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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 2014-09-22 16:44 Qtractor version 0.6.3 is released Rui Nuno Capela has just announced a new release of Qtractor , an audio and MIDI multi-track sequencer. The new version, codenamed The Armed Hadron, has a number of new features, including the usual bug fixes. Release highlights: Revamped mixer (un)dockable panels (NEW) Plugin preset selection sub-menu (NEW) LV2 Time position/transport event support (NEW) Constrained plugin multi-instantiation (...Read more
Music 2014-09-26 20:44 Lyndon Daniels uses various Libre software to create his music. He also has his own website that covers the setup he uses.Read more
News 2014-09-17 18:09 MOD Duo launches Kickstarter campaign The MOD Duo, a hardware guitar effects unit running open source software, has just officially launched it's kickstarter campaign . As opposed to other hardware units out there, the MOD Duo allows you to download, arrange, control and share effects, all using the power of open source software. The MOD Duo uses plugins in the LV2 standard. It also includes various amp modelling software, notably...Read more
News 2014-09-14 13:46 Our newsletter for September 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: Info on our new Interview section New plugins released Survey results and more!Read more
News 2014-09-14 12:39 New release of Vee One Suite plugins Rui Nuno Capela has just announced version 0.5.1 of his Vee One Suite of plugins. The plugin suite is available in the LV2 plugin format as well as standalone JACK clients, with NSM support. There are 3 plugins in the suite. They are as follows - Synthv1 - an old-school polyphonic synthesizer Samplv1 - an old-school polyphonic sampler Drumkv1 - an old-school drum-kit sampler Full details about...Read more
News 2015-02-22 19:09 Drumgizmo version 0.9.6 is released The Drumgizmo team have officially announced version 0.9.6 of their drum sampling plugin. Drumgizmo is an LV2 sample based drum plugin that mimics the set up of a real acoustic drumkit. It uses an open drumkit file format, so you can create your own drumkits for Drumgizmo. There is even an editor called DGedit that comes with Drumgizmo to help you make this task as easy as possible. There are...Read more
News 2014-09-15 20:52 OpenAV announces new plugins in the ArtyFX plugins range OpenAV have just annouced 3 new plugins to the ArtyFX plugin range. The new plugins for ArtyFX version 1.2 are as follows - Bitta - Bit crusher Vidha - Stereo widener Panda - Compressor/expander OpenAV uses a unique release system, where software is announced as being released as open source, usually one year from the announcement. Each donations pulls back this release date one month. To read...Read more
Tool 2014-09-28 11:31 JAMin JAMin is a mastering suite for Linux. It is a standalone program but can, via JACK, can be inserted into any programs signal path. Some of JAMin's features include: 30 band graphic EQ 1023 band hand drawn EQ with parametric controls Spectrum analyser Multiband compression Lookahead brickwall limiterRead more
News 2014-08-21 17:16 Since we launched on Sunday, we have had an overwhelmingly positive response. We're really delighted with the fantastic reception and level of interest which demonstrates the need for a community driven project like LMP. Thank you to everyone for all the interest. There is loads more to come so keep checking the site. This is just the beginning. Coverage “The new project is a long missing link...Read more
Tool 2015-03-26 17:09 MuseScore MuseScore is a powerful music notation editor for the creation, editing and printing of various types of musical scores. Some features include WYSIWYG creation and editing, support for unlimited staves, unlimited score length, up to four independent voices per staff, percussion notation, a plug-in architecture, and excellent looking notation. Full list of features There is also a community site...Read more