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LMMS

Not Recommended


LMMS is an open source digital audio workstation designed primarily for song and beat creation. It comes with a clean interface, an impressive library of samples and synthesizers, and several helpful demo tracks. It is available for Windows, Linux, and Mac.

LMMS Website

LMMS Official Forum



Competition

Reaper


Features




Usability

LMMS is a mixed bag of making some tasks very simple, and making some unintuitive or downright difficult. Overall, the UI feels like it is more a hindrance than a benefit, though this may vary from user to user, and for different use cases. As free software, and one of the few DAWs built primarily for Linux, it is certainly worth a try.