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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 2016-10-19 13:05 Using AVL drumkits with a-Fluid Synth in Ardour In this tutorial I will show you how to use Glen MacArthur's fantastic AVL Drumkits sample pack with 'a-Fluid Synth', Ardour's built in FluidSynth plugin. I will also show you how to load midnam files to make it easier to do drum programming within the DAW. Since version 5.4, Ardour now includes 'a-Fluid Synth', a soundfont plugin, and since version 1.1 of AVL Drumkits, the SF2 (soundfont) format...Read more
News 2016-10-21 08:53 AVL Drumkits updated to version 1.1 Glen MacArthur , maintainer of AVLinux , has just announced version 1.1 of his AVL Drumkit sample pack intended to bring an "authentic acoustic, organic drum sound to your MIDI DAW arrangements and preserve real-world characteristics such as tom ringing and overtones unlike many General MIDI kits that sound sterile." In addition to the sample packs previously available Hydrogen and SFZ formats,...Read more
News 2016-10-13 07:08 Linux Show Player 0.4.1 released A new version of Linux Show Player is now available. What's new: Add:Translation support (currently: English, Italian, Spanish, Slovenian) [! Help wanted !] Update: UI Improvements, in settings dialogs Minor improvements & fixes Linux Show Player (or LiSP for short) is a free cue player designed for sound-playback in stage production. The goal of the project is to provide a complete playback...Read more
Tool 2016-10-12 21:07 Linux Show Player Linux Show Player (or LiSP for short) is a free cue player designed for sound-playback in stage production. The goal of the project is to provide a complete playback software for musical plays, theater shows and similar. Note: Currently supports only the GNU/Linux platform. Features Cart (Buttons matrix) layout suited for touchscreens List layout suited for keyboards Pre/Post wait Undo/Redo...Read more
Tool 2016-10-13 14:24 Flo's Audio Plugins Flo's Audio Plugins are a suite of plugins currently consists of 3 miked cabinet simulation plugins, based on various freely available impulse response collections. The plugins allow you to choose and blend various speakers, mics and mic positions and other plugin specific features such as a switchable mid-boost (linear filter Tube Screamer IR). Features for each plugin include - Plugin for God's...Read more
News 2016-10-11 11:36 Guitarix 0.35.2 released Guitarix 0.35.2 has just been released. The changelog for this release is as follows - add stereo cabinet plugin fix bypass insert jack port with midi CC add menu option to set a midi controller for engine bypass add scroll wheel support to status images switch to use glib-compile-resources instead gdk-pixbuf-csource to include images into libgxw. fix preset switching issue in lv2 amps and...Read more
News 2016-10-13 14:25 New open source project, Flo's Audio Plugins, bring flexible cabinet simulation  There is a new suite of open source ( GPLv3 ) plugins on the block, Flo's Audio Plugins . The suite currently consists of 3 miked cabinet simulation plugins, based on various freely available impulse response collections. The plugins allow you to choose and blend various speakers, mics and mic positions and other plugin specific features such as a switchable mid-boost (linear filter Tube Screamer...Read more
Tutorial 2016-11-23 08:59 Setting up and using a TerraTec DMX-6Fire-USB external soundcard I cannot comprehend that people who have been making this, no doubt enviable, piece of hardware ( DMX 6Fire details here ) for almost 10 years, all of it without Linux support or an all-inclusive manual, haven't to this date so much as written up something like this page, and that I, a total novice, have to fumble my way through mountains of gossip spread all over the net! Nor can I stand 2-yard...Read more
News 2016-10-01 20:11 Ardour 5.4 released Ardour 5.4 has just been released. The main news with this release is support for Ableton's Push 2 control surface . This control surface is designed to work with, and complement, Ableton Live's clip/scene workflow. Ardour does not currently support this type of workflow so Ardour's support, at least for now, is in relation to mixing, editing and musical performance. Documentation for Ardour's...Read more
Music 2016-09-29 14:43 Die AG - AktivGruppe We proudly present our new album "Wischn/noisiV" which is produced with Ardour, Audacity, Zita AT1, Calf Plugins, Eq10q, ZamGate, Xwax, Rakarrack Also the artwork was made with free software. (Gimp, Xsane, Libre Office and Scribus) All songs recorded mixed and mastered @MoosAirStudios.com www.die-ag.atRead more

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