MUSICAL TECHNOLOGY USING FREE SOFTWARE: FINAL PROJECT If you are watching this video, you have already finished the six first courses in our specialized program on musical technology using free software. JORGE DAVID GARCÍA That is why I want to begin by congratulating you for all the hard work and effort you put into the activities you have done. And I also want to welcome you to this seventh course, which is about bringing together in one final project all the skills you have developed during the previous courses. After this long journey, it is now time to pour all your creativity and technological experience into a single project that will leave you happy, fulfilled, and satisfied, and I'm sure that will be the case. As you can guess from all this, in this course we won't be looking at new information, but rather using everything we've learned from the previous courses. For those of you who feel that course number one was a long time ago, our next video will include a recap on all the material, activities and work that you've done so far. However, before we get into it, I am going to ask you to join me for a moment to say hello to some friends. Over the last six courses, you had the chance to work with many teachers who gave different insights into musical technology using free software. Diego introduced you to musical production and the "Ardour" app, and then you moved on to Nico, looking at different aspects of mixing and mastering using "Ardour". Then, we jumped into programming and saw different languages with Hernani, and Pure Data with myself, and I introduced this programming language focused on graphics and visuals, and then with Mauro and Cristian, you were introduced to SuperCollider, and then to Arduino language, in order to come back to collaborative music with Hernani and myself. Right now, we're here celebrating the end of this long journey, and to finish, we'll quickly say our goodbyes and give some recommendations for you to continue your projects, which make up the last course in this specialization program. Hello, everyone. Congratulations on making it this far, and for having acquired all this knowledge and completing all the assignments. I welcome you to continue learning how to use new programs, and exploring other ways to manipulate sound and make music, and it's really important to always make your creativity a priority and to make it fun for you. Congratulations. I would also like to congratulate you for putting so much effort and commitment into completing all our modules. I think you should give yourselves some applause for making it this far. The wisdom I leave you with is that just because we teach you something this way or that way, doesn't mean you need to do it exactly like that. Break the rules from these courses, make them your own, reclaim everything we've taught you and interpret it in a new way. Who knows? Maybe, someday, you could be teaching us. I would also like to congratulate you for making it this far. And so as a tip for the programming world, keep exploring new languages. Going from graphic languages to text languages is a good idea for understanding how programs work from their deepest structures. Don't just stick to graphic interfaces. And it's really important, speaking of free software and open source coding, to see how these structures are made. I'd also suggest not just going about these explorations individually, but collectively, and always getting to know new ways to go about these explorations in the different platforms that provide the codes to keep investigating. That's it for me. See you next time. Congratulations for making it this far in the specialized program. Now you know how to use some applications to do different things like producing music or recording, and other things too. Regarding my course, course number four, we learned to use "SuperCollider" to make generative music using algorithms. My tip for you is to start playing, to use totally new tools that might have nothing to do with music, and see how you can incorporate them using data or processing with different functions of processes. And you can do this from coding language apps with "SuperCollider" which is really interesting and fun. I thank you all for your hard work and I wish you all the best in the journey ahead. We're here for you if you need anything. See you. It's worth noting the drive that has brought you here. And facing the meaning behind code might be scary at first, but I also think it's a key to freedom, a creative freedom that can pull us out of the frameworks that commercial apps push onto us with their graphic interfaces, that can create a kind of workflow that pushes us to repeat some structures continuously. So this way we can be a bit more authentic, which is the task and the goal. I hope you can use this, explore it, and above all enjoy it. And I just wanted to say that no matter what technology you use, no matter what programs you choose to use for your projects, something we'd like to leave you with after the six previous courses is that collaboration is fundamental to undertaking creative projects like the ones we've been encouraging. And so I'd like to take some time to thank Mauro, Diego, Cristian, Nico and Hernani for these months and years of dedicated collaboration. We hope this is all as useful for you as it has been for us. Truly, we want to say that we are very, very pleased to meet you all through this program, and we wish you all the best for your final projects in order to finish your specialization in musical technology using free software. We'll see you soon, and good luck with your projects. After seeing Diego, Nicolás, Hernani, Cristian and Mauro, it's time to go over the material you saw with them in previous months, which we'll do in the next video.