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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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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
Article 2015-02-21 11:50 Understanding recording hardware What hardware you need to get started recording is dependant on what type of music you want to make. In any case, you will need a DAW , but what about the hardware requirements? There are typically two ways to make music - Audio recording If you want to record vocals or other acoustic instruments, you will need to get yourself an audio interface and some microphones . An audio interface is also...Read more
Tool 2014-08-16 21:35 Xjadeo Xjadeo (JAck viDEo mOnitor) is a software video player that displays a video-clip in sync with an external time source (MTC, LTC, JACK -transport). Xjadeo is useful in soundtrack composition, video monitoring or any task that requires synchronizing movie frames with audio events. Ardour now includes a built in version of Xjadeo, including a video timeline, since version 3.2.Read more
Tool 2014-08-16 21:27 IR:LV2 IR is a no-latency/low-latency, realtime, high performance convolution plugin, especially useful for creating reverb effects. Supports impulse responses with 1, 2 or 4 channels. IR is available as an LV2 plugin.Read more
Article 2016-06-03 07:16 In addition to DAWs , drum machines, MIDI arrangers and a plethora of other varied applications for audio production that are available under the Linux platform, there is also a growing number of powerful software synthesizers (softsynths) and samplers available gratis in most Linux distribution repositories . In this discussion, we will focus in particular on one native Linux softsynth: TAL...Read more
Article 2014-09-14 11:39 As Libre Music Production (LMP) is a community driven project, we need contributions from people like you, the user, to make it successful. The following is a list of areas to which you can contribute. Articles and Tutorials A big focus of LMP is providing articles and tutorials, to help users learn how to get the most out of Libre music software. Articles and tutorials can either be in written...Read more
Tool 2015-07-10 09:25 Midifilter.lv2 Midifilter.lv2 is a collection of MIDI event filters in the LV2 plugin format.. A full list of available filters can be found on the projects Github page. Midifilter.lv2 is part of x42-plugins .Read more
Tool 2016-07-28 10:55 Alsa Modular Synth AlsaModularSynth (AMS) is a realtime modular synthesizer and effect processor.Read more

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