When comparing SADie 6 vs LMMS, the Slant community recommends LMMS for most people. In the question“What are the best DAWs?” LMMS is ranked 3rd while SADie 6 is ranked 53rd. 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 Good for multiple inputs
This DAW supports multitrack editing, which allows the recording of many inputs simultaneously.
Pro Customized iZotope bundle
iZotope is a very respected audio tech company that makes great plugins. SADie 6 is now bundled with a customized iZotope program that has 9 functions. Many of these functions are standard, but other are harder to find, such as pitch-shift, exciter, widener,and analogue delay.
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 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 JACK Audio Connection Kit support
Pro LADSPA plugins support
LMMS is lightweight enough to be run off of a flash drive.
Pro VST plugins support
Pro Multiple languages support
Pro Works with many VSTs and effects
Pro Preloaded with basic VST instrument plugins and modifiers
LMMS comes with a triple oscillator, Gameboy sound emu, NES sound emu added into the software, which makes it easier to create sounds without the inclusion of external plugins. It is very accessible for beginners.
Con Windows only
SADie 6 is only compatible with Windows OS.
Con No MIDI functionality
SADie 6 is geared towards mastering and radio/TV production, so there is no MIDI input.
Con Program crashes a lot
This happens more frequently when loading VST files.
Con No merging or splicing options
There is no feature that allows you to merge or splice tracks in LMMS.
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.