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?

Ardour 4.6 has been released

Ardour 4.6 has been released

Ardour 4.6 has been released with many interesting and useful new features, as well as loads of bug fixes. Let's check out some of what's new.

Track and bus duplication

Tracks and busses can now be duplicated. You'll find this option by right clicking on track headers in the editor window, or by clicking on the track/bus name of a mixer strip in the mixer window. This will duplicate the track/bus with all plugins and plugin settings.

AVL Drumkits updated to version 1.0

AVL Drumkits updated to version 1.0

Glen MacArthur, maintainer of AVLinux, has just announced version 1.0 of his AVL Drumkit samples, which come in both Hydrogen and SFZ formats.

Yoshimi LV2 plugin

Yoshimi LV2 plugin

Yoshimi, the ZynAddSubFX fork is now available not only as a standalone application, but also as an LV2 plugin.

It has not yet been released as a package, but according to developer Will Godfrey, should make it for the next Ubuntu release.

December 2015 - Interviews, Qtractor and Supercollider tutorials and Linux audio news

Our newsletter for December is now sent to our subscribers. If you have not yet subscribed, you can do that from our start page.

You can also read the latest issue online. In it you will find:

  • 'LMP Asks' interviews with Babis Kouvalis and Scott Petersen
  • Qtractor and Supercollider tutorials
  • New software release announcements

and more!

Drumgizmo drumkit family sees new member

Drumgizmo drumkit family sees new member

Drumgizmo user, Sardonicus, has recently released an eight channel drumkit for Drumgizmo called 'ShittyKit'. Shitty by name, not so shitty by nature, this is Drumgizmo's first ever user created drumkit.

This kit is a Stagg Gia drumkit with the following instrument channels -

  • Ch 1: Kick
  • Ch 2: Snare
  • Ch 3: 12” Tom
  • Ch 4: 14” Floor tom
  • Ch 5 and 6: Overheads
  • Ch 7 and 8: Room

Infamous Plugins v0.2.0 pre-announcement

Spencer Jackson has just made a pre-announcement about the release of Infamous Plugins v0.2.0. As you may remember, Spencer uses a donate system whereby he initially releases the plugins DSP code, with donations thereafter pushing forward the release date for the plugins in all their GUI glory. Infamous plugins aim to "fill some holes, supplying non-existing plugins for linux audio".

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.

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