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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 2016-04-03 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: http://www.drumgizmo.org Download (builds, source, drumkits) IRC: #drumgizmo on freenodeRead more
Tool 2017-02-01 08:07 jalv.select jalv.select 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
News 2016-03-26 19:48 AV Linux 2016: The Release With this release, Glen is moving away from the 'everything but the kitchen sink' approach and instead is focusing on providing a very stable base suitable for low latency audio production. While it still comes with the usual set of popular audio production software, the software choice isn't as extensive out of the box as with previous releases. It is however compatible with KXStudio's...Read more
News 2016-03-26 20:52 Ardour 4.7 released Ardour 4.7 is now available , including a variety of improvements and minor bug fixes. The two most significant changes are: A new dialog that shows a detailed and wide-ranging analysis of the audio file(s) generated by export. It shows waveform, spectral and level distribution views as well as peak and true peak level information and allows for previewing of the exported files. The development...Read more
News 2016-03-26 20:07 Qtractor 0.7.5 (hazy photon) is out! Qtractor , the audio/MIDI multi-track sequencer, has reached the 0.7.5 milestone!! Highlights for this dot/beta release: Overlapping clips cross-fade (NEW) MIDI Send/Return and Aux-Send insert plugins (NEW) Generic and custom track icons eye-candy (NEW) You can read the official announcement (and the rest of the changelog) on Rui Nuno Capela's blog , and access the Qtractor ressources on LMP here...Read more
Tutorial 2016-03-24 01:10 Building SuperCollider 3.7.0 from Source (Debian) A few months ago we published an introduction to the audio programming language SuperCollider here on LMP. With the recent announcement that SuperCollider had reached 3.7.0, we Debian Linux users suddenly find ourselves behind-the-times regarding our SuperCollider packages which are likely to be at 3.6.6 for some time. If you want 3.7.0 now (or any bleeding edge version in the future) you have no...Read more

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