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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 2017-02-21 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
News 2017-02-12 10:16 Ardour 5.6 released Ardour 5.6 has just been released. This latest version brings with it lots of bug fixes, refinements and GUI enhancements. The main visual change you'll notice in this release is the new toolbar layout. This has been rearranged to make better use of vertical space, also adding a new mini-timeline. The mini-timeline is useful for navigating your session while using the mixer tab. It shows markers...Read more
News 2017-02-01 07:37 Open Stage Control v0.16.0 released Open Stage Control has just seen a new release. 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...Read more
Tool 2017-02-01 20:58 VST Preset Generator The VST Preset Generator writes preset files (fxp for program patch or fxb for bank patch) with randomized values. This is a tool for lazy or curious sound designers, who want to experiment random theory with their VST plugins.Read more
News 2017-01-31 20:48 New overdrive stompbox plugin, GxSD1 LV2 released Hermann Meyer has just released another LV2 plugin, GxSD1. As the name suggests, this is based on the Boss SD1 overdrive pedal. This is just one of many stompbox emulations that Hermann has been working on lately. He has also set up a github repository with all these plugins, so you no longer have to build them one at a time. Currently this repository contains the following plugins -...Read more
News 2017-01-30 10:09 LSP Plugins 1.0.20 released Vladimir Sadovnikov has just released version 1.0.20 of his audio plugin suite, LSP plugins . All LSP plugins are available in LADSPA , LV2 , LinuxVST and standalone JACK formats. This release includes the following new plugins and changes - Implemented Impulsantworten (Impulse responses) zero-latency high-performance convolution plugin series. Added Mixed Herm, Mixed Exp and Mixed Thin modes to...Read more
Article 2017-01-31 13:22  LMP Asks #22: An interview with Gianfranco Ceccolini This time we talk to Gianfranco Ceccolini, the brains behind multi effects pedal, MOD, which runs on Linux and other FLOSS software. Hi Gianfranco, thank you for taking the time to do this interview. Where do you live, and what do you do for a living? I currently live in Berlin, Germany but I am originally from São Paulo, Brazil. I am the founder and current CEO of MOD Devices . Can you tell us a...Read more
News 2017-02-01 08:33 Synthesizing a drumkit with ZynAddSubFX unfa has published an extensive video tutorial on how to synthesize a kick drum, a snare drum, a hihat and a crash cymbal using the softsynth ZynAddSubFX . You can also download the ZynAddSubFX patches and the Ardour 5 session .Read more
Tool 2017-02-01 07:55 DrMr DrMr is an LV2 sampler plugin. It's main reason to exist is to give a way for lv2 hosts to have a built in drum synth that can save its entire state (i.e. no need to go out to external tools and no need to save extra state).Read more
News 2017-01-19 16:04 Boom! AVL Drumkits plugins The AVL Drumkits are sets of drumkits - 2 kits, 28 elements sampled on 5 layers of velocity - carefully recorded and curated by the good people at AVLinux ; We already could use it in any sampler, or soundfont player, but now it's as quick and simple as loading the dedicated plugin into a MIDI track in your favorite sequencer :) There are two drumkit plugins : Red Zeppelin and Black Pearl , and...Read more