Open Source Cubase Alternatives

    Cubase is described as 'Definitive desktop DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) for professional mixing, mastering, music production and sound design'. There are more than 50 alternatives to Cubase for various platforms. The best alternative is LMMS, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Cubase are Ardour (Freemium, Open Source), Rosegarden (Free, Open Source), Qtractor (Free, Open Source) and Radium (Paid, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Nov 3, 2020

    • Multimedia JavaScript framework to create real cross-platform and hybrid game engines, games, emulators, multimedia libraries and apps.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Online
    • Seq24 is a minimal loop based midi sequencer. It was created to provide a very simple interface for editing and playing midi loops.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • Linux


    • MusE is a MIDI/Audio sequencer with recording and editing capabilities, it aims to be a complete multitrack virtual studio for GNU/Linux. A port for FreeBSD is also available.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
    • Open Octave Midi is a Linux based Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) designed to give musicians the tools needed to make composing on a computer possible, and even fun!

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer available. Last version, oomidi-2012, can be still downloaded from Launchpad

      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
    • LNX_Studio is a Digital Audio Work Station created in the SuperCollider language. It has a powerful set of tools for creating music, all of which can be networked. Co-location gigs or real-time collaborations don't have to be in the same room.
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      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
    • Mb Launchpad is the first Linux launchpad. Available for Linux, MacOS, Android (executables) and for Wdos if you compile it.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      • Android
    • Sequencer64 is a live-looping sequencer with an interface more like a hardware sequencer than track-based MIDI sequencers. Seq64 is a reboot of...
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux