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Songbridge is a new group at Noisebridge that meets Fridays 6:00PM-8:00PM in the Church classroom (The back room).
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Songbridge is for song hacking: making music that hacks human minds and emotions.
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===Songbridge Music Hacking Tuesdays 5-7PM at Noisebridge===
We cover multitrack recording using DAWs (digital audio workstations)
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<div style=font-size:18px>Songbridge is a beginner-friendly song hacking group that learns about making music to hack hearts and minds. We cover multi-track recording using DAWs (digital audio workstations).</div>
  
==Contacts==
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Songbridge is part of the [[Gamebridge]] classes on Tuesdays including music production, 2D/3D/physical art and Unity game programming.
*Josh Hertel: [mailto:jhertel242@yahoo.com jhertel242@yahoo.com] [[User:Jhertel242]]
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*[[User:lxpk]]
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==NEW==
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*There is a new [[Computer music workstation]] with PC, audio interface and keyboard created by [[User:SteeleNivenson]]!
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==Organizers==
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* Alex Peake: [[User:lxpk]] teaches basic Ableton, expert Logic & Reason MAIL: empowerthyself AT gmail DOT com
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* Josh Hertel:  [[User:Jhertel242]] multi-instrumentalist performer & producer MAIL: jhertel242 AT yahoo DOT com
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* Douglas: Ableton expert
  
 
==Things to bring==
 
==Things to bring==
*Laptops
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* Laptops (Mac, Windows & Linux all welcome)
*Music Software
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* Your MIDI controllers, instruments, interfaces, microphones, etc.
**Mac-only: GarageBand
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* Physical instruments
**Ableton Live
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**Cubase
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==Things we have==
**Basically any software based multi-recording system.
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* Ableton Live Akai Pro controller (Learn how to do the live performance part of Ableton)
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* MAudio MIDI Interface
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* MIDI Keyboard piano
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[[File:SongbridgeClassFeb152016.jpg|right|400px]]
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===Audio workstation software===
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Most of us use Ableton Live (which has a free Mac/Windows demo) or Apple Logic Pro(which is the easiest if you have a Mac). If you're on Linux, LMMS is the only one that's free, open source and Mac/Linux/Windows.
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**Mac Windows & Linux:
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***[https://lmms.io/ LMMS] (Let's Make Music) FREE & OPEN SOURCE audio workstation with many instruments and VST support.
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** [http://www.tracktion.com/ Traktion] has [http://www.tracktion.com/downloads/tracktion4 version T4 free], T6 costs $60
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***[https://www.bitwig.com/en/bitwig-studio Bitwig Studio] a new DAW made by former Ableton engineers. Free demo, $269
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**Mac & Windows:
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***[https://www.ableton.com/en/trial/ Ableton Live Lite]] has a free 30 day trial.
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***Cubase
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***[https://www.propellerheads.se/reason Propellerhead Reason] is a retro-themed DAW brimming with simulated cable patches and great instruments.
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***[https://cycling74.com/ Max MSP] dataflow AV programming (integrates with Ableton Live).
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***[https://puredata.info/ Pure Data] dataflow AV programming.
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**Mac:
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***[http://www.apple.com/mac/garageband/ GarageBand] comes with many Macs and has an iOS version. Easiest to learn and has built-in music instrument lessons to learn guitar, piano, etc. great for beginners.
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***Logic Audio
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**Mac & Linux:
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*** [http://ardour.org/ Ardour] FREE. Has Ableton Live-style session view and arrangement view.
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===Virtual MIDI Keyboard===
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(Allows you to play 2-3 octaves with your QWERTY keyboard when you don't have a USB MIDI keyboard with you):
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** Windows & Mac: [http://sourceforge.net/projects/freepiano Freepiano virtual MIDI keyboard]
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** Mac: [http://www.manyetas.com/creed/midikeys.html MIDIKeys virtual]
  
 
==Linux Music Production Distros==
 
==Linux Music Production Distros==
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*<u>'''Ubuntu Studio'''</u> http://ubuntustudio.org/
 
*<u>'''Ubuntu Studio'''</u> http://ubuntustudio.org/
 
:"...some of the most popular and recently updated audio software in the Linux world." '''Free.'''  
 
:"...some of the most popular and recently updated audio software in the Linux world." '''Free.'''  
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:Ubuntu Studio VirtualBox image: http://virtualboxes.org/images/ubuntu-studio
 
*<u>'''Studio 13.37'''</u> (formerly "Puppy Studio") http://www.getstudio1337.com/
 
*<u>'''Studio 13.37'''</u> (formerly "Puppy Studio") http://www.getstudio1337.com/
 
:"...the fastest, most fully-featured, pro audio studio in the world! Studio 13.37 (pronounced “leet”) is perfect for professional audio work. Doesn’t need to be installed, and can produce studio-quality results from almost any computer. Unbelievable speed, amazingly low latency, and “zero glitches”. Full money-back guarantee." '''$50'''
 
:"...the fastest, most fully-featured, pro audio studio in the world! Studio 13.37 (pronounced “leet”) is perfect for professional audio work. Doesn’t need to be installed, and can produce studio-quality results from almost any computer. Unbelievable speed, amazingly low latency, and “zero glitches”. Full money-back guarantee." '''$50'''
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==Linux Audio Software==
 
==Linux Audio Software==
 
*Paid and free software. These are stuffs included with AV Linux, but you can obtain them for other Linux distros: http://www.getstudio1337.com/features-2/
 
*Paid and free software. These are stuffs included with AV Linux, but you can obtain them for other Linux distros: http://www.getstudio1337.com/features-2/
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*Linux Music-Making Software: http://audio.tutsplus.com/articles/general/29-music-making-apps-for-linux/
  
 
==Linux Hardware Audio/USB Interfaces==
 
==Linux Hardware Audio/USB Interfaces==
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A collection of free, fun, web-based, music and sound producing toys and tools. Includes a mutating windchime, toys that twist your instrument or turn your voice into visual art, gorgeous drones, a visual harp, a fractal synthesizer, faithfully-modeled 808 and 909 drum machines, a modeled plucked string, reverbs, MIDI multitrackers, and full-fledged recording studios.
 
