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

From: michael
Sent on: Saturday, August 30, 2008 11:07 AM
good tips. thanks! Also hydrogen comes with a demo that kids can listen to and
modify right away.

m


On Sat, 30 Aug 2008, bill wrote:

> Hi,
> My two cents for getting kids up and running making music quickly and simply on Linux is to
> use the Hydrogen drum machine:
> 
> http://www.hydrog...­
> 
> Combine this with Audacity for recording vocals and kids could be making their own hip-hop
> songs very quickly...
> 
> Bye,
> Bill
> 
> 
> 
> On Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 7:31 PM, michael <[address removed]> wrote:
>       On Fri, 29 Aug 2008, Ian Smith-Heisters wrote:
>
>             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
> 
> 
> 
>
>       Dan raises an interesting point. I too enjoy teaching electronics, computers,
>       and audio stuff to kids, and I agree that Ardour is very com;plex.
>
>       What do people recommend as simple audio tools that don't overwhelm beginners
>       and let them quickly get to the point where they are having fun?
>
>       I agree that Pd is arcane for beginners.
>
>       Michael
> 
> 
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