LMMS Beginner's Guide

Here you will learn the basics and how to use LMMS, how to use the song editor, how to use the beat and the bass line editor, how to use the FX-mixer, how to add, mix and play with sounds, how to save your project and more...

Let's start

When you open LMMS you will see 3 main windows (song editor, beat editor, FX-mixer), to add instruments and sounds in the song editor go to My samples or My presets (left toolbar), select an instrument and drag it to the song editor or the beat editor, double click LMB (left mouse button) a time cell to open the piano roll, click LMB to add musical notes. Congratulations! You have made your first sound in LMMS.


The Song-Editor is the main component, the structure of the song is displayed in this editor, on the left side of the window are the instruments and beat/bassline tracks, on the right side of the window displays the actual content (note-blocks / segments of each track).

Beat+Bassline Editor

This is the window where repetitive song elements can be created, such as: drum beats or basslines.


The FX-Mixer is where the volumes of each channel can be separately controlled, it also has a sub-window where special effects can be added or chained together.


This was just a basic guide on LMMS, if you want to study and learn more about this digital audio workstation, here is the page to do that LMMS Tutorials & How To's (With Pictures & Video) - from this page you can browse all the LMMS articles published on edvog.com

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