Alternatives to FL Studio for all platforms with any license

  • LMMS

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

    • 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. Guest • Sep 2018 • 23 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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 Guest • May 2017 • 33 agrees and 8 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It does, at least to me, seem the most professional. I have to admit tho I haven't played long with other alternatives. As a linux user, I first tried supercollider ( a clojure based thing with bindings for python (foxdot) ) As good as it was, programming music, as I got into game development, I needed a faster solution. LMMS provided that just fine Guest • Apr 2019 • 5 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • LMMS has nowhere near enough functionality to be considered an alternative to any DAW Guest • Mar 2020 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Works like FLStudio in may aspects. Support for VST istruments. Guest • Sep 2018 • 7 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Although quite different and not as convenient like FL Studio, it's still probably the best thing we're gonna get for free. VenHayzNov 2016 • 30 agrees and 9 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • No support for much file formats Guest • Jan 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • It's Open Source, free available for Windows, Mac and Linux powerfull tool Guest • Dec 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • i use it for my music production Guest • Aug 2017 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Well, because it's easy to use! Guest • Apr 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • I use to use LMMS, but its waaay to basic. Guest • Mar 2018 • 4 agrees and 15 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • FL Studio is much simpler and better in quality over all. Guest • Dec 2017 • 3 agrees and 19 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • it has nothing to do with FL Studio Guest • Feb 2017 • 1 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is not as easy-to-learn as Fl studio, bad interface, poor plugins, Really needs improvement. n4palmMay 2017 • 6 agrees and 20 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Great lack of synths and effects Guest • Aug 2016 • 0 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's VERY hard to use, and it's nothing like it. Guest • Feb 2017 • 12 agrees and 29 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Not as handy as FL Studio. FL Studio is much easier to work with. Guest • May 2016 • 11 agrees and 24 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • LMMS is the poorfag's FL Studio. Guest • Sep 2015 • 3 agrees and 9 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • Ableton Live

    Live is software for creating musical ideas, turning them into finished songs, and even taking them onto the stage. With two views - the classic Arrangement View...

    • Very easy to use and get used to and very good midi support. Guest • Jun 2017 • 6 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is a DAW, like FL Studio, and is probably the most used substitute. Guest • Jan 2017 • 10 agrees and 8 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • 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 Guest • Nov 2016 • 3 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows

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  • Reaper

    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...

    • Because the developer Justin Frankel is a genius. Guest • Jan 2020 • 2 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Much more of a focus on mixing than FL studios more production based angle Guest • Jun 2018 • 6 agrees and 9 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux

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  • Caustic

    Multi-platform, mobile-focused music creation app with practically everything needed for electronic music.

    • 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.) Guest • Mar 2019 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad

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  • Bitwig Studio

    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.

    • well thought through, very good structure, better vst handling than ableton. No pro or ultimate collectors edition shennanigans, just demo, lite and full. Guest • May 2020 Disagree   Agree

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux

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  • Logic Pro

    Advanced Digital Audio (DAW) and MIDI Workstation with sophisticated tools for songwriting, editing and mixing.

    • Professional DAW with huge fan-base, but for mac users. pagkhaledfrMar 2019 • 0 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • A complete and not-so-difficult to use software. It's got a great quality and costs just about $200. Guest • Nov 2017 • 3 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac

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  • Looplabs

    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...

    • 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. UgotstaMar 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • Looplabs is simple to get working, great studio app! I am satisfied Guest • Dec 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • has more functionality outside making beats than actually making beats. all it is are trash loops. Guest • Nov 2019 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Helps a non music person to create games instantly for free, already created 2 music files in 5 hrs. Guest • Jul 2017 • 5 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Chrome OS

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  • AudioTool

    Collaborate and make music in your browser with a full-featured, modular music studio.

    • It's very intuitive, the program helps to initiate people into the world of beat making. Guest • Jan 2020 Disagree   Agree
    • realistic interface, better than fruityloops Guest • Nov 2017 • 4 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Free, complexity similar to that of FL Studio. Can be picked up on with minor FL Studio knowledge. VenHayzNov 2016 • 9 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Web

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Comment by AgentRoku909
about FL Studio · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 7 Helpful Report as spam

Fl Studio Is Real Nice!
Its A Bit Pricey Though. For The Full Version it costs about over 200 dollars.
and dont tell me im wrong. there are cheaper versions which are stripped away with alot of features such as express version and fruity version. with the price. it might be better to find a more user friendly and more wallet friendly music maker like mixcraft


Comment by IanDorfman
about FL Studio · Jan 2020 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Though my first-hand experience with FL Studio is limited, my friend has used it for music production with impressive results. It comes with positive feedback for anyone who can afford the price of this digital audio workstation.


Comment by Aaron
about FL Studio · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

It is a really nice program, it can do a lot. I have a friend of mine who makes Rap music, and when they make beats they use this program. They can make a lot of beats quickly in a day or so.



Comment by supamommi10
about FL Studio · Feb 2013 · Helpful Not helpful -7 Helpful Report as spam

FL Studio is very awesome. It allows you to really show your creativity. Even though I havnt used it in awhile. I believe its still the