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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!

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Tool 2016-02-04 00:36 TuxGuitar TuxGuitar is a free guitar tabulature editor and player, similar to the proprietary Guitar Pro. It can open GuitarPro, PowerTab and TablEdit files.Read more
News 2016-01-29 19:49 Glen McArthur has just posted a preview video of what will become the next release of AV Linux . The upcoming release will be based on a carefully put together version of Debian testing, optimised for use with audio production. With this release, Glen will be moving away from the 'everything but the kitchen sink' approach and instead will be focusing on providing a very stable base suitable for...Read more
Article 2016-01-19 19:43 Configuring Linux for music recording and production If you're a programmer, you'll find GNU/Linux systems quite powerful and robust. When it comes to areas like visual arts, video, business, or gaming, you'll find some tools with promising potential, but lots of bugs, quirks, and challenges. You can accomplish whatever you need in most cases, but the setup and learning curve may not be as smooth as proprietary options on proprietary systems. In...Read more
Article 2016-06-03 08:15 LMP Asks #16: An interview with Christie Isaac This month we talked to Christie Isaac , an upcoming electro-acoustic fusion songwriter from Colchester, UK who incorporates Linux into his music every step of the way. His latest EP "Body Rush" was described as "a masterclass in DIY production" by Paper Champion magazine. Hi Christie. Thank you for taking the time to do the interview. Where do you live, and what do you do for a living? I've just...Read more
News 2016-01-11 19:57 Ardour 4.6 has been released Ardour 4.6 has been released with many interesting and useful new features, as well as loads of bug fixes. Let's check out some of what's new. Track and bus duplication Tracks and busses can now be duplicated. You'll find this option by right clicking on track headers in the editor window, or by clicking on the track/bus name of a mixer strip in the mixer window. This will duplicate the track/bus...Read more
News 2016-06-08 04:40 AVL Drumkits updated to version 1.0 Glen MacArthur , maintainer of AVLinux , has just announced version 1.0 of his AVL Drumkit samples, which come in both Hydrogen and SFZ formats. This update includes an improved kick drum for the Red Zep Kits and a 3rd Crash Cymbal (sampled from a Paiste 2002 22" crash) for all existing kits. All kits also now have a Maraca. Verion 1.0 also sees the addition of an all new hand percussion kit...Read more
News 2015-12-16 12:02 Infamous Plugins v0.2.0 Released! Spencer Jackson has just announced the official GUI release of Infamous Plugins v0.2.0. Just days ago, Spencer made a pre-announcment about the GUI release of the plugin bundle, earmarked for 28th January 2016, with donations bringing that release date forward. This donation campaign has been successful so everyone can now have a nice early Christmas present. As well as the usual bugfixes and...Read more
News 2015-12-14 19:37 Yoshimi LV2 plugin Yoshimi , the ZynAddSubFX fork is now available not only as a standalone application, but also as an LV2 plugin. It has not yet been released as a package, but according to developer Will Godfrey, should make it for the next Ubuntu release . You can already build it from source . If you need a little guidance doing so, just ask for it in the comments.Read more
News 2015-12-12 23:59 Our newsletter for December 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' interviews with Babis Kouvalis and Scott Petersen Qtractor and Supercollider tutorials New software release announcements and more!Read more
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