Cubase Alternatives

    Cubase is described as 'computer program for music production/recording' and is a popular app in the Audio & Music category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Cubase for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is LMMS, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Cubase are FL Studio (Paid), Reaper (Paid), Ardour (Freemium, Open Source) and Ableton Live (Paid).

    This page was last updated Sep 16, 2021

    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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      LMMS vs Cubase opinions
      Most users think LMMS is a great alternative to Cubase.
      I hope to increase support for audio o multitrack recording - IT's very light for my pC Compaq with 1 ghz CPU , i don' t have a great pc
      Top positive comment  12 months ago

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      It has a lot interesting functions.
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

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      The UI is nowhere near Cubase. It's like comparing mattresses to game consoles. They might both be rectangular, but that's it.
      Top negative comment  about 1 year ago

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      RCLeahcar No support for audio or multitrack recording
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      Does not support harddisk recording - only midi or samples
      Negative comment almost 6 years ago

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    2. 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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      FL Studio vs Cubase opinions
      Some users think FL Studio is a great alternative to Cubase, some don't.
      Cubase is more for the traditional musician, whereas FL is for loop based electronic music.
      Negative comment almost 6 years ago

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      different conceptual style
      Negative comment almost 4 years ago

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      karpovskiipa It is one of the best DAW on the market. A lot of TOP producers and beatmakers use it in their work.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    3. REAPER is a complete digital audio production application for Windows, Mac and Linux, offering a full multi-track audio and MIDI recording, editing, processing, mixing and mastering tool set.
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      Reaper vs Cubase opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Reaper is a great alternative to Cubase.
      its more like cubase than other alternatives
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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      Reaper is an extremely powerful DAW for its price.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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    4. 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.
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      Ardour vs Cubase opinions
      Most users think Ardour is a great alternative to Cubase.
      Opensource, available on Windows, Mac, and Linux, you can import PT projects, create your own model, and use it as a completed DAW for your computer. Enjoy !
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    5. Live is software for creating musical ideas, turning them into finished songs, and even taking them onto the stage.
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      Almost everyone thinks Ableton Live is a great alternative to Cubase.


    6. Logic Pro lets you translate musical inspiration into professional productions. A range of powerful, easy-to-use features puts sophisticated tools at your fingertips, and complete surround support lets you make incredible, immersive music.
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      Most users think Logic Pro is a great alternative to Cubase.
    7. 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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      GarageBand vs Cubase opinions
      Some users think GarageBand is a great alternative to Cubase, some don't.
      GarageBand is a very lightweight program compared to professional grade DAWs such as Cubase.
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

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    8. Bitwig Studio is a multi-platform music-creation system for production, performance and DJing, with a focus on flexible editing tools and a super-fast workflow.
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    9. Reason is a virtual studio rack with all the tools and instruments you need to turn your ideas into music. And it's more than just a set of excellent synths and effects. It's a complete music system. Step into the age of Reason.
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      Reason vs Cubase opinions
      Most users think Reason is a great alternative to Cubase.
      NikosKeyz reason isn't like any other DAW
      Negative comment over 6 years ago

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    10. Cakewalk, formerly SONAR, is a comprehensive audio software for music composition, audio recording, editing, mixing and mastering.
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