Best FL Studio Alternatives in 2021

    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 well-known app in the Audio & Music category. There are more than 50 alternatives to FL Studio for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, iPad, Linux and Android. The best alternative is LMMS, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like FL Studio are Ableton Live (Paid), Reaper (Paid), Ardour (Freemium, Open Source) and Bitwig Studio (Paid).

    This page was last updated Sep 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 FL Studio opinions
      Almost everyone thinks LMMS is a great alternative to FL Studio.
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      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  over 4 years ago

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      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.
      Top positive comment  about 3 years ago

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      lierxagerate24 This DAW should not even be on the list, the thing can't even load samples.
      Top negative comment  9 months ago

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      It's Similar to Fl Studio and very much similar I say
      Positive comment 6 months ago

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      sedeti This is like FL studio but free
      Positive comment 9 months ago

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      Well, because it's easy to use!
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      LMMS has nowhere near enough functionality to be considered an alternative to any DAW
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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    2. Live is software for creating musical ideas, turning them into finished songs, and even taking them onto the stage.
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      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 over 4 years ago

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      It is a DAW, like FL Studio, and is probably the most used substitute.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      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 almost 5 years ago

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    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 FL Studio opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Reaper is a great alternative to FL Studio.
      Because the developer Justin Frankel is a genius.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Much more of a focus on mixing than FL studios more production based angle
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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    4. 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 FL Studio opinions
      Most users think Ardour is a great alternative to FL Studio.
      FL Studio is to do with Music production, Ardour is simply a recorder.
      Negative comment over 6 years ago

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    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.
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      Bitwig Studio vs FL Studio opinions
      Most users think Bitwig Studio is a great alternative to FL Studio.
      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 over 1 year ago

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      May be better than others, really
      Positive comment 10 months ago

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      lots of the same mechanics
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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

      Discontinued

      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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      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 over 2 years ago

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    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.
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      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 almost 4 years ago

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      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 about 1 year ago

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      pagkhaledfr Professional DAW with huge fan-base, but for mac users.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    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.
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      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 almost 5 years ago

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      It's very intuitive, the program helps to initiate people into the world of beat making.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      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 4 months ago

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      realistic interface, better than fruityloops
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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    9. Make music online by recording vocals, guitars and using loops. Invite friends to collaborate. free and no download is required. Works on Mac, Windows, iPad, Android tablets and phones, Linux and Chromebooks.
      Soundtrap vs FL Studio opinions
      Most users think Soundtrap is a great alternative to FL Studio.
      it is a good alternative to fl studio because they both do a great job.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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      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 about 1 month ago

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    10. Cubase is a computer program for music production/recording. The program offers recording, producing and mixing of sounds in order to make music production for distribution on CDs or the internet.
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      Cubase vs FL Studio opinions
      Most users think Cubase is a great alternative to FL Studio.
      best, most useful audioworkstation
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      It has a lot of the same sounds/etc. as FL Studio
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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