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Welcome to Libre Music Production - How to get started


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 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
News 2014-10-10 15:56 Our newsletter for October 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: Announcement of our new 'LMP Asks' interview series Our first 'LMP Asks' interview New and improved FLOSS Music section More tutorials New software release announcements and more!Read more
Music 2016-06-03 08:50 Jannis Pohlman is web, mobile, desktop and embedded developer. But he also writes music with his solo band MÆNAD.Read more
Tutorial 2016-06-03 08:49 Jannis Pohlmann: How I produce music with Ardour This article is written for all those interested in setting up a Linux home studio and using Ardour to record and mix their music, with the help of numerous free and open source tools and plugins. I will illustrate my setup and processes based on songs created with my solo band MÆNAD, covering the recording setup, miking, audio interfaces, Linux configuration, tracking different instruments with...Read more
News 2014-10-10 07:35 MOD DUO reaches funding goal on Kickstarter - one week left for stretch goals The MOD DUO , a hardware guitar effects unit running open source software, has just reached it's $65,000 funding goal on Kickstarter . With one week left, there is still time to reach it's stretch goals, the next of which is set at $100,000. These stretch goals will allow the MOD team to produce the MOD Duo with even better features, such as a 24 bit USB 2.0 audio interface, a die-cast aluminum...Read more