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The Open Music column is written by Chris Hermansen and covers his thoughts on how to enjoy music in an open environment, how to tinker with music using open source tools, and much more.

Building a DIY amp kit that's great for vinyl records

Learn how to put together the Muffsy phono head amplifier kit.
Test driving 4 open source music players and more

Let's take a look at the phono pre-amp kit, four open source music players, and end on a closed...
Build your own phono preamplifier

Whether you want to build a preamp or tinker with other audio equipment, here's how to get started.
Vinyl LP

November rains have given way to December sunshine, Pacific Northwest-style—fog, that is. Fog so...
How to digitize your LP records

Got some old vinyl records lying around? Here's how to revisit those old favorite tunes by...
Vinyl LP

Whether you're into Afrobeat, experimental music, or spoken language, these three resources let you...
Vinyl LP

By digitizing songs recorded on 78 rpm records from the 1890s to the 1950s, project preserves old...
Exploring Cantata, an Linux music client that impresses

From setup to playback, learn how the MPD client Cantata is like music to the ears.