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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 2016-10-11 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
News 2016-09-29 11:11 John Option have just released a new song called "Lifestyle obsession", accompanied as always by a video. Their new song, as with all of John Option releases, is published under the terms of the Creative Commons License Attribution Share Alike . */ John Option use exclusively FLOSS software to make their music, utilising Ardour as their DAW of choice. They also make all audio source files of...Read more
News 2016-09-29 11:02 AMSynth sees new release AMSynth version 1.7.0 has just been released. AMSynth is an open source realtime software synthesizer for Linux. Its operation is similar to analog Moog Minimoog and Roland Juno-60, which are considered classic synthesizers from the 1970s. It is available in various formats, including LV2 and DSSI plugins as well as JACK/ALSA standalone clients. Changes in this release include - MIDI CCs are now...Read more
News 2016-09-21 15:50 Qtractor 0.7.9 - A Snobbier Graviton release Rui Nuno Capela continues his end of summer release frenzy. This time around he is pushing out Qtractor 0.7.9. Release highlights include - Audio/MIDI metronome anticipatory offset (new) Current clip highlighting (new) SFZ sample file archive/zip bundling (new) MIDI transpose Reverse tool (new) MIDI (N)RPN running status and NULL support (new) MIDI Controllers catch-up algorithm (fix) MIDI track...Read more
News 2016-09-19 16:35  Vee One Suite 0.7.6 released Days after his Qstuff* end of Summer'16 release frenzy , Rui Nuno Capela releases the Eleventh beta release of his Vee One Suite, version 0.7.6. This suite of plugins includes - Synthv1: an old-school polyphonic synthesizer Samplv1: an old-school polyphonic sampler Drumkv1: an old-school drum-kit sampler For a full run down of the changelogs, check out Rui's announcement over at rncbc.orgRead more
Music 2016-09-17 06:03 The Indian Sonic Research Organisation Independent label and collective for experimental music and sound from South Asia.Read more