Cubase Alternatives for Linux

    Cubase is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative 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 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Cubase are Ardour (Freemium, Open Source), Reaper (Paid), Bitwig Studio (Paid) and Tracktion (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Apr 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  10 months ago

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

      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

      RCLeahcar No support for audio or multitrack recording
      Negative comment 12 months ago

      Does not support harddisk recording - only midi or samples
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

    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


    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 over 3 years ago

      Reaper is an extremely powerful DAW for its price.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

    4. 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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    5. Tracktion is a multi-platform software for music production, with a modern graphic user interface.
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      Tracktion vs Cubase opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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


    6. 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.
    7. 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.
    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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