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), Ardour (Freemium, Open Source), Reaper (Paid) and Ableton Live (Paid).

    This page was last updated Apr 16, 2021

    1. 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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    2. Studio One is an advanced digital audio workstation for Mac and Windows featuring a bevy of powerful composition, editing, mixing and mastering tools on top of standard multi-track DAW features.
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    3. 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

    4. 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.
    5. Caustic is a music creation tool inspired by rack-mount synthesizers / samplers rigs. Everything is real-time and optimized for mobile devices.


      The program is no longer updated.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.

    6. MuLab is a rich and rock solid sound and music production tool for Mac OSX and Windows, designed to create, record, edit and finalize Your Music!
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    7. 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.
    8. Qtractor is an Audio/MIDI multi-track sequencer application written in C++ with the Qt framework.
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    9. Zrythm is a digital audio workstation designed to be featureful and easy to use. - Automate almost anything with automation events using straight lines, ramps and curves, or with LFOs and envelopes
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    10. Waveform is a commercial, cross-platform DAW and spiritual successor to Tracktion . With a focus on design and composition, it offers tools to greatly simplify everything from initial inspiration to the final mix.
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