Alternatives to LMMS for all platforms with any license

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  • 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 features a graphical user interface based on a pattern-based music sequencer. The program is available in...

    Commercial Mac Windows Android iPhone

    • They work well with high quality results. FL Studio is a little more advanced though Guest • May 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    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

  • Ardour icon

    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Caustic icon

    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

  • 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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    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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    Mixcraft

    Mixcraft is a recording studio with effects, featuring Reverb, Delay/Echo, EQ, Compression, Flanger and Chorus, as well as resonant filters and a powerful loop editor. The high performance 32 bit sound engine supports broadcast...

    Commercial Windows

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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

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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 Jack Audio Connection Kit (JACK) for audio, and the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) for...

    Open Source Linux

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    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

    • The free version has its limits (4 tracks) but for a behind the scenes look at sound generation it really shines Guest • Sep 2015 Disagree   Agree
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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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    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

  • 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

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  • Sekaiju

    "Sekaiju" is a free, open source MIDI sequencer software for creating and editing MIDI data. This software enables you to create music with your MIDI modules or synthesizers. Sekaiju also can be used as a powerful MIDI...

    Open Source Windows

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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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    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

  • LinuxSampler icon

    LinuxSampler

    LinuxSampler - free, open source pure software audio sampler with professional grade features. The LinuxSampler project was founded with the goal to produce a free, streaming capable open source pure software audio sampler with...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Frinika

    Frinika is a free (licensed under GNU GPL) complete music workstation software containing sequencer, midi support, soft synthesizers, audio recorder, piano roll/tracker/notation editing and more. The goal of Frinika is to be a...

    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 extensive MIDI mapping support, you can get looping just how you like!

    Open Source Linux

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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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    Synthfont

    SynthFont is a program for playing midi files using SoundFonts. It can also include VST instruments. Midi input for live playback is also supported.

    Freemium Windows

  • PixiTracker icon

    PixiTracker

    No time to delve into the big and serious music apps? PixiTracker is what you need! It is a simple and fun tool to quickly create musical sketches, chip tunes and sound experiments. Without requiring a lot of musical knowledge!.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone iPad

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    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

  • G-Stomper Studio icon

    G-Stomper Studio

    G-Stomper Studio is a Music Production Tool, highly optimized for doing Electronic Live Performances in Studio Quality. It's a feature packed, Step Sequencer based Drum Machine/Groovebox, an Analog Modeling Synthesizer (VA-Beast)...

    Commercial Android Android Tablet

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    AudioSauna

    AudioSauna is a full-featured audio workstation for making music online. It enables using advanced polyphonic synthesizers, samplers and live effects in real-time in the browser. Record, Write, Edit and Mix AudioSauna is a...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Audio Evolution icon

    Audio Evolution

    Here is a non-exhaustive list of some of the main features of Audio Evolution 5: Completely new audio system called 'eXtream'. It features 32-bit floating point processing from begin to end with lots of headroom, flexible...

    Commercial Mac Windows Android

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    MadTracker

    MadTracker is the composition tool that creates the shortest path between imagination and music. Based on the tracker concept, MadTracker provides a clean and intuitive interface for a powerful and efficient approach to making music....

    Free Personal Windows

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    HammerHead

    HammerHead is a simple TR-909-like drum computer program aiming at the dance-scene. You can use it to create perfect Techno loops, Jungle patterns or House beats, but it's also suitable for Hip Hop, Triphop, Rap, Industrial and...

    Free Windows

LMMS Comments

Doesn't allow to export MIDI, they are crazy

Negative Comment by dims12
about LMMS Oct 2016

Doesn't allow to export MIDI, they are crazy

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Why don't you just get the mac beta test version of lmms?

Comment by izausername
about LMMS Oct 2014
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This is a great program for sequencing of preset or sampled ...

Comment by TBone
about LMMS Jun 2011

This is a great program for sequencing of preset or sampled data, and fully VSTi-compliant.

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Like the last comment said, it is rather confusing sometime ...

Comment by EmasXP
about LMMS Jun 2011

Like the last comment said, it is rather confusing sometimes, but you can get used to that and instead find it useful. This is very similar FL Studio but for Linux, but the VSTi support is not very great. You can not expect windows applications (like vsti) to work very well under linux and wine. On the other hand, you can make great music with this program using just soundfonts and ladspa plugins.

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This is a good program, but I find Ardour and other program ...

Comment by Aaron
about LMMS Jun 2011

This is a good program, but I find Ardour and other programs to be better. If you have enough samples this can be a great program, it has some nice features, but it just is not the greatest of interfaces, and can get confusing at times, but once you get used to it, its easy. I do like how I can make patterns with this, I like its pattern thing, better than most programs though.

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