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LMMS: A Complete Guide to Dance Music Production Beginner's Guide by David Earl

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Chapter 5. Making Spaces: Creating the Emotional Landscape

When you have a basic bass and beat going in your song, it's time to start filling out the atmosphere of the track. We're going to be using the instrument plugins in LMMS to create some interesting sci-fi spaces and emotional content for our song. We need to imagine a canvas that we're painting our song on. The ambience of a piece is the emotional background that gives further context to what's happening in a project and glues the piece together.

In this chapter, we will:

  • Start using the Song Editor
  • Explore arranging
  • Open and use instruments in LMMS
  • Explore using controllers to create control changes over time
  • Introducing FX Channels

Using the Song Editor

We're going to use our extended beat in ...

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