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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 2015-12-11 12:30 Drumgizmo drumkit family sees new member Drumgizmo user, Sardonicus, has recently released an eight channel drumkit for Drumgizmo called 'ShittyKit'. Shitty by name, not so shitty by nature, this is Drumgizmo's first ever user created drumkit. This kit is a Stagg Gia drumkit with the following instrument channels - Ch 1: Kick Ch 2: Snare Ch 3: 12” Tom Ch 4: 14” Floor tom Ch 5 and 6: Overheads Ch 7 and 8: Room As opposed to some other...Read more
News 2015-12-10 12:49 Spencer Jackson has just made a pre-announcement about the release of Infamous Plugins v0.2.0. As you may remember, Spencer uses a donate system whereby he initially releases the plugins DSP code, with donations thereafter pushing forward the release date for the plugins in all their GUI glory. Infamous plugins aim to "fill some holes, supplying non-existing plugins for linux audio". Version 0.2...Read more
Article 2015-12-13 00:19 LMP Asks #15: An interview with Scott Petersen This month LMP talked to Scott Petersen, SoundCollider programmer, teacher, composer and maker enthusiast. Hi Scott! Thank you for taking the time to talk with us. Could you tell us a little about who you are? I am a composer, laptop improviser, guitarist/pianist/whatever-instrument-you-havist working at Yale University as the Technical Directory of the Yale Music Technology Labs (YalMusT) and...Read more
Music 2017-04-20 23:54 Yassin Philip I'm a music producer and performer from Paris, France, recording and performing in Casablanca, Morroco since 2007. I'm your average geek. In the late 80s I was making music and photography ; Punk-rock bands and vinegar-smelling bathrooms. In the 90s I got into computers ; A cloud of of Amiga-tracked house, techno and metal dispersed by a chemical wind. Then came the internet and I got into code...Read more
Tutorial 2016-12-27 09:49 Qtractor QuickStart Introduction Qtractor can handle your MIDI and Audio tracks with sample-perfect precision, present you with a state of the art, industry standard mixer, complete with complex routing and effects, and allow you to record, mix and master your song all the way to the final bounce to a standard stereo recording tool. But this is not what we are going to do today. Today, we are just going to get our...Read more
News 2015-12-06 13:40 EQ10Q plugins V2.0 released Pere Ràfols Soler has just announced the latest release of his EQ10Q plugins . The plugins are now out of the beta phase and this is the first stable release of Version 2.0. With this release, EQ10Q has added mid/side modes for the stereo variant, zoom and scroll for the eq plot window, improved FFT drawings and an optimized GUI. This release also sees the addition of two new plugins, LR2MS and...Read more
Tutorial 2016-03-10 15:57 Introduction to SuperCollider This article is the first of a series of articles on LMP that will explore the SuperCollider programming language. In addition to learning about the language and how to use the program interface, you will learn how to download SuperCollider and begin experimenting on your own. You will also find links to helpful documents and additional resources throughout the article and in the Links section at...Read more
News 2016-06-03 08:56 John Option like their bikes so much that they have just released a new song called 'Bike'. Their new song, as with all of John Option releases, is published under the terms of the Creative Commons License Attribution Share Alike . */ John Option use exclusively FLOSS software to make their music, utilising Ardour as their DAW of choice. They also make all audio source files of their releases...Read more
News 2015-11-25 13:45 The Open Source Musician Podcast is back! Spencer Jackson has just announced the return of The Open Source Musician Podcast . The Open Source Musician Podcast has also moved to archive.org, where you can find the whole catalog of OSM podcast episodes . Spencer returns with episode 71 , where he talks to Filipe Coelho, AKA falkTX , founder and maintainer of KXStudio about his work on the MOD project . For full details, check out Spencer's...Read more
News 2015-11-09 10:39 New release of Guitarix Guitarix version 0.34.0 has just been released. One of the most interesting new additions includes the ability to download Guitarix presets directly from musical-artifacts.com , without leaving Guitarix's interface. You will now see a new 'Online' button in the preset selection area of Guitarix. Clicking on this will pop up a window from which you can download presets. Click on whichever preset...Read more

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