Electronic Experimental Music with Debian

electronic music is music made by electronic equipments

electronic music is a results of the concrete music started by Pierre Schaeffer on France

concrete music starts a new form of music creation by sounds recorded

the electronic music concept evolved apart from the experiments (eg. concrete music) and was captured by the pop music as we know today

at some point researchers, musicians and experimentalists on electronic music adopted the term electroacoust music

here at this talk I was speaking from the perspective of an experimentalist on electroacoustic music, focusing on the software tools and the potential of Debian and free software in general

before start, I want to define some important concepts

Sample

Synthesizer

synthesizers are instruments able to generate all kind of sound

synthesizers are strong related with the oscilators evolution

Amplifier

Filter

Envelope

LFO

first analog synthesizers

Buchla 100 (1965) and Moog Synthesizer (1964)

since these first analog synthesizers many others products were created, including:

softsynth

JACK (JACK Audio Connection Kit) provides a basic infrastructure for audio applications to communicate with each other and with audio hardware

amsynth

software synthesizers with dual oscilators

http://amsynth.github.io

setBfree

tonewheel organ

http://setbfree.org

padthv1

old-school polyphonic additive synthesizer

https://padthv1.sourceforge.io

drumkv1

old-school drum-kit sampler

https://drumkv1.sourceforge.io

there is so many softsynths packaged into Debian

  • samplv1
  • synthv1
  • fluidsynth
  • yoshimi
  • zynaddsubfx
  • horgand

a good source for free libre softsynth is https://wiki.linuxaudio.org

Effects

LMMS

LMMS is a sound generation system, synthesizer, beat/baseline editor and MIDI control system which can power an entire home studio

http://lmms.io

LADSPA

Linux Audio Developers Simple Plugin

https://www.ladspa.org

Ardour

for instance is possible to load Amsynth on Ardour using that LADSPA plugin feature

https://www.ardour.org

LADSPA + Jack +
lots of synths, effects and tools makes

Debian

a very flexible integrated audio environment

Live Coding

a new direction in electronic music and video: live coders expose and rewire the innards of software while it generates improvised music and/or visuals

Live Coding languages

http://algorave.com

thank you!

questions?

slides available at:
http://joenio.me/electronic-music-with-debian

Obrigado!

joenio@joenio.me


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  • 25 de Jul 2019, UTFPR - Curitiba, DebConf19