Create Music using Linux Multimedia Studio (LMMS) – How to Install in Ubuntu/Mint

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LMMS a.k.a Linux MultiMedia Studio is a free, open source digital audio workstation available on Ubuntu/Mint and other distributions. You can create, edit your own digital beats with LMMS. It has in-built MIDI keyboard and having a modern user interface.

LMMS Feature Summary

  • Compose music on Windows, Linux and Apple OS X
  • 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, Hydrogen project files and FL Studio ® project files
  • Drop-in LADSPA plug-in support
  • Drop-in VST ® effect plug-in support (Linux and Windows)
  • Built-in compressor, limiter, delay, reverb, distortion, EQ, bass-enhancer
  • Bundled graphic and parametric equalizers
  • Built-in visualization/spectrum analyser
  • Built-in 32-bit VST instrument support
  • Built-in 64-bit VST instrument support with 32-bit VST bridge (64-bit Windows)
  • Roland ® TB-303 style monophonic bass synthesizer
  • Embedded ZynAddSubFx: Polyphonic, mutlitimbral, microtonal, multi-voice additive, subtractive and pad synthesis all in one powerful plugin
  • Native Commodore 64 ® SID microchip/instrument emulation
  • Native SoundFont ® support (SF2), the industry standard for high quality instrument patches and banks
  • Nintendo ®, GameBoy ® and game sound effect emulation
  • 2 built-in oscillator-based synthesizers
  • 2 built-in wavetable-based synthesizers
  • Gravis UltraSound ® GUS Patch support

How to install – using Terminal

To install LMMS in Ubuntu, Mint, Debian, elementary using terminal run below command. Enter password when prompted.

sudo apt-get install lmms


  • Type LMMS in dash. Click the launcher icon.
  • For Gnome, go to Applications -> Sound and Video -> LMMS
LMMS running in Ubuntu
LMMS running in Ubuntu

LMMS Promo


Troubleshooting and Support

If you face any issues while installing or using LMMS, you may drop a note using comment section at the end of this article, Or you can post your query in any of the support channels mentioned below.

How to uninstall

To uninstall LMMS run below commands in terminal.

sudo apt-get remove lmms

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