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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!

News and latest content

News 2015-07-28 13:55 Carla 2.0 beta3 is here! Carla 2.0 beta3 has arrived. There have been quite a few nice features implemented since beta2. Internal patchbay mode Carla as VST plugin (Linux only) Carla LMMS plugin New and updated skins Old non-skin mode New time panel If you're using the KXStudio repositories, you can simply install "carla-git". For full details, visit the KXStudio website .Read more
News 2014-11-09 18:26 NASA has posted a large collection of sounds from historic spaceflights and current missions on their soundcloud account. For full details, check out Create Digital Music . NASA's soundcloud account can be at soundcloud.com/nasaRead more
News 2014-10-21 07:29 Synthtopia launch their "What's The Best Desktop Daw" of 2014 poll A few days ago, Synthtopia put out their annual poll to find out what users think the best DAW is . Ardour is in the list amongst others, but there is also a "Other" option where you can submit software not already included in the list. Take a moment to go over to Synthtopia and place your vote for your favorite FLOSS DAW of 2014.Read more
Music 2014-11-07 21:15 Multimedia artist, crafting art/music since 1992. Full time FLOSS user since 2010. Through his work one can see that he is not genre oriented. He freely uses everything he needs to create what he wants at that particular moment. Because of this we can came across different genres and styles. We can consider him experimental, rocky, electro, but hey, he can make a pop song too if he needs it...Read more
News 2014-10-20 07:45 QjackCtl 0.3.12 released Qjackctl version 0.3.12 has just been announced. This release includes the following changes - JACK client/port pretty-name (metadata) support is being introduced and seamlessly integrated with old Connections client/port aliases editing (rename) (refactored from an original patch by Paul Davis, thanks). (EXPERIMENTAL) Application close confirm warning is now raising the main window as visible...Read more
Music 2014-10-15 13:07 Vagabundo Barbudo is a musical and audiovisual project born in 2013.Eventual and spontaneous compositions with free software tools.Música libre para gente ocupada!Read more
Tool 2014-10-14 14:06 Supercollider SuperCollider is an environment and programming language for real-time audio synthesis and algorithmic composition.Read more
Tool 2016-09-29 14:25 AMSynth AMSynth is an open source realtime software synthesizer for Linux. Its operation is similar to analog Moog Minimoog and Roland Juno-60, which are considered classic synthesizers from the 1970s. It is available in various formats, including LV2 and DSSI plugins as well as JACK/ALSA standalone clients.Read more
Tool 2016-01-11 21:38 Pure Data Pure Data (aka Pd) is an open source visual programming language. Pd enables musicians, visual artists, performers, researchers, and developers to create software graphically, without writing lines of code. Pd is a so-called data flow programming language, where software called patches are developed graphically. Algorithmic functions are represented by objects, placed on a screen called canvas...Read more
Music 2014-11-07 21:14 Open source hardware developer interested in novel expressive electronic music controllers which interface to software synthesizers. My music controllers are open in in design and they are developed with an open source software tool chain on Linux. The majority of my time I invest in designing and improving my controllers and their interfacing to any piece of software and OS. Apart from...Read more