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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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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
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

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