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Libre Music Production is a community-driven online resource, focused on promoting musical creation and composition using free and open source (FLOSS) software. By providing hands-on material submitted by the community, such as guides, tutorials, articles and news updates, we want to show not only that there is great FLOSS audio software out there, but also how to practically use that software to make music. Read this to get started!

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News 2017-09-16 21:08 Ardour 5.12 released Ardour 5.12 has just been released! The main new features in this release involve session/track template management and improvements to MIDI patch changing, as well as the usual bug fixes. When first opening Ardour, you will be presented with the same window as before. If you now click on 'New Session' you will see the new session template dialog. Choosing 'Empty Template' will open up a fresh...Read more
Tool 2017-08-27 21:45 convoLV2 convoLV2 is an LV2 plugin used to convolve audio signals with zero latency. It can be used for convolution reverb although due to it having no controls its main use-case is cabinet-emulation and generic signal processing where latency matters. The plugin comes in three variants: Mono: 1 channel in, 1 channel out. Mono IR file Mono To Stereo: 1 channel in, 2 channel out. Stereo IR file. (L, R)...Read more
Tool 2017-08-27 19:16 fat1.lv2 - AutoTune fat1.lv2 is an auto-tuner plugin based on Fons Adriaensen's zita-at1 . fat1.lv2 is identical in functionality to the standalone JACK plugin zita-at1. The only difference is that it is an LV2 plugin, which makes it much more convenient when working with modern Linux DAWs.Read more
Tool 2017-08-27 18:36 padthv1 padthv1 (yes, lowercase) is an old-school polyphonic additive synthesizer based on the PADsynth algorithm by Paul Nasca , as a special variant of additive synthesis created by Qtractor author Rui Nuno Capela . It comes as a stand-alone JACK client with JACK-session, NSM (Non Session management) and both JACK MIDI and ALSA MIDI input support.Read more
Tool 2017-08-27 18:17 a-plugins a-plugins is a suite of plugins bundled with Ardour, from version 5.0 onwards. They include all the basic plugins you need to get started mixing. The suite currently consists of the following - a-Amplifier A simple multichannel plugin to amplify or attenuate your signal by +/- 20dB a-Compressor A powerful compressor, including a sidechain input. Comes in both mono and stereo versions a-Delay A...Read more
Tool 2017-08-28 15:44 Noise Repellent Noise Repellent is a realtime noise reduction plugin. Features include Spectral gating and spectral subtraction supression rule Adaptive and manual noise thresholds estimation Regulable noise floor Regulable offset of thresholds to perform oversubtraction Time smoothing and a postfilter for artifacts reduction Whitening of the noise floor to mask artifacts and to recover higher frequencies Option...Read more
Article 2017-08-28 16:20  LMP Asks #24: An interview with Luciano Dato This time we talk to Luciano Dato, creator of Noise Repellent , a realtime noise reduction plugin. Hi Luciano, thank you for taking the time to do this interview. Where do you live, and what do you do for a living? I live in Santa Fe, Argentina and I work as a sysadmin/technician in a small IT company. Can you tell us a bit about the history of Noise Repellent? Since I learned how to record music...Read more
Music 2017-08-22 21:36 Mark! Silver My name is Mark! Silver (and yes, the exclamation point is part of the name). I'm an independent musician from the lovely united state of Wiscodisco (Wisconsin). I've been doing music-related things throughout my life, and have made music of more genres and styles than I can keep track (though "indie-rock" isn't a bad descriptor). In February of 2016, I first tried Ubuntu, & I switched to...Read more
Music 2017-08-20 20:35 Die AG - AktivGruppe We made some music videos and mixed the multitrack recordings with Ardour 5.10 using Calf compressor and reverb, eq10q and AT1. Watch the videos (@ Club Wakuum).Read more
Music 2017-08-13 23:20 Mortticia We're a modern heavy metal band from south of Brazil trying to cross the style of 80s heavy metal with more current influences of the different genres of rock and metal.Read more

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