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Original author(s) Paul Giblock
Tobias Doerffel[1]
Developer(s) Tobias Doerffel
Paul Giblock
Danny McRae
Javier Serrano Polo
Initial release 2004; 13 years ago (2004); as Linux MultiMedia Studio
Stable release
1.2.0-RC3 / May 31, 2017; 53 days ago (2017-05-31)
Repository https://github.com/lmms/lmms, https://github.com/LMMS/lmms.git
Development status Active
Written in C++
Operating system Cross-platform: Windows, GNU/Linux, OS X
Platform x86
Available in 20 languages[2]
Type Digital audio workstation
License GPLv2[3]
Website lmms.io

LMMS (formerly Linux MultiMedia Studio) is digital audio workstation software. When LMMS is executed on a computer with appropriate hardware, music can be produced by synthesizing sounds, arranging samples, playing on a MIDI keyboard, and combining the features of trackers, sequencers, and synthesizers. It supports Linux Audio Developer's Simple Plugin API (LADSPA), SoundFont (SF2) files, and Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plug-ins.[3] It is free software released under the GNU General Public License, version 2 (GPLv2).

Software overview[edit]

System requirements[edit]

LMMS is available for multiple operating systems, including GNU/Linux, OpenBSD, OS X and Windows. It requires a 1 GHz CPU, 512 MB of RAM and a two-channel sound card.[4]

Program features[edit]

LMMS accepts soundfonts in SF2 format and GUS patches. It can also import Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI), hydrogen and FL Studio project (FLP) files. It can also write and read customized presets, samples and themes.[5] The audio can be exported primarily in MIDI, OGG and WAV formats,[6] and the projects are saved in .mmpz file format.

Upcoming updates[edit]

Version 1.2.0 is still a prerelease version but this milestone update is nearly complete, at 96% ready for full release. [7]



  • Song Editor – compose melodies
  • Beat+Bassline Editor – create beats and basslines
  • FX mixer – mix up to 64 FX channels[5]
  • Piano Roll – edit patterns and melodies
  • Automation Editor



  • AudioFileProcessorsampler
  • Kicker – kick & bass drum synthesizer


See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://alternativeto.net/software/lmms---linux-multimedia-studio/
  2. ^ "LMMS – Currently supported languages". Retrieved 21 Jun 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "LMMS – Linux MultiMedia Studio". SourceForge. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  4. ^ https://lmms.io/documentation/Requirements
  5. ^ a b Dave Phillips (August 17, 2009). "LMMS: The Linux MultiMedia Studio". Linux Journal. Retrieved March 31, 2016. 
  6. ^ "LMMS Sound Editing Software". Software Insider. Retrieved 31 March 2011. 
  7. ^ "LMMS 1.2.0 Milestone". Github. Retrieved 17 July 2017. 

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