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One of the best free alternative to commercial apps like FruityLoops, Cubase and Logic

editor's review





LMMS (Linux MultiMedia Studio) is an open source and cross-platform project designed to act as a free alternative to those popular, yet commercial and closed-source music creation applications found on Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems, such as FruityLoops, Logic, and Cubase.

State-of-the-art features

Key features include a song editor for composing audio tracks, a beat and bassline editor for generating beats and basslines, an easy-to-use piano roll for editing melodies and patterns, as well as complete computer-controlled automation sources and user-defined track-based automation.

The application has been designed from the ground up to allow users to effortlessly produce professional music under an open source GNU/Linux operating system, simply by creating and synthesizing sounds, playing live with the keyboard, and arranging samples.

A wide range of powerful effects and instruments are built into the application, allowing for unlimited audio mixing possibilities. In addition, it features a FX mixer with 64 FX channels, and support for well known standards, such as VST(i), LADSPA, MIDI, SoundFont2, and GUS patches.

Create music with ease!

It is also possible to import any MIDI file, as well as project files from the Hydrogen and FL Studio applications. Supported operating systems include GNU/Linux, FreeBSD and Microsoft Windows.

Thanks to its modern and user-friendly graphical interface, the application helps users to be extremely creative. You can easily create remixes, beats, melodies, arrange samples, and synthesizing sounds.

It also comes with a wide range of ready-to-use audio effects, samples, instruments, and presets. A comprehensive online documentation will help anyone to learn how to use the application and create tracks in minutes.

Bottom line

In conclusion, LMMS is a powerful and sophisticated music creation software with state-of-the-art features. It also provides users with a music sharing platform called LMMS Sharing Platform (LSP), where anyone can make their audio masterpieces publicly available.

LMMS was reviewed by Marius Nestor
Last updated on January 25th, 2015
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