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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!

News and latest content

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
Tool 2014-09-28 11:31 JAMin JAMin is a mastering suite for Linux. It is a standalone program but can, via JACK, can be inserted into any programs signal path. Some of JAMin's features include: 30 band graphic EQ 1023 band hand drawn EQ with parametric controls Spectrum analyser Multiband compression Lookahead brickwall limiterRead more
News 2014-08-21 17:16 Since we launched on Sunday, we have had an overwhelmingly positive response. We're really delighted with the fantastic reception and level of interest which demonstrates the need for a community driven project like LMP. Thank you to everyone for all the interest. There is loads more to come so keep checking the site. This is just the beginning. Coverage “The new project is a long missing link...Read more
Tool 2015-03-26 17:09 MuseScore MuseScore is a powerful music notation editor for the creation, editing and printing of various types of musical scores. Some features include WYSIWYG creation and editing, support for unlimited staves, unlimited score length, up to four independent voices per staff, percussion notation, a plug-in architecture, and excellent looking notation. Full list of features There is also a community site...Read more
Tool 2015-01-07 11:33 MusE MusE is a MIDI /Audio sequencer with recording and editing capabilities . MusE aims to be a complete multitrack virtual studio. It has a comprehensive list of MIDI features and supports LADSPA , DSSI , LV2 and VST plugins.Read more
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