LMMS (Linux Multimedia Studio) is a software created for Linux and Windows which does the function of a digital audio workstation. The software is considered as a tough one to learn and use; but the many tutorials and sample songs supplied as part of the software help you in reducing the learning curve and understanding the functions.

Using LMMS one can make music which can play on a MIDI keyboard. You can also do sound synthesizing while creating the music. Other features include bass line editor, sequencers, trackers and synthesizers. While the piano roll window helps in writing MIDI sequences, the song editor organizes the material into proper forms.

The Digital Audio Workstation, LMMS, allows you to add effects on pre recorded audio and you can also import the audio as sample. One can add many filters, use different effects and save the whole file as one track. The specific property of creating samples along with the composition saves a lot of time for the creator of the music.

Editing is very easy using the piano roll by selecting the pitch and inserting the note. Changing the note is also easy by a simple click on the mouse. The absence of undo function could be quite frustrating especially during the initial days while you are experimenting with the software.

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