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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 2016-03-24 01:10 Building SuperCollider 3.7.0 from Source (Debian) A few months ago we published an introduction to the audio programming language SuperCollider here on LMP. With the recent announcement that SuperCollider had reached 3.7.0, we Debian Linux users suddenly find ourselves behind-the-times regarding our SuperCollider packages which are likely to be at 3.6.6 for some time. If you want 3.7.0 now (or any bleeding edge version in the future) you have no...Read more
News 2016-03-22 09:07 SuperCollider is an environment and programming language for real time audio synthesis and algorithmic composition. It provides an interpreted object-oriented language which functions as a network client to a state of the art, realtime sound synthesis server. SuperCollider 3.7.0, over two years in the making, has finally been released! Additions and fixes include (from the News in 3.7 help file...Read more
News 2016-06-03 08:54 Sebastian Posch , Guitarix user extra-ordinaire, has released some new videos. Guitarix is a modular, virtual amplifier where you can choose different preamp and amp models, combine them with various effects and speaker cabinet emulations to come up with your very own tones. First out is his "Dope: Stoner/Doom Metal Preset for Guitarix": */ And while you are at it, why not check out his guitar...Read more
Tool 2016-03-14 18:43 DFasma DFasma is a free open-source software which is used to compare audio files in time and frequency. The comparison is first visual, using wavforms and spectra. It is also possible to listen to time-frequency segments in order to allow perceptual comparison.Read more
News 2016-03-11 05:29 MiniLAC Berlin 2016 MiniLAC is a more compact, community-driven version of the yearly Linux Audio Conference . A place to talk to developers of your favorite Linux (capable) audio software, music producers, developers coming together, thinking about the future shape of Linux Audio. workshops hacking sessions lectures It will take place at c-base , Berlin during the weekend of 8th - 10th April 2016 FAQ ScheduleRead more
News 2016-03-14 18:44 DFasma 1.4.4 released DFasma is a free open-source software which is used to compare audio files in time and frequency. The comparison is first visual, using wavforms and spectra. It is also possible to listen to time-frequency segments in order to allow perceptual comparison. It is basically dedicated to analysis. Even though there are basic functionnalities to align the signals in time and amplitude, this software...Read more
News 2016-02-04 00:53 After over six years without a release, TuxGuitar 1.3.0 is now available with lots of fixes and new features. Here's a list of changes from TuxGuitar website: Add let ring support Add count down support Add show/hide toolbars feature Add song templates support Add bank selection support Soundfont selection support in gervill plugin Improved jack support New oxygen skin New gpx importer plugin New...Read more
Tool 2016-02-04 00:36 TuxGuitar TuxGuitar is a free guitar tabulature editor and player, similar to the proprietary Guitar Pro. It can open GuitarPro, PowerTab and TablEdit files.Read more
News 2016-01-29 19:49 Glen McArthur has just posted a preview video of what will become the next release of AV Linux . The upcoming release will be based on a carefully put together version of Debian testing, optimised for use with audio production. With this release, Glen will be moving away from the 'everything but the kitchen sink' approach and instead will be focusing on providing a very stable base suitable for...Read more
Article 2016-01-19 19:43 Configuring Linux for music recording and production If you're a programmer, you'll find GNU/Linux systems quite powerful and robust. When it comes to areas like visual arts, video, business, or gaming, you'll find some tools with promising potential, but lots of bugs, quirks, and challenges. You can accomplish whatever you need in most cases, but the setup and learning curve may not be as smooth as proprietary options on proprietary systems. In...Read more

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