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Re: [electronicmusic-152] Re: linux audio and kids

From: user 5.
Sent on: Friday, August 29, 2008 9:28 AM
On Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 9:07 AM, Dan <[address removed]> wrote:
> The only true distro that I have used that is dedicated to audio, video is
> Ubuntu Studio which has come a long way. I use it routinely (Ardour 2) and
> VST is getting better support.
>
> http://ubuntustud...­
> http://ardour.org...­
>
> However, I think the audio software will need more firepower than what an XO
> Laptop might bring to the table...

Ardour might, but IMHO it'd be more educational to keep to simple
things like basic synthesis, which wouldn't require a beefy machine.
You could have a lesson on the physics of sound and demonstrate using
something like Pd (maybe Pd is a little arcane for kids, though).

>
> -Dan
>
>
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> On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 7:15 PM, interim_descriptor
> <[address removed]> wrote:
>>
>> Hi, all.
>>
>> I might be able to help you, Rigel.
>>
>> I'm a programmer/musician who uses linux.
>>
>> I perform using an ubuntu laptop, running a DJ+VJ program I've written
>> from scratch, and have been polishing over the last decade. It utilizes SDL,
>> OpenGL, ffmpeg, libogg, a Wiimote library, and a few other open source
>> libraries. It interfaces with an M-Audio Xponent, a MIDI DJ controller. Both
>> the Xponent and the Wiimote can be used for Audio+Video scratching, which
>> might be entertaining for the kids. ...maybe.
>>
>> Email me off-list, and let me know the nature of the audience (age,
>> music/computer experience), and we can discuss whether there are topics I
>> could speak on, that would be appropriate and interesting for their level.
>> It should be very easy to show how all these distinct systems, because of
>> their Open nature, can all be brought together to make something fun.
>>
>> -Chris
>>
>> PS. I'll be out of the country until October 1, but still checking this
>> email address.
>>
>>
>>
>> Noah Thorp wrote:
>>
>> Hi Rigel,
>> I would suggest sending an email out to the group. Since you are on the
>> list you should be able to. Just send your email to:
>> [address removed]
>>
>> All the best,
>> Noah
>> [address removed]
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>> On Aug 27, 2008, at 1:43 PM, Rigel Christian wrote:
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>> Hi,
>>
>> I've been on your list for some time but usually unable to come to your
>> meetings. However, I thought you might be able to get the word out about
>> something I will be doing in the near future. In cooperation with a group
>> called the digital tipping point, I'm going to be teaching kids about free
>> and open source software, holding a session every three weeks, and focusing
>> on audio applications.
>>
>> The problem is, I'm really not very proficient with this stuff. I have it
>> on my home machine, and putter with it when I have the time, but I'm by no
>> means an expert. I'm hoping to make up in breadth what I dont know in depth,
>> but I still feel like i should have a little something extra. Like, for
>> example, bring in an actual musician who works with this stuff for a little
>> demo and talk, guest speaker style.
>>
>> I'm hoping you know someone like this. I'd really appreciate if you could
>> put the word out for me that I'm looking for someone to help out. I could
>> also use someone to ask questions, but i can use forums etc for that kind of
>> stuff too, so i'm mainly looking for someone to come in and play something
>> kid-friendly and go over how they made it.
>>
>> Thanks for any help you can lend.
>>
>> --Rigel
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