Also see this section for a list of audio Media Players.
Audacity (Audio Editor and Recorder)
Audacity is the leading cross-platform free open source (GPL-licensed) audio recorder and editor. It can be used to record, splice, edit, and manipulate sound files similar to tools found in recording studios. Install:
sudo apt-get install audacity
Ardour (Digital Audio Workstation)
Ardour is a free, GTK-based professional-grade digital audio workstation for high end audio manipulation and mixing. Install:
sudo apt-get install ardour
Rosegarden (Digital Audio Workstation)
Rosegarden is a midi/audio interface for synthesizers, as well as a digital audio studio for recording, editing, and notating music. It is often used in combination with Audacity. Install:
sudo apt-get install rosegarden
Hydrogen (Drum synthesizer)
Hydrogen is an advanced drum machine for Linux. Install:
sudo apt-get install hydrogen
EasyTag (ID3 editor)
EasyTag is a utility for editing the ID3 tags of mp3 and other music files. Install:
sudo apt-get install easytag
- Applications -> Sound & Video -> EasyTAG
- Rename files using Artist and Track title:
- EasyTAG -> Scanner -> Rename File(s) and Directory...
Use %a - %t in the popup "Tag and Filename Scan" box to rename the files using the Artist - TrackTitle naming convention. Then click on the green scanner box in the popup ("Open scanner window / Scan selected files") to build a database of the changes (or EasyTAG -> File -> Scan File(s) ). To save the changes (and actually rename the files), "Save Files" using the FloppyDisc icon in the top toolbar (or EasyTAG -> File -> Save File(s) ).
This can be done in batch mode by highlighting numerous files in the "File Name" pane.
PuddleTag (ID3 editor)
PuddleTag is a comprehensive utility for editing the ID3 tags of mp3 and other music files. Install:
sudo apt-get install python-qt4 python-pyparsing python-mutagen python-configobj python-musicbrainz2 wget -O puddletag_current.deb http://sourceforge.net/projects/puddletag/files/puddletag_0.9.12-1_all.deb sudo dpkg -i puddletag_current.deb
UbuntuStudio (Ubuntu distribution customized for multimedia editing)
UbuntuStudio is an official derivative of Ubuntu that pre-packages many multimedia editing packages. (Each of the packages can also be installed independently.) See the website for a full list of the premier audiovisual software packages available for Ubuntu Linux.
- Install all the audio applications found in UbuntuStudio:
sudo apt-get install ubuntustudio-audio
- Install all the video applications found in UbuntuStudio:
sudo apt-get install ubuntustudio-video
- Install all the graphics applications found in UbuntuStudio:
sudo apt-get install ubuntustudio-graphics