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

From: Noah T.
Sent on: Saturday, August 30, 2008 12:27 PM
You should also check out planet ccrma in general. It's a linux audio distro with a kernel tuned for real time (e.g. audio). It comes with a library of linux audio applications. There may be some aspects of it that would be great for kids (don't get scared off by some of the advanced apps):
http://ccrma.stanford.edu/planetccrma/software/

On Aug 30, 2008, at 11:44 AM, Glen wrote:

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Thanks guys!


On Aug 30, 2008, at 11:07 AM, michael wrote:

> 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.hydrogen-music.org/
>> 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://ubuntustudio.org/
>>                  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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