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 over again?
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 readers through his troubleshooting process.
We dive into music making with open source tools, field recordings, and "found" sounds.
Chris Hermansen explores some popular options for creating your own Linux-based music server, and looks at the hardware, software, and configuration issues which may emerge.
Audiophile Chris Hermansen explains the benefits of a two-sound-card setup for Linux music listening.
Linux-loving audiophile Chris Hermansen explains the benefits of lossless audio formats, and why he ultimately chose FLAC for audio.
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 this new paradigm of software production, and history has proven that the profound implications predicted by Raymond’s essay were not only credible, but... Read more
The Kickstarter funded collaboration between Kimiko Ishizaka and MuseScore has released their new recording and score of Bach's Goldberg Variations into the public domain using the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) licensing tool. This is just one of the ways in which Kickstarter, which has pumped over $... Read more
Peter Kirn at the Create Digital Music blog wants to know about your open source hardware music projects--or even just projects you know about. He writes:
When people think "free and open source software," a lot of different programs come to mind. One may think of Mozilla's popular Firefox browser, which is for many the first free software package they've used. The Linux kernel, which powers everything from phones to the world's fastest... Read more