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Music software for writing scores

MuseScore is an easy-to-use sheet music writer. The best thing is that you can export to PDF, PNG, WAV and other formats! It works on Mac, Windows and Linux. Here is a C Major scale I made for the ...
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OCR for sheet music

This is really two steps... 1st -- "Sheet Music" >>into>> "Data" (i.e. Music XML) Open Source! https://audiveris.kenai.com/ Shareware/Trials/Commercial Software: Capella Scan Photoscore ...
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Program to fully tag any song automatically

MusicBrainZ Picard is a cross-platform, free as in freedom and free beer music tagger. Here is a quick guide to efficient file tagging. It is free, cross-platform, integrates well with most Linux ...
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What's the best (simplest) free software to beat-match and mix two tracks?

You can use Mixx: free and open-source Linux/Windows/Mac synchronization and auto-beatmatching (+ usual features of a DJ software) See all features.
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Linux music player for huge music collection

I’m using Quod Libet with a music library of 170 GB (~ 30000 tracks). Its performance is outstanding. My PC is old and has weak hardware, but listing (or searching through) all those 30000 tracks ...
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Free music recognition API

I suggest ACRCloud, which is a comprehensive audio recognition services providers. Music recognition is one of the solutions, with 40m tracks as its music catalogue. Offers Android, iOS, Java and ...
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Program that can listen to a song and find out what it is?

You can use Tunatic: Identify music being played Free Simple to use Runs on Windows
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Open source music player for windows

Clementine Screenshot (click image for larger variant) Features Search and play your local music library. Listen to internet radio from Spotify, Grooveshark, SomaFM, Magnatune, Jamendo, SKY....
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Python library for rendering music notation

LilyPond is the go to for musical notation engraving - there are several python libraries that interface with it such as Abjad. Gratis - Yes python - can be interfaced with raspberry-pi - Yes output ...
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Software to delete music duplicates

You can use Auslogics' Duplicate File Finder free compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8.1 fast compare not only file names, but also contents to ensure no false search results. allow you to specify ...
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Music software that would allow me to edit tracks

Audacity is the software, you are looking for. It's free, open source, cross-platform audio editor. What I like is that it supports many audio formats. You require LAME encoder library to export MP3 ...
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Application to search my music library for low quality tracks

You can simply use Windows Explorer: Note that the bit rate is the encoding, not the actual quality of the track. See program to determine the lowest quality encoding a music file went through.
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Linux command-line .flac tag editor

FLAC files, although they can in principle contain ID3 tags, officially employ Vorbis comments of Flac Tags. See the official FLAC website for the reference. The metaflac utility should be able to ...
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Free music recognition API

How about just requiring your users to get an API Key? Without full details on your use case I can't say if this would be a good option but I think that it most cases it would be. It is not an odd ...
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Linux music player for huge music collection

I can recommend these two linux audio players: gmusicbrowser and Quod Libet support huge libraries (mine is 60.000 tracks with more than 100 GB) GTK+ based free and open source support (auto-)...
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Ear training Software

Ive been using Auralia for years now as both a student and a teacher and have found it fantastic. It covers all those topics and much more. My students love it and their progress speaks for itself. ...
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Music software for writing scores

It quite depends on the complexity of whatever you're writing and whether you want WYSIWYG and things like MIDI keyboard input. In my experience, people who create music require both, those who are ...
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Music software for writing scores

Wikipedia has a Comparison of scorewriters where you can compare features of lots of such programmes. You can compare output formats, whether they support tab notation etc. I tried a few, and I like ...
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Looking for a Metronome Program

You can use TempoPerfect Metronome: free change the BPM change the signature and subdivision Subdivide beats into accented beats and regular beats to emphasize different patterns Works on Windows 7, ...
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Looking for a Transcription Program

You can use IntelliScore: non-free but trial is available multi-instrument, multi-drum audio to notation converter supports CD, WAV, MP3, AAC, AIFF or WMA transcription demo once you get the MIDI ...
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Program to convert a MIDI file into music sheets

You can use Midi Sheet Music free and open source plays MIDI music files while highlighting the piano notes and sheet music notes supports multiple channels Works on Windows, Mac OS X, and Ubuntu ...
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Program that can listen to a song and find out what it is?

You can use Audiggle: Identify music being played Free Simple to use Runs on Windows and soon on Mac OS X.
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Software to make Photo Video maker with music?

You can do exactly this sort of thing with FFMPEG, (and much more of course), I recently used it to generate a slide show of shots for part of a video of a friends funeral to send to the other side of ...
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Music playback software similar to iTunes with FLAC support

MediaMonkey I add the same problem. MediaMonkey answers all your needs. Your needs Read FLAC (and rip to FLAC too): definitely. Read WMA: I think so (not sure I have that many). Windows 7: ...
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Game to learn piano play

Synthesia has most of the features you're looking for: start learning piano It has song from "easiest" to "hardest" do this in interactive kinda way Is "guitar hero" descriptive enough? Just ...
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MIDI to music sheet converter for Linux

There is a music notation program called Lilypond which includes a command line interface and a command line midi2ly converter that will read in a midi file and output a lilypond file. Should work on ...
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Mulitchannel music creation program with samples

I suggest taking a look at LMMS: Has multiple channels Yep 64 of them Sample capabilities for instruments I don't have (at least piano, drum, violin, trumpet) Cello, Organs, pianos, flute, ...
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No-nonsense mp3 player for Mac?

VLC Media Player is the best for your requirement Doesn't ask for any "Import" or "Creating Music Libraries"
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Free music recognition API

A test has been made to compare Gracenote and ACRCloud and it turns out ACRCloud's music recognition service is much better than Gracenote. Please refer to: Music Recognition Competition: Gracenote vs ...
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