Audio and music

Our articles on audio and music include open source music players, software, instruments, and more.

How to build an open hardware guitar amplifier in 5 steps

The 1Wamp is a new DIY guitar amplifier, built the open source way.Read more

Hacking your Linux computer for a better listening experience

Audiophile Chris Hermansen explains the benefits of a two-sound-card setup for Linux music listening.Read more

5 open source tools for making music

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Explore some of the many open source tools designed especially for musicians, from sequencers to synthesizers to tuners and more.Read more

Why I choose FLAC for audio

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Linux-loving audiophile Chris Hermansen explains the benefits of lossless audio formats, and why he ultimately chose FLAC for audio.Read more

Do you prefer Ogg Vorbis or FLAC?

Those of us who are concerned about software freedom should prefer completely free formats like Ogg Vorbis (lossy) and FLAC (lossless, compressed)...Read more

What is your favorite open source video player?

You may use something obscure, or you may use a more popular video player. Which open source video player do you use? Tell us why you love—or hate—it...Read more

Where to find high-quality, Linux-compatible music

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Audiophile Chris Hermansen shows us a few Linux-compatible places to get high-quality digital music.Read more

Sonic Pi uses code to compose a dance party

Sam Aaron shares why he created Sonic Pi, an open source live coding synthesizer that lets people use code to compose and perform their own music.Read more