Open Source Ableton Live Alternatives

Popular open source Alternatives to Ableton Live for Linux, Mac, Windows, BSD, Web and more. Explore 14 apps like Ableton Live, all suggested and ranked by the AlternativeTo user community.

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The list of alternatives was last updated: 10/14/2020 2:22:00 PM

Alternatives to Ableton Live for all platforms with Open Source License

  • LMMS

    LMMS is a free cross-platform alternative to commercial programs like FL Studio , which allow you to produce music with your computer. This includes the creation of melodies and beats, the synthesis and mixing of sounds, and arranging of samples. You can have fun with your MIDI-keyboard and much more; all in a user-friendly and modern interface.

    • If you are just getting into the scene and are on a budget, its pretty darn decent especially for being free and open source. Guest • Jan 2019 • 4 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • LMMS is a standard DAW like FL or GarageBand. Doesn't have the live performance workflow of Live Guest • Oct 2019 • 3 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Although it's free, it's very limited. Guest • 7 days ago Disagree   Agree
    • It is good but does not even come close to the Abelton workflow. Guest • Aug 2017 • 23 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • No copy and paste, janky VST support, awkward workflow in general; it's more of a shell of FL Studio, and even then I wouldn't recommend it to anybody. Guest • May 2019 • 7 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • While LMMS might be free, it does not come close to the abilities of Ableton. wusteldruFeb 2019 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • LMMS is just great! With a good tablet with Debian installed it can even run on Android! Guest • Mar 2018 • 0 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • LMMS is free and has a lot of functions similar to ableton live functions, but they are a bit hard to use. Guest • Oct 2017 • 6 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • Ardour

    Ardour is a hard disk recorder and digital audio workstation application. It runs on GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows. Ardour's intention is to provide digital audio workstation software suitable for professional use. NOTE: Ardour source code is freely available but pre-built binaries are commercial free-libre software: users who download from ardour.

    • The description did not mention you can make music on the program yourself. Guest • Nov 2017 • 3 agrees and 26 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium $ $ $ Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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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 MIDI, are the main infrastructures to evolve as a fairly-featured Linux desktop audio workstation GUI, specially dedicated to the personal home-studio.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • Zrythm

    Zrythm is a digital audio workstation designed to be featureful and easy to use. - Automate almost anything with automation events using straight lines, ramps and curves, or with LFOs and envelopes, - Full support for LV2, a free and extensible standard for audio plugins.

    Freemium $ $ $ Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • 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 professional grade features, comparable to both hardware and commercial Windows/Mac software samplers and to introduce new features not yet available by any other sampler in the world.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • Non DAW Studio

    A a modular system composed of four main parts: Non Timeline, a non-destructive, non-linear audio recorder and arranger. Non Mixer, a live mixer with effects plugin hosting and advanced Ambisonics spatialization control. Non Sequencer, a live, pattern based MIDI sequencer, and finally, the Non Session Manager to tie together these applications and more into cohesive song-level units.

    Free Open Source Linux

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  • FamiStudio

    FamiStudio is very simple music editor for the Nintendo Entertainment System or Famicom. It is designed to be easier to use than FamiTracker, but its feature set is also much more limited. It is targeted at both chiptune artists and NES homebrewers.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Wine

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  • CrossBrowdy

    CrossBrowdy is an open-source and free JavaScript framework that let developers create multimedia apps, game engines, games, emulators and so on. The software created with CrossBrowdy will be able to run virtually anywhere you desire, including web browsers, desktop computers, mobile devices, video game consoles, embedded devices, TV sets, smart watches and many more. You just need to code once and deploy anywhere.

    Free Open Source Web

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