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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!

News and latest content

News 2016-06-20 00:37 Check out 'Why, Phil?', new Linux audio webshow series Philip Yassin has recently started an upbeat Linux audio webshow series called 'Ask Phil?'. Only recently started, the series has already notched up an impressive 7 episodes, most of which revolve around Phil's favourite DAW , Qtractor . With this series, Philip talks about the tools he uses, and how he uses them to get his sound, the famous "yPhil sound" that, in his own words, "gets Venusians...Read more
News 2016-06-18 16:27 The "Gang of 3" is loose again The Vee One Suite aka. the gang of three old-school homebrew software instruments, respectively synthv1 , as a polyphonic subtractive synthesizer, samplv1 , a polyphonic sampler synthesizer and drumkv1 as one another drum-kit sampler, are here released once again, now in their tenth reincarnation. All available in dual form: a pure stand-alone JACK client with JACK-session, NSM (Non Session...Read more
Article 2016-06-17 09:06 LMP Asks #18: Andrew Lambert & Neil Cosgrove This month we interviewed Andrew Lambert and Neil Cosgrove, members of Lorenz Attraction and developers of LNX_Studio, a cross platform, customizable, networked DAW written in the SuperCollider programming language. Please see the end of the article for links to LNX_Studio and Lorenz Attraction's music! Scott: Hi Neil, hi Andy, thank you very much for taking the time to talk with us today. Could...Read more
News 2016-06-10 13:30 John Option release debut album, "The cult of John Option" John Option have just released "The cult of John Option". This is their debut album and it brings together all their singles published in the past few months, including remix versions. As always, John Option's music is published under the terms of the Creative Commons License (CC-BY-SA) and is produced entirely using free software. You can check out "The cult of John Option" over at Jamendo ,...Read more
Music 2016-07-17 12:38 Marius is a musician, composer and producer from Aachen, Germany. He started playing in 1995 and since 2015 he is producing his own songs on OpenSUSE using Ardour .Read more
Article 2016-06-01 16:40 LMP Asks #17: An interview with Frank Piesik This month we talked with Frank Piesik, a musician , inventor and educator living in Bremen. Hi Frank, thanks for talking with us! First, can you tell us a little about yourself? Hi there and thanks for your interest in me and my work. I’m 33 years old and like to spent my time playing music and making things. Currently, I'm quite occupied being a father and becoming a teacher. My plan is to work...Read more
News 2016-06-03 15:13 Contest: Win an amazing MOD Duo! To commemorate the last batch shipment to kickstarter backers MOD Devices have set up a social media contest to give away a MOD Duo, the hardware stompbox which runs on linux and a whole ecosystem of FLOSS audio plugins. */ If you use Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, all you have to do is make and post a music themed image mentioning @moddevices and including hash tag #modduorocks. For full...Read more
News 2016-05-14 16:12 EMAP - a GUI for Fluidsynth EMAP (Easy Midi Audio Production) is a graphical user interface for the Fluidsynth soundfont synthesizer. It functions as a Jack compatible: stand alone application (gtkmm) or an lv2-plugin (gtk2 or gtk3) that can be used inside any lv2 host such as ardour and qtractor. EMAP is meant to be a simple UI and puts a majority of the control of the Fluidsynth into the capabilities of the connected midi...Read more
News 2016-06-03 08:22 Guitarix 0.35 released including much anticipated interface redesign Guitarix has recently seen a new release, version 0.35. As always there are new plugins and bug fixes but the big news with this release is the overhauled interface, compliments of Markus Schmidt . Markus is also responsible for CALF studio gears plugin design, as well as the DSP of many of it's plugins. The default theme for this release is a green theme but it also includes 12 other themes to...Read more
News 2016-04-17 16:20 New video tutorial describing a complete audio production workflow using Muse and Ardour Libre Music Production proudly presents Michael Oswalds new 8+ hours video tutorial describing a complete audio production workflow using Muse and Ardour. In this tutorial you will learn how to import, clean up and edit a MIDI file using MusE. It then goes on to show how to import the MIDI file into Ardour and setting up instruments to play the song. On to guitar recording and audio editing in...Read more