Alternatives to GarageBand for all platforms with any license





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  • LMMS icon


    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

    • Incredibly more complex, not recommended for beginners Guest • Jan 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • More of a learning curve but a great program if you can take the time to learn it. TheBeastJan 2017 Disagree   Agree
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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 features a graphical user interface based...

    Commercial Mac Windows Android iPhone

    • This is exactly what I've been looking for. The perfect site with just what I need Guest • Oct 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • Reaper icon


    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...

    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

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  • 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 a set of excellent synths and...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    Walk Band

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

    Free Android

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  • Qtractor icon


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

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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 instant access to music making...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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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

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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: ...

    Commercial Windows

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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.