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The Colorado Springs Open Source Software Meetup Group Monthly Meetup

  • Apr 24, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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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

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Space was fine except the fact that thin walls made it difficult for the presenter to give it his all (sound issues.) I sure enjoyed the presentation and learned a bit about sound/music editing. Good fun!

    April 25, 2013

  • Kevin

    Thanks to everyone who came out and endured not one, but two presentations by me! It was a fun presentation to put together and I have to say I learned a ton in the process as well.

    April 25, 2013

  • Larry K.

    Thanks for the excellent presentation, Kevin. It was educational, not just for the audio tools available in the open source market, but as a general overview of the audio production process as well.

    April 25, 2013

  • Plenty Groover J.

    I thought it was a great topic and I really learned quite a bit. Great job Kevin!!

    April 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really enjoyed the presentation. I am quite impressed by the quantity and quality of the software available in the open source realm. Thank you Kevin.

    April 25, 2013

  • Bruce

    Kevin did an awesome job! As a "recovering musician", I've been wanting to get more information on the Open Souce tools available. Kevin's presentation and demos provided a great overview of what is out there! Keep up the great work!

    1 · April 25, 2013

  • John E. S.

    Great topic that I learned a lot about. I would have never even known about the different free sw and music tools. Very interesting.

    April 24, 2013

    • Chris R.

      I'm sorry I couldn't make it. I had just flown back into town.

      April 25, 2013

  • James S.

    Have a great meet all. I will have to pass this time, CYA next time.

    April 24, 2013

  • Betty

    Sounds like a lot of fun!

    April 18, 2013

  • Mark P.

    Away that week.

    April 9, 2013

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