LMMS

LMMS 0.4.9

Compose and produce music with your computer

LMMS stands for Linux Multimedia Studio, but despite the name, this is actually a powerful Windows tool that lets you compose, edit and mix music with the help of your computer. View full description

PROS

  • MIDI-compatible
  • Support for plug-ins
  • Loads of ready-made material
  • Thoroughly documented

CONS

  • Overwhelming interface

Excellent
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LMMS stands for Linux Multimedia Studio, but despite the name, this is actually a powerful Windows tool that lets you compose, edit and mix music with the help of your computer.

LMMS includes all the tools you need to create music from scratch (both melodies and background beats), mix and arrange samples and prefabricated sounds and finally producing and exporting the results. What's more, you can connect your MIDI keyboard to the computer and play with it and LMMS – or simply use the onscreen piano roll.

The program features a sleek dark interface that you will likely find overwhelming the first time you run the program. There are loads of menus, tools and other information to pay attention to. Fortunately LMMS is also extensively documented, including not only a complete wiki page about it but also dozens of tutorials and ready-made tracks to get you started.

LMMS features also a bunch of samples, drum loops and other creative material you can use on your compositions. The program is fully MIDI-compatible and its functionality can be easily expanded with plug-ins.

If you like composing, mixing, editing and playing with music on your computer, this is the application you're looking for.

Changes

  • Core:
  • MidiWinMM: fixed compiler warning
  • Build system: fixed relative linker paths warnings
  • Build system: explicitely link against WinMM library on Win32
  • GUI:
  • SampleTrack: do not hide EffectRackView forever when closing subwindow
  • InstrumentTrackView: added one-window-mode + global piano focus
  • InstrumentTrackView: use QMdiArea's window activation history
  • Fixed alternating row color in QTreeView (Sf2 patch selector)
  • Plugins:
  • CALF LADSPA plugins: resynced with Git repository - fixes broken CALF Vintage Delay plugin
  • VstBase: fixed winelib build on x86_64
  • Misc:
  • Updated French localization files
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LMMS 0.4.9

— User reviews — about LMMS

  • "good"

    I can take sheets music notes from that programm arabic music ????. More.

    reviewed on January 23, 2015

  • Noctis Angelus

    by Noctis Angelus

    "Fantastic!"

    LMMS is a great program for perfecting and adding onto flat music recordings. I'm currently in the process of writing my... More.

    reviewed on June 28, 2010