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.… Read the rest
Achieve reverse reverb (echo) effect with GNU/Linux audio plugins
Objective: achieve a reverse reverb effect using only MIDI and Free Software audio plugins. What we’re aiming for is the same piano effect that’s used on “Planisphere” by Justice (one of my favourite tracks).
Approach: I’ll use Qtractor Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), with a piano MIDI instrument, and the Impulse Response (IR) LV2 plugin.… Read the rest
Use sfArk SoundFont instruments on GNU / Linux
SoundFont is a technology for generating sample-based instrument sounds. It’s supported on GNU/Linux by a variety of apps, including Qsynth, which can be used as an external JACK instrument and connected to Digital Audio Workstations like Ardour 3 and Qtractor.
Many SoundFont instruments are freely available, but some of them are compressed and instead of of the .sf2… Read the rest
Install Ardour 3.1 on Fedora
Ardour 3 is the most powerful Free Software music software currently available. Although Fedora isn’t a GNU/Linux distribution that’s designed for audio professionals, with a little work it can be configured to process sound with low-latency (without 20+ millisecond delays or artefacts like pops and crackles), and get easy access to repositories with many recent pro-audio apps.… Read the rest