequencies

For a project I'm currently working on I would like to change the prosody * of a given voice sample. In other words, I need to pitch shift a voice sound without altering the formant frequencies that ...
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Split audio into many pieces

I need a tool to split my 45 second audio file on seconds: 3 6 8 12 14 17 20 23 25 27 30 33 36 38 41 43 Which software should I use (GUI is preferred)? Is there any that is free? I want to listen to ...
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Cheapest software with MIDI support and sound effects

I am doing a musical for school, in which I will be playing on a keyboard, which will be connected by a MIDI-USB to my laptop, which will then apply a range of sound effects (synthesisers, electric ...
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wxMP3gain equivalent for FLAC files

I need an easy-to-use program that supports lossless volume normalization for FLAC files. I'm aware of programs like MP3gain and wxMP3gain, but these—surprise, surprise—only support MP3 ...
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Voice alteration/modification software (other than Audacity)

I'm looking for voice alteration/modification software for Windows. I need it for work with audio files. It could be that there is only so much which can be done with a voice, but the SW options that ...
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Broadcasting audio to multiple listeners

I am GMing for a Table-top RPG game online and I would like to provide my players with music and ambient sounds to make the game more interesting. Roll20, the software I am using does feature a way ...
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Concatenate sequential multitrack WAV files into a set of single-track WAV files

I used arecord in a larger script to capture each mic individually during a live sound gig: # Start recording echo Recording to "$REC_PATH" arecord --device=hw:CARD=X18XR18,DEV=0 --channels=18 --file-...
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Is there a software which can amplify the sound? [closed]

Is possible to amplify the system sound with software, without losing sound quality?I want it for videos and,especially,for listening to music. What programs for Ubuntu 12.04 can do this?
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Record Multitrack Audio on Linux Without Dropping Samples

On a Banana Pi Pro (spinoff of an older Raspberry Pi, with an Allwinner A20 SoC and tons of on-chip peripherals), I used arecord to capture each mic individually during a live sound gig: #!/bin/sh ...
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