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Cake day: Jan 25, 2021


It’s Dune for me. Because it’s beautiful, because it’s a great story, because it has exactly the kind of pace I like.

You’re entirely right, I mixed things up. It’s the SACEM, the french royalties collecting company which has been started this way.

I did a sample pack for musicians using a modular synthesizer a while ago. It's made of 23 Risers for different music genres. I hosted it for a while on another platform, and as I'm moving to a more robust solution, I want to share it again with you all #musicians. The risers are CC0, there's no E-Mail trap, no tracking, nothing. They are entirely free. Click the link, download them, et voilà! cloud.samuelaubert.eu/nextclou… Enjoy, make music

It’s still an interesting question to know where to draw the line about reusing other works of art.

Is taking a picture of a drawing and selling it with a filter fair? Our without filter? Is a recording of a recording where you tweak really little things fair?

Where do you draw the line?

Copyright started when French composers noticed people were using their music and they didn’t get anything from it. Are you ready as a professional musician to accept people monetising your work without your knowledge, consent and without you getting anything?

What would be a good system? A system that can realistically be implemented as of today.

I’d suggest spontaneously a clean popOS, with extra kernel (I had good experiences with liquorix but also with the standard low-latency kernel).

After this, it’s easy to install all you need.

I’m really happy with Manjaro. Depending on your usecase, I’d try Manjaro as the AUR repos are amazing. But Ubuntu based distributions are more widely accepted, getting more easy made packages and support

What about muse and Rosegarden and qtractor?

First of all, it’s a sponsored feature from the french ministry of education so I’ll drink to this.

And it makes definitely sense in a context of smartphone for video use: you film something, trim it and upload it. No need of an external editor for simple stuff. Great for teachers or anybody using the platform as a free tool and not as an ideological platform.

Pick a used camera. You’ll need a standard zoom so as to be flexibel. And tthen start with 1 extra lens. Either a fast prime lens (no zoom) for portrait 50mm f1.8 or a wide angle (less than 20mm) for landscape. Learn to shoot in black and white, it will help you provide some nicer shots later on. Follow the composition rules at first. Most of the time they “just work”.

Learn about light. It’s what makes or brakes a picture.

Learn not to take pictures. If it just doesn’t work, there’s no point to take a picture except as a souvenir.

Maybe https://sepiasearch.org/ is a good way to discover content on peertube. It’s a PeerTube search engine.

Nice video about retro music production. Making you oh so thankful for modern production software

Interesting read about this new selector, only supported in Safari so far

Zrythm DAW - beta release
# zrythm just released its beta version. go give it a try, it's a really promising DAW, free software, multiplatform. Good looking. And "modern". And with a chord track.

SurgeXT is the newest Version/fork of Surge. It improves it in everyway (as far as I know).

You can find out more on: https://surge-synthesizer.github.io/

Thanks a lot, exactly what I was looking for

Sononym has a linux Version. It’s non-free and will cost you, but it’s worth having a look at it.

I’ll see if I find a free-software, I thought I saw something a while ago.

There is at least one, never used it and I can’t remember its name. I’ll have a search and keep you tuned.

I use it in manjaro, so far so good. My only problem is that I can’t create custom output for the desktop with my RME soundcard. But I think it’s an asoundrc/alsa problem, no pipewire problem.

I can use ardour/Bitwig etc. Never tried a real time recording though

I'm not affiliated, but I like the look and feel of inkline. At the moment, they are working on porting it to Vue3. It's a nice alternative to Veautify etc.

I started learning web development with it. And I really enjoy the format so far. Have you ever tried to learn web dev online?

What FOSS video editing software do you use, and how do you use it?
I'm interested on why you chose one over the other, if you tested a lot of them, and ultimately what do you use it for. And no, I'm not running a covert poll to develop a product, I'm genuinely interested. I don't use video software right now, but as a FOSS audio guy, I want to keep an open mind about media creation altogether in the free/libre software world.

How does Pipewire interface with a video workflow
I'm an audio guy and I've seen what pipewire does for audio. It brings flexibility and low-latency together so that both professionals and normal users use the same audio stack. But how does it work in a video pipeline? What are the use case?

So, what's your favorite audio mixing plugin for linux at the moment?
A classic question, but as linux audio is getting bigger and bigger and even I can't cope with all the great new plugins, I'd be glad to hear what you all are using in order to make great mixes.

**Zrythm** is a new (still in alpha version) DAW on the not overly crowded FOSS DAW market. It's aimed at music producers, not necessarily engineers like ardour. What I like a lot, is that it does a bit of everything, borrows nice concepts here and there, here are a few examples. - Dragging the bottom right corner of a region duplicates the region. - It supports all linux plugins format (I'm looking at you LMMS) - It has a nice plugin browser, a monitor section and you can easily export stems (I'm looking at you qtractor) - I has a chord/scale helper, perfect for creating solid harmonies. - It has a solid MIDI system (looking at you ardour) - It does audio and MIDI, od course - You can modulate parameters using a modulator track (think modulate your pan or just any plugin parameter using an LFO) It's not entirely stable yet, there a quite some little things to iron out, but it's already usable, testable, and the dev is really reactive. Please report bugs (you can even do it per email, without singing in) and support the project if you can.

Is it a good thing for developing fast mobile pages? Or yet another Google gimmick that will disappear in 3 years?

## great audio mix tip to thicken a complete mix and bring important elements forward: It's a **parallel mixbus compression** technique from Andrew Scheps. No need to watch the 10 minutes long video here it is: - create a **bus** with any kind of compressor. - **send all tracks** except the drums to this bus. The sends have be **post fader**. - **Compress** the bus aggressively (fast-medium attack, fast release, 4:1 ratio up to 10dB gain reduction) - bring the **bus fader up** until it blends and thickens all your front elements. - Play with your compressors **characters**, try different ones etc. That's the creative side. -Enjoy