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Resources and Support

Linux Distribution Support


Hard Copy

Computer Music: Synthesis, Composition, and Performance Famous excellent introductory text by Charles Dodge and Thomas Jerse. hard_copy and_now_for_somethin…,
Linux Multimedia Guide A book by Jeff Tranter, published by The O'Reilly Press Currently out of print. hard_copy and_now_for_something_rather_different,
Notes From The Metalevel Rick Taube's excellent book on his Common Music, a must-have for all students and users. hard_copy common_music and_now_for_somethi…, ,
The Csound Book Rick Boulanger's dream come true, a thorough treatment of Csound by its community of users and developers. csound hard_copy and_now_for_some…, ,
Virtual Sound Excellent introduction to Csound. hard_copy csound and_now_for_something_rather_different, ,


Achieving Low-Latency Response Times Under Linux on-line_articles_by_dave_phillips and_now_for_something_rather_different howtos_and_faqs, ,
AGNULA/DeMuDi + Pd (Pure Data) Installation Notes instructions from Derek Holzer and friends and_now_for_something_rather_different howtos_and_faqs unmainta…, ,
Audio Processing Pipelines howtos_and_faqs soundfile_util sox, ,
Building Sounds for your Applications with SoundTracker * <> sage advice from the experts at LinuxPl…,
Buzz Tracker On Linux mod_trackers_and_players howtos_and_faqs and_now_for_something_rather_different, ,
comp.speech Speech FAQ speech_software and_now_for_something_rather_different howtos_and_faqs, ,
Converting 78 rpm Records to Modern Media on Linux * <> a descriptive text from James Tappin and_now_for_somethin…,
Creating Audio CDs With Linux an in-depth hands-on HOWTO on-line_articles_by_dave_phillips and_now_for_something_rather_different howtos_and_faqs, ,
Developing and Using Snd: Editing Sound Under Linux on-line_articles_by_dave_phillips snd and_now_for_something_rather_different howtos_and_faqs, , ,
Editing Audio In Linux howtos_and_faqs soundfile_util,
How to fine-tune MPlayer and_now_for_something_rather_different howtos_and_faqs,
L'heure de Jazz++ jazzpp and_now_for_something_rather_different howtos_and_faqs, ,
LiLAQ: Information on Linux Audio Quality The purpose of this site was to provide as much information as possible about how to get high quality sound on a Linu…, , ,
LilyPond Guide For Beginners * <> a set of introductory tutorials from Eugene Cormier lilypond music_notation_editors and_…, , ,
Linux Audio User FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) General Q: Where to ask a question ? A: There are different mailing lists. Visit Resources at linuxaudio.o…
Linux MIDI Demonstration An old guide for OSS, made obsolete by ALSA midi howtos_and_faqs and_now_for_something_rather_different, ,
Linux MIDI HOWTO Valuable advice from Phil Kerr midi howtos_and_faqs and_now_for_something_rather_different, ,
Linux MP3 HOWTO documentation from Phil Kerr mpeg_players_and_encoders and_now_for_something_rather_different howtos_and_faqs, ,
ltsb Julian Classen's guide to the Linux text-based studio project howtos_and_faqs and_now_for_something_rather_different,
Modular synthesis with AlsaModularSynth 1.5.4 Good general overview of modular synthesis and its implementation in Dr. Matthias Nagorni's excellent synthesizer…,
Quick Toots tutorials for users of Linux sound and MIDI software howtos_and_faqs
Radio Timeshifting How to do it with ecasound ecasound radio and_now_for_something_rather_different howtos_and_faqs, , ,
Sound HOWTO howtos_and_faqs
Sound Playing HOWTO howtos_and_faqs
Streaming Media With Linux in-depth article on using software for both the client and server sides on-line_articles_by_dave_phillips network_audio howtos_an…, ,
Using VST Plugins In Linux on-line_articles_by_dave_phillips vst howtos_and_faqs and_now_for_something_rather_different, , ,


