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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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Music 2017-05-06 08:46 Südwestlicht Südwestlicht make Alternative Pop with female vocals, sung in German. */ The making of "Alles was du willst" using Qtractor */ The making of "Schnee fällt" using RosegardenRead more
Music 2014-09-26 10:53 Red Plastic is the first web-based label that produces and promotes their artists using Open-Source softwares and Creative Commons licenses; the structure and the website are completely built upon a concept of free access to art and knowledge.Read more
Tool 2015-02-12 01:06 LilyPond LilyPond is a music engraving program, devoted to producing the highest-quality sheet music possible. It brings the aesthetics of traditionally engraved music to computer printouts. LilyPond processes human-readable text files that can be edited in any text editor. These files contain all the information about the content of the score, which LilyPond compiles taking care of every detail to create...Read more
News 2014-09-22 16:44 Qtractor version 0.6.3 is released Rui Nuno Capela has just announced a new release of Qtractor , an audio and MIDI multi-track sequencer. The new version, codenamed The Armed Hadron, has a number of new features, including the usual bug fixes. Release highlights: Revamped mixer (un)dockable panels (NEW) Plugin preset selection sub-menu (NEW) LV2 Time position/transport event support (NEW) Constrained plugin multi-instantiation (...Read more
Music 2014-09-26 20:44 Lyndon Daniels uses various Libre software to create his music. He also has his own website that covers the setup he uses.Read more
News 2014-09-17 18:09 MOD Duo launches Kickstarter campaign The MOD Duo, a hardware guitar effects unit running open source software, has just officially launched it's kickstarter campaign . As opposed to other hardware units out there, the MOD Duo allows you to download, arrange, control and share effects, all using the power of open source software. The MOD Duo uses plugins in the LV2 standard. It also includes various amp modelling software, notably...Read more
News 2014-09-14 13:46 Our newsletter for September 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: Info on our new Interview section New plugins released Survey results and more!Read more
News 2014-09-14 12:39 New release of Vee One Suite plugins Rui Nuno Capela has just announced version 0.5.1 of his Vee One Suite of plugins. The plugin suite is available in the LV2 plugin format as well as standalone JACK clients, with NSM support. There are 3 plugins in the suite. They are as follows - Synthv1 - an old-school polyphonic synthesizer Samplv1 - an old-school polyphonic sampler Drumkv1 - an old-school drum-kit sampler Full details about...Read more
News 2015-02-22 19:09 Drumgizmo version 0.9.6 is released The Drumgizmo team have officially announced version 0.9.6 of their drum sampling plugin. Drumgizmo is an LV2 sample based drum plugin that mimics the set up of a real acoustic drumkit. It uses an open drumkit file format, so you can create your own drumkits for Drumgizmo. There is even an editor called DGedit that comes with Drumgizmo to help you make this task as easy as possible. There are...Read more
News 2014-09-15 20:52 OpenAV announces new plugins in the ArtyFX plugins range OpenAV have just annouced 3 new plugins to the ArtyFX plugin range. The new plugins for ArtyFX version 1.2 are as follows - Bitta - Bit crusher Vidha - Stereo widener Panda - Compressor/expander OpenAV uses a unique release system, where software is announced as being released as open source, usually one year from the announcement. Each donations pulls back this release date one month. To read...Read more