open music

Getting MPDroid working with an Archphile-based box

Getting MPDroid working with Archphile-based box
Getting the MPDroid client to work with an Archphile-based box can be challenging, so these pointers might help.Read more

Why the proprietary MQA music encoding system is better than DRM, but still not good

Why the proprietary MQA music encoding system is better than DRM, but still not good
Is MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) a better way to listen to music? Or just another opportunity for the music industry to sell the same music all...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

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

How to set up a Linux-based music server at home

Home Linux music server
Chris Hermansen explores some popular options for creating your own Linux-based music server, and looks at the hardware, software, and configuration...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

Why I choose FLAC for audio

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.Read more

Can there be open source music?

Gratis and libre
Open source software has come a long way since the moniker "open source" was first coined in 1998. The Cathedral and the Bazaar helped to explain...Read more