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Ubuntu Studio Audio Handbook

by Peter Reppert

  • • PDF Download coming soon

Preface

Peter Reppert was kind enough to donate his time and work on an audio handbook targeting musicians for Ubuntu Studio. After contacting the team, he decided to open the book to being a living document on this wiki with constant updates.

The Ubuntu Studio team would like to thank Peter for his selfless contribution to Ubuntu Studio and for providing a guide for newcomers and experts alike.

Please bear in mind that much of this handbook was written in the first-person perspective as this is Peter's personal work. Also, there are some places in this handbook that, due to inavailability of certain software, are not supported. Those items are highlighted with black text on a yellow background.


Table of Contents

  1. About this book

    • Who this book is for
      Why use this book?
      How to use this book – know what's possible
      Companion matter, if any - web site, disk, etc.
      Acknowledgements

  2. Getting started

    • Gear on a budget
      How to find out if your old laptop can run Ubuntu
      System Requirements
      Running Ubuntu from media
      Installing Ubuntu Studio
      Configuring and testing your soundcard
      Connecting with JACK and Patchage

  3. Overview of out-of-the-box instruments and effects

    • Sound Generators
      Hexter
      Aeolus
      Synthv1
      Qsynth, drumkv1, samplev1
      Amsynth
      Hydrogen
      Audio Processors
      Guitarix
      Rakarrak
      Make your guitar a MIDI controller
      Tools and Utilities
      Major file types
      Tools for DJs
      Internet DJ Console
      SuperLooper
      TerminatorX

  4. Basic Recording for Musicians

    • Audacity
      Ardour

  5. Using VST Plugins

    • Install Wine
      Install and run Carla
      Configuring and using Carla

  6. Advanced Recording in Ardour

    • Punch-ins
      Looping
      MIDI tracks
      Fade-in Fade-out
      Automation
      Grouping tracks
      Creating a bus and inserting effects
      Additional advanced topics
      LinVST

  7. Mixing and Mastering

  8. Creating Your Own SoundFont with Swami

  9. Sharing Your Music

    • Creative Commons
      Copyright registration
      Royalty collection agencies
      Making a CD
      Sheet music with MuseScore

  10. Sound Synthesis 101

    • Knob acronyms
      Ten Things To Try On Any Synthesizer
      Approaches to sound synthesis
      Patch tutorials
      Funk Bass
      Arpeggiator
      Crafting Noise
      Siren

Appendix

  • Troubleshooting
    Using the command line
    Links and resources

UbuntuStudio/AudioHandbook (last edited 2018-06-20 18:13:02 by eeickmeyer)