LMMS 1.2.0: when four years of waiting pay off

LMMS 1.3.0, web page

Most commonly, software developers release updates to it every few weeks. This gives us the feeling that the program continues to receive support, but we hardly notice the changes. We don't feel the same if it takes longer to release an update like the one LMMS 1.2.0, the first new version in four years of the one that was born as a clone of the then Fruityloops. And the wait has been worth it.

For those who do not know, LMMS is a program that we could put in the section of audio sequencers. A sequencer it is to audio what Kdenlive (among many others on Linux) is to video. With them we can record audio, mix tracks, add effects, compose music and everything necessary to create songs. In Linux we have other sequencers, like Ardor, but LMMS has, at the very least, a more neat image than the sequencer I used more than 10 years ago.

New features in LMMS 1.2.0

  • Totally new theme.
  • New demo song. I already anticipate that this helps a lot, since it allows us to make changes to a project already started.
  • Parametric equalizer with spectrum display.
  • Sample tracks can be played from any position.
  • VST sync has been enabled by default.
  • New metronome samples.
  • Ability to record chords directly from the piano view.
  • Undo note movement.
  • Note resizing in piano view has been improved.
  • Now you can export to MP3, 24bit WAV, VBR OGG.
  • MIDI export / import has been improved.
  • Patches for dedicated folders for plugins and instruments.
  • Support for quick change in instrument dialogs.
  • SDL is now the default audio backend.
  • Tracks can now be moved by dragging their label.
  • The list of effects can be shortened.
  • New file menu «New from template».
  • On Linux:
    • Support for App Image has been included.
    • Fixed running 32bit VTS on 64bit Linux with VTS sync enabled.
    • The interface works correctly on HiDPI screens.

The complete list of news is even more extensive, you can see it here!. We can download LMMS 1.2.0 for Windows, macOS and Linux from this link. What's available for Linux at the link above is an AppImage, something I'm not a big fan of. It is also already available in Flatub and the version released in 2015 is in Ubuntu's default repositories, so LMMS 1.2.0 should arrive this week in its APT version. In any case, let's download the version we download, I think the wait has been worth it. And you?

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  1.   DwMaquero said

    It doesn't work for me in MacOSX, it closes automatically showing me the sign that has closed unexpectedly, on the other hand I doubt that SF2 works in MacOSX
    I see that they still do not add a score viewer as in Muse for example (big blunder), I hope they have at least solved the issue that some midi scales are invented and according to which one loaded the instruments but although the green light was blinking it did not it sounded nothing at all, when they decide to implement a score viewer like Denemo or Notedir (I repeat implementing not making it run as a third party program) then it would be my 100% favorite sequencer, too bad it doesn't work on OSX