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Bobby Towers

from Linux With Attitude

A proud member of the Oregon Trail Generation. Clojure programmer, Raspberry Pi chiptune composer.

No video of the event yet, sorry!

As a music student at Portland Community College, I decided that I wanted to produce an entire album of electronic music on a Raspberry Pi. Part of this motivation was from having been seriously burned in the past by relying too heavily on proprietary music software and having too many expensive instruments and machines broken or stolen. As a result of constantly having to start over from scratch on a new platform, I sought to completely abstract away my process of musical composition so I would always be free to migrate my work to whatever format of my choosing.

This prompted a long search spanning the history of electronic music and the different types of software used in its production, along with the various cultures and the programs they tend to use, from notation editors to multitrack workstations, to try to find one that I would be happy using, that would be up for the task of encoding my life's work of chiptunes, and that meant first and foremost that it would have to run well on the Pi.

In this hands-on session we will introduce MilkyTracker, a free cross-platform music tracker application following in the tradition of FastTracker for DOS. With it we will create classic chip waveforms for bass, drums, leads and arpeggios for the authentic C64/NES sound.

Date:
2018 April 29 - 02:30
Duration:
2 h
Room:
CC-201 TUT1
Conference:
LinuxFest Northwest 2018
Language:
Track:
Education
Difficulty:
Easy

Happening at the same time:

  1. Entropy
  2. Start Time:
    2018 April 29 02:30

    Room:
    CC-235

  3. Open Source at the IEEE Standards Association
  4. Start Time:
    2018 April 29 02:30

    Room:
    CC-114

  5. "I have nothing to hide": threats to privacy in our society
  6. Start Time:
    2018 April 29 02:30

    Room:
    HC-108

  7. Linux Professional Institute: Exam Lab - Session 1
  8. Start Time:
    2018 April 29 02:30

    Room:
    HC-112 LPI

  9. I wanna be the guy (or gal) 5 years later
  10. Start Time:
    2018 April 29 02:30

    Room:
    G-103

  11. Why We Can't Have Nice Things (and how to fix it)
  12. Start Time:
    2018 April 29 02:30

    Room:
    CC-115

  13. Improving Arduino Education
  14. Start Time:
    2018 April 29 02:30

    Room:
    CC-202 TUT2

  15. Pseudo-Bundle based packaging for CLI & Desktop (SquirrelPM)
  16. Start Time:
    2018 April 29 02:30

    Room:
    CC-236

  17. What a sys-admin needs to know to troubleshoot Wayland.
  18. Start Time:
    2018 April 29 02:30

    Room:
    CC-200

  19. Cover Your AWS: Securing Evergreen at MongoDB
  20. Start Time:
    2018 April 29 02:30

    Room:
    CC-208

  21. Flyway – Database migration made easy
  22. Start Time:
    2018 April 29 02:30

    Room:
    HC-103 Postgres

  23. Build and Program Your First Arduino Robot
  24. Start Time:
    2018 April 29 02:30

    Room:
    CC-234 BAIRS

  25. openSUSE Mini-Summit
  26. Start Time:
    2018 April 29 02:30

    Room:
    HC-104 openSUSE

  27. ROSECODE
  28. Start Time:
    2018 April 29 03:45

    Room:
    G-103

  29. Don't Fear the Patent Clause!
  30. Start Time:
    2018 April 29 03:45

    Room:
    CC-114

  31. Incident Response with Live Linux Forensics
  32. Start Time:
    2018 April 29 03:45

    Room:
    CC-200

  33. Privacy on the blockchain
  34. Start Time:
    2018 April 29 03:45

    Room:
    HC-108

  35. Hybrid multi-cloud infrastructure as code using Terraform
  36. Start Time:
    2018 April 29 03:45

    Room:
    CC-208

  37. Arduino, ESP8266 and 433 Mhz Devices
  38. Start Time:
    2018 April 29 03:45

    Room:
    CC-236

  39. Old Dogs & New Tricks
  40. Start Time:
    2018 April 29 03:45

    Room:
    CC-115

  41. Using osquery via Fleet for Client/Server visibility
  42. Start Time:
    2018 April 29 03:45

    Room:
    CC-235

  43. Picking Up the Pieces, Issues And Challenges Controlling Your Data
  44. Start Time:
    2018 April 29 03:45

    Room:
    HC-103 Postgres