The LMN 3 is a DAW-in-a-box that’s being dubbed “the Open-Source Teenage Engineering OP-1”


Fundamental Frequency shared this in-depth look at LMN 3, described as “an open-source synth/sampler/sequencer/DAW-in-a-box”.


You may see LMN 3 as a DIY alternative to the Teenage Engineering OP-1, since it is designed to be an all-in-one portable solution for music making.


LMN-3 DAW is based on the Tracktion Engine, an open-source audio engine, and offers standard capabilities like recording, editing and mixing. The hardware platform is based on the Raspberry PI, a popular single-board computer design.


Topics covered:


00:00 – Introduction

00:31 – General Settings

00:55 – Tracks Screen Overview

01:42 – Plugins Screen Overview

02:06 – Drum Sampler Overview

02:28 – Step Sequencer Overview

03:19 – Drum Programming

04:11 – Sampler Overview

05:10 – Bass Sequencing

05:39 – Clip Cut/Paste

06:02 – 4OSC Synth Overview

07:24 – Adding Effects

08:07 – Recording

08:51 – Editing, Loop Controls, Saving, and Track Addition/Deletion

09:37 – Mixer Overview

10:19 – Pitch Bend

10:42 – Modifiers

11:20 – Project Rendering

11:31 – Implementation Overview


LMN 3 is an advanced DIY project. Find out more info on the Github website.

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