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.
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).