When comparing LMMS vs Magix Music Maker, the Slant community recommends LMMS for most people. In the question“What are the best DAWs?” LMMS is ranked 3rd while Magix Music Maker is ranked 30th. 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 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.
Pro Easily extendable with new samples, plugins and VST instruments
MAGIX regularly releases new sample libraries (Soundpools), live sets and VST instruments, as well as new plugin integrations.
Pro MAGIX Magazine & Community
MAGIX Magazine has great articles and the Community is friendly.
Pro Excellent VST instruments
Very high quality sound and varying VST instruments.
Pro Constantly updated
MAGIX constantly updates all its software and listens to the community.
Pro There IS a very good free version
MAGIX recently released a free version of it that is excellent and not crappy like others. It has most music creation features of the premium version, but only some basic VSI and sample library (both things easily extendable with MAGIX store's rich packages).
Pro Music video full integration
With Premium version, you can add video and synchronize lyrics to your music video productions. Even better if you use along any of MAGIX pro video editors.
Pro Easy to learn & use
It's very easy to learn your way through and master it.
Pro Great interface
The interface is very clear, which makes it fast to create and easy to learn.
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.
Con It can go heavy on your system
Sometimes it can become quite heavy on your system and randomly crash.