SEP
7
2005

KDE-Artists.org: amaroK and Kontact Artwork Challenges

The amaroK developers are currently working on the 1.3 release of their live
CD
. If you are an Open Source artist and are interested in creating the amaroK 1.3 live CD artwork then join the 7 day artwork challenge. Excellent prizes await the winner. The CD will include songs from Magnatune, the "open music record label". These songs are "free as
in free music". In other artwork-related news the logo contest for Kontact has come to an end with over 60 individual pieces of artwork submitted by 24 artists. The winner, who will receive a Wacom Graphic tablet, will be announced soon.

Comments

What is used by musicians for free music?

Rosegarden?


By fennes at Wed, 2005/09/07 - 5:00am

Rosegarden is mainly for use in composing and synthesizing AFAIK. Probably
audacity[1] is your best choice for actual recording.

[1]http://audacity.sourceforge.net/


By Sam Weber at Wed, 2005/09/07 - 5:00am

ZynAddSubFX is used by many as a synthesizer. It really is amazingly powerful tool. It really dropped my jaw when I first heard all the rich sounds it can produce. http://zynaddsubfx.sourceforge.net/

Hydrogen is a really promising drum machine. http://www.hydrogen-music.org/


By Jani Huhtanen at Thu, 2005/09/08 - 5:00am

Ardour
ardour.org

There is no comparison, not even Audacity can hold against this baby.


By ac at Wed, 2005/09/07 - 5:00am

I've never seen that before, looks very good.

-Sam


By Sam Weber at Wed, 2005/09/07 - 5:00am

The only problem I have with ardour is the interface, not only is it GTK 1.x
it's _butt_ ugly. I'd love to see an high end multi track recording software
written in QT. Maybe Muse will become that someday?


By Anonymous Bastard at Thu, 2005/09/08 - 5:00am

see muse and rosegarden

ardour has still the most features, but you'll need a soudeditor like adacity along with it (to convert files)


By cies breijs at Fri, 2005/09/09 - 5:00am

Take a look at all the jack compatible apps on http://jackit.sourceforge.net/apps/

All jack apps can have their inputs and outputs plugged into each other, making a very powerful audio platform.


By Robert at Wed, 2005/09/07 - 5:00am

Wow, amazing logos! Can't decide which looks the best. I enjoyed reading Frank Schoep account with his ideas shaping up!
Bravo to all the artists!

As for amaroK Live CD, can we buy it or is it only on download? I absolutely need one to show around! Such a great idea to pack it with free music!


By Anne-Marie Mahfouf at Thu, 2005/09/08 - 5:00am

"As for amaroK Live CD, can we buy it or is it only on download?"

Great idea! Do you know of a service that would handle burning and selling the CDs for us?


By Mark Kretschmann at Thu, 2005/09/08 - 5:00am

Perhaps lincd.com or www.edmunds-enterprises.com/linux/ or cheapbytes.com or any of the other numerous places which already sell cheap linux CDs would offer the Amarok live CD if it was suggested. I'll bet they would be especially happy to do so if Amarok agreed to publicise the availability of said CDs on the dot or amarok.kde.org or other amarok-related places.


By Spy Hunter at Thu, 2005/09/08 - 5:00am

There actually is cafepress-type service for CDs and books, I forget its name though.


By Ian Monroe at Thu, 2005/09/08 - 5:00am