I'm off to Austin, Texas in March to speak at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival. In an ideal world, the presentation topic would be "Survey of Alien Music 101: First Contact", but instead it's an iPod panel. Fret not: we can make iPods cool. Needless to say, step one will be to install Linux. […]Read more
The Commodore 64 computer is no longer legendary for, er, performance and power, but it is legendary for its built-in synthesizer chip, the SID. Lovers of this phat-sounding analog chip will go to great lengths to feed their nostalgia: Butcher an actual C64 and build your own MIDI-capable SID synthesizer (via hack-a-day) Add a real […]
As part of CDM's ongoing construction of the "Completely Free Studio," I'm working on assembling good freeware hosts for Windows and Mac. (Linux, of course, being a no-brainer!) Here's what's on my recommend list at the moment: Audio editor: Audacity (open source), Win/Mac/Linux, with the addition of the VST Enabler / LADSPA bridge for Linux […]
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