LMMS 1.2.2 Released! How to Install in Ubuntu 20.04

Free open-source digital audio workstation software LMMS 1.2.2 was released a few days ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.10, Ubuntu 20.04, and derivatives.

LMMS 1.2.2 is a maintenance release contains some improvements and various bug-fixes.

  • Stop filtering out valid characters from file name while exporting tracks
  • Fix Invalid warning about “dummy-MIDI-client”
  • Note selection: Editing values works in dialog
  • Fix retrigger with vol/pan sliders
  • Fix loading and saving of .fxb/.fxp files on Windows
  • For more, see the release page.

How to Install LMMS 1.2.2 in Ubuntu:

There’s non-install single executable .Appimage available to download in the release page (See the previous link).

If you prefer installing lmms music production via Ubuntu PPA, do following steps one by one:

1.) Open terminal either by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard, or by searching for ‘terminal’ from your system application menu. When it opens, run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/lmms

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) for sudo prompt and hit Enter to continue adding the PPA.

2.) Then run commands to refresh system package cache and install the music production software:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install lmms

NOTE: lmms-vst-server is 32-bit only package. It may install along with tons of 32-bit dependency libraries. And if you added wine apt repository, it may refuse to install.


To remove lmms, run command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove lmms

And remove the PPA either via Software & Updates -> Other Software or by running command:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/lmms