Updates, Beautiful Updates
2008 is off to a fine start for the world of Linux sound and music software, so this week's story is straight reporting from Studio Dave, with breaking news from various points on the Linux audio compass.
In June 2007 I wrote a brief profile of TAPESTREA, the "Techniques And Paradigms for Expressive Synthesis, Transformation, and Rendering of Environmental Audio" developed by Ge Wang and his crew at the computer science department at Princeton University.
Open Music 5.2.1
I last wrote about IRCAM's Open Music for Linux in March 2004. At that time I tested version 4.7.1, and I'm happy to report that the project has moved forward to version 5.2.1.
Significant work has gone into getting the program this far, but the user should expect to do some significant work himself. Open Music's dependencies are non-trivial, nor are most of them included in any mainstream distribution's software repository.