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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.

Build your own phono preamplifier

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

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...
3 free online resources for exploring music

Whether you're into Afrobeat, experimental music, or spoken language, these three resources let you...
Take a trip through music history with the Great 78 Project

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.
3 MPD clients for an Armbian music server

Last month , I described how I'd configured my CuBox-i4Pro computer as a Music Player Daemon (MPD)...
How to power a music server with Armbian

Step-by-step instructions for replacing a no-longer-maintained Linux music server distro with...