WavPack is a completely open audio compression format that provides lossless compression, high-quality lossy compression, and a unique hybrid compression mode. The lossless compression ratio depends on the source material, but generally is between 30% and 70%. The hybrid mode provides all the advantages of lossless compression with an additional feature. Instead of creating a single file, this mode creates both a relatively small, high-quality lossy file that can be used all by itself, and a "correction" file that (when combined with the lossy file) provides full lossless restoration. WavPack employs only well known, public domain techniques in its implementation. Methods and algorithms that have ever been patented are specifically avoided. This ensures that WavPack encoders and decoders will remain open and royalty-free.
Impulse is a bit of eye candy for your desktop. It is a widget that displays a graphical spectrum analyzer on your GNOME desktop. It is written in C and Python, and uses GTK and Cairo graphics to generate the animation. The impulse library creates a pulse audio connection context that reads the output stream from pulseaudio in a thread natively, which can then be read from Python. You can instruct impulse to either output the raw stream or output the FFT of the raw stream.
XOSDVolume is a graphical sound volume level indicator. It monitors the audio mixer device, and whenever there is a change, it displays the current volume level on an OSD-type window for a short time. It supports real transparency by using the X Shape extension, without the need of an X compositing manager.
audioloader is a minimalist music library browser that enables the browsing of a local music collection in any Web browser. It supports album/directory oriented audio/music listening. Album playlists are generated dynamically, and can either be queued into Audacious through a script distributed with the application or downloaded and opened with any music player. It is self-contained with no dependency on any external application but the Web browser, and supports cover art display, history, random album selection, and sub-collections. It has limited mobile support, as well.
Leevi is a user interface for the Lexicon MX300 reverberation device (and possibly other MX devices). It is similar to what Lexicon ships along with their devices for Windows operating systems. Leevi works with POSIX compatible operating environments, like Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, and so on.
ng-jackspa is a set of simple user interface programs that host a LADSPA plugin, providing JACK ports for its audio inputs and outputs, and dynamic setting of its control inputs through the user interface. Additionally, the plugin controls can be exported to or controlled by control voltages on standard JACK audio ports. The following interfaces are available: an ncurses visual (full screen) interface for the terminal; a GTK+ graphical interface; a Qt 4 graphical interface; and a command line interface for the terminal.