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This quick tutorial shows how to install the latest LMMS music creation tool 1.2.1 in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.10.

LMMS 1.2.1 has been made into Ubuntu 20.04 main repositories. There are also official .appimage package and flatpak package (runs in sandbox) available for most Linux desktop.

For those prefer installing LMMS 1.2.1 native .deb via apt-get, I’ve uploaded the Ubuntu 20.04 package backports into the unofficial PPA for Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 19.10.

I offer no warranty for any package in the PPA. Use them at your own risk.

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 command to refresh system package cache and install LMMS:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install lmms


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

LMMS 1.0.0 Ubuntu

Linux MultiMedia Studio or LMMS, a free software digital audio workstation, has reached version 1.0.0.

LMMS is a free cross-platform software which allows you to produce music with your computer. This covers creating melodies and beats, synthesizing and mixing sounds and arranging samples. You can have fun with your MIDI keyboard and much more.

The developer has announced the v1.0.0 on

“After almost exactly 10 years of development, we proudly bump the version number to 1.0.0.”

LMMS 1.0.0 Ubuntu

Install LMMS:

To install LMMS 1.0.0 in Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10 and their derivatives, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the command below to add the PPA:

Add KXStudio Debian Applications PPA:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:kxstudio-debian/apps

Or, use the Rodney Dawes’ PPA:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:dobey/audiotools

After added one of PPAs above, run below commands to update and install the software:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install lmms

(Optional) Uninstall:

Install ppa-purge by running the below command:

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge

Purge the PPA as well as downgrade the installed app from that PPA to the default version available in Ubuntu repositories (change the ppa name in the code):

sudo ppa-purge ppa:kxstudio-debian/apps