Alternatives to GarageBand for all platforms with any license

  • LMMS icon


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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Incredibly more complex, not recommended for beginners
      Guest 1/15/2016
  • FL Studio icon

    FL Studio

    FL Studio (formerly known as FruityLoops) is a digital audio workstation developed by the Belgian company Image-Line. FL Studio...

    Commercial Mac Windows Android iPhone

    • This is exactly what I've been looking for. The perfect site with just what I need
      Guest 10/27/2015
  • Reaper icon


    REAPER is a complete digital audio production application for Windows and OS X, offering a full multitrack audio and MIDI recording...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Ableton Live icon

    Ableton Live

    Ableton Live is about making music; for composition, songwriting, recording, production, remixing and live performance. Live's...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • AudioTool icon


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

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Cubase icon


    Cubase is a computer program for music production/recording. The program offers recording, producing and mixing of sounds in order to...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • 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

  • Reason icon


    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...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • 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...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • 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...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • 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

  • Qtractor icon


    Qtractor is an Audio/MIDI multi-track sequencer application written in C++ with the Qt framework. Target platform is Linux, where the...

    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...

    Commercial Windows

  • Anvil Studio icon

    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...

    Free Windows

  • Mixcraft icon


    Mixcraft is a recording studio with effects, featuring Reverb, Delay/Echo, EQ, Compression, Flanger and Chorus, as well as resonant...

    Commercial Windows

    • It has many of the same features and actually MORE of other features. But really, buy a Mac.
      Guest 6/26/2015
  • WaveShop icon


    WaveShop is a free, open-source audio editor for Windows XP/Vista/7. WaveShop is fast, lightweight, and bit-perfect, meaning samples...

    Open Source Windows

  • Bosca Ceoil icon

    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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Adobe AIR

  • MuLab icon


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

    Freemium Mac Windows

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  • Looplabs

    Looplabs is a collaborative cloud based music studio that lets anyone, regardless of skills or ability, easily make professional...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Chrome OS

  • MAGIX Music Maker icon

    MAGIX Music Maker

    MAGIX Music Maker is perfect for composing music: stunning songs, experimental beats, and exciting soundtracks! It offers everything...

    Commercial Windows

  • Cakewalk SONAR icon

    Cakewalk SONAR

    Cakewalk SONAR is a computer program made by Cakewalk for recording, editing, mixing, mastering and outputting audio. SONAR is an...

    Commercial Windows

  • 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...

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • Open Octave icon

    Open Octave Discontinued

    Open Octave Midi is a Linux based Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) designed to give musicians the tools needed to make composing on a...

    Open Source Linux

  • Walk Band icon

    Walk Band

    Walk Band is a music studio (a toolkit of virtual musical instruments) customized for Android. It contains tons of features including...

    Free Android

  • LinuxSampler icon


    LinuxSampler - free, open source pure software audio sampler with professional grade features. The LinuxSampler project was founded...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Zynewave Podium icon

    Zynewave Podium

    Podium is a modern digital audio workstation (DAW) for Windows. It supports recording and editing of audio and MIDI, and hosts VST...

    Freemium 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...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Music Maker Studio icon

    Music Maker Studio

    Compose your own music and songs and arrange with a multi-track MIDI sequencer. Write ideas once and see how they sound in different...

    Freemium Android

  • Tracktion icon


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

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

  • Sony Cinescore icon

    Sony Cinescore Discontinued

    Sony Cinescore is a professional soundtrack and digital music creation software. Automatically generate an unlimited number of...

    Commercial Windows

  • energyXT icon


    Create music now With energyXT you will be creating tracks faster than with any other music application out there. Launch energyXT...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux iPhone iPad

  • Traverso DAW icon

    Traverso DAW Discontinued

    Traverso DAW is an audio recording and editing program which is very well suited to record a single voice, a band, an ensemble, a...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Luppp icon


    Luppp is a music creation tool, intended for live use. The focus is on real time processing and a fast, intuitive workflow. With...

    Open Source Linux

  • Jokosher icon

    Jokosher Discontinued

    Jokosher is a simple and powerful multi-track studio. Jokosher provides a complete application for recording, editing, mixing and...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD

  • 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....

    Freemium Mac Windows Steam

GarageBand Comments

Awesome Musical App

Positive Comment by maxpeter
about GarageBand Jul 2016

After downloading this garageband for PC app, I able to record and compose music effectively. I must say that due to the guiding strategy it has provided plus the features, it is an awesome app.


Mobile App is great for on the go ideas

Positive Comment by rogerharden
about GarageBand Jan 2016

I have the GarageBand iOS app, and I essentially use it as a "notepad" but for music. I can easily bang out a quick drum loop, strum a few chords on a guitar, hum a melody, etc...all on my phone! It's incredibly useful, and more powerful than it lets on initially.


like it

Comment by robertmu
about GarageBand Jan 2016

i really like this app, it works just fine


Best musical app

Positive Comment by SteveBooker43
about GarageBand Dec 2015

I loved this app from the very beginning. Works absolutely great and encourage me to develop my musical skill. Thumbs up for GarageBand!


Not bad

Comment by Randyco
about GarageBand Dec 2015

Really good. Works properly)


Awesome indeed!

Positive Comment by FleshGordon
about GarageBand Aug 2014

I agree 100% with Thelle. Impressive app to make music on iOS. Maybe the most exhaustive.


Amazing UI & details

Comment by Thelle
about GarageBand Feb 2014

Apple really did an amazing job on the UI design of GarageBand both for iOS and Mac. Every easy to use yet quite powerful.