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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 as Linux MultiMedia Studio
Stable release 1.1.3 / March 7, 2015; 10 months ago (2015-03-07)
Development status Active
Written in C++
Operating system Cross-platform
Available in 16 languages[1]
Type Digital audio workstation
License GNU General Public License
Website https://lmms.io

LMMS (previously Linux MultiMedia Studio, now LMMS 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 1.1.0 is the last major version built on the previous 1.0.0. Ever since LMMS 1.1.0, official binary releases are available for Mac OS X.


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

Problems playing this file? See media help.

LMMS has the following features, most of which open as new windows within the LMMS window:

  • Song Editor — for composing songs
  • Beat+Bassline Editor — for creating beats and basslines
  • FX mixer — with unlimited FX channels
  • Piano Roll — for editing patterns and melodies
  • Automation Editor
  • MIDI keyboard support
  • Multiple instruments and effects out of the box:
  • Compatible with many standards:
  • Shared People's projects, Presets, Samples and Themes

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "LMMS — Currently supported languages". Retrieved 11 Nov 2015. 
  2. ^ "LMMS — Linux MultiMedia Studio". SourceForge. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 

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