Based on this mail on LAU by Nathanael Anderson Intel-HDA JACK low latency howto I've seen asked many times on the list how to get intel-hda cards working …, , ,
Linux Laptop Sound Configuration Sound setup for an HP Omnibook 4150 on-line_articles_by_dave_phillips howtos_and_faqs hardware_linux, ,
Raspberry Pi and realtime, low-latency audio The Raspberry Pi can be set up to handle realtime, low-latency audio but it requires quite some tweaking. Hence th…, , ,
Sound Card Support for Linux with Laptops howtos_and_faqs hardware_linux,
ThinkPad 390e sound_cards_and_drivers howtos_and_faqs hardware_linux, ,
Linux sound for the ThinkPad 390e an overview from Allin Cottrell hardware_linux sound_cards_and_drivers howtos_and_faqs, ,
IBM ThinkPad 390e configuring audio and multimedia sound_cards_and_drivers howtos_and_faqs hardware_linux, ,
Using the Hammerfall HDSP on Linux howtos_and_faqs hardware_linux,

Manuals and Other Documentation

Online Articles

5 Linux Media Players: Which is the Best Fit? network_audio and_now_for_something_rather_different on-line_articles video_software, , ,
64 Studio: Building a native 64-bit creative distribution another fine article from Daniel James on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_different,
A Jazz Improvisation Primer * <> an excellent first guide from Marc Sabatella courseware on-line_articles and_n…, ,
A Profile of SoundTracker A look at Michael Krause's excellent music module tracker on-line_articles_by_dave_phillips on-line_articles and_now_for_something…, ,
About the MOD History and other information about making and playing music in the MOD format on-line_articles_by_dave_phillips on-line_articles and_now_for…, ,
An Analysis of Sample Rate Conversion in SoX on-line technical paper on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_different sox soundfile_util, , ,
Audio Libre a PDF file of the first installment from Daniel James's new column for Linux User & Developer on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_diff…,
Best Soundcard For DJing With Linux poll results at on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_different,
Community-Based Recording Studios: A Look into the Future on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_different,
Computer Music and the Linux Operating System: A Report from the Front Article (in PDF format) from the Computer Music Journal on-line_articles_by_dave_phil…, ,
Csound for Linux How it was back in 1999. on-line_articles_by_dave_phillips on-line_articles,
Csound Journal Steven Yi and James Hearon maintain Hans's high standards on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_different csound_helper, ,
Digital Rights Management & Music: A barrier to creativity? * <> Daniel James asks the question in Sou…,
Fervent Software's Studio To Go! * <> a review from Brad Fuller on-line_articles and_now_for_so…,
Free Music Homepage * <> a manifesto regarding music as a free commodity a la Linux and the GPL on-line_artic…,
GNU/Linux DVD Player Review a look-see from Jon Kent on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_different,
Inside a Luxury Synth: Creating the Linux-Powered Korg OASYS Peter Kim takes a look within on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_different,
Introduction to Linux Audio Filippo Pappalardo spills the facts for readers of OSNews on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_different,
Linux 2.6: A Breakthrough for Embedded Systems Brandon White gives us the low-down on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_different,
Linux Audio Development: A Report from Karlsruhe notes from the first meeting of the Linux Audio Developers group on-line_articles_by_dave_phillips on-line_…, ,
Linux Audio Plug-Ins: A Look Into LADSPA introductory text for users and developers on-line_articles_by_dave_phillips ladspa on-line_articles and_now_for_so…, , ,
Linux Audio Software Review on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_different,
Linux Audio Users Guide Solid information collected and organized by Patrick Shirkey. on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_different,
Linux DVD Players A look at what's out there on-line_articles_by_dave_phillips on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_different cd_software, , ,
Linux Games Reviews/listings/videos of games for linux game_things and_now_for_something_rather_different on-line_articles, ,
Linux in the Mirror Image Studios Sound on Sound profiles Ron Parker's use of Linux audio software at his Mirror Image Studios on-line_articles and_now_for_…,
Linux Multimedia a brief survey by Sander van Vugt on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_different,
Linux Multimedia with PD and GEM a report on using the Pd/GEM powerhouse for audio/video processing on-line_articles_by_dave_phillips puredata on-line_artic…, , ,
