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Welcome to Libre Music Production - How to get started


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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Tool 2016-07-28 10:36 Hexter Hexter is a software synthesizer that models the sound generation of a Yamaha DX7 synthesizer. It is available as a DSSI plugin and also as a standalone client.Read more
Tool 2017-01-25 16:33 ZynAddSubFX ZynAddSubFX is a open source software synthesizer capable of creating a countless number of instruments. It is feature rich and has a large number of parameters. It includes three hybrid synth engines that combine additive, subtractive, fourier and other synthesis methods. ZynAddSubFX is available as a standalone, LV2 and DSSI plugin.Read more
Tool 2016-06-03 08:26 ArtyFX Plugins Arty FX is a plugin bundle of artistic “RT” effects from OpenAV . The aim of this plugin collection is to allow the designing of your sound just as you desired using a fast, effiecient workflow. The suite includes reverb, delay, saturation and filter plugins, amongst others. */ */Read more
Tool 2014-12-03 19:45 Luppp Luppp is a music creation tool, from OpenAV , intended for live use. The focus is on real time processing and a fast intuitive workflow. With extensive MIDI mapping support, you can get looping just how you like!Read more
Tool 2017-02-01 08:05 Guitarix Guitarix is a modular , virtual amplifier. With Guitarix 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. Ultimate Guide to Getting Started with Guitarix */ */ */Read more
Tool 2016-06-03 08:27 Calf Plugins Calf plugins are a complete plugin suite, in the LV2 plugin format, that cover all your basic processing needs. From processors like EQ 's and compressors to effects like reverb and delay, it covers all you need to get mixing. It also includes a number of virtual instruments. The suite currently consists of 45 plugins. */ */Read more
Tool 2014-12-03 19:53 LMMS LMMS (Linux MultiMedia Studio) is a MIDI sequencer, aimed at producing electronic music. It comes with it's own built in virtual instruments but also has support for third party plugins.Read more
Tool 2014-08-16 21:19 Carla Carla is a plugin host that has extensive support for plugin formats. It can be used as a standalone program for live use but can also be incoporated into modular recording set ups, and includes a built in graphical patchbay . As well as plugins, Carla can also load up GIG, SF2 and SFZ sample packs.Read more
Tool 2014-08-16 21:31 Patchage Patchage is a popular graphical audio and MIDI connection manager. It allows you to visually see, and manage, all your connections on a canvas area.Read more
Tool 2015-07-16 09:49 Qjackctl Qjackctl is a GUI frontend for JACK that allows you to access and manage many of JACK's features. It allows you to choose your interface, settings, make connections, etc. It is very popular and is also the most fully featured front end for JACK.Read more