When comparing Tracktion 5 vs LMMS, the Slant community recommends LMMS for most people. In the question“What are the best DAWs?” LMMS is ranked 9th while Tracktion 5 is ranked 21st. 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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Self contained modular environment for hooking up processing chains of plugins or instruments in any way you want.
Pro Very compatible
Tracktion 5 is now compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Pro Bundles with Melodyne for no cost
Melodyne is a pitch correction software that now comes free with Tracktion 5. At $60, Tracktion 5 with Melodyne costs about half as much as the standalone version of Melodyne.
Pro Multi-channel MIDI support
Multiple MIDI instruments can be recorded in different tracks at the same time.
Pro MIDI to audio feature
Traktion 5 now has a MIDI to audio function so users can quickly freeze MIDI notes and manipulate them as audio clips.
Pro Single screen interface
Everything that is needed is within easy reach, no deep diving in menus or pop up windows.
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 Cluttered interface, not user friendly
Con Lack of drivers for Linux
There are no official drivers for any multi-channel audio interfaces, putting Linux users at a disadvantage.
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.