music

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

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

Forking Bach: Opening classical music to remixes

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Today pianist Kimiko Ishizaka and MuseScore.com made their recording and score of Johann Sebastian Bach's collection of solo keyboard music, called...Read more

Crowdsourcing a new edition of a Bach masterpiece

The Open Well-Tempered Clavier project was created to make a modern, digital version of Bach's work, and to license it freely. There is no doubt...Read more

Jazz is the music of open source

Jazz jam sessions are improvisation sessions in which musicians get together to play in a creative and relaxed environment, much like open source...Read more

Recording open culture songs

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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...Read more