LMMS free download for Mac


26 August 2019

Free digital audio workstation.


LMMS (previously Linux 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 plug-ins.

  • Song-Editor for composing songs
  • A Beat+Bassline-Editor for creating beats and bass lines
  • An easy-to-use Piano-Roll for editing patterns and melodies
  • An FX mixer with 64 FX channels and arbitrary number of effects allow unlimited mixing possibilities
  • Many powerful instrument and effect plug-ins out-of-the-box
  • Full user-defined track-based automation and computer-controlled automation sources
  • Compatible with many standards such as SoundFont2, VST(i), LADSPA, GUS patches, and full MIDI support
  • Import of MIDI and FLP (FL Studio/Fruityloops Project) files

What's new in LMMS

Version 1.2.0:
General improvements:
  • Fixed build with musl C runtime library
  • DrumSynth: Make the parsing logic safer
  • macOS: Disable soundio on for stability
  • Allow sample track clips to be resized smaller than one bar
  • Don't require X11Extras on Linux when VSTs are disabled
  • Fixed debug build broken in RC8
  • Allow recording chords directly from the piano-roll
  • Fix more issues with ZynAddSubFX and/or VSTs related to automation
  • Better default sounds for Nescaline and Freeboy
  • DMG rebranding
UI improvements:
  • macOS: Add shortcuts for inserting bars, deleting bars and deleting notes on Apple keyboard
  • AudioFileProcessor: Better tooltip for ping-pong loop
  • VST: Add VST always-on-top config option
  • VST: Ensure VST windows show properly in taskbar
  • VST: Don't show error when loading empty VeSTige instance
  • Equalizer: Fix spectrum window formula
  • Equalizer: Use brighter and more opaque colors for the spectrum view
  • Don't draw note detuning info over the volume/panning area
  • Fix hanging cursor in piano-roll
  • Update splash screen
Bug Fixes:
  • AppImage: JACK detection
  • ZynAddSubFX pitch resetting on project load/export
  • VST: crash when using 32bit VSTs on 64bit Linux with VST sync turned on
  • Crash when trying to drop controls into the empty automation editor
  • Crash Ctrl + dragging patterns between instances
  • Creating new ZynAddSubFX banks on Linux
  • Empty editors after closing them and creating a new project
  • Crash when loading presets with broken controller connections
  • Fixes crash on cloning patterns on Qt >= 5.12 due to cursor issues
  • Notes getting stuck under high CPU conditions
  • Crashes due to race conditions in NotePlayHandleManager
  • LADSPA automations getting disconnected on export
  • Crash on removing sample track clips while playing
  • Sample tracks out of sync if the processing sample rate is different from 44100Hz
  • The genre metadata of exported MP3 files wrongly set to Blues
  • Metadata not written correctly when exporting multiple tracks
  • Update translations from Transifex
  • Fix minor issues in German translations

Requirements for LMMS

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.8.0 or later

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