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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 2014-11-24 17:46 Qtractor sees new release Rui Nuno Capela has just announced a new release of Qtractor , this time codenamed 'The Baryon Throne'. You can now use custom styles and color themes. You can also use a new multi-row layout in Qtractor's mixer window. Both of these options can be found by navigating to view > options > display tab. Other highlights include - Punch-in/out over loop-recording/take modes (new) Latch/...Read more
News 2014-11-20 15:52 Guitarix 0.32.0 released The Guitarix developers have just announced the release of Guitarix version 0.32.0. For the uninitiated, Guitarix is a tube amplifier simulation for JACK, with an additional mono and a stereo effect rack. Guitarix includes a large list of plugins and also supports LADSPA/LV2 plugins. This release fixes some bugs. It adds new tuning scales (19- and 31-TET) to guitarix and Gxtuner.lv2 and also...Read more
News 2015-07-28 13:54 Non Mixer, now with LV2 support! falkTX from KXStudio has just added LV2 support to Non Mixer . This is not upstream at the moment but is available in the KXStudio repositories. This will hopefully be accepted upstream and become part of Non Mixer. In the meantime, you can try out the LV2 supported version if you are using KXStudio by simply updating your system. There is no support for custom GUI's and falkTX points out that...Read more
Tool 2014-12-03 19:29 Non software suite The Non software suite is a compilation of 4 separate pieces of software intended to be used as part of modular recording set ups. The suite includes the following programs - Non Timeline Non Mixer Non Sequencer Non Session Manager While each component can be used in any type of modular set up, the 4 components of the Non software suite are intended to work well together and provide a fully...Read more
News 2014-11-15 09:04 Caps plugins, version 0.9.24 released The popular LADSPA plugin suite has just seen a new release, version 0.9.24. This release includes "a number of bug fixes and improvements as well as changes intended to make it more suitable for low-power systems." There is also a new/resurrected plugin, CabinetIII, which implements a "simplistic linear emulation of several guitar amplifier loudspeaker cabinets with reduced computational...Read more
Tutorial 2015-07-28 13:58 Modular set ups, concepts and practices, using Non Session Manager What is Session Management? Session management is used to solve the problems involved in managing modular set ups . Ultimately, it allows you to reopen multiple programs, their session files and instantly recall all connections between them. The problem with managing modular set ups lies in the fact that each individual program uses its own session. Without session managers, you would have to...Read more
Music 2014-11-10 22:33 DoosC is a french composer, arranger and producer, born in 1979, native of the Alps, and lives today in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. DoosC musical project, has its roots in the internet culture and the copyleft movement. DoosC makes extensive use of freely available internet resources such as free audio samples, free software, … and believes in the values of sharing and in collaborative...Read more
News 2014-11-09 18:02 Our newsletter for November 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: LMP article features in Linux Format magazine Second installment of 'LMP Asks', with Hermann Meyer of the Guitarix project New software demos More tutorials New software release announcements and more!Read more
News 2014-11-07 21:44 Yoshimi 1.2.5 is now out! Yoshimi 1.2.5 is now available. As noted by developer Will Godfrey, there are “a lot of changes underneath but very little to see". Most notably Yoshimi supports multiple instances now without having to re-load from file. The GUI now correctly tracks MIDI bank and program changes, and you never see an empty text field. Check out the announcement at linuxaudio.org You can download the latest...Read more
Tool 2016-07-28 09:42 Yoshimi Yoshimi is a standalone software synthesizer for Linux based on the 2.4.0 release of ZynAddSubFX , written by Nasca Octavian Paul. Yoshimi delivers the same synth capabilities, along with very good JACK and ALSA MIDI /audio functionality.Read more

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