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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 2016-05-14 16:12 EMAP - a GUI for Fluidsynth EMAP (Easy Midi Audio Production) is a graphical user interface for the Fluidsynth soundfont synthesizer. It functions as a Jack compatible: stand alone application (gtkmm) or an lv2-plugin (gtk2 or gtk3) that can be used inside any lv2 host such as ardour and qtractor. EMAP is meant to be a simple UI and puts a majority of the control of the Fluidsynth into the capabilities of the connected midi...Read more
News 2016-05-03 19:15 Guitarix 0.35 released including much anticipated interface redesign Guitarix has recently seen a new release, version 0.35. As always there are new plugins and bug fixes but the big news with this release is the overhauled interface, compliments of Markus Schmidt . Markus is also responsible for CALF studio gears plugin design, as well as the DSP of many of it's plugins. The default theme for this release is a green theme but it also includes 12 other themes to...Read more
News 2016-04-17 16:20 New video tutorial describing a complete audio production workflow using Muse and Ardour Libre Music Production proudly presents Michael Oswalds new 8+ hours video tutorial describing a complete audio production workflow using Muse and Ardour. In this tutorial you will learn how to import, clean up and edit a MIDI file using MusE. It then goes on to show how to import the MIDI file into Ardour and setting up instruments to play the song. On to guitar recording and audio editing in...Read more
Tool 2016-04-17 16:04 Luftikus Luftikus is a digital adaptation of an analog EQ with fixed half-octave bands and additional high frequency boost. As an improvement to the hardware it allows deeper cuts and supports a keep-gain mode where overall gain changes are avoided.Read more
Tool 2016-04-17 15:42 Zita AT-1 Zita-at1 is a 'autotuner' Jack application, normally used to correct the pitch of vocal tracks that are out of tune.Read more
Tutorial 2016-04-17 16:22 Audio production with Muse and Ardour is a 6 part video tutorial showing a complete workflow using FLOSS audio tools. In this tutorial you will learn how to import, clean up and edit a MIDI file using MusE. It then goes on to show how to import the MIDI file into Ardour and setting up instruments to play the song. On to guitar recording and audio editing in Ardour, selecting sounds and editing...Read more
News 2016-04-06 17:01 The Qstuff* Spring'16 Release Frenzy On the wake of the miniLAC2016@c-base.org Berlin , and keeping up with tradition, the most venerable of the Qstuff * are under so called Spring'16 release frenzy. Enjoy the party! QjackCtl 0.4.2 Qsynth 0.4.1 Qsampler 0.4.0 QXGEdit 0.4.0 QmidiCtl 0.4.0 QmidiNet 0.4.0 Details on the blog post , with a Qtractor bonus ( 0.7.6 available! ) too :)Read more
Tool 2016-04-03 20:53 LenMus LenMus Phonascus is a program for studying music theory that allows you to focus on specific skills and exercises, on both theory and aural training.Read more
Tool 2016-04-07 19:02 The MOD project ( @moddevices ) is a fantastic endeavour that has kept the world amazed, and the audio community aworked quite a lot for the last months. The MOD pedal is a full hardware audio plugin processor based on Arch Linux, JACK and the LV2 plugin standard. It also has MIDI-in, and a host of synths under the "Generators" tab, making it a tool of choice also for keyboardists (and virtual...Read more
News 2016-03-27 20:39 Petigor's Tale used Audacity for sound recording When the authors of Petigor's Tale , a game developed using Blend4Web , wanted to record and edit sound effects for their upcoming game, their choice fell on Audacity . Read their detailed blog entry about how the editing and recording was made. Blend4Web is an open source tool for interactive 3D visualization on the Internet and is based on the popular 3D FLOSS tool Blender .Read more

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