Okay, I usually just use Mixcraft 5 for music, but since I currently don’t have it on my new machine, I decided to see what the free LMMS software can do.
First off, when I started a test project, I noticed that the default buffer settings was way too low (every virtual instrument gave a farting sound), but first I wanted to see if it was just the sound settings and accidentally got it stuck on the dummy setting (which effectively killed the ability to create sound). I managed to solve that after a bit of fiddling with the settings and some program restarts.
Since that was taken care of, I was somewhat taken aback when I found that the instruments that shared their names with real musical objects sounded more like an electronic synth rather than the actual instrument, the bells did not sound like bells, the guitars did not sound like guitars, even the drum sounds didn’t seem all the way there. So I have to ask this question.
Is there any plugin or feature available for LMMS that can give a user the ability to have instruments that sound like real instruments or is the program mainly useful for electronic-type music and synth-remixes? The program itself looks quite functional and filled with features, but it’s surprising no one bothered to include sound categories that are the bread and butter of most types of music and most of the commercial apps. So is there any plugin for that or is LMMS dead in the water if you need that?