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    FL Studio

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    • They work well with high quality results. FL Studio is a little more advanced though
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    Adobe Audition

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    Commercial Mac Windows

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    Ardour is a hard disk recorder and digital audio workstation application. It runs on GNU/Linux and Mac OS X. Ardour's intention is...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux GitHub

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    Ableton Live

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    Commercial Mac Windows

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

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    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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    Logic Pro

    Logic Pro lets you translate musical inspiration into professional productions. A range of powerful, easy-to-use features puts...

    Commercial Mac

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    Bitwig Studio

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    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad Wine

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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

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    Rosegarden is a well-rounded audio and MIDI sequencer, score editor, and general-purpose music composition and editing environment. ...

    Open Source Linux

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

    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...

    Commercial Windows

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    Open Source Linux

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    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

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

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    Free Windows

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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...

    Free Windows

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    Open Source Windows

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    Commercial Windows

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    Studio One

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    Commercial Mac Windows

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    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Frinika is a free (licensed under GNU GPL) complete music workstation software containing sequencer, midi support, soft synthesizers...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Open Source Linux

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    Freemium Windows

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    Ohm Studio

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    Free Web / Cloud

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    G-Stomper Studio

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    Commercial Android Android Tablet

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    Commercial Mac Windows Linux iPhone iPad

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    Free Web / Cloud

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    Audio Evolution

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    Commercial Mac Windows Android

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    MadTracker Discontinued

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    Free Personal Windows

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    Amadeus Pro

    Amadeus Pro is a powerful multitrack audio editor supporting a variety of formats including MP3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, Apple Lossless...

    Commercial Mac

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


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

Comment by izausername
about LMMS Oct 2014

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.


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.


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.