Spatry discusses controlling Pulseaudio with pavucontrol

Legendary Linux YouTuber, Spatry (who has been on a hiatus lately) discusses the ins and outs of the program pavucontrol. Pavucontrol is an advance volume mixer for pulseaudio. It no longer comes by default on Ubuntu, but in certain cases I still like having it installed. Spatry has made hundreds of amazing Linux tutorials, but hasn’t put anything online since 2016 (this is his last video). A lot of the community was worried that something might have happened to Spatry, but he has still been making forum posts as late as 2018, so we can rest assured that he is just on a well deserved break. But we love you Spatry, please come back soon!

Enfolding Mists by Triangulator – Made In Linux #3

This amazing and disturbing piece of ambient music was made all on Csound (a musical coding language that runs in Linux) by the artist Trangulator. He had generously also provided the source files from the recording It’s evolving drones and electronic crashing waves are the stuff of nightmares, but super cool ones you want to have again.

How to get Alsa MIDI devices to show up in Jack, Ardour, and Mixbus using a2jmidid

Thanks Chris McDonough for walking us through setting up a2jmidid and getting your external midi devices to play nice with Mixbus and Ardour! I’ve had this same problem in the past and was glad to see Chris made a tutorial about it. If you’ve ever wondered how to get your external midi controller to integrate with Mixbus/Ardour, then check out this video!

Official Website Launch Announcement Video!

Here’s my announcement video for the site I just posted on YouTube! Check it out! I want your content! Send me your links if you produce in linux, post in the comments! I’m also looking for contributors! Let me know if you’re interested!

Building a Macintosh SE/30 Raspberry Pi Retro Computer DAW

Here’s all the links to buy everything talked about in the vid:
raspberry pi 3 kit
behringer uca202
industrial velcro
dremel tool
sabrenet usb hub
headphone cable
usb cable

This is a project I’ve wanted to do for a long time, and I finally did it and decided to make a youtube vid about it. I took an old Mac SE30 case and built an all in 1 Raspberry Pi DAW computer into it. I really think it came out fantastically well and wanted to share my tips in making one for your self. Thanks for watching and please watch more of my videos!

1980s LMMS Song – Made In Linux #2

Here’s today’s (and the first) Made in Linux song on Linux Music Studio. This one is by Lucas Torres, and he writes “8 hour project I made in LMMS. This is a great free DAW! I used only native VSTs and an external free samples pack. ”

If you want to have your song featured on “Made In Linux”, send me a link to

How To Make A Soundfont In Linux

In this tutorial, I show you how to create a Soundfont from samples of my drum set in the sf2 format on Linux using Swami. Download the Tama Imperialstar Soundfont I created here… Soundfonts are a collection of samples that can be used with MIDI to create full drum kits, synthesizers, or ultra-realistic sample acoustic instruments. Here’s a couple more soundfonts I’ve made: 68 Slingerland Drum Set… Casio CT370 Synth…

AV Linux – A Debian Based Audio/Video Distribution of Linux

AV Linux is a great Linux Distribution that is targeted towards audio and video production. I used it for a while when doing some Demonic Sweaters gigs around NYC, and it was very solid and reliable. It was difficult for me to find a quality demonstration video of the most recent version of AV Linux, so I’m posting Spatry’s old v6 video below. Even though it has come a long way since then, Spatry’s video is the only one currently on YouTube that does it justice.

If you want to get moving with production on Linux with very little setup time beforehand, AVLinux is a great choice for this. Soon I’ll be trying to do a video on this amazing system myself.

Qtractor Tutoral – Recording In Qtractor for Linux

Qtractor is a DAW for linux that has good compatibility with jack and some interesting features. I made these tutorials last year, so there may be some updates since then. Either way this should be a good way to get started. It’s not without it’s flaws, but still a fairly reliable option for making music on Linux!

How to Use Jack And Pulseaudio At The Same Time On Ubuntu

Setting up Jack to work with Pulseaudio has been really easy since Ubuntu 16.04 and beyond. I’ve used this same method with 18.04.1 and it works great! The reason you may want to do this is so you can still browse the web, hear youtube vids, or run non-jack compatible programs (and be able to hear them) while you still have jack running.

First just make sure you have jack and qjackctrl installed with: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install qjackctrl

Then, without jack running, run the command sudo apt-get install pulseaudio-module-jack

Then log out and back in, launch qjackctrl and see/hear the magic happen!