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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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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 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
Tool 2016-07-28 10:35 Dexed Dexed is a plugin synth that is closely modeled on the Yamaha DX7. The goal of this synth is to be a tool/companion for the original DX7. Dexed is available as both LV2 and LinuxVST versions. */Read more
News 2015-07-28 13:57 Dexed updated, including GUI overhaul Dexed version 0.8.0 is now available and it has just received a GUI overhaul. Dexed is a plugin synth that is closely modeled on the Yamaha DX7. The goal of this synth is to be a tool/companion for the original DX7. The updated version has just landed in the KXStudio repositories. This includes both LV2 and LinuxVST versions. if you are you using KXStudio and want to try it out, simply update...Read more
News 2014-11-06 16:52 AV Linux, version 6.0.4, 'Diehard' is now available The latest release of AV Linux , version 6.0.4, 'Diehard' has just been announced. It been called "the most stable and 'production-ready' release to date" by it's maintainer, Glen MacArthur . AV Linux is a lightweight audio orientated Linux distro based on Debian 6. It features up to date audio software on a very stable base. In addition, Debian 6 is the first version of Debian to provide long...Read more