The LMN 3 – An Open-Source Teenage Engineering OP-1?

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

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

The 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. Details are available via Github.