The Penguin Producer is a website dedicated to the advancement of Linux as a viable media production platform. Whether you want to make movies, podcasts, or music; whether it’s intended to be recorded or streamed live, you can find tips, tricks, tutorials, and tool documentation here that can help you bring on your “A Game” in Linux.
The target audiences for the Penguin Producer consist of two major groups.
The first crowd consists of those people who have been using Linux for a long time, and are now interested in trying out recording and media production for the first time (in other words, people like me). Perhaps they may have heard some music, and thought, “Hey, I could do this!” Maybe they decided to take part in the new media, and wanted to know how to make a good podcast using their system. Perhaps they want to record video and edit it into something interesting. These people are savvy in the ways of the penguin, but they need a little help with understanding how to be a producer.
The second crowd consists of those people who have been producing audio for a long time, and are now interested in trying out Linux to see if they like it. Linux is an incredible DIY toolkit, just waiting to be used to create great things, and the tools reflect this. However, while the tools are incredibly simple and flexible, they are not what a person accustomed to Garage Band, Pro Tools, Ableton, or Vegas are used to, and they may need some introduction to get the hang of the system. In other words, these people are producers interested in learning the ways of the penguin.
Do you have what it takes to be a “Penguin Producer?”
Yes, you do. Be free to make something good!
Note: Technically, this site is licensed by a Creative Commons “Attribution Only” license. In practice, I’m too much of an anarchist (and too lazy) to actually hold it to anyone legally. I just ask that you be polite enough to give credit where it’s due.