LMMS is a free cross-platform software which allows you to produce music with your computer. This covers creating melodies and beats, synthesizing and mixing sounds and arranging samples. You can have fun with your MIDI keyboard and much more – all in a user-friendly and modern interface. Furthermore LMMS comes with many ready-to-use instrument and effect plugins, presets and samples.
- Song-Editor for composing songs
- Beat+Bassline-Editor for creating beats and basslines
- Easy-to-use Piano-Roll for editing patterns and melodies
- FX mixer with 64 FX channels and arbitrary number of effects allow unlimited mixing possibilities
- Many powerful instrument and effect plugins out of the bo
- Full user-defined track-based automation and computer-controlled automation sources
- Compatible with many standards such as SoundFont2, VST(i), LADSPA, GUS Patches, and MIDI
The all-in-one (no need for Jack stuff on Linux) Swiss army knife to make professional music from MIDI and other sounds. Simply the best!
Reviewing 0.9.92: Once again the development broke a feature: Side chaining only works with crackling noise (on Win 7/64) and a question on the IRC chat brought me the insight, that this is supposed to be a feature (!!!) to save CPU power. Unfortunately I only was able to tweak the corrosponding settings in a way, that makes side chaining completely unusable (because of extremely slow attack times). But since this problem is a never ending one (new releases break features of old ones), I will keep distance to this black hole for working time and I only can recommend you to the same. There are working software solutions (and if they cost money, they are very low-priced and surely worth the money), so that LMMS is simply not needed in any way. As long as LMMS sucks that way, it is dead in my eyes - period!
Impossible to work with, sorry.
I love LMMS. I've been using it for a while now. Currently, there are still some bugs, but the community has really come alive and started to get things ironed out. If you're willing to spend some time with it, then you can really make some great music. The community is great. You can get plugged in on Facebook or SoundCloud really fast and get helpful feedback from others. It's awesome. You gotta try it! :-) - Red Ambassador
Hard at first, but when you've learnt the basics and have good ideas, it's fantastic! I've been using LMMS for 2 years now and I only can say: the BEST free DAW you can get!