Linux Audio Mini-Conference

Tuesday April 19 2005,
Canberra, Australia

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The Linux Audio Mini-Conf @ LCA2005 was held before, Australia's national Linux conference, on Tuesday, April 19 2005 at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia.

In keeping with the developer focus of, the aim of this mini-conf was to allow Linux audio developers to meet and share ideas, and also to discuss audio-related issues with the developers of the kernel, networking and desktop systems. For all users, it was a great way to see and hear the variety of tools available.

Day: Technical Presentations (60 minute sessions)

Call for Participation

Abstracts for presentations are available.

09:00 - 11:00 Mark Greenaway: Linux audio demos
11:00 - 12:00 Erik de Castro Lopo: Shhhhh, Secret Rabbit Code!
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:30 Peter Chubb: Taming your old LPs
14:30 - 15:30 Dave Robillard: Om, OSC, and the "LAD Philosophy"
15:30 - 16:30 Simon Burton: SuperCollider and HyperSense

Night: Performances and jam sessions

From 8:00 PM at the Toast Cafe & Bar, 219 London Circuit, Canberra (map)

Detailed directions with photos showing how to get to Toast, Canberra are available.

8:00pm Paul Wayper ( DJ Paul )
8:30pm Alex (SuperCollider master)
9:00pm Deprogram (mixing, laptop, keyboards and vocals)
9:40pm Chris McCormick (sounds&VJ)

The standout tonight was a duo called Deprogram. who performed some great electronica with live keys and vocals over prerecorded tracks. The backing tracks had been recorded on and were being played back using Ardour running on a Linux laptop.

The performance was simply stunning. The fact that Ardour, Jack and other linux software was used in its production and performance is a *huge* validation of what we have been doing all these years.

Congratulations to everyone involved in making audio on Linux happen and thanks to Nick and Mary of Deprogram for showing us how its good this stuff actually is.

The performance night was arranged by Simon Burton and Denis Crowdy.

Mailing List

The kind folks at Linux Australia have provided a mailing list for discussions and info about this and future audio miniconfs. Subscription and archive information is available here.

Accomodation, Travel, Sponsorship, etc.

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This mini-conference was arranged by Conrad Parker and Erik de Castro Lopo, with venue and other logistics provided by the organisers of LCA2005.

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