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Welcome to Libre Music Production - How to get started


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 2018-02-12 13:41 Libre Music Production is back online! Two weeks ago the server was compromised. As this is where LMP is hosted, our site went down. Everything should be working again. Please report any issues using the contact form. Thank you for your patience!Read more
News 2018-02-12 13:10 LSP plugins version 1.1.0 released. Farewell to GTK! Vladimir Sadovnikov has just released version 1.1.0 of his audio plugin suite, LSP plugins . All LSP plugins are available in LADSPA , LV2 , LinuxVST and standalone JACK formats. This release sees a complete rewrite of the GUI toolkit. All plugins have now moved from GTK to X11 + Cairo. There is also newly added support for various DAW's. The long changelog is as follows Ported all widgets from...Read more
News 2017-12-10 18:03 Qtractor 0.8.5 (autumn'17) is now released! From the release statement : New features: Audio clip gain and panning properties are now taken into consideration when hash-linking (aka. ref-counting) their back-end buffers. New out-of-process plug-in inventory scan and cache option, replacing the old (aka. dummy) VST plug-in scan option and extending its function to all other plug-in types: LADSPA,...Read more
News 2017-11-04 21:28 Calf Studio Gear 0.90.0 released The Calf team have just released a new version of their popular plugin suite. New plug-ins: Multiband Enhancer, Multi Spread, Vinyl Calfjackhost: important values controlable from rack Calfjackhost: custom names for rack devices EQ8/EQ12: Q for high and low pass EQ30: linked mode VintageDelay/Pulsator: new timing settings Vocoder: Upper and lower tilt, higher Q, band related Q All plugins: input/...Read more
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