A collection of free, fun, web-based, music and sound producing toys and tools. Includes a mutating windchime, toys that twist your instrument or turn your voice into visual art, gorgeous drones, a visual harp, a fractal synthesizer, faithfully-modeled 808 and 909 drum machines, a modeled plucked string, reverbs, MIDI multitrackers, and full-fledged recording studios.
 
https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Web_Sound_Toys
 
https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Web_Sound_Toys
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= Participants =
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* Amin friscoamin AT gmail DOT com.
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* Jarvis
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* Matt
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* Dor
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= Noisebridge Song Project=
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IDEA: We could create a nerd rap / melodysheep autotuned song about Noisebridge and related subjects.
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=Song subject ideas=
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*nerd
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*hacking
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*music making
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{{Tourstops}}

Latest revision as of 11:57, 22 March 2016

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Contents

[edit] Songbridge Music Hacking Tuesdays 5-7PM at Noisebridge

Songbridge is a beginner-friendly song hacking group that learns about making music to hack hearts and minds. We cover multi-track recording using DAWs (digital audio workstations).

Songbridge is part of the Gamebridge classes on Tuesdays including music production, 2D/3D/physical art and Unity game programming.

[edit] NEW

[edit] Organizers

  • Alex Peake: User:lxpk teaches basic Ableton, expert Logic & Reason MAIL: empowerthyself AT gmail DOT com
  • Josh Hertel: User:Jhertel242 multi-instrumentalist performer & producer MAIL: jhertel242 AT yahoo DOT com
  • Douglas: Ableton expert

[edit] Things to bring

  • Laptops (Mac, Windows & Linux all welcome)
  • Your MIDI controllers, instruments, interfaces, microphones, etc.
  • Physical instruments

[edit] Things we have

  • Ableton Live Akai Pro controller (Learn how to do the live performance part of Ableton)
  • MAudio MIDI Interface
  • MIDI Keyboard piano
SongbridgeClassFeb152016.jpg

[edit] Audio workstation software

Most of us use Ableton Live (which has a free Mac/Windows demo) or Apple Logic Pro(which is the easiest if you have a Mac). If you're on Linux, LMMS is the only one that's free, open source and Mac/Linux/Windows.

    • Mac Windows & Linux:
      • LMMS (Let's Make Music) FREE & OPEN SOURCE audio workstation with many instruments and VST support.
    • Traktion has version T4 free, T6 costs $60
      • Bitwig Studio a new DAW made by former Ableton engineers. Free demo, $269
    • Mac & Windows:
    • Mac:
      • GarageBand comes with many Macs and has an iOS version. Easiest to learn and has built-in music instrument lessons to learn guitar, piano, etc. great for beginners.
      • Logic Audio
    • Mac & Linux:
      • Ardour FREE. Has Ableton Live-style session view and arrangement view.

[edit] Virtual MIDI Keyboard

(Allows you to play 2-3 octaves with your QWERTY keyboard when you don't have a USB MIDI keyboard with you):

[edit] Linux Music Production Distros

(in no particular order)

"...a full complement of the best Linux Audio and Video creation software encompassing both open-source excellence and commercial demos." Free.
"...a collection of applications, artwork and plugins, targeted at audio and video production." Free.
"A complete Live (GNU/LINUX) distribution for musicians and professionals studios based on Ubuntu Lucid 10.04.4." Free.
"...some of the most popular and recently updated audio software in the Linux world." Free.
Ubuntu Studio VirtualBox image: http://virtualboxes.org/images/ubuntu-studio
"...the fastest, most fully-featured, pro audio studio in the world! Studio 13.37 (pronounced “leet”) is perfect for professional audio work. Doesn’t need to be installed, and can produce studio-quality results from almost any computer. Unbelievable speed, amazingly low latency, and “zero glitches”. Full money-back guarantee." $50

[edit] Linux Audio Software

[edit] Linux Hardware Audio/USB Interfaces

[edit] Johny Radio's Hand-Picked Musical Web Toys & Tools

A collection of free, fun, web-based, music and sound producing toys and tools. Includes a mutating windchime, toys that twist your instrument or turn your voice into visual art, gorgeous drones, a visual harp, a fractal synthesizer, faithfully-modeled 808 and 909 drum machines, a modeled plucked string, reverbs, MIDI multitrackers, and full-fledged recording studios. https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Web_Sound_Toys

[edit] Participants

  • Amin friscoamin AT gmail DOT com.
  • Jarvis
  • Matt
  • Dor

[edit] Noisebridge Song Project

IDEA: We could create a nerd rap / melodysheep autotuned song about Noisebridge and related subjects.

[edit] Song subject ideas

  • nerd
  • hacking
  • music making


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