Tuesday, January 23, 2007


Fun with audio and FOSS

There's this cool program called Hydrogen, which when combined with Audacity, could be quite fun. Default-wise, it's rigged to be a pretty nifty drum machine. But it's actually pretty simple to re-jigger the thing by playing with patterns and changing instrument layers that it can be used as a fairly basic sample sequencer. (It's much better for looping and timing than Audacity.) So by chopping up recorded soundbites with Audacity, saving them as .wavs and then replacing the drum samples with those - whee! Cool stuff! Then the resulting .wav output can be converted back to .mp3 via Audacity. I would think it would be relatively easy to then use the open-source software to create something like this. But what do I know?

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