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

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Time for action—using compression in LMMS

The various dynamics plugins in LMMS are very useful. We're going to start with compressing the kick using the Effects Chain on FX channel 1 of our mixer:

  1. Locate the effects chain for FX channel 1 of the mixer in our project.
  2. Choose Add Effect, and select LADSPA Effect: Simple Compressor [Peak: Envelope Tracking].
  3. Turn off all of the FX channels except for the kick:
    Time for action—using compression in LMMS
  4. Now set the controls of the effect plugin, as shown in the following screenshot:
    Time for action—using compression in LMMS

    This effectively sets the compressor so it isn't compressing at all. ...

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