is a not-for-profit consortium of libre software projects and artists, companies, institutions, organizations, and hardware vendors using Linux kernel-based systems and allied libre software for audio-related work, with an emphasis on professional tools for the music, production, recording, and broadcast industries.

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We are happy to announce the next issue of the Linux Audio Conference
(LAC), April 9-12, 2015 @ JGU | Johannes Gutenberg University, in
Mainz, Germany.

This year's conference is hosted by the Computer Music Research Group
(Bereich Musikinformatik) at the IKM (Institut für Kunstgeschichte und
Musikwissenschaft) of the Johannes Gutenberg University (JGU) at

Libre Music Production!

New community driven online project, Libre Music Production, launches today, Sunday 17th August 2014.

This new resource focuses on promoting music creation and composition using Free/Libre/Open Source Software.

The idea of Libre Music Production (LMP) was born out of a perceived lack of integrated resources, and in particular a lack of information aimed at new and non-technical users.

"On LMP you will find both text and video tutorials, as well as articles, that present a workflow for making music with FLOSS software," says Gabriel Nordeborn, Co-Founder of LMP.

Libre Music Production features articles on the basic steps in a FLOSS music workflow such as:

  • Selecting an audio-orientated Linux distribution
  • Getting the right hardware for recording
  • Understanding JACK, the all-important Linux audio server
  • Producing music with FLOSS software

The articles and tutorials are supported by a Jargon Buster and FAQ-section, as well as a comprehensive tools listing, which are linked to throughout the website.

Libre Music Production is a community-driven project, originally founded by Gabriel Nordeborn (Sweden), Staffan Melin (Sweden) and Conor Mc Cormack (Ireland).

Read more about Libre Music Production:

The 2014 edition of the Linux Audio Conference, the twelfth installment of the conference, will take place at the ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany, the place where it all started. For all information and registration, visit the LAC 2014 website.

We are happy to announce the next issue of the Linux Audio Conference (LAC), May 9-12, 2013 @ IEM, the Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics, in Graz, Austria.

This year's conference is hosted by IEM, Graz, in cooperation with local artists and FLOSS enthusiasts.
The Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics (IEM) at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz is considered Austria's leading institution in computer music, acoustics and audio engineering and has gained international reputation for its research on spatial audio and its artistic production and research.
IEM has been embracing Linux audio as a production and research environment since the mid-1990s, and has contributed to FLOSS/Linux projects, amongst others by providing drivers for multichannel audio interfaces and hosting the Pure Data community portal and mailing lists.

The Linux Audio Conference is the international conference about Open Source Software for music, sound and other media with Linux as the main platform.

2012 marks the 10th anniversary of the event and it is the first time the LAC takes place in the United States.

The Linux Audio Conference is an international conference that
brings together musicians, sound artists, software developers and
researchers, working with Linux as an open, stable, professional
platform for audio and media research and music production. LAC includes
paper sessions, workshops, and a diverse program of electronic music.

The upcoming 2012 conference will be hosted at CCRMA, Stanford
University, on April 12-15. The Center for Computer Research in Music
and Acoustics (CCRMA) at Stanford University is a multi-disciplinary
facility where composers and researchers work together using
computer-based technology both as an artistic medium and as a research
tool. CCRMA has been using and developing Linux as an audio platform
since 1997.

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