Carla Alternatives

    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 an app in the Audio & Music category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Carla for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone and BSD. The best alternative is LMMS, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Carla are GarageBand (Free), VB-Audio Virtual Cable (Freemium), Giada (Free, Open Source) and LinuxSampler (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 5, 2020

    1. LMMS is a free cross-platform alternative to commercial programs like FL Studio , which allow you to produce music with your computer.
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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.
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    3. 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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      Giada is a free, minimal, hardcore audio tool for DJs, live performers and electronic musicians.
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    4. LinuxSampler - free, open source pure software audio sampler with professional grade features.
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    5. Cantabile is a music workstation for live performing musicians. Build your ideal rig - one that leaves you free to focus on giving your best performance.
    6. Luppp is a music creation tool, intended for live use. The focus is on real time processing and a fast, intuitive workflow. With extensive MIDI mapping support, you can get looping just how you like!
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    7. VSTHost enables the user to test VST-plugins in realtime. Multiple Plugins can be connected in chain or parallel. Besides musicproduction this tool can also be helpful for VOIP applications.
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    8. Blue Cat's PatchWork is a universal plug-ins patchbay that can host up to 64 VST, VST3, Audio Unit or built-in plug-ins into any Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) in one instance.
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    9. Make VST instrument plugins into standalone apps.
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