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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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Tutorial 2015-11-11 11:28 Creating a simple synthesizer in Pure Data – Part III Part I: Creating a simple synthesizer in Pure Data - Part I Part II: Creating a simple synthesizer in Pure Data - Part II The steps: We now have two important steps to finish our little project: the first is to add a filter that will finally turn our synthesizer into a subtractive synthesizer and the second is to create a simple user interface to make our patch more intuitive and pleasant to the...Read more
Article 2015-10-12 18:47 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...Read more
Tutorial 2016-06-03 07:42 Did you ever wish to play an instrument and interact at the same time with another instrument? As an example: Your audience is listening to your great guitar playing. But you want to give them more than that: With one touch on a piece of fine cutted aluminium foil you can trigger a MIDI control command and add whatever you like to your musical performance: Loops, drums, keyboards... With a little...Read more
Article 2015-10-07 10:23 LMP Asks #13: An interview with Lucas Zawacki This month LMP talked to Lucas Zawacki, guitarist, FLOSS enthusiast and founder of musical-artifacts.com , an online resource that brings together presets, synth patches, sample libraries, and more, all in one place for users to browse, download and/or contribute their own. Hi Lucas and thank for you for taking the time to do the interview. Where do you live, and what do you do for a living? I...Read more
News 2015-10-06 19:18 Our newsletter for August/September is now sent to our subscribers (471 people!). If you have not yet subscribed, you can do that from our start page. You can also read the latest issue online. In it you will find: New 'LMP Asks' interviews Linux Audio news Guitarix demos and presets New preset and patch websiteRead more
News 2015-09-11 12:20 Infamous Plugins v0.1 released Spencer Jackson has just released v0.1 of the Infamous Plugins suite. While there are already many bread and butter plugins available for Linux, Infamous plugins aim to "fill some holes, supplying non-existing plugins for linux audio". While Infamous plugins were previously available, this is the first release with custom GUI's. The suite includes the following plugins - The Infamous Cellular...Read more
Article 2016-06-03 08:18 LMP Asks #12: An interview with Sebastian Posch This month LMP talked to Sebastian Posch, Linux enthusiast and guitar teacher who likes to incorporate Linux into his teaching sessions. Hi Sebastian and thank you for taking the time to do the interview. Where do you live, and what do you do for a living? First of all, thank you very much for doing this interview with me! I was born in 1978, I live in Austria with my wife and our two dogs, close...Read more
News 2015-08-22 17:59 Find presets, synth patches, sample libraries with new website, Musical Artifacts New website, musical-artifacts.com , has just launched a beta version. The website brings together presets, synth patches, sample libraries, etc all in one place for users to browse and download. You can also submit 'artifacts' of your own to the website for other people to discover. Some downloadable material already available from the website includes Guitarix presets, Sample libraries,...Read more
News 2015-08-20 17:25 Run Pure Data patches inside your DAW Oliver Greschke recently unveiled PD Pulp , a plugin that lets you import your own Pure Data patch files and run them as a plugin. PD Pulp also provides you with 10 controlable parameters. The plugin was initially released as a VST plugin for Mac OS. falkTX has now made it available for KXStudio users. For those interested in checking it out, you can now find the plugin in the KXStudio repos as '...Read more
News 2015-08-14 20:17 Ardour 4.2 arrives, bug fixes galore The Ardour devs have just announced version 4.2, codenamed "Taking Tiger Mountain". This release is primarily a bug fix release. Notably, the audio/MIDI IO backend for Windows has been replaced with completely new code. Other areas that have been concentrated on for bug fixes include plugins, automation, video and MIDI control surfaces. For full details on changes in this release, check out the...Read more

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