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Lmms logo.png
Screenshot of LMMS 1.0.0 after start up.
Screenshot of LMMS 1.0.0, showing the interface features.
Developer(s) Tobias Doerffel
Paul Giblock
Danny McRae
Javier Serrano Polo
and others
Initial release 2004
Stable release 1.1.3 / March 7, 2015; 23 days ago (2015-03-07)
Development status Active
Written in C++
Operating system Cross-platform
Available in 15 languages[1]
Type Digital audio workstation
License GNU General Public License
Website https://lmms.io

LMMS (previously Linux MultiMedia Studio) is a free digital audio workstation. Music can be produced by synthesizing sounds, arranging samples, and playing on a MIDI keyboard by combining the features of trackers, sequencers and synthesizers. It supports LADSPA, SF2 files and VST plugins.[2]

LMMS is available for multiple operating systems including GNU/Linux, OpenBSD and Microsoft Windows. Version 1.0.0 is the last major version built on the previous 0.4.0. Ever since LMMS 1.0.0, unofficial binaries have been built for OS X, while LMMS 1.1.0 is planned to be the first official release of LMMS on Mac.

LMMS is meant to be a replica of FL Studio.


A short piece of chiptune-style music created with LMMS, demonstrating the capabilities of the program's SID emulator.

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See also[edit]


  1. ^ "LMMS". Retrieved 20 Oct 2011.  |chapter= ignored (help)
  2. ^ "LMMS — Linux MultiMedia Studio". SourceForge. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 

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