open music

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 over again?
2 comments Posted 9 Sep 2016 by Chris Hermansen Feed
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 readers through his troubleshooting process.
0 comments Posted 8 Apr 2016 by Chris Hermansen Feed
Bird singing and music notes
We dive into music making with open source tools, field recordings, and "found" sounds.
2 comments Posted 11 Mar 2016 by Chris Hermansen Feed
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 issues which may emerge.
31 comments Posted 11 Jan 2016 by Chris Hermansen Feed
Audiophile Chris Hermansen explains the benefits of a two-sound-card setup for Linux music listening.
31 comments Posted 4 Jan 2016 by Chris Hermansen Feed
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.
40 comments Posted 9 Nov 2015 by Chris Hermansen Feed
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 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
23 comments Posted 20 Aug 2013 by Michael Tiemann (Red Hat) Feed
Free as in Bach: Open Goldberg Variations released
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
2 comments Posted 11 Jun 2012 by Robert Douglass Feed
Open source hardware necklace
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:
0 comments Posted 7 Nov 2011 by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Feed
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
4 comments Posted 7 Apr 2011 by Adam Drew (Red Hat) Feed

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