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Cover photo of The Audio Programming Book.

A Linux Audio Christmas

Some interesting items showed up under Dave's Christmas tree, including a new book by some old friends, a laptop keyboard (music, not QWERTY), and an excellent Linux audio plugin for high-quality reverb. Dave must have been a very good boy last year.

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Image of the Ceres spectral editor.

Linux Audio Update: The Fall Fashions

This week's entry looks at a unique new audio editor, some important updates, and a very cool programming environment for graphics (and much more). As always, some tasty treats are cooking in the Linux audio kitchen. more>>

Made with Ardour.

An Ecology Of Ardour

This article is a brief report on some of the current news and activities going on in the world of Ardour, Paul Davis's superb open-source digital audio workstation (DAW). What began as a labor of love has become one of the most significant projects in the world of Linux audio and in the more general world of Linux applications development. more>>

New Wine logo here.

New Wine: Running Windows Music & Sound Applications Under Wine 1.2

Wine runs many Windows programs nicely these days, including more and more serious music applications. Dave profiles some of those applications running under the latest & greatest Wine 1.2 more>>

It's the logo for flexatone.net.

Algorithmic Music Composition With Linux - athenaCL

In this conclusion to my survey of algorithmic music composition systems for Linux I present Christopher Ariza's athenaCL. more>>

An image of the SciTE editor with CsoundAC code.

Introducing CsoundAC: Algorithmic Composition With Csound And Python

What happens when the world's most powerful waveform compiler meets one of the world's most popular programming languages ? Find out how one programmer makes it all work out in this introduction to CsoundAC. more>>

Image of a FOMUS music example.

Algorithmic Music Composition With Linux, Part 2

In this part of the series we complete our tour of the Grace algorithmic composition environment. more>>

Algorithmic Music Composition With Linux, Part 1

Dave leads a guided tour of three Linux software packages designed for making music by the numbers. more>>

Bristol synth screenshot

News In The Linux Audio World

There's always something noteworthy happening in Linux audio development. This week's news includes reports about a new Linux audio blog, music made by particle acceleration, how to use a laptop as a virtual music stand, synth emulation from the terminal command prompt, and watching the Linux Audio Conference on-line. more>>

Now Hear This

Now Hear This

Even with modern Linux distributions, the inconsistency with onboard audio devices makes using headphones and microphones a hit-or-miss venture. When things work, they work great, but when things don’t work, it’s generally tough to get them going. more>>

A picture of the BCF2000

Control Issues: Reviewing the Behringer BCF2000 and FCB1010

This week we look at two popular MIDI control devices for use with Linux sound & music software. more>>

another example of an Alberti bass

Linux Arpeggiators, Part 2

Part 1 of this series introduced arpeggiators in general and profiled the QMidiArp application. This week we conclude our survey with a look at two more arpeggiators for Linux musicians: Hypercyclic and Arpage. more>>

image of the opening to a Mozart piano piece, K545

Linux Arpeggiators, Part 1

In my last article I looked at performance loopers for Linux. This week I begin a 2-part review of similar applications called arpeggiators. more>>

image of FreeWheeling looper

Getting Loopy: Performance Loopers For Linux Musicians

This week Dave Phillips looks at audio loopers designed for live performance. more>>

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