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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 2015-01-18 22:12 Our newsletter for January 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: First 'LMP Asks' interview of the year, with Spencer Jackson Drumgizmo tutorial LMP Survey results New software release announcements and more!Read more
News 2016-06-03 09:01 With the up and coming release of version 0.0.60 of the Calf plugin suite , Markus Schmidt has been posting some videos demonstrating some of the plugins. Check them out! */ */Read more
Tool 2017-02-01 08:16
SoX SoX, which stands for Sound eXchange, is a command line tool used for various types of audio processing and manipulation. Sox is a very flexible tool and can be used in scripting. Amongst other things, it can be used for audio format conversion/encoding, editing, applying of effects, and the playback/recording of audio files.Read more
News 2015-01-15 21:39 AVL Drumkits - Multiple format drum samples from Glen MacArthur Glen MacArthur , the maintainer of AV Linux , has done some more work and improvements on his existing drumkit libraries and added a completely new one called 'The Red Zeppelin'. He has also set up a webpage with details and images of the sampled drumkits. Here you will find links to SFZ and SF2 sample libraries. Hydrogen kits are due to be uploaded soon. Check out bandshed for full details. Also...Read more
News 2016-06-03 09:00 Axoloti is an interesting open hardware unit that allows "effects processing, step-sequencing, sample playback, or granular processing". It started its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo at the end of December. It has already reached it's goal, with 2 weeks left of the campaign. Axoloti is complimented by editor software, Axoloti Patcher , which works like an analog modular synthesizer. Plug...Read more
Tutorial 2016-11-19 16:16 Setting up and using Drumgizmo in Ardour A French translation of this article can be found over at LibraZik . Thanks to Olivier for this. What is Drumgizmo? Drumgizmo is a drum sampler plugin available in the LV2 plugin format. It is also available as a standalone version. There are already drum samplers available for Linux, so what's so different about Drumgizmo? Drumgizmo's main aim is to simulate a real drum kit. It supports the...Read more
News 2015-01-13 11:29 End of year survey results - 2014 */ Thanks to everyone that filled out our end of year survey for 2014. As it was an open survey, there were a lot of different replies, but all the same, there are clear favourites in each category. Here are the results - Favourite software of the year Carla Beta Favourite plugin of the year Calf plugins All time favourite software Ardour All time favourite plugin Calf plugins */ What do you feel...Read more
News 2015-01-07 11:37 MusE 2.2 released Following hot on the heels of recent beta releases, the MusE developers have finally announced the stable release of version 2.2. The big news with this stable release is that MusE now has support for LV2 plugins. For full details, check out the announcement on the Linux Audio users mailing list . You can also check out MusE demos, demonstrating LV2 plugins in action on the project website .Read more
Tool 2016-06-06 17:29 Infamous Plugins Infamous Plugins is a collection of open-source LV2 plugins. It aims to fill some holes, supplying non-existing plugins for linux audio. The suite consists of - The Infamous Cellular Automaton Synth The Infamous Envelope Follower The Infamous Hip2B The Infamous Cheap Distortion The Infamous Stuck The Infamous Power Cut The Infamous Power Up The Infamous EWham The Infamous Duffer The Infamous Lush...Read more
Article 2015-07-28 14:00 LMP Asks #4: An interview with the 'Infamous' Spencer Jackson                                     In our first interview of the year, LMP talks to the brains behind the Infamous Plugins suite, Spencer Jackson. Hi Spencer. Thanks a lot for doing this interview! Where do you live, and what do you do for a living? I live in Logan, Utah, USA. I’m an electrical engineer in the R&D department at ICON Health and Fitness. I do a lot of embedded development and focus on maintaining product quality...Read more