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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 2016-06-03 08:24 Ardour Ardour is a fully featured audio and MIDI multi-track recording and editing program. Ardour supports LADSPA , LV2 and LinuxVST plugin formats. Features include powerful anything to anywhere signal routing, video timeline, direct import of freesound files, dedicated monitor section, meterbridge, inline plugin control and extensive export options, including exporting multiple formats at once. Check...Read more
Tool 2014-12-03 19:44 Sorcer Sorcer is a polyphonic wavetable synth LV2 plugin from OpenAV . Its sonic fingerprint is one of harsh modulated sub-bass driven walls of sound. Two morphing wavetable oscillators and one sine oscillator provide the generation routines. The LFO can be mapped to wavetable modulation as well as filter cutoff. An ADSR allows for shaping the resulting sound, while a master volume finishes the signal...Read more
Tool 2014-12-03 19:42 Fabla Fabla is an open-source LV2 drum sampler plugin instrument from OpenAV . It is ideal for loading up your favorite sampled sounds and bashing away on a MIDI controller . Or if it’s crafty beat programming your after that’s cool too! The ADSR envelope allows the shaping of hi-hats and kicks while the compressor beefs up the sound for those thumping kicks!Read more
Article 2015-07-16 17:37 The content wish list is a list of articles and tutorials we would like to see on LMP. If you do have knowledge on anything in the list and are considering contributing content, please do contact us . If you are a new user who is interested in a specific piece of software and would like to see it covered on LMP, please do contact us so we can add it to the wish list. There is also a survey that...Read more
Tutorial 2016-06-06 10:02 This video series features a basic overview of recording and editing audio , plus basic recording and editing of MIDI , using Ardour 3. We start by setting up Ardour and creating a new session. After that, we add MIDI tracks, connect our MIDI keyboard, record, and edit MIDI. Next we add a few audio tracks and record some short segments of guitar. Finally, we do some basic editing of that...Read more
Tutorial 2016-06-06 10:04 A common approach to sound synthesis is to use samples of sounds together with a sampler . In this short video series, we show you how you can use the sampler Petri-foo to create your own interesting sounds, based on samples. You can read more about Petri-foo and find downloads for it at the official Petri-foo website . Part 1 - Guitar samples In this first video we go through the following...Read more
Tutorial 2016-06-06 10:03 TAL NoizeM4k3r is a popular and very capable open source synth, with excellent presets and great features. In this small video series, we will take you through the synth's entire interface, explaining what each setting does, and how you can use it to create interesting sounds. Part 1 - Oscillator Section In this first video we experiment with various parameters under "synth 1" section: both...Read more
Tutorial 2016-06-06 10:04 In this video series, LMP invites you to mix an entire track together with us. The stems for the track used in this tutorial can be downloaded below. We'll start with importing the stems into Ardour and editing the song material. Next we will arrange the song before doing a basic balanced mix. Finally, we'll throw on some basic mastering effects, and do a few final touches. Download the stems...Read more
Tool 2017-02-01 08:14 Cadence Cadence is a GUI frontend for JACK that allows you to access and manage many of JACK's features. It allows you to choose your audio interface and settings. Cadence comes as part of KXStudio and allows you to run JACK automatically in the background upon login.Read more
Article 2016-05-16 15:15 The Advantages of Choosing an Audio Orientated Linux Distribution Linux distributions have a lot to offer and some are geared more towards certain tasks than others. There is nothing wrong with stock distributions, and any distro can be tweaked to work well for whichever task you wish, provided that you know how to tailor them to that specific task. If you are working with audio, however, choosing a distro specifically geared towards that purpose can save you a...Read more

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