Audio and music

How to choose an open source music player

Yellow and red record playing
This month we take 6 open source music players for a musical test drive.Read more

Learn an instrument with this open source music teacher

Learn an instrument with this open source music teacher
Nootka gives real-time feedback, has multiple difficulty levels, and is customizable.Read more

6 reasons why Guayadeque is a music lover's open source player

record playing
You might not have heard of Guayadeque, but it packs features other players lack.Read more

Which open source audio player is your favorite?

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...Read more

Hit the road with Android music players and a travel mix

Hit the road with Android music players and a travel mix
I'm getting ready to hit the road—mentally ready, anyway. In less than 48 hours, I'll be back on the first of two legs heading from Vancouver to...Read more

Clicks, pops, and troubleshooting recordings on Linux

Clicks, pops, and troubleshooting recordings on Linux
Chris tries "cleaning up" analog output from his CuBox-DragonFly combo to remove an annoying clicking sound, but still falls short of a fix. He walks...Read more

How to produce electronic music with the Raspberry Pi

Low-cost music making with Raspberry Pi and MilkyTracker
How far can the famously inexpensive Raspberry Pi be pushed as a music-making machine?Read more

Making music with field recordings and open source

Bird singing and music notes
We dive into music making with open source tools, field recordings, and "found" sounds.Read more