Workshops at the LAC come in different flavours:

  • session to make people familiar with your software through a training or hands-on demonstration
  • request for assistance for your project: tell a group of people about your project and what kind of assistance you are looking for
  • learn from a group of [developers|composers|users] how your application can be improved
  • work with a group towards a goal, e.g. combining several pieces of software and hardware into a working system

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“using ambisonics as a production format in ardour (regardless of your target format)” (Jorn) Update: I have a CD production coming up in early february, which will be done in HOA. I'd like to try and present a surround mix of that material if a suitable monitoring rig is available (5.1 or better, or, time permitting, maybe the concert system?). I could also make it into a howto-ish paper, but I might miss the paper deadline slightly since the last recording day is feb. 13… — Jörn

Chuck [1.5 hrs]

I'd like to host a session on the ChucK programming language at this year's Lac. Depending on the time available I'd like to branch out from introducing ChucK as a system to addressing subjects more general to Open Source and programming like how a more intimate familiarity with the workings behind synthesis can increase our options there and how a DIY approach to instruments may force us to think more deeply about what we ourselves want, musically (as opposed to what's offered commercially). I have no hope of covering all of that in extensive depth but I do think it should be possible to show ChucK as an option that's not as inaccessible as code is often held to be and perhaps inspire some people to explore what that route might mean for their own musical practice.

Creative Commons licences [1.5 hrs ?]

Live Coding with QuteCsound [1.5 hrs]

This workshop will explore the Live Coding capabilities of QuteCsound for generating score events for a running instance of Csound, through the use of the Live Event Panel and the QuteSheet python API. It will show how the QuteCsound frontend can serve as a python IDE for the processing of note events to be generated, transformed, sent live, or looped for a running Csound process.

Developing parallel audio applications with FAUST

While the number of cores of our CPUs is expected to double every new generation, writing efficient parallel applications that can benefit from all these cores, remain a complex and highly technical task. The problem is even more complex for real-time audio applications that require low latencies and thus relatively fine-grained parallelism.

In order to facilitate the development of parallel audio application, the FAUST compiler developed at GRAME provides two powerful options to automatically produce parallel code. The first one is based on the OpenMP standard, while the second one uses Posix pthreads directly. This hands on demo will give the audience the opportunity to discover these parallelization facilities, their limits and their benefits, on concrete examples of audio applications.

Making Waves [3h+]

A workshop introducing Campcaster, an open source radio management application for use by both small and large radio stations (yes, real radio stations, not internet radio) to schedule radio shows.

Learn the first steps of operating a radio station, including scheduling, live studio broadcast, play-out and even remote automation and networking via the web, all using free software. The workshop will take participants through hardware set-ups, software installations and studio configurations, resulting in the creation of a fully-functioning Linux Audio Conference station.

The workshop will be led by Micz Flor and Adam Thomas, key members of Sourcefabric. Sourcefabric is a new organisation formed by the team behind Campcaster, which has been developing open source solutions for independent media in developing countries for more than 10 years.

Date and time: Monday 03 May
Number of places: 8
Requirements: Ideally, but not essentially, participants should bring their own laptop with Linux installed


Campcaster packages are available for Debian and Ubuntu (Lucid and Karmic) at


We're seeing what kind of Supercollider at the LAC workshop(s) may be possible, interesting and to whom

Creative Commons

Various workshops and information sessions about CC

Linux Audio: a bird's-eye view

Two sessions, 1.5 hrs each

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