Linux Sound Support Jeff Trantner's report from 1994 on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_different,
Linux Soundcard Drivers a brief guide for users and developers on-line_articles_by_dave_phillips sound_cards_and_drivers on-line_articles and_now_for_someth…, , ,
Linux User & Developer includes a series of excellent articles on Linux audio by Daniel James on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_different,
Linux-Soundeditoren Review of Linux sound editors circa 2004 on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_different,
Mackie Digs In with Tracktion and promises a Linux version is on the way... on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_different,
Michael Iber: On Free Software And Contemporary Music Goetz Dipper's radio transcript from LAC 2006; text in German only on-line_articles and_now_for_someth…,
Mplayer: The Project from Hell Joe Barr's less-than-satisfactory experience with my favorite MPEG/AVI/ASF player on-line_articles
Museum Sound Powered By Linux notes on a project from Benno Senoner “The intent of the game is to provide an ironic and entertaining demonstration of how th…,
Music to Feed Your Soul nice article by Marcel Gagné from his Cooking With Linux column in The Linux Journal on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_d…,
Network Musical Performance perspectives from sfront's John Lazzaro and John Wawrzynek on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_different,
Noisy Python brief overview of some soundapps for Python on-line_articles python and_now_for_something_rather_different, ,
Notation Editors Under Linux a look at notation editors for producing sheet music (especially focused on Mup). on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_d…, ,
Open Source Music Software & The AGNULA Project very good article by Daniel James now in Sound On Sound's on-line archive on-line_articles and_now_for_somet…,
OpenAL Explained a survey of the project's status in the year 2000 on-line_articles_by_dave_phillips openal on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_d…, , ,
Opening Up the PlayStation 2 with Linux very brief look at a new development kit from Sony on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_different,
Porting SGI Audio Applications to Linux a report on some early work on-line_articles_by_dave_phillips on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_differen…, ,
Product Review: The CodeWeavers CrossOver Plugin a look at a remarkable plugin that brings QuickTime support to Linux on-line_articles_by_dave_phillips wine…, ,
Professional Audio Closer to Linux heads-up article on OSNews on-line_articles
Rockin' in the Free (Software) World a look at the software available for Linux guitarists on-line_articles_by_dave_phillips for_guitarists_only on-line_art…, ,
RTcmix for Linux: Part 1 Dave Topper's excellent introductory article for The Linux Journal on-line_articles
Sculptor: A Real Time Phase Vocoder Nick Bailey describes his very cool software on-line_articles
Setting Up A Multitrack Audio Recording Studio Alex Heizer describes a basic Linux home recording system on-line_articles
Snake dance: The Kamaelia streaming media system a description from Daniel James on-line_articles network_audio,
Songs in the Key of F12 nice Wired article with reference to Geoff Matters of GDAM on-line_articles
Sound and Music Software a category review for freshmeat on-line_articles_by_dave_phillips on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_different, ,
Sound And Vision: Max Matthews brief heads-up article from on-line_articles
Sound Savings: Portable Audio Recorder Takes On Tape good article regarding PDAudio from Len Moskowitz's CoreSound on-line_articles
Soundings: Explorations In Linux Sound good article by Larry Ayers for the Linux Gazette on-line_articles
Spiral Synthesis materials from Tracy Lind Petersen and_now_for_something_rather_different on-line_articles,
The Linux Recording Studio Aaron Trumm reveals his plans in the May 2004 issue of the Linux Journal on-line_articles
The Linux Soundfile Editor Roundup on-line_articles_by_dave_phillips soundfile_util on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_different, , ,
The State Of Recordable DVDs pointers from Slashdot readers on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_different,
The Trouble with Vorbis on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_different soundfile_util, ,
Tuning By Ratios temperament_and_intonation on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_different, ,
Tux In The Studio instructions on home recording with Linux, from Dave Fancella on-line_articles
Which Sounds Better, MP3 or Ogg ? on-line_articles and_now_for_something_rather_different soundfile_util, ,


