audio

Which open source audio player is your favorite?
Open Music columnist Chris Hermansen has been testing out open source music players to see which ones have the features he likes. In his most recent article, he explains 6 things he loves about the Guayadeque open source music player, and shares his experience testing out other players. Which open... Read more
3 comments Posted 24 Jun 2016 by Opensource.com (Red Hat) Feed
Bird singing and music notes
We dive into music making with open source tools, field recordings, and "found" sounds.
2 comments Posted 11 Mar 2016 by Chris Hermansen Feed
Lay down a beat with LMMS
In the world of digital audio workstations, the project that brings a bunch of modular technology and binds them together nice and neatly for users is the Linux Multimedia Studio, better known as LMMS.
5 comments Posted 17 Feb 2016 by Seth Kenlon Feed
Audiophile Chris Hermansen explains the benefits of a two-sound-card setup for Linux music listening.
31 comments Posted 4 Jan 2016 by Chris Hermansen Feed
Sheet music with geometry graphic
Linux-loving audiophile Chris Hermansen explains the benefits of lossless audio formats, and why he ultimately chose FLAC for audio.
40 comments Posted 9 Nov 2015 by Chris Hermansen Feed
Those of us who are concerned about software freedom should prefer completely free formats like Ogg Vorbis (lossy) and FLAC (lossless, compressed). We should particularly avoid file formats that include options for digital rights management (DRM). In theory, one might think that DRM is just a... Read more
0 comments Posted 9 Nov 2015 by Chris Hermansen Feed
Using Audacity, you can quickly clean up audio file so that any background noise becomes tolerable.
6 comments Posted 3 Oct 2014 by Scott Nesbitt Feed
On Gordon Haff's blog, Connections, the senior cloud evangelist for Red Hat talked with Simon Phipps, the president of the Open Source Initiative about U.S. software patent cases and the United Kingdom's decision to make ODF its official document format.
0 comments Posted 26 Aug 2014 by Gordon Haff (Red Hat) Feed
Kdenlive Part 5. All About Audio.
Traditionally, the film editing process was regimented and compartmentalized. The assistant editors helped organize footage, the editor cut the picture, a sound engineer mixed the sound tracks, and a music composer provided the score. In today's quickly evolving landscape of film production, these... Read more
0 comments Posted 19 Dec 2011 by Seth Kenlon Feed
When people think "free and open source software," a lot of different programs come to mind. One may think of Mozilla's popular Firefox browser, which is for many the first free software package they've used. The Linux kernel, which powers everything from phones to the world's fastest... Read more
4 comments Posted 7 Apr 2011 by Adam Drew (Red Hat) Feed