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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 2017-05-08 16:55 ZARAZA releases new album entirely recorded with Libre Music tools Ecuadorian / Canadian experimental veterans ZARAZA have just released their 3rd album Spasms of Rebirth . It was entirely recorded using Libre Music tools: Fedora 25 Ardour (all mixing) Guitarix (all guitars and bass) Hydrogen (drums) Calf plugins (for mixing in Ardour) Audacity (mastering)Read more
News 2017-05-07 09:15 New Drumgizmo version released with major new feature, diskstreaming! Version 0.9.13 of drum sampling plugin, Drumgizmo has recently been released with the much anticipated diskstreaming feature. DrumGizmo is an open source, multichannel, multilayered, cross-platform drum plugin and stand-alone application. It enables you to compose drums in MIDI and mix them with a multichannel approach. It is comparable to that of mixing a real drumkit that has been recorded with...Read more
Music 2017-05-05 11:25 Majorana My name is Danilo Siqueira. I've been studying music production on Berklee online for 2 years and needed a capstone project, in order to finish the project. As linux enthusiast and musician, I've decided to compose, record, produce a small album (an EP if you will). But this small project got some attention on the internet and became a full-fledged band (a power trio actually). So now it has...Read more
News 2017-04-20 08:52 Unfa : Helm's deep In this extensive video, Unfa uses Helm , the new light gun of the Linux Audio Synthesis arsenal, to compose a full drums+bass+melody track on the fly! */ Ardour keyboard shortcuts and various workflow tips, dinosaur jokes and extreme sound design, this video has everything ; It's like we're in the studio with Unfa, discovering Helm, pulling sliders and pushing envelopes, as a new groovy track...Read more
Music 2017-04-08 22:18 Johnito Homerecorded electronic protest popsongs. With a few early exceptions, all created with linux and open source.Read more
Music 2017-04-08 22:05 Erwan Lerale I'm a network engineer born in the 70s. I have been using Linux for more than 20 years. I'm a bad musician but I like creating some ambiances :) I'm mainly using Ubuntu and Kxstudio repo. My music is mostly influenced by the 80s.Read more
Tool 2017-03-06 13:04 glorec Glorec is a sound recording GUI that lets you record sound as wav files, with gui. using openal, opengl, glut. Features level monitoring recording multiple timestamped files rec/stop with click or spacebar fullscreen with f or f11 records 16 bit/44100Hz mono wav files 100% gfxRead more
Tool 2017-03-03 08:06 Open Stage Control Open Stage Control is a libre desktop OSC bi-directional control surface application built with HTML, JavaScript & CSS and run as a Node / Electron web server that accepts any number of Chrome / Chromium / Electron clients. Features include - multiplatform desktop server application with built-in client interface mouse & multitouch interfaces compatible with Chrome 49 or later all the...Read more
News 2017-03-02 08:03 Open Stage Control, v0.17.0 is released, now with MIDI support! Open Stage Control has just seen the release of v0.17.0. Open Stage Control is a libre desktop OSC bi-directional control surface application built with HTML, JavaScript & CSS and run as a Node / Electron web server that accepts any number of Chrome / Chromium / Electron clients. The big new feature with this release is that it now supports MIDI in addition to OSC. Documentation for this new...Read more
News 2017-02-21 11:31 Qtractor 0.8.1 released Qtractor , the veteran Audio/MIDI multi-track sequencer, is getting dangerously close to the 1.0 roadmark.Release highlights: JACK Transport mode switching on main menu/tool-bar (NEW) Main menu Track/Navigate/Next, Previous wrap around (FIX) Auto-backward play-head position flip-flopping (FIX) JACK Transport tempo/time-signature in-flight changes (FIX) Sanitized audio clip zoom-in/out resolution...Read more