Wanted to give a little background on why I’m using LMMS for this class.
It’s the only 100% free DAW out there I know of (no signing up for any services, no lite edition, no bs). It’s open source if you’re into that. I’m pushing it because I’ve been teaching beginning production lessons using free DAWs (my pirating days are behind me). I was teaching on MuLab, but the latest version doesn’t have a free version and I needed to find a suitable replacement.
It’s a pretty simplified DAW, so easy for beginners but also fully featured. It works a lot like FL studio with a beat / bassline step sequencer in addition to a traditional piano roll / song editor. Comes with a it’s own synths and samples and works with VSTs. The work flow is super easy and fast once you get a few quirks of the DAW.
also, here’s my intro video to the class and a link
Make Electronic Music class on Skillshare.com
ps. Skillshare is pretty legit. There’s some other production classes on there, mark ecko has a branding class on there based on biggie and there’s lots of watercolor classes lol