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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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Tool 2016-07-28 10:25 Calf Organ Calf Organ is based on a drawbar organ; rather than emulating a specific organ it takes the basic idea and expands on it. You can adjust the harmonic and the waveform of each drawbar, and independently pan and detune them, too. It also has a pair of resonant filters, and three envelopes for modulation, which make it capable of all sorts of synth sounds beyond what you’d expect from an organ. From...Read more
News 2015-07-23 09:24 On his blog, Georg Mill, Arduino hacker and musician, describes how to build a 128 touch sensitive keyboard with one Arduino Uno and some additional cheap electronics. Read about the TouchDuinoX(tended) . Also, be sure to check out our tutorials on how to build your own MIDI interface using the Arduino micro controller: Arduino and MIDI out Arduino and MIDI inRead more
News 2015-07-17 17:59 Our newsletter for June/July is now sent to our subscribers. If you have not yet subscribed, you can do that from the Libre Music Production start page . You can also read the latest issue online . In it you will find: 'LMP Asks' interviews with John Option and Tobiasz Karoń, aka Unfa New article - LV2 plugins for mixing New software release announcements and more!Read more
News 2015-07-17 06:02 Audacity 2.1.1 has just been released with new features and performance improvements. Of note are - Scrubbing and seeking , including backwards play Built-in effects now support presets New limiter and vocal removal effect LV2 libraries have been updated meaning LV2 GUIs on Linux and LV2 factory presets New crossfade clips effect to apply a simple crossfade to a selected pair of clips in a single...Read more
News 2015-07-16 21:06 QjackCtl 0.4.0 is out! Rui Nuno Capela has just announced the release of QjackCtl 0.4.0. This release makes it easier to get up and running as it now splits the setup settings between two tabs, one with the primary settings with the other tab housing the more advanced setting. Some other changes include - Some windows fixes added Limit range for the real-time priority setting, now having 6 as absolute minimum valid...Read more
Article 2015-08-08 09:52 LV2 plugins for mixing: My favorite basic plugins (by zthmusic) This article was originally published by Gabbe Nordeborn on his music projects website zthmusic.com on December 23, 2013. The goal of this series of posts The goal of this “my favorite plugins for mixing”-posts is pretty simple. I want to provide a list of a few plugins, that will give you a great base for mixing your music, completely for free. Therefore, the focus lies on free and open source...Read more
Article 2015-07-28 14:01 LMP Asks #10: An interview with Tobiasz Karoń, aka Unfa This month we talk to Tobiasz Karoń, better known online as Unfa. Tobiasz's passion is electronic music and open source software. He creates music using GNU/Linux based systems and is a massive fan of ZynAddSubFX. His favourite distro is KXStudio and his favourite DAWs are LMMS and Ardour. LMMS for sequencing and synthesizing, Ardour for recording, editing and mastering. Hi Tobiasz and thank you...Read more
Music 2015-07-09 17:29 Rustic-rock from ArgentinaRead more
News 2015-07-09 13:29 Helm synthesizer reaches Beta Helm, a polyphonic synthesizer with realtime modulation feedback, has just reached beta stage. Helm is available in a number of forms, including a standalone client as well as being able to run as an LV2 plugin. Helm has a subtractive synthesizer engine with three oscillators with 15 anti-aliased waveforms, cross modulation, 32 voice polyphony, a low-pass, high-pass, band-pass, notch, low-shelf,...Read more
News 2015-06-26 01:32 Ardour 4.1 is released! Ardour 4.1 has just been released. This release sees the addition of some interesting new features, along with the usual bug fixes. Here's a rundown of some of the new features - Input gain control - Audio and bus mixer strips now have an input gain control, allowing you to increase or attenuate the input signal by up to 20 dB. Save as - You can now save the current session to a new location on...Read more