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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 2016-11-13 22:15 Hydrogen 0.9.7 released The Hydrogen team have just announced version 0.9.7 of Hydrogen, the last planned release before version 1.0. Along with tons of bug fixes and other smaller changes, the main new features are as follows - The color of the SongEditors squares is now configurable Added support for midi cymbal choking Added support for midi hihat pressure control Added hihat pressure groups Added basic non session...Read more
News 2016-11-09 22:38 Two high quality drumkits for DrumGizmo Through a collaboration with Michael Oswald , Libre Music Production are proud to present two high quality open source drumkits for DrumGizmo . Michael has written a tool (DGPatchMaker) in the programming language Haskell to create DrumGizmo drum kits from existing sample libraries, and using that, he has created patches for the free SM Mega Reaper Drumkit and the Salamander kit. For creating...Read more
News 2016-11-08 15:10 The new episode of the great OSM Podcast is out! Agenda We explore Ardour 's new features. Sidechaining, VCAs, Parallel processing (pin dialog!), tempo ramps, and of course, pong (and some of the other built in plugins). We couldn’t figure out how to demo tabs, themes or scripting. Podcast OUT!Read more
News 2016-11-01 16:29 QMidiArp 0.6.4 is out QMidiArp has been updated to version 0.6.4 ; Here is the changelog : Improvements o All Modules now have the Note Filter already present in the Arps. Also, the note range entries can now be set by MIDI learn o Arp: The octave mode is now defined by independent upper/lower bounds (feature request #12 by ssj71) o LFO: New waveform flip button (feature request #11 by MilkMiruku) o Seq: The output...Read more
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