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Ardour

Ardour is a hard disk recorder and digital audio workstation application that runs on Linux, macOS, FreeBSD and Microsoft Windows. Its primary author is Paul Davis, who is also responsible for the JACK Audio Connection Kit. Ardour is intended to be digital audio workstation software suitable for professional use.

Released under the terms of the GNU General Public License (version two or any later version), Ardour is free software.

Ardour major version 5.0, with improvements including support for a new tabbed interface, Lua scripting, VCAs, plugin pin management and many other new features, was released in August 2016.

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LMMS

LMMS (formerly Linux MultiMedia Studio) is a digital audio workstationapplication program. When LMMS is executed on a computer with appropriate hardware, it allows music to be produced by arranging samples, synthesizing sounds, playing on a MIDI keyboard, and combining the features of trackers and sequencers. It supports the Linux Audio Developer’s Simple Plugin API (LADSPA) and Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plug-ins (on Win32, Win64,or Wine32). It is free software released under the GNU General Public License, version 2 (GPLv2).

LMMS accepts soundfonts and GUS patches. It can import Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) and Hydrogen files. It can read and write customized presets and themes.[6] Audio can be exported in the OGG, FLAC, MP3, and WAV file formats, and the projects can be saved in the compressed MMPZ file format or the uncompressed MMP file format. It can use VST plug-ins on Win32, Win64, or Wine32, though currently the macOS port doesn’t support them.

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Audacity

Audacity is a free and open-source digital audio editor and recording application software, available for Windows, macOS/OS X and Unix-like operating systems. Audacity was started in the fall of 1999 by Dominic Mazzoni and Roger Dannenberg at Carnegie Mellon University and was released on May 28, 2000 as version 0.8.

As of August 14, 2019, it is the most popular download from FossHub[9], with over 76 million downloads since March 2015. Previously, downloads were served from Google Code and SourceForge, with a combined total in excess of 100 million downloads. Audacity won the SourceForge 2007 and 2009 Community Choice Award for Best Project for Multimedia.

In addition to recording audio from multiple sources, Audacity can be used for post-processing of all types of audio, including podcasts by adding effects such as normalization, trimming, and fading in and out. Audacity has also been used to record and mix entire albums, such as by Tune-Yards.  It is also currently used in the UK OCR National Level 2 ICT course for the sound creation unit

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OpenShot

OpenShot Video Editor is an easy to use, quick to learn, and surprisingly powerful video editor. Take a quick look at some of its most popular features and capabilities:

  • Cross-Platform: OpenShot is a cross-platform video editor, with support for Linux, Mac, and Windows.
  • Trim & Slice: Quickly trim down your videos, and find those perfect moments. OpenShot has many easy ways to cut your video.
  • Animation & Keyframes: Using our powerful animation framework, you can fade, slide, bounce, and animate anything in your video project.
  • Unlimited Tracks: Add as many layers as you need for watermarks, background videos, audio tracks, and more.
  • Video Effects: Using our video effects engine, remove the background from your video, invert the colors, adjust brightness, and more.
  • Audio Waveforms: Visualize your audio files as waveforms, and even output the waveforms as part of your video.
  • Title Editor: Adding titles to your video has never been easier. Use one of our templates, or make your own.
  • 3D Animations: Render beautiful 3D animated titles and effects, such as snow, lens flares, or flying text.
  • Slow Motion & Time Effects: Control the power of time, reversing, slowing down, and speeding up video. Use a preset or animate the playback speed and direction.
  • Edit Video: Drag and drop video, audio, or images from your file manager into OpenShot. It’s that easy to get started video editing.
  • Simple User Interface: We have designed OpenShot to be the easiest and friendliest video editing software ever! Give it a try and see for yourself.

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XLights

xLights is a free and open source program that enables you to design, create and play amazing lighting displays through the use of DMX controllers, E1.31 Ethernet controllers and more.

With it you can layout your display visually then assign effects to the various items throughout your sequence. This can be in time to music (with beat-tracking built into xLights) or just however you like. xLights runs on Windows, OSX and Linux.

For more information visit the official website:

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Epic Games supports Blender with $1.2 million

Epic Games, as part of the company’s $100 million Epic MegaGrants program, is awarding the Blender Foundation $1.2 million in cash to further the success of Blender, the free and open source 3D creation suite that supports the full range of tools empowering artists to create 3D graphics, animation, special effects or games.

The Epic MegaGrants initiative is designed to assist game developers, enterprise professionals, media and entertainment creators, students, educators, and tool developers doing outstanding work with Unreal Engine or enhancing open-source capabilities for the 3D graphics community.

The Epic MegaGrant will be delivered incrementally over the next three years and will contribute to Blender’s Professionalizing Blender Development Initiative.

“Having Epic Games on board is a major milestone for Blender,” said Blender Foundation founder and chairman Ton Roosendaal. “Thanks to the grant we will make a significant investment in our project organization to improve on-boarding, coordination and best practices for code quality. As a result, we expect more contributors from the industry to join our projects.”

“Open tools, libraries and platforms are critical to the future of the digital content ecosystem,” said Tim Sweeney, founder and CEO of Epic Games. “Blender is an enduring resource within the artistic community, and we aim to ensure its advancement to the benefit of all creators.”

For more information about Epic MegaGrants, visit unrealengine.com/en-US/megagrants.

About Blender Foundation
The Blender Foundation (2002) is an independent nonprofit public benefit corporation with the purpose to provide individual artists and small teams with a complete, free and open source 3D creation pipeline, managed by public projects on blender.org. Its spin-off Blender Institute hosts the foundation’s offices and currently employs 15 people who work on the Blender software and creative projects to validate and stress Blender in production environments.
For more information, visit blender.org/foundation.

About Unreal Engine
Epic Games’ Unreal Engine technology brings high-quality games to PC, console, mobile, AR and VR platforms. Creators also use Unreal for photorealistic visualization, interactive product design, film, virtual production, mixed reality TV broadcast and animated entertainment. Follow @UnrealEngine and download Unreal for free at unrealengine.com.

About Epic Games
Founded in 1991, Epic Games is the creator of Fortnite, Unreal, Gears of War, Shadow Complex, and the Infinity Blade series of games. Epic’s Unreal Engine technology, which brings high-fidelity, interactive experiences to PC, console, mobile, AR, VR and the Web, is freely available at unrealengine.com. The Epic Games store offers a handpicked library of games, available at epicgames.com. Follow @EpicGames for updates.

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