Re: [LAD] Suggestion for diving into audio development?

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To: Kris Calabio <cpczk@...>
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Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 3:32 am

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On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 6:24 PM, Kris Calabio wrote:

> Hi all,

My best advice is to pick up a project that you are objectively interested
in completing. Pick a goal that you would be happy if *someone else* did.
That way when the novelty wears off, you'll still have some motivation to
keep working and keep learning when you otherwise might tire of it. So ask
yourself: What's something that you think linux audio is lacking? Find
something small, and find something you care about.

Jeremy

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On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 6:24 PM, Kris Ca=
labio <cpczk@yahoo.=
com
> wrote:

Hi all,I'm new to the Linux=
Audio community.=A0 Let me introduce myself:(You can skip to &quot=
;Ok getting to the point" if you like :P )

I'm primarily a rock musician and have a home recording setup with =
a Presonus Audiobox USB, Guitar Rig 3, and Reaper on a Windows system, and =
it works really well for me.=A0 I've been using Linux ever since I star=
ted studying computer science in college since 2006 and immediately recogni=
zed it as marginally better than Windows.=A0 I've considered switching =
my home system completely to Linux and free software (all knowledge must be=
free!), but I love Reaper too much.

So I decided to dual boot on my new laptop about a month ago.=A0 I stil=
l have Windows 7 to get stuff done in Reaper quickly and comfortably, and U=
buntu Studio to experiment with.=A0 I must say, this last month I've le=
arned
so, so much about Linux, DSP, and computers in general.=A0 The flexibility=
of Jack is awesome.=A0 I love how all my plugins don't have to be run =
all in one DAW application.=A0 Jack with Ardour and Guitarix rivals my Wind=
ows setup, though I still prefer Reaper.

Ok getting to the point:Does anyone have suggestions for diving=
into the world of open source development?=A0 I've looked at some sour=
ce code of applications I use but get pretty lost.=A0 Are there any simple =
Jack applications that have easy to read code?=A0 I'm all for taking ba=
by steps.=A0 I'm also open to reading suggestions (online resources, bo=
oks, anything really).

The lowest level of DSP programming I've ever done was with Pure Da=
ta.=A0 (I made a wavetable/FM synthesizer in pd that I could post if anyone=
's interested.)=A0 Are there other programming languages I should learn=
?=A0 I know C, C++, and Java.=A0 I understand that FAUST is a
good DSP language.=A0 Are there others?The Linux community is grea=
t and the free audio software is really powerful!=A0 It's definitely TH=
E ideal alternative for musicians on a budget like myself.=A0 Unfortunately=
, you sort of have to be tech savvy to be a Linux musician.=A0 The average =
musician is not.=A0 I want to be part of the development of free audio soft=
ware as my way of giving back to this wonderful community and helping the a=
verage musician.

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My best advice is to pick up a project that =
you are objectively interested in completing.=A0 Pick a goal that you would=
be happy if *someone else* did.=A0 That way when the novelty wears off, yo=
u'll still have some motivation to keep working and keep learning when =
you otherwise might tire of it.=A0 So ask yourself:=A0 What's something=
that you think linux audio is lacking?=A0 Find something small, and find s=
omething you care about.

Jeremy

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[LAD] Suggestion for diving into audio development?, Kris Calabio, (Tue Oct 26, 10:25 pm)
Re: [LAD] Suggestion for diving into audio development?, Gabriel M. Beddingfield, (Wed Oct 27, 3:46 am)
Re: [LAD] Suggestion for diving into audio development?, Jeremy, (Wed Oct 27, 3:32 am)
Re: [LAD] Suggestion for diving into audio development?, James Morris, (Wed Oct 27, 3:27 am)
Re: [LAD] Suggestion for diving into audio development?, Gordon JC Pearce, (Tue Oct 26, 10:55 pm)