Free Cubase Alternatives

    The best free alternative to Cubase is LMMS, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Cubase and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Cubase are Ardour (Freemium, Open Source), GarageBand (Free), Cakewalk (Free) and AudioTool (Free).

    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. 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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    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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      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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    4. Cakewalk, formerly SONAR, is a comprehensive audio software for music composition, audio recording, editing, mixing and mastering.
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    5. Make music online with a powerful set of tools ranging from synthesizers and samplers to mixers, delays, reverb and much more. AudioTool is an advanced, collaborative DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) built for the browser.
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    6. Tracktion is a multi-platform software for music production, with a modern graphic user interface.
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      Tracktion vs Cubase opinions
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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.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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    7. Rosegarden is a well-rounded audio and MIDI sequencer, score editor, and general-purpose music composition and editing environment.
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      Most users think Rosegarden is a great alternative to Cubase.
    8. Caustic is a music creation tool inspired by rack-mount synthesizers / samplers rigs. Everything is real-time and optimized for mobile devices.

      Discontinued

      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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      Some users think Caustic is a great alternative to Cubase, some don't.
    9. Pro Tools redefined the music, film, and TV industry, providing everything you need to compose, record, edit, and mix audio—in the studio or in the cloud, from anywhere.
    10. Qtractor is an Audio/MIDI multi-track sequencer application written in C++ with the Qt framework.
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