Setup a Digital Audio Workstation in Ubuntu – Part 2

Overview

Last time we mapped sound fonts to a MIDI sequence but you can also map a software digital synthesizer to a MIDI sequence and add effects to it as well.

Resources

The programs that we will be installing in Ubuntu are:

  • Jack Rack – Sound effects creation tool
  • ZynAddSubFX – Software synthesizer
  • Hydrogen – Drum Machine

You can install all of these applications from the Ubuntu terminal with the following command:
sudo apt-get install jack-rack zynaddsubfx hydrogen

To follow along with the tutorial you will need a midi file and some sound fonts that you can download from the following websites:

Download midi files here: http://free.mididb.com/ , http://www.free-midi.org/
Download sound fonts here: http://www.hammersound.net/ , http://www.soundfonts.it/?a=soundfonts
Ray has some midi files and sound fonts that you can download from his website: http://trueeclectic.com
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Author: Dan

Dan teaches computer networking and security classes at Central Oregon Community College.

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