Der Pinguin auf dem Weg ins Tonstudio Frank Barknecht interviews Paul Davis for DeutschlandRadio (in German) and_now_for_something_rather_different intervie…,
Interview With Dr. Richard Boulanger One the leading lights of Csound is interviewed by The Linux Gazette. interviews csound and_now_for_something_rather_di…, ,
Interview with Hannu Savolainen and Dev Mazumdar getting to know the OSS guys at 4Front Technologies on-line_articles_by_dave_phillips oss and_now_for_somet…, , ,
Interview with Iain Duncan From John Littler's Mstation, a very good report on recent developments in Csound. interviews csound and_now_for_something_rather…, ,
Interview with Steve Harris Interview with the famed LADSPA plugin developer. interviews and_now_for_something_rather_different,
Mstation Interviews John Littler chats with Conrad Parker of Sweep fame and Erik de Castro Lopo, author of libsndfile and the Secret Rabbit Code interviews …,
Rosegarden Developers Interview Howard Wen chats with the minds behind the software rosegarden interviews,
Sounds Expo: Linux DAW - A Reality an interview/video with Daniel James and Damien Cirotteau at the London Sounds Expo interviews

Documentation for Developers

ALSA Programming HOWTO A guide for the perplexed howtos_and_faqs development and_now_for_something_rather_different midi_software, , ,
Driving One's Own Audio Device Write a custom (not ALSA) kernel driver. and_now_for_something_rather_different development howtos_and_faqs, ,
Introduction to OSS MIDI programming Only for the old OSS API (not ALSA). development and_now_for_something_rather_different howtos_and_faqs midi_software u…, , , ,
Ptolemy homepage for the Ptolemy Project of the DSP Design Group at UCB and_now_for_something_rather_different development dsp, ,
The PLUM Page synthesis_and_composition_packages and_now_for_something_rather_different development, ,
tranzport Docs/code for programming Frontier Design's Tranzport wireless USB device hardware_linux development and_now_for_something_rather_different, ,

Wikis, Fora, Blogs etc.


ALSA Wiki unofficial wiki about ALSA, the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture wiki and_now_for_something_rather_different,
Audacity Wiki * <> wiki and_now_for_something_rather_different,
LiLAQ: Information on Linux Audio Quality The purpose of this site was to provide as much information as possible about how to get high quality sound on a Linu…, , ,
Linux Artist a resource for artists (including the sonic types) using Linux wiki and_now_for_something_rather_different,
LinuxMAO “a French-speaking wiki for worldwide Linux audio users” forum wiki and_now_for_something_rather_different, ,
Pd Wiki wiki and_now_for_something_rather_different unmaintained, , wiki-based site for “unconventional computer and electronic art” wiki and_now_for_something_rather_different,


kvraudio site for locating VST/VSTi plugins vst and_now_for_something_rather_different forum documentation, , ,
LinuxMAO “a French-speaking wiki for worldwide Linux audio users” forum wiki and_now_for_something_rather_different, ,
LinuxMusicians forum An active community of Linux Musicians forum and_now_for_something_rather_different,
Studio Forum - Linux support/discussion forum in Swedish and Norwegian for newcomers to Linux audio forum and_now_for_something_rather_different,


A 'planet' aggregating linux audio-related blogs can be found at

Mailing Lists

Linux Audio Announcements a mostly one-way email list to publish announcements. * <…,
Linux Audio Developers the infamous mailinglist: * <> - Direct link * <h…,
Linux Audio Tuning The linux-audio tuning (LAT) mailing list is to help GNU/Linux distribution maintainers and other interested users to share information on s…,
Linux Audio User the famous mailinglist: * <> - Direct link * <http://…,
Linux Audio Developers the LAD list is dedicated to “discussion of topics relevant to audio under Linux, with an accent on development issues” mailing_list …,
Linux Audio Users a mail-list for people focused on using rather than hacking Linux audio applications mailing_list and_now_for_something_rather_different,


kvraudio site for locating VST/VSTi plugins vst and_now_for_something_rather_different forum documentation, , ,
Linux MP3 Players Project Page a guide to the hard and the soft... mpeg_players_and_encoders documentation and_now_for_something_rather_different unmaintain…, , ,
Linux Soundapps site * <*/> * <*/> …
Linux.MP3 Tools formerly DAM's MP3 Page, aims to include everything regarding MP3 + Linux, from Damien Morel mpeg_players_and_encoders documentation and_now…, ,
MP3'Tech * <> a great source for technical information on the MP3 format mpeg_players_and_encoders documentation and_now_for_somet…, ,
R-BOSS the Radio Broadcasting Open Source System, a project from Radio Free Asia network_audio and_now_for_something_rather_different documentation, ,
SLab Page an unofficial information page about SLab documentation
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