Music

New Storage Solution is Music to the Ears of Fast-Growing Digital Music Company

Digital music distribution and technology company INgrooves is growing rapidly, signing contract after contract to distribute music for independent labels and artists. more>>

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Non-Linux FOSS: Let's Make Music Together

Just because you're not on Linux doesn't mean you can't have awesome open-source tools. I was having a conversation with a friend and reader (Don Crowder: @eldergeek) on Twitter the other day about music theory. Yes, I'm not just a computer nerd, but a music/math nerd too. Anyway after our conversation, I started looking for an open-source program for creating sheet music. more>>

Music for All with Open Source Software

I am embarrassed to admit that I have never in my life considered the struggle of blind musicians to find Braille music scores. more>>

Roaming Media

Portable music doesn't need to be restricted to headphones. Here's a step-by-step how-to on setting up a music system that follows you around the house like a puppy. more>>

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gStrings in Your Pocket

What may sound like a perverse concept is actually one of the many ways smartphones can change your life. If you play a musical instrument but don't happen to have perfect pitch (most of us, sadly), you can buy a tuner, pitch pipe, tuning fork or any number of other aids to keep yourself in tune. If you have a smartphone in your pocket, however, you also can simply download gStrings. more>>

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Short Notices: News In Linux Audio

I hope all my readers enjoyed the best of the holiday season. I've been busy with the predictable confusions and minor crises that attend this time of year, but I managed to find time to jot down some recommendations for my readers. Go on, you've been good, give yourself a few extra belated gifts and don't worry if your budget's busted - it's all free software, you can't beat these deals. more>>

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At Home With AV Linux

My studio computer collection includes two custom-built desktop machines and a Hewlett-Packard G60 laptop. more>>

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An Arch Tale

Dave needs a new 64-bit Linux for his primary audio production machine. What shall he do ? Read on to learn how and why he decided upon the Arch Linux distribution. more>>

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Linux Audio Conference 2011: A Report From Maynooth

On May 7 and 8 I attended the Linux Audio Conference for 2011 held in Maynooth, Ireland. Due to a temporary mental malfeasance - for some reason I assumed the Earth rotated in the opposite direction - I booked my flight for the wrong departure date and was unable to change its itinerary without paying out a hefty sum to the airline. more>>

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A Report From Beyond: Linux Sound & Music At Virginia Tech

From April 7 through 9 I attended Beyond, a series of lectures, workshops, and concerts promoted by the DISIS group at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg VA. more>>

The Mixbus mixer.

Introducing Mixbus And The Ardour3 Alpha

Mixbus (Figure 1) is a version of Ardour2 for Linux and OSX that replaces Ardour's native mixer with one designed by the Harrison company, a manufacturer of professional audio mixing boards. more>>

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