Alternatives to FL Studio for all platforms with any license


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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: ...

    Freemium Windows

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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    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...

    Open Source Linux

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

    Free Windows

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    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...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • Buzz icon


    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...

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    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...

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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.


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].


[1] (entire page) renoise features and OS support documents
[2] FL Studio Performance Report on Wine HQ earning at
least silver ratings for 80% of the releases that were tested
[3] Wine ASIO Driver Reports working on 64-bit, LTS Ubuntu, and, additionally as new as 15.04
[4] Jack and it's device-transparent way of working on just about anything

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


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.



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


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


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.