Electro Collection #1 – An electro-flow of music

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Here’s a collection of electro/electronica songs (as mp3) I like and that are free and libre. I’ll just call this collection “Electro Collection #1”!

I’ve picked these songs because they each contain a unique melody and they are easy to listen even for those who might think they don’t like electro music. Really, listen to the first three songs (though you should listen to them all) and see! I’m sure you’ll find one that you like!
They almost all have the same genres. Mostly, it is: Electro/Electronica, Dance, Experimental.

If I had to pick favorite ones among these, they would be (as unsorted list):
02 – Jolie Micro Girl
04 – Struttin
05 – dub is dumb
06 – Chips dreams
11 – The sun is coming
13 – Plume
14 – don’t be shad
17 – Pour toi

Note that this is not an album. Each song in this collection has its own copyright, copyright holder(s), and license. The songs are in their entirety in unmodified form and are seperate and independent works in themselves. See below for copyrights/licenses.

Download

Tarball containing all the songs: electro-collection-1.tar.gz (~97Mb)
Download each song separately from:
HTTP: Here
FTP: Here or connect using a FTP client to codealpha.net on port 21 as anonymous.

Licenses and Copyrights

Licenses and copyrights are downloadable from here and are also listed below:
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[ubuntu] Smasher 1.1.1 deb package for Jaunty

Smasher is an easy to use and lightweight audio loop slicer for Linux and Windows. I decided I would give it a try and that I should package it for Ubuntu (see Download section below).

It might need a little time before you figure out how this thing works. First you need to understand the Patterns (upper-right part); Smasher divided the file you’ve given him into slices, and each slice gets a number and that’s the numbers you see on the left. From there, you can select in which order to play the slices.
Below the pattern area, there is the effects area, that’s where you can apply an effect to each slice (first column for first slice being played). Then it is very easy to understand the rest of how it works.

Important: Smasher doesn’t seem to support (or struggles with) files that are relatively big. I suggest you stick with mp3’s that are less than 1mb, or Wav files are less than 2 or 3mb. Otherwise you’ll see your Ram memory go up and your computer will start freezing.

Here are some of the features it offers (from official website):

  • slice loops in seconds
  • load MP3, WAV, FLAC and AIFF
  • save as WAV
  • resonant filters
  • effects
  • share presets online
  • sample packs
  • free and open source

Screenshots:
smasher-1
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[Jaunty] Getting the Sound working on the HP Mini 1000 (or 1120NR)

Note that in Karmic Koala 9.10, the sound is working by default!

I had problems having any sound working on jaunty pre-releases (beta and release candidates). I have a HP Mini 1000 1120NR. This workaround should also work for other models.

This is related to this bug report. There is no official fixes yet.

Here’s my workaround:

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How to reactivate the mute key on a Presario 2100 under Linux or Ubuntu

If you have a Compaq Presario 2100 or Omnibook, or some laptops like this, you can use this program to help you fix the mute key or some other hotkeys. In fact, the program will activate them, then you can assign them to a special task.
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