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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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Article 2016-05-16 15:15 The Advantages of Choosing an Audio Orientated Linux Distribution Linux distributions have a lot to offer and some are geared more towards certain tasks than others. There is nothing wrong with stock distributions, and any distro can be tweaked to work well for whichever task you wish, provided that you know how to tailor them to that specific task. If you are working with audio, however, choosing a distro specifically geared towards that purpose can save you a...Read more
Article 2015-02-21 11:50 Understanding recording hardware What hardware you need to get started recording is dependant on what type of music you want to make. In any case, you will need a DAW , but what about the hardware requirements? There are typically two ways to make music - Audio recording If you want to record vocals or other acoustic instruments, you will need to get yourself an audio interface and some microphones . An audio interface is also...Read more
Tool 2014-08-16 21:35 Xjadeo Xjadeo (JAck viDEo mOnitor) is a software video player that displays a video-clip in sync with an external time source (MTC, LTC, JACK -transport). Xjadeo is useful in soundtrack composition, video monitoring or any task that requires synchronizing movie frames with audio events. Ardour now includes a built in version of Xjadeo, including a video timeline, since version 3.2.Read more
Tool 2014-08-16 21:27 IR:LV2 IR is a no-latency/low-latency, realtime, high performance convolution plugin, especially useful for creating reverb effects. Supports impulse responses with 1, 2 or 4 channels. IR is available as an LV2 plugin.Read more
Article 2016-06-03 07:16 In addition to DAWs , drum machines, MIDI arrangers and a plethora of other varied applications for audio production that are available under the Linux platform, there is also a growing number of powerful software synthesizers (softsynths) and samplers available gratis in most Linux distribution repositories . In this discussion, we will focus in particular on one native Linux softsynth: TAL...Read more
Article 2014-09-14 11:39 As Libre Music Production (LMP) is a community driven project, we need contributions from people like you, the user, to make it successful. The following is a list of areas to which you can contribute. Articles and Tutorials A big focus of LMP is providing articles and tutorials, to help users learn how to get the most out of Libre music software. Articles and tutorials can either be in written...Read more
Tool 2015-07-10 09:25 Midifilter.lv2 Midifilter.lv2 is a collection of MIDI event filters in the LV2 plugin format.. A full list of available filters can be found on the projects Github page. Midifilter.lv2 is part of x42-plugins .Read more
Tool 2016-07-28 10:55 Alsa Modular Synth AlsaModularSynth (AMS) is a realtime modular synthesizer and effect processor.Read more
Tool 2014-12-03 19:25 Ingen Ingen is a modular audio processing system for GNU/Linux audio systems using the Jack audio server and LV2 or LADSPA plugins. It can be used to create modular synths by using synth plugin modules. Any saved Ingen graph can be loaded as an LV2 plugin on any system where Ingen is installed. This allows users to visually develop custom plugins for use in other applications without programming.Read more
Tool 2017-02-19 15:23 Qtractor Qtractor is an audio and MIDI multi-track sequencer. It lets you record, edit and mix audio tracks as well as sequence MIDI, with which you can use virtual instruments. */Read more