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 computer. This includes the creation of melodies and beats, the synthesis...

    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
    • Not as handy as FL Studio. FL Studio is much easier to work with.
      Guest • May 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • GarageBand icon

    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, GarageBand can help — whether you’re a rookie or a rock star.

    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
  • Ableton Live icon

    Ableton Live

    Ableton Live is about making music; for composition, songwriting, recording, production, remixing and live performance. Live's nonlinear, intuitive flow, alongside powerful real-time editing and flexible performance options, make...

    Commercial Mac Windows

    • 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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    Ardour

    Ardour is a hard disk recorder and digital audio workstation application. It runs on GNU/Linux and Mac OS X and Windows. Ardour's intention is to provide digital audio workstation software suitable for professional use. Ardour...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

  • Reaper icon

    Reaper

    REAPER is a complete digital audio production application for Windows and OS X, offering a full multitrack audio and MIDI recording, editing, processing, mixing and mastering toolset. REAPER supports a vast range of hardware...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • 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, and complete surround support lets you make incredible, immersive...

    Commercial Mac

  • Bitwig Studio icon

    Bitwig Studio

    Bitwig Studio is a multi-platform music-creation system for production, performance and DJing, with a focus on flexible editing tools and a super-fast workflow.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • 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 other peoples arrangements * Follow other users

    Free Web / Cloud

    • 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

  • Cubase icon

    Cubase

    Cubase is a computer program for music production/recording. The program offers recording, producing and mixing of sounds in order to make music production for distribution on CDs or the internet. Cubase is a series of MIDI, music...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • 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 effects. It's a complete music system. Step into the age of...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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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 adding up to 14 machines from a choice of: * Subsynth - Virtual...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Wine

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    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 music on your computer. Based on the original ModPlug Tracker...

    Open Source Windows

  • Avid Pro Tools icon

    Avid Pro Tools

    Professional-grade software application for recording, editing and mixing music, featuring support for numerous plugins and effects.

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • 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, attractive application that runs on Linux, ideal for composers...

    Open Source Linux

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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 music-creation and post-production environment. More creative partner...

    Commercial Windows

  • Soundation Studio icon

    Soundation Studio

    Soundation Studio is the free online music making application that gives everyone the opportunity to make music on the internet. With instant access to music making tools like a loop library, virtual instruments, real time effects...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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    Anvil Studio

    Anvil Studio is a free Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000/98 program designed for people who want to: -- record music with MIDI and Audio equipment, -- compose music for MIDI and Audio equipment, -- sequence music with MIDI equipment, or ...

    Free Windows

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  • Open Octave icon

    Open Octave

    Open Octave Midi is a Linux based Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) designed to give musicians the tools needed to make composing on a computer possible, and even fun! The project is focused on orchestral and film writing and recording.

    Open Source Linux

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, oomidi-2012, can be still downloaded from Launchpad
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    MAGIX Music Maker

    MAGIX Music Maker is perfect for composing music: stunning songs, experimental beats, and exciting soundtracks! It offers everything you need to make your own music: * A massive sound archive featuring over 1,500 sounds and loops ...

    Commercial Windows

    • It is easy to use, however it limits what can be made...
      Guest • Dec 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • MuLab icon

    MuLab

    MuLab is a rich and rock solid sound and music production tool for Mac OSX and Windows, designed to create, record, edit and finalize Your Music!

    Freemium Mac Windows

  • Buzz icon

    Buzz

    Buzz is the first ever "easy to use" free modular software based synthesizer. What this means is that the entire system is based on objects, which may be routed in a modular fashion, giving you the freedom to be as creative...

    Free Windows

  • Studio One icon

    Studio One

    Artists of all levels, from beginner to seasoned professional, will find Studio One a serious alternative to the intimidating, bloated offerings currently considered the standards. It's a groundbreaking music creation and...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Traverso DAW icon

    Traverso DAW

    Traverso DAW is an audio recording and editing program which is very well suited to record a single voice, a band, an ensemble, a whole orchestra or any other source of music! Both the home and professional user will find Traverso...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued Last version, 0.49.3, was released on July 2014, but it is still downloadable from the official website
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    Bosca Ceoil

    Bosca Ceoil is all about looping, and designed that way at its heart. Songs are built up from lots of tiny 16 note patterns – the intended workflow is that you loop over these single patterns until you have something you like, then...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Adobe AIR

    • Not very similar to FL Studio, although it does have a very simple and easy-to-pickup workflow. Patterns, presets, loops, playlists and more will all be found easily here.
      VenHayzNov 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    Cakewalk SONAR

    Cakewalk SONAR is a computer program made by Cakewalk for recording, editing, mixing, mastering and outputting audio. SONAR is an example of a digital audio workstation (DAW). Sonar is like most DAWs, however SONAR lets the user: ...

    Commercial Windows

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    Radium

    Radium is a music editor with a new type of interface. - Compared to the normal sequencer interface editing is quicker and more musical data fits on the screen. - Compared to trackers, note positions and effects are edited...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Looplabs

    Looplabs is a collaborative cloud based music studio that lets anyone, regardless of skills or ability, easily make professional quality music anywhere, anytime and with anyone. For Free. Stocked with tens of thousands of royalty-free...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Chrome OS

  • Tracktion icon

    Tracktion

    Tracktion is a multi-platform software for music production, with a modern graphic user interface.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

  • Soundtrap icon

    Soundtrap

    Its like garageband online. You can collaborate with other users and there are a more variety of loops.

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Ohm Studio icon

    Ohm Studio

    Ohm Studio is the first real-time collaborative digital audio workstation. Start a project, invite musicians and make music together. It's as simple as that. Download the application and join a worldwide online cohmunity of...

    Freemium Mac Windows Steam

  • Cross DJ icon

    Cross DJ

    Mix, scratch, sample, record: rock great parties with top-DJ features. Turn your mobile device into a complete DJ system. Mix your tracks in perfect sync, scratch, add effects, loops and more. Automix your songs for non-stop music....

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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    energyXT

    Create music now With energyXT you will be creating tracks faster than with any other music application out there. Launch energyXT and you are ready to make tracks in a split second * No need to enter a project name or...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux iPhone iPad

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    Luppp

    Luppp is a music creation tool, intended for live use. The focus is on real time processing and a fast, intuitive workflow. With extensive MIDI mapping support, you can get looping just how you like!

    Open Source Linux

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    Harrison Mixbus

    A full-featured Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) by Harrison with mixing that mimics the properties of an analogue mixer. Harrison consoles are world-renowned and they have put their expertise into improving and extending...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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...

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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