FL Studio Alternatives

The most popular 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 FL Studio so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting FL Studio alternatives are Ableton Live (Paid), Audacity (Free, Open Source), Ardour (Freemium, Open Source) and Reaper (Paid).

The list of alternatives was last updated on Nov 3, 2020

  • Let's make music with a free, cross-platform tool for your computer.
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    Almost everyone think this is great alternative to FL Studio.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    Gu
    It's probably the best free DAW I've ever come across. It is so capable. When I got used to it, I was astonished about how much I could achieve with it. I couldn't stop telling my producer friends about it. They all use REASON and CUBASE and obviously they don't take me seriously because I never did a music production course and they have; so telling them about this good DAW means nothing to them. I love it nonetheless.
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    Positive comment • more than a year ago

    Gu
    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
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    Positive comment • more than a year ago

    VenHayz308101
    Although quite different and not as convenient like FL Studio, it's still probably the best thing we're gonna get for free.
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    Positive comment • more than a year ago

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  • Live is software for creating musical ideas, turning them into finished songs, and even taking them onto the stage.
    Most users think this is great alternative to FL Studio.
    • Mac
    • Windows
    Gu
    Very easy to use and get used to and very good midi support.
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    Positive comment • more than a year ago

    Gu
    It is a DAW, like FL Studio, and is probably the most used substitute.
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    Positive comment • more than a year ago

    Gu
    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
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    Positive comment • more than a year ago



  • Audacity is a free, open source, and cross-platform audio and music editor.
    This alternative is disputed. It's still a legit alternative but it might have some issues that some users think is important.
    • Free • Open Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • PortableApps.com
    • LAME
    Gu
    This isn’t for audio PRODUCTION. It’s for fine-tuning audio. You can apply many filters and fine-tune audio, but you can’t produce real music.
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    Negative comment • 3 months ago

  • Ardour is a hard disk recorder and digital audio workstation application. Record, edit, and mix on Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows.
    Most users think this is great alternative to FL Studio.
  • 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...
    Almost everyone think this is great alternative to FL Studio.
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    Gu
    Because the developer Justin Frankel is a genius.
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    Positive comment • more than a year ago

    Gu
    Much more of a focus on mixing than FL studios more production based angle
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    Negative comment • more than a year ago

  • Multi-platform, mobile-focused music creation app with practically everything needed for electronic music.
    Most users think this is great alternative to FL Studio.

    Discontinued

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

    • Freemium
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Wine
    Gu
    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.)
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    Positive comment • more than a year ago

  • 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.
    Most users think this is great alternative to FL Studio.
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    Gu
    well thought through, very good structure, better vst handling than ableton. No pro or ultimate collectors edition shennanigans, just demo, lite and full.
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    Positive comment • 8 months ago

    Gu
    May be better than others, really
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    Positive comment • about 1 month ago

  • Advanced Digital Audio (DAW) and MIDI Workstation with sophisticated tools for songwriting, editing and mixing.
    Most users think this is great alternative to FL Studio.
    • Mac
    Gu
    A complete and not-so-difficult to use software. It's got a great quality and costs just about $200.
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    Positive comment • more than a year ago

    Gu
    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.
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    Positive comment • 4 months ago

    pagkhaledfr774701
    Professional DAW with huge fan-base, but for mac users.
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    Positive comment • more than a year ago

  • Looplabs is a collaborative cloud based music studio that lets anyone, regardless of skills or ability, easily make professional quality music anywhere, anytime and with anyone. For Free. Stocked with tens of thousands of royalty-free sounds to use.
    Most users think this is great alternative to FL Studio.
    • Free
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    Gu
    Looplabs is simple to get working, great studio app! I am satisfied
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    Positive comment • more than a year ago

    Ug
    Looplabs is great for collaborating and creating loop-based compositions. It's not a full fledged DAW and lacks the advanced pattern-based composing tools FL Studio is most known for.
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    Negative comment • 10 months ago

    Gu
    has more functionality outside making beats than actually making beats. all it is are trash loops.
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  • Collaborate and make music in your browser with a full-featured, modular music studio.
    Most users think this is great alternative to FL Studio.
    • Free
    • Online
    VenHayz308097
    Free, complexity similar to that of FL Studio. Can be picked up on with minor FL Studio knowledge.
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    Positive comment • more than a year ago

    Gu
    It's very intuitive, the program helps to initiate people into the world of beat making.
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    Positive comment • more than a year ago

    Gu
    realistic interface, better than fruityloops
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    Positive comment • more than a year ago