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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

Tool 2014-09-26 12:05 Sonic Visualiser Sonic Visualiser is an application for inspecting and analysing the contents of music audio files. It combines powerful waveform and spectral visualisation tools with automated feature extraction plugins and annotation capabilities. The aim of Sonic Visualiser is to be the first program you reach for when want to study a musical recording rather than simply listen to it.Read more
Music 2014-10-02 11:31 Superdirt² are a band from Germany with an interesting electro/cello arrangement. Member Vince also has his own recording studio, Sonejo .Read more
Music 2014-09-26 09:32 Glen MacArthur, the maintainer of AVLinux , writes original songs and collaborations that celebrate his Rootsy Blues and Soul influences. Read an interview with Glen .Read more
Music 2016-10-08 17:56 FaTony FaTony creates CC-BY-SA 4.0 music using mostly FLOSS software and samples (only exception being Linuxsampler). He publishes all of his music's 'source code' in a git repo.Read more
Music 2014-09-26 20:56 Christie Isaac is an alternative singer-songwriter from Colchester, Essex. With 3 self-released EPs under his belt, he is no stranger to the stage nor to the recording studio and brings his own style with him wherever he goes. Described as "beautifully melodic music and heartfelt love songs" by award winning music blog A Music Blog Yea? Christie Isaac fuses delicate yet powerful compositions with...Read more
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