AlternativeTo Logo

Best FL Studio Alternatives

FL Studio is described as '(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' and is a very popular music production app in the audio & music category. There are more than 50 alternatives to FL Studio for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, BSD and iPad. The best alternative is LMMS, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like FL Studio are Ableton Live, Reaper, Ardour and Bitwig Studio.

FL Studio alternatives are mainly Music Production Apps but may also be Digital Audio Workstations or Audio Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of FL Studio.
This page was last updated
FL Studio iconFL Studio
  439
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Android
  • iPhone
  • Windows S
  • Android Tablet
  • Windows Phone
  • iPad

FL Studio (originally known as FruityLoops) is a full-featured Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) offering a complete range of...

Learn more about FL Studio

  1. LMMS is a free cross-platform alternative to commercial programs like FL Studio , which allow you to produce music with your computer.

    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsLMMS support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    ⚫︎ PortableLMMS can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableLMMS is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ DRM FreeNo Digital rights management (DRM), i.e. no copy protection.
    Suggest and vote on features
    Screenshot
    LMMS vs FL Studio opinions
    Almost everyone thinks LMMS is a great alternative to FL Studio.
     all • positive • negative      relevance • date

    All though it lacks some of its FL studios features? (i.e attachable and detachable panels) it does support VST plugins and the interface is very easy to use once you get used it, all in all, it's a great DAW, anyone who says it's bad ethier has bias or not enough experience with the program

    Top positive comment   ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    31
    VenHayz

    Although quite different and not as convenient like FL Studio, it's still probably the best thing we're gonna get for free.

    Top positive comment   ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    21

    No support for much file formats

    Top negative comment   ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    -1

    lmms is good but, the problem i have with it is that it's that theres not many plugins and the vst support kinda sucks

    Positive comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    0

    It's Similar to Fl Studio and very much similar I say

    Positive comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    0
    sedeti

    This is like FL studio but free

    Positive comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    1
    lierxagerate24

    This DAW should not even be on the list, the thing can't even load samples.

    Negative comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    -5
    Show more comments
    7 of 25 comments
  2. Live is software for creating musical ideas, turning them into finished songs, and even taking them onto the stage.

    ⚫︎ Virtual InstrumentAbleton Live uses mainy virtual instruments (piano, guitar, drums, bass, etc.).
    ⚫︎ Live PerformanceListen to and adjust your music productions with Ableton Live based on incoming audio in real time.
    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsAbleton Live support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    Suggest and vote on features
    Ableton Live 10
    Ableton Live vs FL Studio opinions
    Most users think Ableton Live is a great alternative to FL Studio.

    Very easy to use and get used to and very good midi support.

    Positive comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    4

    It is a DAW, like FL Studio, and is probably the most used substitute.

    Positive comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    3

    It is so easy to use if you get used to it, no flashy colors, no next gen gui, just simple, easy to use program and you can learn how to use it very fast, recommended

    Positive comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    0


  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.

    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsReaper support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableReaper is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingReaper supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    ⚫︎ PortableReaper can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Support for MIDIReaper includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
    Suggest and vote on features
    Default theme
    Reaper vs FL Studio opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Reaper is a great alternative to FL Studio.

    Much more of a focus on mixing than FL studios more production based angle

    Negative comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    -2

    Because the developer Justin Frankel is a genius.

    Positive comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    3
  4. Ardour icon

    Ardour

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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.

    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsArdour support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    Suggest and vote on features
    Ardour 6
    Ardour vs FL Studio opinions
    Most users think Ardour is a great alternative to FL Studio.
    burnx50

    Ardour is not "simply a recorder", it's a fully featured DAW, and while Ardour's general layout differs from FL's layout, it can be used to a full extent as a multi-purpose workstation in addition to audio recording, be it MIDI editing or electronic music.

    Comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    0

    FL Studio is to do with Music production, Ardour is simply a recorder.

    Negative comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    0
  5. 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.

    ⚫︎ Live PerformanceListen to and adjust your music productions with Bitwig Studio based on incoming audio in real time.
    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsBitwig Studio support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingBitwig Studio supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    Suggest and vote on features
    Screenshot
    Bitwig Studio vs FL Studio opinions
    Most users think Bitwig Studio is a great alternative to FL Studio.

    May be better than others, really

    Positive comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    0

    lots of the same mechanics

    Positive comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    0

    well thought through, very good structure, better vst handling than ableton. No pro or ultimate collectors edition shennanigans, just demo, lite and full.

    Positive comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    0


  6. Caustic icon

    Caustic

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Wine

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

    Suggest and vote on features

    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated. Last version, 3.2.0, released in February 2017, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    SubSynth machine
    Caustic vs FL Studio opinions
    Most users think Caustic is a great alternative to FL Studio.

    Although I would seriously recommend Caustic to anyone that wants to make synth music and do VERY basic production, I would not recommend it for professionals as it lacks many features (VSTs, etc.)

    Positive comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    5
  7. 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.

    Suggest and vote on features
    Screenshot
    Logic Pro vs FL Studio opinions
    Most users think Logic Pro is a great alternative to FL Studio.

    A complete and not-so-difficult to use software. It's got a great quality and costs just about $200.

    Positive comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    -2

    Logic Pro is easy to use, comes with lots of presets, has a ton of instruments and is compatible with the plugins I need. Better than FL Studio.

    Positive comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    0
    pagkhaledfr

    Professional DAW with huge fan-base, but for mac users.

    Positive comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    -1
  8. 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.

    ⚫︎ Support for MIDIAudioTool includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
    Suggest and vote on features
    Screenshot
    AudioTool vs FL Studio opinions
    Most users think AudioTool is a great alternative to FL Studio.
    VenHayz

    Free, complexity similar to that of FL Studio. Can be picked up on with minor FL Studio knowledge.

    Positive comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    3
    zerush

    A good app also for users with a PC with few resources, no need to download anyting, apart from the created music

    Positive comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    0

    realistic interface, better than fruityloops

    Positive comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    -2

    It's very intuitive, the program helps to initiate people into the world of beat making.

    Positive comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    0
  9. Definitive desktop DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) for professional mixing, mastering, music production and sound design.

    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsCubase support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    Suggest and vote on features
    Screenshot
    Cubase vs FL Studio opinions
    Most users think Cubase is a great alternative to FL Studio.

    best, most useful audioworkstation

    Positive comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    1

    It has a lot of the same sounds/etc. as FL Studio

    Positive comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    1
  10. Soundtrap is a freemium online cross-platform digital audio workstation for browsers that allows users to create music or podcasts. The DAW is operated by Soundtrap AB, which was bought by Spotify in November 2017.

    ⚫︎ Support for MIDISoundtrap includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
    Suggest and vote on features
    the studio
    Soundtrap vs FL Studio opinions
    Most users think Soundtrap is a great alternative to FL Studio.
    nd134ever

    this is a really good alternative, all of the alternatives are very good, but we all know fl studio is the absolute best

    Positive comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    0

    it is a good alternative to fl studio because they both do a great job.

    Positive comment ago
    Copy a direct link to this comment to your clipboard   
    If this Comment contains spam or other abuse, notify admins about it.

    5
Showing 10 of 87 alternatives