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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!

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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
Tool 2014-12-03 19:25 Ingen Ingen is a modular audio processing system for GNU/Linux audio systems using the Jack audio server and LV2 or LADSPA plugins. It can be used to create modular synths by using synth plugin modules. Any saved Ingen graph can be loaded as an LV2 plugin on any system where Ingen is installed. This allows users to visually develop custom plugins for use in other applications without programming.Read more
Tool 2017-02-19 15:23 Qtractor Qtractor is an audio and MIDI multi-track sequencer. It lets you record, edit and mix audio tracks as well as sequence MIDI, with which you can use virtual instruments. */Read more
Tool 2015-12-06 13:27 EQ10Q EQ10Q is an LV2 plugin that provides 10 band parametric EQ with a graphical display. It includes various filter types including peaking, HPF, LPF, shelving and notch filters. Initially, the project contained just one plugin, the EQ. Since it's start, the project has grown to include other plugins, amongst others a compressor and a gate plugin, mide/side processing, as well as BassUp, a bass...Read more
Tool 2014-08-13 15:56 Gtklick Gtklick is a simple metronome with an easy to use interface. Along with what you would expect from a metronome, it also includes a speed trainer, arbitrary meters and beat patterns, customisable sounds and it can also save profiles. Keyboard shortcuts make it very useful as a practice tool as you can control it and vary the tempo without ever having to look at the screen.Read more
Tool 2014-12-03 19:46 Hydrogen Hydrogen is a pattern-based drum sequencer. It allows you to create patterns and then sequence them into songs. Drum instruments are tweakable and hydrogen allows for up to 16 layers of velocity per drum instrument. Furthermore, Hydrogen includes a mixer and has support for LADSPA plugins. It can be used in sync with other programs. You can also export your songs on a per instrument basis if you...Read more
Tool 2014-08-16 21:29 Meters.lv2 Meters.lv2 is a collection of audio-level meters in the LV2 plugin format. It covers an extensive range of meters which are useful for broadcast audio, as well as general audio production work. This includes, but is not limited to, DIN, Nordic, BBC, EBU and VU needle meters, 30 band spectrum analyzer, true peak meters, phase correlation meters, a goniometer and a EBU R128 meter with histogram and...Read more