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

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Chapter 11. Getting into Instruments

We've been through a lot in this book, and had a good bird's eye view of how to realize an electronic music production. In this chapter, we're going to learn the language of instruments and how to bend them to our will using synthesis techniques. Having the ability to deliberately create a new instrument setting is a cool way to differentiate your sound from others, whether it's with pads, lead sounds, or drum tones.

In this chapter we will learn:

  • The language of synthesis
  • The different types of instruments included in LMMS
  • How to use modulation
  • How to save and retrieve preset settings
  • How to use Chords and Arpeggios

The instruments of LMMS

In LMMS, we can load audio samples into our session, but the main ingredients ...

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