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Colorado Springs Open Source Users Meetup ** TONIGHT **

From: Gary
Sent on: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 10:54 AM




6:00 - 6:30 PM - Food, Drinks & Networking 
6:30 - 6:35 PM - Announcements 
6:35 - 7:15 PM - Basic Concepts 
7:15 - 7:20 PM - Break 
7:20 - 8:40 PM - Main Speaker 
8:40 - 8:55 PM - Door Prize Drawings 

Night of Music and Linux

This month we'll be using the whole night to be a "show and tell" of several of the various music production and performance tools that Linux has to offer.  We'll have a chance to stay away from slide-ware (for the most part) and you'll see and hear first-hand what a guitar/mic, a midi controller and a laptop with Ubuntu Studio is capable of...and we'll just be scratching the surface.  For Basic Concepts, we'll cover the basics of the Jack audio system as it is the foundation of most of the audio tools that Linux has to offer.  We'll then demo a few of the live performance audio software tools including Sooper Looper and a couple of guitar amp emulators as well as show some of the very helpful Jack configuration tools that are available to manage the complexity.  For the Main Topic portion, we'll transition to the audio recording and production tools.  We'll briefly touch on Audacity and Linux Multimedia Studio and then go through a real recording project using Ardour, Linux's most powerful hard disk recording solution.  Finally, we'll look at mastering an audio production with Jamin.  While we won't go deep or overly technical in any one piece of software, I'll hopefully be able to spark your imagination and demonstrate the power of open source software while having some fun and jammin' along the way. 

Kevin Werner

Kevin Werner is a software engineer with CA Technologies.  He has been using opensource software for many years in many aspects and is always excited to share his experience with others.  Aside from work and family life, he enjoys outdoor and athletic endeavors and playing around with free and opensource multimedia projects of all sorts (and distributing them under CC licensing, of course). 

Website Sponsor: Homeland Security Careers
Food Sponsor: New Horizons Computer Learning Center
Door Prize Sponsors: Jetbrains - Software license (Several products to choose from) 
Book Sponsor: OReilly Publishing - Technical books


Our Sponsors

  • HSC Careers

    HSC Careers pays for our web page on

  • TEKSystems

    TEKSystems is one of our quarterly food sponsors.

  • Apex Systems

    Apex Systems is sponsoring food and drinks once a quarter for the group.

  • Blackstone Technology Group

    Blackstone Technology group is a quarterly food sponsor for the group.

  • OReilly

    OReilly provides discounts and book door prizes for our monthly meetings

  • Atlassian

    Atlassian provides free software licenses for Open Source projects.

  • JetBrains

    JetBrains supplies a free license for a door prize for our group monthly

  • Pearson Education (Books)

    35% off books USERGROUP 40% off 2 Products IUG240 45% off Digital IUGD45

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