When you release your music, do you credit Linux?

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When you release your music, do you credit Linux?

Yes, I want the world to know my music was made on Linux.
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Yes, I give a nod to Linux and also the plugins/DAWs/projects I used that are FLOSS and/or Linux-friendly.
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No, the music is the thing, it shouldn't matter how it was made.
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Something else...
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When you release your music, do you credit Linux?

Postby ufug » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:16 pm

Those of you who release your music into the world as a finished product, either online or on physical media, do you make the effort to credit Linux?

If you do mention that your music was made on Linux, what do you say in your "liner notes"?

If you don't, why not?

I know nobody on the Win/Mac side would do this, but I feel like we are such a tiny minority that we should let other musicians know that it can be done! I was thinking of making a "Made with Linux" icon that would serve as a little seal/promotion. Maybe this already exists?

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Re: When you release your music, do you credit Linux?

Postby jonetsu » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:09 pm

I often do. Can't say I made it a rule. On Soundcloud I can put a Mixbus32C tag. a Bitwig tag, a Linuxtg, as well as u-e tags for the synths involved. I consider it's worth while to somehow let people know that music can be produced not only with Windows and Mac and moreover, it can be produced to a certain quality with what is a more limited choice of plugins. No need to have the Waves, Fab Four, UA and such. But I don't make it a rule. Say, I will do it for the one I will post in a couple of hours.

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Re: When you release your music, do you credit Linux?

Postby Lyberta » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:19 am

I release full source code of my music and say which programs you need to recreate my workflow. So I guess option 2.

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Re: When you release your music, do you credit Linux?

Postby gennargiu » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:19 pm

hello, as I was describing the system used with the various plugins I used the mac platform for my audio production, as I currently do since I use only gnu linux and its programs for audio / video and graphics production. :wink:

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Re: When you release your music, do you credit Linux?

Postby folderol » Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:16 pm

I do when I think it's relevant and likely to be of interest to people. Under such circumstances I'll then also mention things like hardware synths, guitar model etc. However, I don't get obsessive about it - not everyone is interested in such things.

Having said that, I'm more inclined to tell interested people how I developed a piece rather than what I used.

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Re: When you release your music, do you credit Linux?

Postby Luc » Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:16 pm

I never released anything, but if I did, I would credit Linux. It's a free and effortless way to acknowledge the work of those who put in the work, and we always need more fellow users. Let the world know that Linux is very viable.

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Re: When you release your music, do you credit Linux?

Postby magicalex » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:58 am

Luc wrote:It's a free and effortless way to acknowledge the work of those who put in the work, and we always need more fellow users. Let the world know that Linux is very viable.


Hear hear!
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Re: When you release your music, do you credit Linux?

Postby Luc » Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:08 pm

42low wrote:Like i said, "made with linux" immediately gives negative reactions because you'll get "linux and it's sound doesn't work well, and it's plugins either".
I rather fool them by not saying, to get compliments and question "how i did that difficult thing" or "how i got that hard to do thing done" , and only then i'm willing to tell enjoying their very surprises faces. :twisted:

I think this way one get's more chance to prove it's good and make a good impression. With "made with linux" they are gone from the beginning before giving you the chance. So a tell it after impressing. :mrgreen:

I understand your logic, but I don't believe it really works. Very, very, very few people will ever have a chance to interact with you. At least 99% of the listeners will rather read liner notes or their online equivalents. By the time they develop the interest to look at that information and get around to reading it, they'll have already listened to the music. But in your approach, alas, the info will not be there.

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Re: When you release your music, do you credit Linux?

Postby GraysonPeddie » Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:15 pm

"That can't be good..."

That can't be good? That can't be good?

Aw... C'mon!!!

I bet these people who say "Linux can't be good" have never heard of my songs:

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Re: When you release your music, do you credit Linux?

Postby Lyberta » Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:42 am

GraysonPeddie wrote:I bet these people who say "Linux can't be good" have never heard of my songs:


I bet people who say that "Linux can't be good" can fuck off and stay away from us.

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Re: When you release your music, do you credit Linux?

Postby Luc » Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:15 pm

That's not just the product of a bias against Linux. It's also closely related to the magical idea that many people have developed in relation to software.

The modern age has spawned some brand new superstitions, like that software can perform miracles on your work like a fairy's magic wand. In the non-Linux communities I sometimes visit, I see most people don't even want to hear about anything that is not Waves and Pro Tools. Quality? Maybe, but I see that the most adamant individuals seem to be the most ignorant ones, saying nonsense about music and production (wrong enough that even I can tell), calling things by wrong names and making lots of spelling mistakes, even in the names of the products that sit right before their noses every day. I believe a lot of these people just have no idea what they're doing and swear by the belief that only certain software can perform the miracles their little religion has come to expect from zeroes and ones. They're not too fond of the idea that a tool is just a tool, because that idea will put them in trouble.

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Re: When you release your music, do you credit Linux?

Postby GraysonPeddie » Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:31 pm

There are Windows and Mac musicians who do not know how to use important plugins: EQ and compressor. The people who expect miracles have never worked in a real mixing console where there's an EQ and a compressor in every channel strip. These are the people who need to have a mindset that "plugins" do not exist.

And no, buying additional gear won't help you with better songwriting and recording. If you are dealing with real instruments such as acoustic guitars, then how you place your microphone is important. Mic placement can affect your entire song, as it can help your mix or hinder your mix

So yeah. Those who say that "a song written in Linux will not sound good" have never used EQ and compression and have a good mic placement for whatever instrument they want to record.

Of course, my assumption can be way off, but that's only my point of view.

42low wrote:
GraysonPeddie wrote:"That can't be good..."

That can't be good? That can't be good?

Aw... C'mon!!!


Aw... C'mon!!! .... my vision too. :mrgreen: But still that is what you will encounter.
And i guess most of you also know that already. There that much topics to be found about it that i'm not going to even try to find the because it's too much to much work to get them all together.

And although they might not have heard your songs, i've heard lot's of their songs ... exactly why i too think Aw... C'mon!!! :twisted:


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Re: When you release your music, do you credit Linux?

Postby ufug » Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:07 pm

The idea of labeling music as good or bad is ridiculous. If you don't care for someone's music, don't listen to it. As a listener, I don't care about your license, or your skill level, your DAW, or your engineering ability. That stuff is fun, but peripheral to the experience. Music is the air moving.

I was posing the question in the context of letting listeners know, in a non-intrusive way, that it's possible to make music on Linux. It's a completely alien concept to the music world at large, a really obscure sub-sub-community.

I find it hard to believe that it would dissuade a potential listener!

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Re: When you release your music, do you credit Linux?

Postby chaocrator » Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:34 am

i have no released releases at the moment, but will credit OS, all my software, and certain hardware when it happens.
at the moment, i own a PreenFM2 unit, an excellent hardware (open hardware) FM synth with open source firmware, which definitely deserves to be credited, but perhaps there will be more devices of such kind in my setup.

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Re: When you release your music, do you credit Linux?

Postby chaocrator » Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:41 am

42low wrote:So at the end it's not about the software that is used. So why mention it behind a production?

for the same reason we credit Mr. Right performed drums on this recording, and Jane Doe performed violin, etc etc etc.
software instruments are instruments too.


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