LMMS

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LMMS
Lmms logo.png
Original author(s) Paul Giblock
Tobias Doerffel[1]
Developer(s) Tobias Doerffel
Paul Giblock
Danny McRae
Javier Serrano Polo
others
Initial release 2004; 12 years ago (2004); as Linux MultiMedia Studio
Stable release
1.1.3 / March 7, 2015; 17 months ago (2015-03-07)
Development status Active
Written in C++
Operating system Cross-platform: Windows, GNU/Linux, OS X
Platform x86
Available in 16 languages[2]
Type Digital audio workstation
License GNU General Public License version 2 (GPLv2)[3]
Website lmms.io

LMMS (formerly Linux MultiMedia Studio) is a digital audio workstation. 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) plugins.[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, and Windows. Since LMMS 1.1.0, official binary releases are available for OS X.

It requires a 1 GHz CPU and 512 MB of RAM, and a 2-channel sound card.[4]

Program features[edit]

A short chiptune-style music sample created with LMMS, demonstrating the abilities of the program's MOS Technology SID emulator.

Problems playing this file? See media help.

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]

As of August 2016, version 1.2.1 is expected to release shortly, according to the official LMMS Facebook page. A brief announcement simply said: "LMMS 1.2. RC2 coming when it's ready."[7]

Plugins[edit]

Editors[edit]

  • 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

Synthesizers[edit]

Samplers[edit]

  • AudioFileProcessorsampler
  • Kicker – kick & bass drum synthesizer

Standards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://alternativeto.net/software/lmms---linux-multimedia-studio/
  2. ^ "LMMS – Currently supported languages". Retrieved 11 Nov 2015. 
  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. ^ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/makefreemusic/photos/a.435481343174728.102676.435131566543039/1163121510410704/?type=1&theater. Retrieved 8 August 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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