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Tony Edge

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A Fabulous event for the best free audio tool in the world today.

Audacity Unconference 2014 (AU14)
The Audacity Unconference 2014 (AU14) is an event for all Audacity users including teachers, musicians, and researchers.

It will run from Friday 11th to Saturday 12th July 2014 and you can book either day or both.

It is hosted by UCLan (University of Central Lancashire) in Preston, England.

Developers and support people will be there and so you will have an opportunity to talk to them as well as other users. We?d love to see you there!

Please see Audacity_Unconference_2014 for more details.
They may run sessions on:
Audacity for noobs, first lessons
The use of Audacity in Audio - Visual sequences
Radio Journalism and Audacity
Teaching/composing with children in school with Audacity
How we used it in our library
Nyquist and what it has to offer
HCI of Audacity in comparison to other Audio Software
They want to attend sessions on:
(these have been grouped and ordered a little)
Basic User How To / Audacity for noobs, first lessons.
Interested in learning about basic sound cleanup/treatment for podcast/video soundtrack
Learn techniques, procedures, effects, equipment recommendations and why's
Sessions to create better podcasts and music from scratch
Audacity/podcasts for Post-Beginners: avoiding screw-ups, making-do (budgetwise), and any clever tricks that aren't too hard!
Getting to learn how the program works, how it has been working for others indifferent settings, whether there is any other like software for deaf people too
Using audacity in self-recording
Tips and features
Ways to use effects
Creating children's music
Benefits/uses of different file extensions
Best practices Professional workshops
Audacity workshop Advanced Audacity user plug-ins
Learning from professionals, stuff about plugins, talks on sound + music

Audacity for sixth form sound investigations - using it to calculate frequecy, wavelengths etc.
Using audacity to help to teach sound and waves in school
Uses of audacity in science experiments
Tutorials and workshops on how to introduce students 16-18 to audacity
Education - composing in elementary & secondary school. Developing teaching material.
Using audacity in higher education and libraries.
Learning how to use audacity and using the application in school linked to the EYFS and new curriculum

I want to make music
Meet other acoustic musicians and/or singer-songwriters
Listening to other's music / Listening to cool stuff done on Audacity
Voice Acting/Actors on YouTube panel
Demonstrating how Audacity helps me as an experimental musician
A band and a bar.
Possibly cookout/BBQ/Stove Geek session

Resume of the last improvements - New possible functions - New mobile compatibility - Future of Audacity
What is in mind development wise / Discussing improvements that could be made to Audacity
Discussion on improving the software
Listening to any technical, how to or similar talks
Interest in discussion about technical resources and content delivery ideas
Workshops (code and research), hack sessions
Latency problems, VST-Plug-ins

Nyquist programming
Quote from wikipedia:
Nyquist is a programming language for sound synthesis and analysis based on the Lisp programming language. It is an extension of the XLISP dialect of Lisp.
With Nyquist, the programmer designs musical instruments by combining functions, and can call upon these instruments and generate a sound just by typing a simple expression. The programmer can combine simple expressions into complex ones to create a whole composition, and can also generate various other kinds of musical and non-musical sounds.
The Nyquist interpreter can read and write sound files, MIDI files, and Adagio text-based music score files. On many platforms, it can also produce direct audio output in real time.
The Nyquist programming language can also be used to write plug-in effects for the Audacity digital audio editor.
One notable difference between Nyquist and more traditional MUSIC-N languages is that Nyquist does not segregate synthesis functions (see unit generator) from "scoring" functions. For example Csound is actually two languages, one for creating "orchestras" the other for writing "scores". With Nyquist these two domains are combined.
Nyquist runs under Linux and other Unix environments, Mac OS, and Microsoft Windows.
The Nyquist programming language and interpreter were written by Roger Dannenberg at Carnegie Mellon University, with support from Yamaha Corporation and IBM.

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