Useful resources for artists and creators, especially using open source software.
Open Source Software Projects
Ardour is an open source Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) for recording, editing and mixing music on Linux, MacOS and Windows. Ardour is licensed under the GNU Public License v2.
Free and open source music notation software, for composing and printing sheet music.
ZynAddSubFX is a fully featured open source software synthesizer. The source code is available at no cost, and pre-built binaries are available on most Linux based system through the package manager.
A free and open source, professional 3D modeling, sculpting, animation, rendering, compositing, and video editing software.
- GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP)
A free and open source, professional image editing program, with similar capabilities to Adobe Photoshop. Runs on Linux, Mac and Windows.
A free and open source, professional vector graphics editing program.
A free and Open Source page layout program for Linux, Mac and Windows, similar to Adobe InDesign or Microsoft Publisher.
LyX is a free and open source structured document processor for Linux, Mac and Windows. Useful for creating structured documents like film and theatre scripts, novels, academic articles, software documentation or books.
Debian is a complete, free and open source Operating System. One of the oldest and largest distributions of GNU/Linux.
CodeLite is a free and open source, cross platform, Integrated Development Environment (IDE), for desktop and web development. CodeLite was used in the production of this website.
- Google Font Search
A tool for searching and downloading open license fonts for use in your projects.
- Adrian Rascon
Videos on music and film scoring.
- Inside the Score
YouTube channel with Video Essays, Composing Challenges, and Musical Discussions.
- Marc Jovani - Cinematic Composing
Good tutorial and tips videos on cinematic music composition.
Tobiasz Karoń, a Polish electronic music producer who uses only free and open software on GNU/Linux for music production. Has many tutorials on using ZynAddSubFX and other Linux audio applications.
- Cinematic Laboratory
Lots of great sounding, no-talking demos of how modular synthesizer modules can be used for cinematic sound design.
- Kristian Blåsol
How to make DIY modular synth parts, often for very cheap.
- Ryan King Art
Blender tutorials, especially materials.
- Sam Bowman
Blender tutorials, procedural textures