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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 2017-01-30 10:09 LSP Plugins 1.0.20 released Vladimir Sadovnikov has just released version 1.0.20 of his audio plugin suite, LSP plugins . All LSP plugins are available in LADSPA , LV2 , LinuxVST and standalone JACK formats. This release includes the following new plugins and changes - Implemented Impulsantworten (Impulse responses) zero-latency high-performance convolution plugin series. Added Mixed Herm, Mixed Exp and Mixed Thin modes to...Read more
Article 2017-01-31 13:22  LMP Asks #22: An interview with Gianfranco Ceccolini This time we talk to Gianfranco Ceccolini, the brains behind multi effects pedal, MOD, which runs on Linux and other FLOSS software. Hi Gianfranco, thank you for taking the time to do this interview. Where do you live, and what do you do for a living? I currently live in Berlin, Germany but I am originally from São Paulo, Brazil. I am the founder and current CEO of MOD Devices . Can you tell us a...Read more
News 2017-02-01 08:33 Synthesizing a drumkit with ZynAddSubFX unfa has published an extensive video tutorial on how to synthesize a kick drum, a snare drum, a hihat and a crash cymbal using the softsynth ZynAddSubFX . You can also download the ZynAddSubFX patches and the Ardour 5 session .Read more
Tool 2017-02-01 07:55 DrMr DrMr is an LV2 sampler plugin. It's main reason to exist is to give a way for lv2 hosts to have a built in drum synth that can save its entire state (i.e. no need to go out to external tools and no need to save extra state).Read more
News 2017-01-19 16:04 Boom! AVL Drumkits plugins The AVL Drumkits are sets of drumkits - 2 kits, 28 elements sampled on 5 layers of velocity - carefully recorded and curated by the good people at AVLinux ; We already could use it in any sampler, or soundfont player, but now it's as quick and simple as loading the dedicated plugin into a MIDI track in your favorite sequencer :) There are two drumkit plugins : Red Zeppelin and Black Pearl , and...Read more
Tool 2017-01-16 11:10 AVL Drumkits The avldrums.lv2 plugin is a drum sample player dedicated to Glen McArthur's AVLdrums . This self-contained plugin provides a convenient way to rapidly sequence and mix midi-drums. The AVLdrums comes as two separate drumkits: Black Pearl and Red Zeppelin. There are 5 velocity layers for each of the 28 kits pieces or drum-zones for both kits. The main benefits compared to loading the soundfont...Read more
News 2016-12-21 12:56 LSP Plugins anniversary release 1.0.18 Vladimir Sadovnikov has just released version 1.0.18 of his audio plugin suite, LSP plugins . This release celebrates one year since LSP plugins 1.0.0 release. All LSP plugins are available in LADSPA , LV2 , LinuxVST and standalone JACK formats. This release includes the following new plugins and changes - Implemented Begrenzer Mono, Stereo, Sidechain Mono, Sidechain Stereo (Limiter) plugin...Read more
Music 2016-12-19 23:32 Iurie I am software engineer, and in my free time I am composing mostly chill-out electronic music using free software on GNU/Linux. All my music is free cultural work released under the CC BY 4.0 license.Read more
Music 2016-12-02 13:13 in-giro On the move, in motion, out and about: that's “in giro”, and that we are. we pick up things in our travels, pluck them from limbs, absorb or excavate or simply remember them, and during layovers we stitch these together and sing. being in giro is being with change, and ever-seeking we make music that ever-seeks. As points on our trajectory towards freedom, the defiantly homemade music is free/...Read more
News 2016-11-19 16:13 French translation of LMP article over at LibraZiK Olivier has translated our Drumgizmo article to French for his LibraZiK project website. The French translation of the article can be found here . LibraZiK is a software suite project for audio production. For more information about the project, check out it's home page . There is also other interesting tutorials on the project website so if you speak French, don't forget to check them out .Read more