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To the people who kept telling me that LMMS (Linux MultiMedia Studio) was shit and you can't produce music with it properly, go fuck yourself. I stupidly enough believed this for years and kept on searching for other good open alternatives: nothing.

Tried it again last night, especially the drum machine since I'm going towards electronic music: motherfucker this thing is powerful!

No need for expensive software, LMMS works awesomely 😃

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  • 9
    TIL I need to learn how to use LMMS properly
  • 7
    I tried to make dubstep but kept running into problems woth effects. Maybe its just different from fl studio and i didnt know where to look but meh.
  • 2
    @meltdown Linux compatible?
  • 5
    I'm using LMMS too (not for electronic music though) and I'm loving it.
    Many of the instruments which are shipped by default are only usable for electronic stuff, though. But there are tons of free instruments available online, especially VSTs.

    @linuxxx To be fair, those people might have been talking about older versions of LMMS. As far as I can judge it has changed a lot during the last 2 years.
  • 1
    @linuxxx Well, I still prefer FL Studio and hate LMMS

    (btw, fl studio works well under wine)
  • 2
    @CozyPlanes Yeah it works well under wine. It's closed source though so I'd like to keep it out of my house :)
  • 9
    But.... Ableton.....
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    @linuxxx Well, it is powerful than LMMS I believe
    @ewpratten Ableton is the beast!
  • 0
    I played around with it for a little while. Eventually it started repeatedly crashing when I tried certain instruments and some files of mine got corrupted and unable to open :/
  • 0
    You can also use Gimp instead of Photoshop..but why bother? Get Ableton, version 10 was recently released and it's dope AF. There is a lite version that's inexpensive and good enough for %90 of the folks out there and certainly 1000x more powerful and feature rich than what you're using now (there is a demo, too).
  • 0
    @intromatt Because of certain principles an individual might have. You don't have to agree with it, though :)
  • 0
    @intromatt Although I'd be willing to try closed source variants, using them on Linux is an actual requirement for me.
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    Why is that? I can't see ONE reason to use inferior software when exponentially superior software readily exists. @linuxxx
  • 1
    @intromatt As a developer, if I'm missing a feature in a program, I can fix it myself if it's open source.
    That's really cool isn't it? Also it helps creating the software and bringing it forward if people are using it (and are giving feedback, feature requests or even contributing code).

    And it's a pretty good thing if there is als software available which can be used by anyone without investment and effort.

    If I were using these tools professional, I would use different considerations.
    But even then - I'm not so sure if LMMS falls short compared to FL anymore...
  • 1
    You are going to add features to an already awful program that another app already has along with 10000 more (you must be an incredible developer if you are actually tweaking and adding features to music production software).
    Many of you here sure have a lot of time on your hands + I wouldn't trust an open source app such as this one with my music projects in a million fuckin' years....@theCalcaholic
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    You forgot to put "effort" in quotes... because I assume you're joking.
    This particular audio app we're discussing here barely rivals a decent audio app from the 1990s...plus let's not forget its instability and incompatibility with industry standards. Even in Bulgaria most people can afford to spend 80 bucks for Live Intro which is **literally** 20 years ahead than this POS. @theCalcaholic
  • 0
    @intromatt Referring to which comment?
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    @intromatt Are you sure you had a look at LMMS recently? Because it doesn't sound like it.

    LMMS definitely isn't an 'awful program' in its current state. I've done a few projects with it and it's working out great. Given, my limited experience with Fruity Loops dates back to ~2011, so I can't really compare them.

    However I would never consider spending 80 bucks on software for something I solely do for fun and already have a pretty good alternative for which allows me to do everything I need to.
  • 0
    What about Bitwig? Tried it?
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    @theCalcaholic the advantage of a more advanced DAW is that it may have features that you didn't even realize you needed, or something that teaches you a new way to work. Like Presonus StudioOne's scratchpad, it's such a simple idea but brilliant. Also, they are generally more stable.

    StudioOne is my go-to DAW these days, but I did try out both LMMS and Ardour, only a month ago. I was less-than-impressed with LMMS, but Ardour is awesome (especially with JACK routing).

    But hey, if it does what you want to do, sure. I started off using Audacity with a free software synth and a cheap mic, and I was pretty happy with that, so yeah.
  • 0
    fucking right? it just takes a little more knowhow and is pretty damn powerful for being free. people have no idea what they're talking about
  • 0
    @BindView fl just does a lot for you
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    @RememberMe You know, I'm mostly producing music with (synthesized) classical instruments rather than electronic music, so many features are not even relevant for me (most effects, for instance).

    LMMS worked great so far, while Ardour for example looked a bit limited for my purposes.
  • 1
    I'm sadly stuck to windows for my sound work and producing hobby because VST plugins...
  • 1
    @epse They do work on Linux with wine - but are indeed a bit of a hassle to set up.
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    Btw, you should definitely use LMMS 1.2.x - it's downloadable as beta from their web site. It's the version I was referring to all the time and it has a lot of improvements compared to the stable version.
  • 1
    Thanks for this, didn’t know about LMMS.
    Probably I don’t even have to spend that much money on Logic Pro anymore.

    👍
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