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My first 100% GNU/Linux produced tune

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Hello

I am quite happy right now because, admitelly without much planning, I just did what is like my personal breakthrough. I created a first tune ever using completely Free Software and fully on GNU/Linux proving to myself that it can be done and making some progress in my learning experience towards becoming a GNU/Linux powered producer (around two years before I made lots of electronic tunes, but on Windows programs like FruityLoops).

So here is it. Maybe later at some point it serves as a base for a full scale trance track. For now it's just an ambiental mockup.

Here is it: http://www.libervis.com/cosmicall/NanoCosmic1.ogg

I made it in Studio 64 using ZynAddSubFX, Rosegarden, Jack and Audacity where ZynAddSubFX produced all the sounds in it, Rosegarden was used to arrange them and Jack hooked the two together (sound feed into Rosegarden and later into Audacity for recording). Audacity, besides recording it, exported it to wav and ogg. Smiling

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Very nice!

Very nice!

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A great achievement

A great achievement libervisco! Very nice Smiling

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Thanks guys. All tunes I

Thanks guys. Smiling

All tunes I make now and in the future, including mock ups like this are CC-BY-SA, though I'm not sure.. maybe GPLv2 would work too? It's basically "just take it, maintain credit and share alike" if you wish. Smiling

Edit: Oh and source codes too.. if anyone stumbles on this (or any future tracks of that I publish anywhere) and would like the sources, just let me know and I'll give you what you need (MIDI, rosegarden (.rg), ZynSubAddFX (.xmz) and Audacity (.aup) files).

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GGPL

Since there are sources, use the GGPL.

I don't see the point of using CC-By-SA anyway. It's just legal bloat; all you need is "Permission is hereby granted to do anything with this but remove the copyright notice or change the license."

Pretty nice tune Smiling

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Nice. Kind of like

Nice. Kind of like Tangerine Dreams. Keep this up and you might be able to provide background music for movies. It's great to be on the forefront of discovery of something new on Linux. Tell me, is there a way to bundle all of these components and scripts into a kind of SDK for music devs?

BTW, I have a coworker who's into electronica like this. His band in Atlanta, Georgia is Kabao. He's on MySpace here:

http://www.kabao.org/

http://www.myspace.com/kabao

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Really nice

Hey, that's a really nice tune.
I'm also into music, some DJing (my equipment and all my records are still in germany, but that's supposed to change this year) and also producing. For making music I currently use a Roland MC-303 (yes, that good old box ;-) ) but would also like to work with the PC again for that. Will have to check where to get the Midi-port for my soundcard (you got to buy that extra for my TerraTec) or checkout if I can use the onboard-card for Midi because I love my little acid-box and would like to continue using it, but with PC-support. And then of course on Linux. I have ReBirth for Windows, since it's free (as in beer) now, and it's a nice program, but Windows for me is mostly a gaming-system and I'd prefer to also do my music complete on Linux.
But I'll definitely check out the programs you listed.

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a_thing wrote: Since there
a_thing wrote:

Since there are sources, use the GGPL.

Well, they're actually just production files which when put in their appropriate programs and connected in the same way produce the same tune. I'm not sure that's akin to compiling a textual source code of some software.. maybe it is.

a_thing wrote:

I don't see the point of using CC-By-SA anyway. It's just legal bloat; all you need is "Permission is hereby granted to do anything with this but remove the copyright notice or change the license."

Well, CC licenses are easy to apply by just linking to the a page like this which nicely outlines what can or can't be done with the work and what are the conditions, in a way that is not ambiguous and should be understandable to anyone.

I think that in general what CC is doing with licenses is great because it raises awareness of licensing and its effects, even if some licenses may be more restrictive than we'd like. CC-BY-SA is basically an equivalent to GPL for artistic works though.

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supermike wrote:Nice.
supermike wrote:

Nice. Kind of like Tangerine Dreams. Keep this up and you might be able to provide background music for movies. It's great to be on the forefront of discovery of something new on Linux.

Indeed, thanks. Smiling

supermike wrote:

Tell me, is there a way to bundle all of these components and scripts into a kind of SDK for music devs?

Well, they're not scripts actually, as far as I see them. All of these components are actually full scale programs which simply need to be hooked over jack to form a complete music making system. Maybe Studio 64 is the kind of thing you're asking about? It's a distro that is built for the specific purpose of multimedia production (not limited to music). I also hear that with the next version of Ubuntu, a new Ubuntu offshot called "Ubuntu Studio" will become available.

supermike wrote:

BTW, I have a coworker who's into electronica like this. His band in Atlanta, Georgia is Kabao. He's on MySpace here:

http://www.kabao.org/

http://www.myspace.com/kabao

Cool, I'll check him out if he has any demo tracks. Smiling

reptiler wrote:

I'm also into music, some DJing (my equipment and all my records are still in germany, but that's supposed to change this year) and also producing. For making music I currently use a Roland MC-303 (yes, that good old box Wink alt ) but would also like to work with the PC again for that.

Nice! I never owned such equipment yet, but if I start making more of music again I might get a MIDI keyboard to help with creating cool melodies (it's much easier than ticking boxes on the screen). Some sound generator or drum machine might be cool too, but something tells me software is quite adequate for that these days..

reptiler wrote:

Will have to check where to get the Midi-port for my soundcard (you got to buy that extra for my TerraTec) or checkout if I can use the onboard-card for Midi because I love my little acid-box and would like to continue using it, but with PC-support.

I don't even have a real sound card yet. Smiling But thinking about soundcards, Creative Audigy usually rings to me as the best among them for quality audio. But I didn't look into the situation recently..

Good luck with your music on GNU/Linux! Smiling

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yay! that's super cool.

yay! that's super cool. :-) Great tune. It's really good Laughing out loud

I've been looking for all sorts of software for making audio.. mostly DJing tools.
TerminatorX was good.. but it's too rough for my and UltraMixer is.. crap and commercial.. :/

Any good DJing stuff you came across?

Also, they might not use linux software but ocremix.org is a nice that a LARGE community produces game remixes and they're really good. You might want to hang out there. oh, and obviously, ALL FREE. Same with pronobozo.com. Pronobozo lives just outside my city and he produces mostly free music also Laughing out loud.

oh-well, great job, keep it up. :-)

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Thanks spyro. I'm not

Thanks spyro. Smiling

I'm not doing much DJing, but I tried TerminatorX. It's pretty cool, but I didn't really play a lot with it nor had any special requirements. I didn't come across anything else as far as I remember, but looking through the Multimedia directory on Freshmeat I found Funkyou. You might find some others there as well. Smiling

Ocremix.org looks cool. I doubt I'll have much time for being active there, but I'll bookmark it anyway. I recently became an admin of another electronic music forum in Croatia so I gotta be active there (and plus Libervis sites so..).

Thanks for recommendations and nice wishes. Smiling

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