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Configuring Linux for music recording and production

Configuring Linux for music recording and production

If you're a programmer, you'll find GNU/Linux systems quite powerful and robust. When it comes to areas like visual arts, video, business, or gaming, you'll find some tools with promising potential, but lots of bugs, quirks, and challenges. You can accomplish whatever you need in most cases, but the setup and learning curve may not be as smooth as proprietary options on proprietary systems.

LMP Asks #16: An interview with Christie Isaac

LMP Asks #16: An interview with Christie Isaac

This month we talked to Christie Isaac, an upcoming electro-acoustic fusion songwriter from Colchester, UK who incorporates Linux into his music every step of the way. His latest EP "Body Rush" was described as "a masterclass in DIY production" by Paper Champion magazine.

Hi Christie. Thank you for taking the time to do the interview. Where do you live, and what do you do for a living?

LMP Asks #15: An interview with Scott Petersen

LMP Asks #15: An interview with Scott Petersen

This month LMP talked to Scott Petersen, SoundCollider programmer, teacher, composer and maker enthusiast.

Hi Scott! Thank you for taking the time to talk with us. Could you tell us a little about who you are?

Qtractor QuickStart

Qtractor QuickStart

Introduction

Qtractor can handle your MIDI and Audio tracks with sample-perfect precision, present you with a state of the art, industry standard mixer, complete with complex routing and effects, and allow you to record, mix and master your song all the way to the final bounce to a standard stereo recording tool. But this is not what we are going to do today.

Introduction to SuperCollider

Introduction to SuperCollider

This article is the first of a series of articles on LMP that will explore the SuperCollider programming language.  In addition to learning about the language and how to use the program interface, you will learn how to download SuperCollider and begin experimenting on your own. You will also find links to helpful documents and additional resources throughout the article and in the Links section at the end.

LMP Asks #14: An interview with Babis Kouvalis

LMP Asks #14: An interview with Babis Kouvalis

This month LMP talked to Babis Kouvalis, guitarist and FLOSS enthusiast. Babis has a YouTube channel where he demos FLOSS software, primarily Guitarix.

Hi Babis and thank you for taking the time to do the interview. Where do you live, and what do you do for a living?

I live in Athens, Greece with my girlfriend at her house. At the moment I'm unemployed due to the economic crisis, but I have much more time to work with music and live from it.

What is an audio file format and which should I use?

An audio file format is a file format for storing audio. There are various audio file formats and they all encode audio data in different ways. There are two different approaches; compressed or non-compressed formats. Other differences between formats include licenses. Let take a closer look at these differences and which formats suit which purposes best.

LMP Asks #13: An interview with Lucas Zawacki

LMP Asks #13: An interview with Lucas Zawacki

This month LMP talked to Lucas Zawacki, guitarist, FLOSS enthusiast and founder of musical-artifacts.com, an online resource that brings together presets, synth patches, sample libraries, and more, all in one place for users to browse, download and/or contribute their own.

Hi Lucas and thank for you for taking the time to do the interview. Where do you live, and what do you do for a living?

LMP Asks #12: An interview with Sebastian Posch

LMP Asks #12: An interview with Sebastian Posch

This month LMP talked to Sebastian Posch, Linux enthusiast and guitar teacher who likes to incorporate Linux into his teaching sessions.

Hi Sebastian and thank you for taking the time to do the interview. Where do you live, and what do you do for a living?

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