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My Linux Audio interview in Ubuntu User

It was months in the making, finally reached news stands last month, and now it’s free to read online. That’s right, you can read my five page interview with Harry van Haaren on the Ubuntu User website. The printed copy looks much prettier however, and also includes a three page guide to using Harry’s suite of audio tools, branded Open Audio Productions.

5 page Ubuntu User article by Sam Tuke

The article printed in Ubuntu User

If you’re into making music on Linux, Harry’s work is really exciting. His apps, like the Luppp looping workstation for live performance, produce quality results regardless of musical genre. They fill an important gap for electronic music fans however, with a wide range of plugins for manipulating sounds for things like side-chain compression (present in most dance and electro tracks), and drum sample playback. Sorcer, his wavetable LV2 synth, is also pretty much the best there is.

You can get your hands on the magazine at your local newsagent for £8 in England, about €10 in Europe, or €13 online (either digital or print).


What Heartbleed means for Free Software

The bug in OpenSSL nicknamed “heartbleed” that was discovered this week has been labelled “catastrophic“, “11 out of 10” for seriousness, and credited with “undoing web encryption“. It reached the height of mainstream press yesterday with dedicated front page articles on The Guardian and and The New York Times. This Free Software bug is now known worldwide and is set to remain infamous for years to come. So what does all this mean for the reputation of Free Software? Continue Reading