LMMS (Linux MultiMedia Studio) is a Free DAW that is a great place to try things out, experiment, and see what suits your needs best.
It is suited for beginners who want to produce electronic music.
LMMS is a fantastic free tool that can be your introduction into producing music without spending any money. It has a wide array of different uses, from plugging in an audio interface and connecting your guitars, basses and microphones, to editing midi music for beats and songs.
We want to look at some of the best VSTs that work well with LMMS and see what you can do with this application. It is important to note that although LMMS is free, the VSTs that you can potentially run might not be.
A free polyphonic synthesizer, ToneZ is available as a VST/AU plugin for Windows and Mac OS, although LMMS does not support VST on Mac. Thanks to its modern UI, you’ll be able to use supersaws, leads, basses, plucks, and everything in between. Some of ToneZ’s features include:
- 4 Oscillators
- 12 waveforms
- 1-8 voices
- Detune & stereo width control
- 4 Envelopes
- Exponential/Linear curves
- Modulation Matrix
- 2 Filter Units
For a full list of features, check out their features list here. There are tons of preset packs available from here, as well as samples that you can listen to of tracks that have been made with ToneZ here.
Overall, this is a fun VST that is highly effective at making some great tracks. Feel free to donate to the project as they make it available for free on their site.
Find out more about ToneZ here.
2. Mini Bounce
The Mini Bounce synthesizer is specifically designed for Melbourne Bounce, Future Bounce and EDM. It has a lot of features as well, including:
- 4 oscillators (with different 31 waveforms each)
- 1 Amp-Envelope
- 2 Modulation Envelopes
- 1 Filter (LP, BP, HP)
- 2 LFOs
- 1 Reverb
- 1 Chorus
- 1 Decimator,
- 1 EQ
Synthesizers are lots of fun to use, and you can give your tracks a sound that is unmistakable. Check out the plugin on its website here.
3. Spicy Guitar
Spicy Guitar is another great free VST with tons of features. It gives you many different types of guitars that you can choose from. Spicy Guitar is a free VST (Virtual Studio Technology) plugin for Windows and Mac that features over 150 effects, some of which are built in, and others you can download as plugins or from the store.
- 9 real guitars characteristics
- Many different playing techniques
- Guitars can be changed and edited in real time
- Chord detection allows you to transpose piano to guitar
- Chord strumming
You can download Spicy Guitar on their website to start playing with this software for yourself, however at the time of writing the official site is not up and running.
VST plugins allow you to create your very own sounds and instruments. These plugins have a wide range of features, such as the ability to place them on a keyboard or drum pad, change the volume, and much more.
The benefits of vst plugins are endless for LMMS users because it gives them the opportunity to produce sounds that they may not have been able to create without it. They can also produce high quality sound files that they could never achieve without the use of this software.