Alternatives to Synthesia for all platforms with any license

  • Piano From Above icon

    Piano From Above

    Piano From Above is a program that turns learning the piano into a videogame. You can open any MIDI file and simply play the notes as they fall.

    Free Windows

    • Complete replacement option. slightly less user friendly
      miguelguthridgeJul 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Linthesia icon


    Linthesia is a game. A game of playing music! You only need a MIDI file to play, and a MIDI keyboard (or your PC keyboard). It's a fork of Synthesia, which only runs on Windows and OS X. Linthesia is for GNU/Linux.

    Open Source Linux

    • Discontinued The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.4.2, released in January 2010, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.
  • Musicope icon


    An open-source online piano game similar to Synthesia .

    Open Source Mac Windows

    • This app needs MIDI input to use. You can't use keyboard.
      Guest • Oct 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • Pianu icon


    What is pianu? Pianu is a website that teaches you how to play piano, interactively. How can a website teach me piano interactively? Using new technology in the browser, Pianu is able to interact with any MIDI keyboard...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Perfect Piano icon

    Perfect Piano

    Perfect Piano is a smartphone app designed to teach players how to play and record piano songs of their own using their smartphone. There are many plugins to allow you to change the sound of the piano to things like a guitar, harp...

    Free Android iPhone

  • Flowkey icon


    Teaches you how to play piano/keyboard with an online software that listens to what you play. Tablet or fast laptop needed.

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android Tablet iPad

  • Simplesynth icon


    SimpleSynth is a small and fast synth, perfect for when you want to try out a musical idea quickly. It's got a complete general MIDI instrument set built in, and it can load Soundfonts and DLS files.

    Open Source Mac

    • Discontinued Last update was in September 2009, development appears to be inactive
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    Piano Crumbs - The only interactive piano player online. Play along your favorite songs.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

    • choose from already set songs. no midi uploading. Have to pay for midis
      Guest • Feb 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • FourTracks icon


    FourTracks is a multi track recording studio that runs on Android. It’s great for musicians, singers and composers. 4 audio tracks, with volume knob and mute button. Marvelous viewer. Pinch to zoom, easy scrolling. Mix down WAV...

    Freemium Android

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 1.10, released on October 2011, can be still downloaded from Google Play Store.
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    EasyBand Studio

    EasyBand Studio is an auto accompaniment tool for musicians. Use for creating playbacks, practicing solos and sketching your ideas on the go. Just drop chords into the timeline, select style and tempo and click play. EasyBand...

    Freemium Android

  • Piano Terrazzo icon

    Piano Terrazzo

    Piano Terrazzo app is a fun, simple yet a very addictive game. Test your reflexes against time and movement. Test your speed and accuracy with this easy and fun game! There is only one rule in game “Don’t tap the WHITE tile”, but...

    Free Android Android Tablet Windows Phone

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    Magic Piano

    Magic Piano is a revolutionary musical app for iPad and iPhone. Experience three magical keyboards: circular, spiral and traditional. Drag your finger to scroll up and down the keyboard. Make the keys larger or smaller by pinching...

    Freemium Android iPhone Windows Phone iPad

    • Rather than a tool this is completely a game.
      Guest • Feb 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • The Composer mode is pretty much identical to Synthesia
      Venom88Oct 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • J4T Multitrack Recorder icon

    J4T Multitrack Recorder

    Record your song ideas and demos on this 4-track recorder. The J4T is a 4-track recorder, great for recording your song ideas and demos. Features: * Four tracks * Export to wav or mp3 for sharing or desktop editing. * Import...

    Commercial Android

  • 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

Synthesia Comments

Free Version of Synthesia SUCKS

Negative Comment by bakerboy
about Synthesia Aug 2015

I wouldn't pay 99 cents for this crap and they want to charge 40 bucks for it? their out of their damn minds or taking advantage of people.


Synthesia for iPad

Positive Comment by JimH88
about Synthesia Dec 2012

Synthesia for iPad is available in the iTunes App Store as of 12/6/2012.


Can they please create an application for iphone? Please, I ...

Comment by seira0819
about Synthesia Jun 2011

Can they please create an application for iphone? Please, I would like to try there!