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Creating a simple synthesizer in Pure Data – Part I

Creating a simple synthesizer in Pure Data –  Part I

What is the objective of this tutorial?

In this tutorial we're going to make a very simple synthesizer using Pure Data and learn its concepts and workflow along the way. The objective is to get you started with the software in a kind of hands-on approach, doing something relatively useful, relatively quick. If you want in-depth stuff, there are some great sites on the internet. See pd-tutorial.com and the Pure Data FLOSS manual.

Calf Studio Gear demonstration videos

With the up and coming release of version 0.0.60 of the Calf plugin suite, Markus Schmidt has been posting some videos demonstrating some of the plugins. Check them out!

Setting up and using Drumgizmo in Ardour

Setting up and using Drumgizmo in Ardour

A French translation of this article can be found over at LibraZik. Thanks to Olivier for this.

What is Drumgizmo?

Drumgizmo is a drum sampler plugin available in the LV2 plugin format. It is also available as a standalone version. There are already drum samplers available for Linux, so what's so different about Drumgizmo?

Modular set ups, concepts and practices, using Non Session Manager

Modular set ups, concepts and practices, using Non Session Manager

What is Session Management?

Session management is used to solve the problems involved in managing modular set ups. Ultimately, it allows you to reopen multiple programs, their session files and instantly recall all connections between them.
 

Synthtopia launch their "What's The Best Desktop Daw" of 2014 poll

Synthtopia launch their "What's The Best Desktop Daw" of 2014 poll

A few days ago, Synthtopia put out their annual poll to find out what users think the best DAW is. Ardour is in the list amongst others, but there is also a "Other" option where you can submit software not already included in the list.

Jannis Pohlmann: How I produce music with Ardour

Jannis Pohlmann: How I produce music with Ardour

This article is written for all those interested in setting up a Linux home studio and using Ardour to record and mix their music, with the help of numerous free and open source tools and plugins.

I will illustrate my setup and processes based on songs created with my solo band MÆNAD, covering the recording setup, miking, audio interfaces, Linux configuration, tracking different instruments with Ardour, various mixing tricks using pass filters, equalizers, compressors and more, as well as exporting to WAV and FLAC/MP3.

Ardroid (Android application): How to use it with Ardour

Ardroid (Android application): How to use it with Ardour


In this tutorial, I’ll go through how to use your Android device to control Ardour through your network.

Hi!
There’s a great Android application called Ardroid, which is intended to allow your Android device to work as a remote control for Ardour. Ardroid does this by sending OSC messages from your Android device, to you computer running Ardour. Ardour then lets your Android device control it through those messages.

Recording audio and using MIDI in Ardour 3

This video series features a basic overview of recording and editing audio, plus basic recording and editing of MIDI, using Ardour 3. We start by setting up Ardour and creating a new session. After that, we add MIDI tracks, connect our MIDI keyboard, record, and edit MIDI.

Next we add a few audio tracks and record some short segments of guitar. Finally, we do some basic editing of that recording, and some basic arrangements.

This video uses the following gear and software:

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