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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 2016-10-30 23:28 DrumGizmo v0.9.11 released, new project forum over at LinuxMusicians The Drumgizmo team have just announced version 0.9.11. This is mostly a bug fix release but it also has takes advantage of Ardour's new inline plugin display . This will show the loading progress of drumkits so you no longer have to keep the plugin window open to see when your drumkit is fully loaded and ready to go. Also, don't forget to check out drumgizmo's new, official forum over at...Read more
Article 2016-11-04 18:45  LMP Asks #21: An interview with Yassin Philip Hi Yassin, thank you for taking the time to do this interview. Where do you live, and what do you do for a living? Well, thank you! I'm French, born and raised in Paris. Right now I live in Casablanca, Morocco. What I do, let's see. Well, I'm a musician, so that's what I do. In those times where I have to take the pressure off the afferent, built-in impecuniousness, I do web design and various...Read more
News 2016-10-24 23:23 Our newsletter for October is now sent to our subscribers. If you have not yet subscribed, you can do that from our start page . You can also read the latest issue online . In it you will find: 'LMP Asks' interview with Marius Stärk Four new tutorials Lots of new software release announcements and more!Read more
News 2016-10-21 19:51 LSP Plugins version 1.0.14 released! Vladimir Sadovnikov has just released version 1.0.14 of his audio plugin suite, LSP plugins . All LSP plugins are available in LADSPA , LV2 , LinuxVST and standalone JACK formats. With this release, Vladimir has added compression plugins to the suite. This includes a standard compressor, as well as a sidechain compressor. Both of these plugins are available in mono, stereo, left/right and mid/...Read more
Tutorial 2016-10-26 10:08 In today's tutorial, we'll put the guitar down and talk about Libre Music video Production :) Where is your video? Recently, if you want to publish a song, pretty soon they're going to ask your for "the video". But sometimes you don't have the time / money to do it. Heck, it's a job. The "Lost Week" video took me like a (big. Huge) week to put together, not counting shooting time. BTW it was...Read more
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

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