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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!

News and latest content

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 2017-08-27 19:15 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 2016-06-03 07:36 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 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 2017-02-01 08:15 MOD-app 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
News 2016-03-26 20:42 ZynAddSubFX 2.5.4 - The "Alambradas" Release ZynAddSubFX 2.5.4 - The "Alambradas" Release FEATURES Add realtime automation for subnote parameters Add FLTK UI for LV2 plugins - (no more requirement for NTK) Add support for '~' in bank paths Fix VST crashes Fix VST loading issues Fix Microtonal copy/paste Fix GCC 5.3.0 build issues Fix autosave disable flag Fix license headers Fix plugin library directory Fix uninitialized filter bug in...Read more
News 2016-03-26 20:42 DrumGizmo version 0.9.9 DrumGizmo version 0.9.9 is just out! Highlighted changes / fixes: Switch to LGPLv3 Linux VST Embedded UI Prepped for diskstreaming (but not yet implemented in UI) Loads of bug fixes Read the ChangeLog file for the full list of changes Project Page: Download (builds, source, drumkits) IRC: #drumgizmo on freenodeRead more
Tool 2017-02-01 08:07 is a little (gtkmm2) GUI to select lv2 plugs from a list and run them with jalv. Features include: * search LV2 plugins by regex or by plugin class * select a LV2 plugin from a ascending sorted list * select a preset to load * select the jalv interpreter * run LV2 plugin with selected preset in jalv * reload lilv world to catch new installed plugins and presets, * minimize app to...Read more