Explore some of the many open source tools designed especially for musicians, from sequencers to synthesizers to tuners and more.
Linux-loving audiophile Chris Hermansen explains the benefits of lossless audio formats, and why he ultimately chose FLAC for audio.
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. And, give one of these open source options a try:
Audiophile Chris Hermansen shows us a few Linux-compatible places to get high-quality digital music.
Jazz jam sessions are improvisation sessions in which musicians get together to play in a creative and relaxed environment, much like open source communities.
My friend Mary, a folk singer, stopped by to visit spontaneously this evening. "What are you up to?" she inquired. "I'm recording a music video for a new folk song," I explained. "The Firefox Phone was announced last week, so I need to compose a song about it."
Serendipity was once described to me as looking for a needle in the haystack and finding the farmer's daughter. In the case of the Open Well-Tempered Clavier, it was rather trying to make an open source version of Bach's music and finding out that blind musicians face a critical shortage in the... Read more
The Beat Making Lab is back, with Pierce Freelon and the Apple Juice Kid. In this video, the music-making duo walks us through why the world needs open source beat making software.
Martin is a young accordion prodigy from Panama. Producer and DJ, Stephen Levitin (aka Apple Juice Kid), and myself, a UNC Professor and emcee, met him while building a Beat Making Lab at a community center in the city of Portobelo.
This February marked the 50th year anniversary of the "Please Please Me" single in the US and the start of a year-long program of events to celebrate the Fab Four (The Beatles) in their hometown of Liverpool. Throughout the year of 1963, the popularity of The Beatles had been growing steadily with... Read more