Alternatives to GarageBand for all platforms with any license

  • LMMS icon

    LMMS

    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
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    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
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    Reaper

    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

    AudioTool

    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

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    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...

    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...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    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

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    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

  • 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

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    Qtractor

    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

    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 • Jun 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • WaveShop icon

    WaveShop

    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

  • 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

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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...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Adobe AIR

  • 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...

    Freemium Mac Windows

  • 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

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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...

    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

  • Harrison Mixbus icon

    Harrison Mixbus

    A full-featured Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) by Harrison with mixing that mimics the properties of an analogue mixer. Harrison...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

    • Easy to get started with, but infinitely powerful.
      Guest • 7 days ago Disagree   Agree
  • 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

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    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

  • 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

  • LinuxSampler icon

    LinuxSampler

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

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Luppp icon

    Luppp

    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

  • Tracktion icon

    Tracktion

    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

    energyXT

    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

  • Soundtrap icon

    Soundtrap

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

    Free Web / Cloud

GarageBand Comments

Great Music App

Positive Comment by somnathbrahma
about GarageBand 6 days ago

GarageBand is really a great musical app by Apple. Now you can even use the app on your Windows PC or laptop with ease. Just check out my complete guide here: Garageband for Windows

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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.

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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.

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like it

Comment by robertmu
about GarageBand Jan 2016

i really like this app, it works just fine

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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!

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Not bad

Comment by Randyco
about GarageBand Dec 2015

Really good. Works properly)

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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.

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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.

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