When comparing Acid Pro 7 vs LMMS, the Slant community recommends LMMS for most people. In the question“What are the best DAWs?” LMMS is ranked 9th while Acid Pro 7 is ranked 17th. The most important reason people chose LMMS is:
-interface look like FL Studio interface -main workspace for composing and editing melodies and harmonies is piano roll
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Pro Supports multi-track recording
Multi-track recording is an option provided by Acid Pro 7 that can be especially beneficial for live performances. Each instrument can be recorded live with its own effects and input monitoring.
Pro Zoom function changes the size of all tracks simultaneously
Resizing is easy with Acid Pro 7, and can be done to every track at the same time with one master slider.
Pro It does not get any easier than this if you're an absolute beginner
Pro Ideal for LOOP or SAMPLE based music
Pro Freezes MIDI to WAV and can revert WAV to MIDI
In order to reduce CPU load, Acid Pro 7 offers the ability to bounce clips to WAV. This DAW stands out by letting users revert back to MIDI if further editing is required.
Pro Has the possibility to become a great open-source alternative to FL Studio
-interface look like FL Studio interface
-main workspace for composing and editing melodies and harmonies is piano roll
Pro Free and open source
LMMS is available for free with source code licensed under GPL and available on GitHub allowing anyone to edit and extend the software as they see fit.
LMMS works on Linux, Windows and OSX.
Pro VST Support
Uses VeSTige as the VST plugin. It has some bugs but most VSTs work with it.
Pro Multiple languages support
Pro JACK Audio Connection Kit support
Pro MIDI controllers support
Just plug in and play. Plug in the MIDI keyboard before opening LMMS and it'll automatically pick up that you've connected the keyboard.
Pro LADSPA plugins support
Pro VST plugins support
LMMS is lightweight enough to be run off of a flash drive.
Pro Works with many VSTs and effects
Con 32-bit only
Acid Pro 7 is 32-bit only and cannot use 64-bit plugins. This also limits the size of a project.
Con Soon to be discontinued, no updates, MAGIX doesn't seem to care
Con PC only
Acid Pro 7 is not compatible with Mac.
Con Program crashes a lot
This happens more frequently when loading VST files.
Con Pitch bending could be more native
Sometimes you can pitch bend with the Piano Roll Editor but with many instruments you cannot and are limited to the pitch knob in the main plugin interface.
Con No merging or splicing options
There is no feature that allows you to merge or splice tracks in LMMS.