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Carla is described as 'audio plugin host, with support for many audio drivers and plugin formats. It has some nice features like automation of parameters via MIDI CC (and send output back as MIDI too) and full OSC control' and is a music production app in the audio & music category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Carla for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and iPhone. The best alternative is LMMS, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Carla are GarageBand, Zrythm, VB-Audio Virtual Cable and LinuxSampler.

Carla alternatives are mainly Music Production Apps but may also be Digital Audio Workstations or Audio Recorders. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Carla.
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Carla is an audio plugin host, with support for many audio drivers and plugin formats. It has some nice features like...

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  1. LMMS is a free cross-platform alternative to commercial programs like FL Studio , which allow you to produce music with your computer.

    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsLMMS support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    ⚫︎ PortableLMMS can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableLMMS is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ DRM FreeNo Digital rights management (DRM), i.e. no copy protection.
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  2. 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.

    ⚫︎ Works OfflineGarageBand can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Virtual InstrumentGarageBand uses mainy virtual instruments (piano, guitar, drums, bass, etc.).
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    iPad Version: Tracks


  3. Zrythm is a digital audio workstation designed to be featureful and easy to use.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsZrythm can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsZrythm support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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    VB-Audio Virtual Cable

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows

    VB-Audio CABLE is a Windows Audio Driver working as a Virtual Audio Cable. After installing the VB-CABLE driver, a new playback device appears in the audio device list and can be set as default device. VB-CABLE can be set as the default device, just like any regular audio device.

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    Virtual cable device in Windows audio settings
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    LinuxSampler

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    LinuxSampler - free, open source pure software audio sampler with professional grade features.

    ⚫︎ Support for MIDILinuxSampler includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
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    Kontakt

    • Mac
    • Windows

    With KONTAKT, you can sound like a snare drum, a symphony orchestra, or anything in between, from a universe of sampled instruments. It’s a simple sampler when you want it to be, and a deep sonic scripting laboratory when you need something more.

    ⚫︎ Support for MIDIKontakt includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
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    Giada

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Giada is a free, minimal, hardcore audio tool for DJs, live performers and electronic musicians.

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    Action Editor for MIDI events, featuring the Piano roll (top) and the Velocity widget (bottom)
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    Stargate

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Stargate is a holistic audio production solution, with everything you need to make music on a computer.

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    CrossBrowdy

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    CrossBrowdy is an open-source and free JavaScript framework that let developers create multimedia apps, game engines, games, emulators and so on.

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    VSTHost

    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Windows

    Hostprogram for VST-Plugins with ASIO-Support.

    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsVSTHost support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    ⚫︎ Support for MIDIVSTHost includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
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