Linux Music and Sound

San Francisco, CA -- Linux Journal Press, a partnership between Specialized Systems Consultants, Inc. (SSC) and No Starch Press, announces the publication of its first book. Linux Music & Sound (ISBN:1-886411-34-4, $39.95, 350 pp. w/CD-ROM, October 2000, www.nostarch.com/?ms) is the first book to document recording, storing, playing, and editing music and sound using the Linux operating system

Founded in 2000,Linux Journal Press publishes books on cutting-edge Linux topics that will make a difference for users at all levels of expertise. The imprint's goal is to assist in advancing the acceptance and usability of Linux. The first of 8 titles planned in the imprint's first calendar year, Linux Music & Sound will make an important contribution to the continuing development of Linux.

The advancement of music and sound under Linux is crucial to the operating system's success on the desktop. Author Dave Phillips, a performing musician for over 30 years, is an expert in MIDI, Csound, and Linux. He maintains a Linux MIDI and Sound informational web site found atwww.bright.net/~dlphilp/linuxsound. In Linux Music & Sound he explains the basics of digital sound and tackles Linux-specific software and hardware issues. Phillips covers general Linux audio set-up, describes basic and advanced use of the system, and profiles and evaluates the broad range of Linux sound and music applications.

Future Linux Journal Press titles slated for the next season will include the following:

The Blender Book, by Carsten Wartmann (Nov. 2000,ISBN:1-886411-44-1) walks readers through Blender, a free 3D modeling and animation tool that runs on multiple platforms, including Windows, Linux, and FreeBSD.

The Linux Cookbook, by Michael Stutz (Feb. 2001,ISBN:1-886411-48-4), is a complete guide to the best ways to do everyday tasks with Linux and open source software.

Linux Game Programming, by John Hall (May 2001,ISBN:1-886411-49-2) reviews the most important Linux multimedia toolkits while teaching readers the basic foundations of game programming under Linux.

About Linux Journal PressLinux Journal Press publishes books on cutting-edge Linux topics that help to advance the acceptance and usability of Linux. Linux Journal Press stems from the partnership between No Starch Press and Specialized Systems Consultants, Inc. (SSC), publisher ofLinux Journal. Linux Music and Sound may be ordered on-line at the Linux Journal Store, store.linuxjournal.com.

For a review copy or to schedule a radio, TV, or print interview, contact Amanda Staab at 415-863-9900 or amanda@nostarch.com.

No Starch Media Relations Contact:

No Starch Press555 De Haro StreetSuite 250San Francisco, CA 94107+1 415-863-9900, Fax: +1 415-863-9950amanda@nostarch.com

Linux Journal Media Relations Contact:

Rebecca CassitySpecialized Systems Consultants, Inc. (SSC)P.O. Box 55549, Seattle, WA 98155+1 206-782-7733 ext. 113, Fax: +1 206-782-7191rebecca@ssc.com

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