Free FL Studio Alternatives

    The best free alternative to FL Studio 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 and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to FL Studio are Ardour (Freemium, Open Source), Caustic (Freemium), AudioTool (Free) and Rosegarden (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 23, 2021

    Platforms

    • Windows
    • Mac
    • iPad
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • Online
    • BSD
    • Windows S
    • Google Chrome
    • PortableApps.com
    • Steam
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    • Wine
    • Kindle Fire
    • Windows Phone
    • Chrome OS

    Features

    • Music Composer
    • DAW
    • Mix Music
    • Audio Editing
    • Piano Roll
    • Support for VST plugins
    • Audio Recording
    • MultiTrack
    • MIDI Keyboard Input
    • Modular System
    • Support for MIDI
    • Customizable
    • Beat maker
    • Virtual instrument
    • Synthesizer
    • Portable
    • Multitrack editing
    • Loops
    • Live performance

    License

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    • Free
    • Open Source
    • Paid
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    • LMMS is a free cross-platform alternative to commercial programs like FL Studio , which allow you to produce music with your computer. View 82 alternatives to LMMS
      Almost everyone thinks LMMS is a great alternative to FL Studio.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • PortableApps.com
      LMMS vs FL Studio
      pros, cons and recent comments
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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  about 4 years ago

      31
      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  over 2 years ago

      25
      lierxagerate24 This DAW should not even be on the list, the thing can't even load samples.
      Top negative comment  6 months ago

      -2
      It's Similar to Fl Studio and very much similar I say
      Positive comment 2 months ago

      0
      sedeti This is like FL studio but free
      Positive comment 6 months ago

      0
      Well, because it's easy to use!
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      -2
      LMMS has nowhere near enough functionality to be considered an alternative to any DAW
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

      -7
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    • Ardour is a hard disk recorder and digital audio workstation application. Record, edit, and mix on Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows. View 82 alternatives to Ardour
      Most users think Ardour is a great alternative to FL Studio.
      • FreemiumOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      Ardour vs FL Studio
      pros, cons and recent comments
      FL Studio is to do with Music production, Ardour is simply a recorder.
      Negative comment about 6 years ago

      1


    • Multi-platform, mobile-focused music creation app with practically everything needed for electronic music. View 48 alternatives to Caustic
      Most users think Caustic is a 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.

      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Wine
      Caustic vs FL Studio
      pros, cons and recent comments
      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 about 2 years ago

      5
    • Collaborate and make music in your browser with a full-featured, modular music studio. View 61 alternatives to AudioTool
      Most users think AudioTool is a great alternative to FL Studio.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      AudioTool vs FL Studio
      pros, cons and recent comments
      VenHayz Free, complexity similar to that of FL Studio. Can be picked up on with minor FL Studio knowledge.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

      3
      It's very intuitive, the program helps to initiate people into the world of beat making.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      0
      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 about 1 month ago

      0
      realistic interface, better than fruityloops
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      -2
    • Rosegarden is a well-rounded audio and MIDI sequencer, score editor, and general-purpose music composition and editing environment. View 95 alternatives to Rosegarden
      Most users think Rosegarden is a great alternative to FL Studio.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • BSD


    • Comprehensive digital audio workstation for music composition, audio editing, mixing and mastering. View 86 alternatives to Cakewalk
    • Tracktion is a multi-platform software for music production, with a modern graphic user interface. View 46 alternatives to Tracktion
      Most users think Tracktion is a great alternative to FL Studio.
    • Welcome to the school of rock. A Mac-sized practice space. Your own recording studio. View 87 alternatives to GarageBand
      Some users think GarageBand is a great alternative to FL Studio, some don't.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      GarageBand vs FL Studio
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It's not as powerful, but it's arranged simply and more logically than FL.
      Top positive comment  over 4 years ago

      -1
      Great if you are starting and can't afford FL Studio!
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

      1
      FL Studio is a DAW used most commonly for advanced users and offers more functionality. GarageBand is not.
      Top negative comment  over 4 years ago

      7
      GarageBand is completely different from FL Studio. Way less professional.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

      1
      Intuitive and easy to use
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

      0
      Garageband is an all round Application, but you can't go too much into detail. FL Studio is more professional.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

      5
      Cant make you're own melodies and beats
      Negative comment almost 6 years ago

      -1
    • Pro Tools redefined the music, film, and TV industry, providing everything you need to compose, record, edit, and mix audio—in the studio or in the cloud, from anywhere. View 78 alternatives to Avid Pro Tools
    • Qtractor is an Audio/MIDI multi-track sequencer application written in C++ with the Qt framework. View 67 alternatives to Qtractor
      Some users think Qtractor is a great alternative to FL Studio, some don't.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      Qtractor vs FL Studio
      pros, cons and recent comments
      qtractor is not made for music production
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

      -3
      Ugotsta Qtractor is a full fledged DAW for Linux. Unlike FL, it is not available for Windows or Mac. It also lacks the graphic refinement of FL as well as the powerful suite of bundled tools. While it's an alternative, it's not one of the closest.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      0
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