Alternatives to FL Studio for all platforms with any license

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  • LMMS icon

    LMMS

    LMMS is a free cross-platform alternative to commercial programs like FL Studio , which allow you to produce music with your...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com

    • Although quite different and not as convenient like FL Studio, it's still probably the best thing we're gonna get for free. VenHayzNov 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • It's VERY hard to use, and it's nothing like it. Guest • Feb 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • All though it lacks some of its FL studios features? (i.e attachable and detachable panels) it does support VST plugins and the interface is very easy to use once you get used it, all in all, it's a great DAW, anyone who says it's bad ethier has bias or not enough experience with the program Guest • May 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • It is not as easy-to-learn as Fl studio, bad interface, poor plugins, Really needs improvement. n4palm7 days ago Disagree   Agree
    • Not as handy as FL Studio. FL Studio is much easier to work with. Guest • May 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Ableton Live icon

    Ableton Live

    Live is software for creating musical ideas, turning them into finished songs, and even taking them onto the stage. With two views - the classic Arrangement View...

    Commercial Mac Windows

    • It is a DAW, like FL Studio, and is probably the most used substitute. Guest • Jan 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • It is so easy to use if you get used to it, no flashy colors, no next gen gui, just simple, easy to use program and you can learn how to use it very fast, recommended Guest • Nov 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    GarageBand

    Welcome to the school of rock. A Mac-sized practice space. Your own recording studio. If you want to learn to play an instrument, write music, or record a song...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

    • Garageband is an all round Application, but you can't go too much into detail. FL Studio is more professional. Guest • Nov 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • FL Studio is a DAW used most commonly for advanced users and offers more functionality. GarageBand is not. Guest • Jan 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • It's not as powerful, but it's arranged simply and more logically than FL. Guest • Mar 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • Logic Pro icon

    Logic Pro

    Logic Pro lets you translate musical inspiration into professional productions. A range of powerful, easy-to-use features puts sophisticated tools at your fingertips...

    Commercial Mac

  • AudioTool icon

    AudioTool

    Start making music today — right in your browser. We provide all the tools to get you started! * Create your own tracks with the Audiotool * Open and remix...

    Free Web

    • Free, complexity similar to that of FL Studio. Can be picked up on with minor FL Studio knowledge. VenHayzNov 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Sony Sound Forge icon

    Sony Sound Forge

    Sony Sound Forge (formerly known as Sonic Foundry Sound Forge) is a digital audio editing suite by Sony Creative Software.

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • Reason icon

    Reason

    Reason is a virtual studio rack with all the tools and instruments you need to turn your ideas into music. And it's more than just a set of excellent synths and...

    Commercial Mac Windows

    • Seems tough at first look but it does very good job as very best alternative FL Studio. Keep Rocking. Guest • Jan 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    Caustic

    Caustic is a music creation tool inspired by rack-mount synthesizers / samplers rigs. Everything is real-time and optimized for mobile devices. Create your rack by...

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad

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    Sony ACID Pro

    ACID Pro 7 software is a DAW powerhouse that combines full multitrack recording and mixing, MIDI sequencing, and legendary ACID looping functionality for a seamless...

    Commercial Windows

  • OpenMPT icon

    OpenMPT

    OpenMPT (short hand for Open ModPlug Tracker) is a popular tracker software for Windows. OpenMPT is completely free and allows you to create and play back some great...

  • Rosegarden icon

    Rosegarden

    Rosegarden is a well-rounded audio and MIDI sequencer, score editor, and general-purpose music composition and editing environment. Rosegarden is an easy-to-learn...

    Open Source Linux

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FL Studio Comments

A lot of helpfull tricks

Positive Comment by lillymilligan76
about FL Studio May 2016

First used it in 2014 and felt in love with FL since) UI is clear and simple. A lot of helpful tricks.

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Linux Alternative... 1 Helpful

Comment by osirisgothraetherial
about FL Studio and Wine, JACK Audio Connection Kit, Renoise Jun 2015

Renoise 3 is a hell of a full featured[1] alternative to FL Studio in linux. However FL Studio does work in linux almost without problems[2] if you have wine setup right. Use Jack and the Wine Jack dll plugin/driver, and the Jack ASIO driver[3] for Wine, and you get ASIO support on just about any device jack supports, which is almost all, these days (thanks to realtek, creative, and nvidia)[4].

IT SEEMS INCORRECT THAT RENOISE IS NOT ON OR AT THE TOP OF THE LIST OF ALTERNATIVES! (LMMS features in comparison are not as many[5] sheesh)

[1] (entire page) renoise features and OS support documents
(http://renoise.com/products/renoise)
[2] FL Studio Performance Report on Wine HQ earning at
least silver ratings for 80% of the releases that were tested
(https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=178)
[3] Wine ASIO Driver Reports working on 64-bit, LTS Ubuntu, and, additionally as new as 15.04
(http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2029348)
[4] Jack and it's device-transparent way of working on just about anything
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JACKAudioConnection_Kit)

Resources used on these pages are cited also on their subsequent pages.

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Fl Studio Is In My Go-To Program. 1 Helpful

Positive Comment by Hookshark
about FL Studio Apr 2015

This program is my main program and i love it. I don't mind paid 1,000 dollars for the all plugins bundle. To me, it was worth every penny.

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FL STUDIO

Comment by supamommi10
about FL Studio Feb 2013

FL Studio is very awesome. It allows you to really show your creativity. Even though I havnt used it in awhile. I believe its still the bomb.com

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Fl Studio Is Real Nice!Its A Bit Pricey Though. For The Ful ...

Comment by AgentRoku909
about FL Studio Jun 2011

Fl Studio Is Real Nice!
Its A Bit Pricey Though. For The Full Version it costs about over 200 dollars.
and dont tell me im wrong. there are cheaper versions which are stripped away with alot of features such as express version and fruity version. with the price. it might be better to find a more user friendly and more wallet friendly music maker like mixcraft

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It is a really nice program, it can do a lot. I have a frie ...

Comment by Aaron
about FL Studio Jun 2011

It is a really nice program, it can do a lot. I have a friend of mine who makes Rap music, and when they make beats they use this program. They can make a lot of beats quickly in a day or so.

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