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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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Tool 2016-07-28 10:29 Nekobi Nekobi is a single-oscillator synth that provides a rich, punchy timbre typical of bass synths. Waveform choice is square or saw, fine-detunable up or down one octave.Read more
Tool 2016-07-28 09:53 Helm Helm is a free, cross-platform, polyphonic synthesizer that runs on GNU/Linux, Mac, and Windows as a standalone program and as a LV2/VST/AU/AAX plugin. It sounds absolutely enormous, has a very distinct personality, and is generally very fun to use. The release is in beta, but given a powerful enough machine to handle the very busy UI, it is remarkably stable. Hear a very in-depth discovery of...Read more
Tool 2016-07-28 09:56 SpectMorph SpectMorph allows to analyze samples of musical instruments, and to combine them (morphing). It can be used to construct hybrid sounds, for instance a sound between a trumpet and a flute; or smooth transitions, for instance a sound that starts as a trumpet and then gradually changes to a flute. Also interpolating between two samples of the same instrument (different attack velocity of a piano)...Read more
Tutorial 2016-07-27 07:55 Autotuning & pitch correction with Zita-AT1 in Ardour Be it for correcting those slightly out-of-tune notes from your singer, or going all the way to a Cher effect, an auto-tune plugin might come in handy. There’s not a lot of those designed for Linux, though choices do exist : Autotalent , a LADSPA plugin by Tom Baran TalentedHack which is a port of the former to the LV2 format with some additional work by Jeremy Salwen VocProc , another LV2 plugin...Read more
Article 2016-07-17 12:34 LMP Asks #20: An interview with Marius Stärk This month LMP Asks talks to Marius Stärk , Linux enthusiast and musician who produces all his music with FLOSS tools. Hi Marius, thank you for taking the time to do this interview. Where do you live, and what do you do for a living? My name is Marius Stärk, I'm 28 years old and I live in the city of Aachen, a medium-sized city at Germany's western border, adjacent to Belgium and the Netherlands...Read more
News 2016-07-07 00:27 Our newsletter for July is now sent to our subscribers. If you have not yet subscribed, you can do so from our start page . You can also read the latest issue online . In it you will find: 3 new 'LMP Asks' interviews News New software release announcements and more!Read more
Tool 2016-06-28 14:01 LSP plugins LSP (Linux Studio Plugins) is a collection of plugins which aims to bring new, non existing plugins to Linux. Amongst others, the plugin suite consists of the following - Multichannel spectrum analyzer Trigger Delay compensator Sampler Phase Detector */ */Read more
Article 2016-06-21 14:15 LMP Asks #19: An interview with Vladimir Sadovnikov This month LMP Asks talks to Vladimir Sadovnikov, programmer and sound engineer, about his project, LSP plugins , which aims to bring new, non existing plugins to Linux. As well as the LSP plugin suite, Vladimir has also contributed to other Linux audio projects such as Calf Studio Gear and Hydrogen . Hi Vladimir, thank you for taking the time to do this interview. Where do you live, and what do...Read more
News 2016-06-20 00:37 Check out 'Why, Phil?', new Linux audio webshow series Philip Yassin has recently started an upbeat Linux audio webshow series called 'Ask Phil?'. Only recently started, the series has already notched up an impressive 7 episodes, most of which revolve around Phil's favourite DAW , Qtractor . With this series, Philip talks about the tools he uses, and how he uses them to get his sound, the famous "yPhil sound" that, in his own words, "gets Venusians...Read more
News 2016-06-18 16:27 The "Gang of 3" is loose again The Vee One Suite aka. the gang of three old-school homebrew software instruments, respectively synthv1 , as a polyphonic subtractive synthesizer, samplv1 , a polyphonic sampler synthesizer and drumkv1 as one another drum-kit sampler, are here released once again, now in their tenth reincarnation. All available in dual form: a pure stand-alone JACK client with JACK-session, NSM (Non Session...Read more