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Meet the new Linux Multimedia Studio

LMMS, as popularly known, is a powerful audio workstation that has just received a new version.

Linux Multimedia Studio, or as called LMMS, is an ideal software for those who like to produce music and use their computer in their creations. Free and multiplatform software, the program has versions for Linux, macOS and Windows. A great alternative for those who don't want to pirate programs like FL Studio, Logic Pro, Cubase or want more freedom. Because when using a multiplatform tool, you are not stuck with a system. lmms-linux-midi-audio-workstation-fl-studio-logic-pro-cubase-windows-mac-linux-openbsd

With LMMS, tasks like creating melodies, using a MIDI keyboard for beats, synthesizing audio, mixing sounds, arranging samples, and more can all be done with your vast tooling. The new version 1.2, came full of news and refinements. Your code has been rewritten, taking better advantage of the hardware, whether it is through improved processing usage, lower memory consumption or support for high pixel density screens. For example, in addition to the aforementioned systems, LMMS 1.2 now supports OpenBSD (Indian) and Haiku (BeOS). There was an improvement in exporting WAV, MP3 and OGG files.


Some LMMS Features

  • Rhythm editor;
  • Track editor;
  • Keyboard editor (MIDI keyboard);
  • Music Editor / Organizer;
  • Sound effects mixer, up to 64 channels;
  • Support for SoundFont2, LADSPA and VST add-ons;
  • 16 built-in synthesizers;
  • OPL2 Roland TB-303 Emulators;
  • SID Commodore64 emulator;
  • NES emulator;
  • Gameboy and Yamaha emulator and incorporated into the ZynAddSubFX synthesizer;
  • Multisampling support for SoundFont (SF2), Giga (GIG) and Gravis UltraSound (GUS) formats;
  • Among other features


What's New in Version 1.2

  • Ability to save music in the form of a sound loop (options -l and -loop);
  • Apple MIDI format support;
  • Automatic recording during playback;
  • Plugins and patches in a separate directory;
  • New SDL-based sound backend used in new default installations;
  • Single mode and a channel cleaning function not used for FX Mixer;
  • New Gig Player tool to play Giga Sample Banks format files;
  • New ReverbSC plugin;
  • New FX add-ons: Equalizer, Bitcrush, EQ Crossover and Echo Multitap.

LMMS Installation on Linux

There are several ways to install LMMS, it is in the repositories of most distributions. However, if you want the most current version, download version on AppImage, recommended on its official website. lmms-linux-midi-audio-workstation-fl-studio-logic-pro-cubase-windows-mac-linux-openbsd-download-appimage

If you prefer the good old terminal, use the commands below:

sudo chmod + x lmms.Appimage

Then run with the command:


Remembering that you must be in the same directory as your AppImage (via terminal).

In the past I had my composer moments, and LMMS can be very interesting software, whether for you amateur or professional. See the interview (a part of it) that we did with Marcos Garcia from the channel Vartroy. You will be able to see the current scenario of free and open source music production.

Did you like LMMS? It's a very complete program, and if you're interested in the area, I think it's a great choice.

Join our Diolinux Plus forumMaybe you will find others in love with music and technology there.

Until the next post, I wait for you here on the blog Diolinux, SYSTEMATICALLY!

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