Open Music columnist Chris Hermansen has been testing out open source music players to see which ones have the features he likes. In his most recent article, he explains 6 things he loves about the Guayadeque open source music player, and shares his experience testing out other players. Which open... Read more
We dive into music making with open source tools, field recordings, and "found" sounds.
In the world of digital audio workstations, the project that brings a bunch of modular technology and binds them together nice and neatly for users is the Linux Multimedia Studio, better known as LMMS.
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.
Those of us who are concerned about software freedom should prefer completely free formats like Ogg Vorbis (lossy) and FLAC (lossless, compressed). We should particularly avoid file formats that include options for digital rights management (DRM). In theory, one might think that DRM is just a... Read more
Using Audacity, you can quickly clean up audio file so that any background noise becomes tolerable.
On Gordon Haff's blog, Connections, the senior cloud evangelist for Red Hat talked with Simon Phipps, the president of the Open Source Initiative about U.S. software patent cases and the United Kingdom's decision to make ODF its official document format.
Traditionally, the film editing process was regimented and compartmentalized. The assistant editors helped organize footage, the editor cut the picture, a sound engineer mixed the sound tracks, and a music composer provided the score. In today's quickly evolving landscape of film production, these... Read more
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