Screenshot of LMMS 1.0.0, showing its GUI.
|Initial release||2004; as Linux MultiMedia Studio|
1.1.3 / 7 March 2015
1.2.0-rc7 / 25 September 2018
|Operating system||Cross-platform: Windows, macOS, Linux|
|Available in||20 languages|
|Type||Digital audio workstation|
LMMS (formerly Linux MultiMedia Studio) is a digital audio workstation application program. When LMMS is executed on a computer with appropriate hardware, it allows music to be produced by arranging samples, synthesizing sounds, playing on a MIDI keyboard and combining the features of trackers and sequencers. It supports the Linux Audio Developer's Simple Plugin API (LADSPA) and partially Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plug-ins (on Win32). It is free software released under the GNU General Public License, version 2 (GPLv2).
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LMMS accepts soundfonts and GUS patches. It can import Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) and hydrogen files. FL Studio project (FLP) files had been able to be imported, but FLP support has since been removed. It can write and read customized presets and themes. Audio can be exported in the OGG and WAV file formats, and the projects are saved in the plain XML
MMP or compressed
MMPZ file format. It can use VST plug-ins on Win32 or Wine32, though currently the macOS port doesn't support them.
- Song Editor – compose melodies
- Beat+Bassline Editor – create beats and basslines
- FX mixer – mix an unlimited number of channels (since 1.1.0 release candidate 4)
- Piano Roll – edit patterns and melodies
- Automation Editor
- BitInvader – wavetable-lookup synthesis
- FreeBoy – emulator of Game Boy audio processing unit (APU)
- Kicker – bass drum synthesizer
- LB302 – imitation of the Roland TB-303
- Mallets – tuneful percussion synthesizer
- Nescaline – NES-like synthesizer
- Monstro – 3-oscillator synthesizer with modulation matrix
- OpulenZ – 2-operator FM synthesizer
- Organic – organ-like synthesizer
- SID – emulator of the Commodore 64 chips
- Triple oscillator – 3-oscillator synthesizer with 4 modes: MIX, SYNC, PM, FM, and AM
- Vibed – vibrating string modeler
- Watsyn – 4-oscillator wavetable synthesizer
- AudioFileProcessor (AFP) – sampler with effect support
- Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI)
- SoundFont (SF2)
- Virtual Studio Technology (VST)
- Linux Audio Developer's Simple Plugin API (LADSPA)
- Gravis Ultrasound (GUS) patches (PatMan)
- JACK Audio Connection Kit (JACK)
As of 25 September 2018, the 7th release candidate of LMMS version 1.2.0 is in beta test and is considered to be 96% ready for production release.
- List of music software
- List of Linux audio software
- Comparison of free software for audio
- Multitrack recording
- Comparison of multitrack recording software
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- "LMMS – Currently supported languages". Retrieved 21 Jun 2017.
- "LMMS – Linux MultiMedia Studio". SourceForge. Retrieved 17 May 2011.
- "LMMS • Documentation". lmms.io.
- "Remove FLP import, revert to GPLv2+ only". Github. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
- Dave Phillips (August 17, 2009). "LMMS: The Linux MultiMedia Studio". Linux Journal. Retrieved March 31, 2016.
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- "lmms.io/utils.php function read_project". Github. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
- "Release 1.1.0-RC4". Github. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
- "LMMS 1.2.0 Milestone". Github. Retrieved 25 September 2018.
- Tobias Doerffel (December 2005). "Making Music with Linux Multimedia Studio" (PDF). Linux Magazine (61): 58–60. Retrieved 2009-03-30.
- Dave Phillips (1 October 2008). "State of the Art: Linux Audio 2008, Part II". Linux Journal. Archived from the original on 7 February 2009. Retrieved 30 March 2009.
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