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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 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
Article 2016-06-03 08:17 LMP Asks #14: An interview with Babis Kouvalis This month LMP talked to Babis Kouvalis, guitarist and FLOSS enthusiast. Babis has a YouTube channel where he demos FLOSS software, primarily Guitarix. Hi Babis and thank you for taking the time to do the interview. Where do you live, and what do you do for a living? I live in Athens, Greece with my girlfriend at her house. At the moment I'm unemployed due to the economic crisis, but I have much...Read more
Tool 2016-11-01 16:24 QMidiArp QMidiArp is an advanced MIDI arpeggiator, programmable step sequencer and LFO for Linux. It can hold any number of arpeggiator, sequencer, or LFO modules running in parallel. It is available in both standalone and LV2 plugin form. In plugin form, it consists of 3 separate modules: Arpeggiator, LFO and Step-sequencer.Read more
News 2015-10-30 23:28 Our newsletter for October is now sent to our subscribers. 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: 'LMP Asks' interview with Lucas Zawacki Create your own touch sensitive MIDI-keyboard/-controller tutorialRead more
Tool 2017-02-01 08:07 KlangFalter KlangFalter is a convolution audio plugin, e.g. for usage as convolution reverb. Features: Zero-latency Easy user interface Support for true stereo impulse responses Simple 2-band EQ (low cut/shelf and high cut/shelf) Easy modifiable envelope for the impulse response Basically no limit on impulse response length - as long as your computer can handle it... Intuitive and flexible loading of impulse...Read more
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