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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.

4 manilla folders, yellow, green, purple, blue

Using the command line tools to test out the idea that FLAC audio files are inferior to WAV.
video editing dashboard

This fork of Clementine is efficient, easy to install, and offers magnificent high-res audio sound quality.
Black vinyl LP record

Follow this step-by-step guide to build your own phono preamplifier using Muffsy's open source kit.
A guitar amp

Learn about Museeks, LPlayer, and Elisa, three music players for the Linux desktop.
Black vinyl LP record

Learn how to put together the Muffsy phono head amplifier kit.
Creative Commons logo with headphones on over sheet music

Let's take a look at the phono pre-amp kit, four open source music players, and end on a closed source MQA rant.
Tin can connected to a speaker

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

Here's how to clean your records, set up your connections, and start recording your favorite old tunes with Audacity.