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Ableton Live Alternatives for iPad

Ableton Live is not available for iPad but there are plenty of alternatives with similar functionality. The best iPad alternative is FL Studio. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Caustic or GarageBand. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Ableton Live and 11 are available for iPad so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting iPad alternatives to Ableton Live are Spire, Songtree, SkyTracks.io and PlayGround.

Ableton Live alternatives are mainly Music Production Apps but may also be Digital Audio Workstations or Audio Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Ableton Live.
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  1. FL Studio (originally known as FruityLoops) is a full-featured Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) offering a complete range of professional tools for everything from audio editing and beat creation to advanced arrangement, composition, mixing and mastering.

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    Most users think FL Studio is a great alternative to Ableton Live.

    Ease of use - wide range of VST and native instruments and effects. Been around a long time but constantly updating. Has a 'live' mode and traditional DAW operation.

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    I have been using Ableton and Fl for a long time on PC and Mac's. With Android tablets being limited in power and functionality I would best advice Fl Moble. Its the most powerful and well functioning DAW on mobile devices so far.

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    It is also non-linear, has a very similar loop sequencing tool.

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    Caustic

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Wine

    Caustic is a music creation tool inspired by rack-mount synthesizers / samplers rigs. Everything is real-time and optimized for mobile devices.

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    The program is no longer updated. Last version, 3.2.0, released in February 2017, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    Almost everyone thinks Caustic is a great alternative to Ableton Live.


  3. 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.

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    Some users think GarageBand is a great alternative to Ableton Live, some don't.
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    Spire

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Music Recording Studio.

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    Songtree

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Want to make music with people from all over the world? Songtree is the app for collaborative music creation:

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    SkyTracks.io

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Web based production tool.

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    PlayGround

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Playground is a new way to experience the music of curated artists from around the globe.

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    Auria

    • iPad

    Auria is a mobile music production system designed from the ground up for the iPad.

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    RD4 Groovebox

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Turn your phone or tablet into a musical instrument! RD4 - Groovebox is a music making app with virtual analog synthesizers, drum machines and effects. Compose and arrange your music in real-time. Choose instruments individually for the 4 channels.

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    Oscilab

    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Amazing groovebox that gives you an hypnotising music-making experience. It's an innovative step-sequencer and MIDI controller that lets you make unique loops and melodies.

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