Free, open source, multiplatform macOS digital audio workstation

LMMS for Mac

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LMMS for Mac

  -  43.6 MB  -  Open Source
  • Latest Version

    LMMS 1.2.2 LATEST

  • Review by

    Sophia Jones

  • Operating System

    macOS 10.14 Mojave or later

  • User Rating

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  • Author / Product

    LMMS Team / External Link

  • Filename


LMMS or Linux MultiMedia Studio for Mac is a free cross-platform alternative to a commercial program like FL Studio, which allows you to produce music with your computer. This includes the creation of melodies and beats, the synthesis and mixing of sounds, and arranging of samples. LMMS for macOS can also connect to any of your MIDI devices and allow you to perform live, all in a user-friendly and modern interface. LMMS for Mac (Linux MultiMedia Studio) is a 100% free, open-source, community-driven project.

Produce music on your computer
by creating melodies and beats, synthesizing and mixing sounds, arranging samples, and much more.

Playback instruments, samples, and plugins
with a typing or MIDI keyboard in a user-friendly and modern interface.

Bundled with ready-to-use content
from an assortment of instrument and effect plugins, presets, and samples to VST and SoundFont support.

Features and Highlights
  • Compose music on Windows, Linux, and macOS
  • Sequence, compose, mix and automate songs in one simple interface
  • Note playback via MIDI or typing keyboard
  • Consolidate instrument tracks using Beat+Bassline Editor
  • Fine-tune patterns, notes, chords, and melodies using Piano Roll Editor
  • Full user-defined track-based automation and computer-controlled automation sources
  • Import of MIDI files and Hydrogen project files
  • Built-in 64-bit VST instrument support with 32-bit VST bridge (64-bit Windows)
  • 16 built-in synthesizers, including emulations of Roland ® TB-303, Commodore 64 ® SID microchip, Nintendo ® NES and GameBoy, Yamaha ® OPL2 chip, and more
  • Embedded ZynAddSubFx: Polyphonic, multitimbral, microtonal, multi-voice additive, subtractive, and pad synthesis all in one powerful plugin
  • Native multisample support for SoundFont ® (SF2), Giga (GIG), and Gravis UltraSound ® (GUS) formats for high-quality instrument patches and banks
  • Drop-in LADSPA plug-in support
  • Drop-in VST ® effect plug-in support (Linux and Windows)
  • Built-in compressor, limiter, delay, reverb, distortion, and bass enhancer
  • Bundled graphic and parametric equalizers
  • Built-in visualization/spectrum analyzer
Also Available: Download LMMS for Windows

  • LMMS 1.2.2 Screenshots

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What's new in this version:

General improvements:
- Stop filtering out valid characters from file name while exporting tracks
- Fix Invalid warning about "dummy-MIDI-client"

UI improvements:
- Note selection: Editing values works in dialog

Bug Fixes:
- Piano Roll - Fix retrigger with vol/pan sliders
- Fix a rare crash on export
- Fix LMMS not launching when AppImage has spaces in name
- Fix vertical piano being unresponsive when clicked too fast
- Fix crash with Grooove VST
- Fix crash on deleting instrument with controller connections on knobs
- Fix notes being placed at negative positions on MIDI import
- Fix scrolling direction in the song editor due to stuck Ctrl/Shift
- Fix stuck notes with Helm VST on tempo automation
- Fix file factory delimeter position
- Fix a muted demo project "Greippi - Krem Kaakkuja (Second Flight Remix)"
- Fix controls linking misbehaviors
- Fix loading and saving of .fxb/.fxp files on Windows
- Fix crashes and hangs on importing some Hydrogen drum kit songs
- Fix freeze when replacing Mallets with another instrument
- DrumSynth: ensure correct envelope length in any sample rate
- AFP: fix loading start and loop points if the loop point is automated
- Select the correct piano key for marking semitones
- Ensure consistent use of effect gate
- Fix Piano roll crashing when window is vertically scaled too large
- Fix some memory errors with JACK audio/MIDI
- JackMidi: Remove confusing warnings at shutdown
- Fix SF2 player crashing when file is not a soundfont, with FluidSynth 2
- BB editor: fix mouse event affecting wrong beats due to the cursor shape
- Fix knobs moving too fast on some platforms
- Fix notes created in BB editor resizing incorrectly when resizing a selection
- Fix some patterns not being saved in project

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