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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 2015-08-22 17:59 Find presets, synth patches, sample libraries with new website, Musical Artifacts New website, , 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
Article 2015-08-11 11:57 LMP Asks #11: An interview with David Robillard, aka drobilla This month LMP talked to David Robillard , long time member of the community and author of several FLOSS-projects related to Linux audio. One of David's projects is LV2 , the current standard for Linux audio plugins, and the successor of the old standard LADSPA . Where do you live, and what do you do for a living? I live in Ottawa, Canada, where I'm currently a PhD student in Computer Science at...Read more
Article 2015-08-08 09:57 LADSPA plugins for mixing: My favorite basic plugins (by zthmusic) This article was originally published by Gabbe Nordeborn on his music projects website on January 1, 2014. This is the LADSPA equivalent of this post on LV2 plugins for mixing . For those people who still prefer LADSPA’s, or who uses hosts who don’t support LV2 plugins. I recommend reading the previously linked post on LV2 plugins first if you’re new to this, as it covers some of the...Read more
News 2015-08-01 10:19 Guitarix 0.33.0 released The Guitarix developers have just announced a new release, version 0.33.0. This release sees a number of new plugins added to the virtual guitar amp simulator. These include - A new Wah plugin with manual/auto/alien mode and the following emulated wah wah's to select from - Colorsound Wah DallasArbiter Wah Foxx Wah JEN Wah Maestro Boomer Wah Selmer Wah Vox Wah A new Fuzz section with emulations...Read more
News 2015-08-01 10:22 Beta release of rkr lv2, Rakarrack effects ports Spencer Jackson has just announced a new release of rkr lv2, his port of Rakarrack effects to the LV2 plugin format. With each effect, the individual effect presets have also been ported. Work is also under way on porting the preset banks to Carla rack presets. This will allow the user to load any of the presets from Rakarrack and insert them as a single plugin in Ardour or other LV2 hosts. The...Read more
Music 2015-07-31 10:37
We're called Ix, we are crazy beatniks that play really loud punk rock music. I do all of our production myself using only Libre/Opensource software.Read more
News 2015-07-28 13:32 KXStudio Website has moved KXStudio has been the latest in a line of open source projects to move away from sourceforge. You will now find the KXStudio project hosted on the servers. The new website can now be found at For full details about the move, see the announcement here .Read more
Tool 2016-07-28 10:29 Nekobi Nekobi is a single-oscillator synth that provides a rich, punchy timbre typical of bass synths. Waveform choice is square or saw, fine-detunable up or down one octave.Read more