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Configuring Linux for music recording and production
If you're a programmer, you'll find GNU/Linux systems quite powerful and robust. When it comes to areas like visual arts, video, business, or gaming, you'll find some tools with promising potential, but lots of bugs, quirks, and challenges. You can accomplish whatever you need in most cases, but the setup and learning curve may not be as smooth as proprietary options on proprietary systems. In...
The content wish list is a list of articles and tutorials we would like to see on LMP. If you do have knowledge on anything in the list and are considering contributing content, please do contact us . If you are a new user who is interested in a specific piece of software and would like to see it covered on LMP, please do contact us so we can add it to the wish list. There is also a survey that...
As Libre Music Production (LMP) is a community driven project, we need contributions from people like you, the user, to make it successful. The following is a list of areas to which you can contribute. Articles and Tutorials A big focus of LMP is providing articles and tutorials, to help users learn how to get the most out of Libre music software. Articles and tutorials can either be in written...
LADSPA plugins for mixing: My favorite basic plugins (by zthmusic)
This article was originally published by Gabbe Nordeborn on his music projects website zthmusic.com on January 1, 2014. This is the LADSPA equivalent of this post on LV2 plugins for mixing . For those people who still prefer LADSPA’s, or who uses hosts who don’t support LV2 plugins. I recommend reading the previously linked post on LV2 plugins first if you’re new to this, as it covers some of the...
LV2 plugins for mixing: My favorite basic plugins (by zthmusic)
This article was originally published by Gabbe Nordeborn on his music projects website zthmusic.com on December 23, 2013. The goal of this series of posts The goal of this “my favorite plugins for mixing”-posts is pretty simple. I want to provide a list of a few plugins, that will give you a great base for mixing your music, completely for free. Therefore, the focus lies on free and open source...
In addition to DAWs , drum machines, MIDI arrangers and a plethora of other varied applications for audio production that are available under the Linux platform, there is also a growing number of powerful software synthesizers (softsynths) and samplers available gratis in most Linux distribution repositories . In this discussion, we will focus in particular on one native Linux softsynth: TAL...
The Advantages of Choosing an Audio Orientated Linux Distribution
Linux distributions have a lot to offer and some are geared more towards certain tasks than others. There is nothing wrong with stock distributions, and any distro can be tweaked to work well for whichever task you wish, provided that you know how to tailor them to that specific task. If you are working with audio, however, choosing a distro specifically geared towards that purpose can save you a...
Understanding recording hardware
What hardware you need to get started recording is dependant on what type of music you want to make. In any case, you will need a DAW , but what about the hardware requirements? There are typically two ways to make music - Audio recording If you want to record vocals or other acoustic instruments, you will need to get yourself an audio interface and some microphones . An audio interface is also...
An audio file format is a file format for storing audio. There are various audio file formats and they all encode audio data in different ways. There are two different approaches; compressed or non-compressed formats. Other differences between formats include licenses. Let take a closer look at these differences and which formats suit which purposes best. Uncompressed formats Uncompressed audio...