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Open Source FL Studio Alternatives

The best open source alternative to FL Studio is LMMS. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to FL Studio and 16 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to FL Studio are Ardour, Rosegarden, Zrythm and Radium.

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.
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  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.
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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

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    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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    No support for much file formats

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    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

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

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    sedeti

    This is like FL studio but free

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    lierxagerate24

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

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    Ardour

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    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.
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    Most users think Ardour is a great alternative to FL Studio.
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    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.

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

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    Rosegarden

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
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    Rosegarden is a well-rounded audio and MIDI sequencer, score editor, and general-purpose music composition and editing environment.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableRosegarden is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    Most users think Rosegarden is a great alternative to FL Studio.
  4. Zrythm is a digital audio workstation designed to be featureful and easy to use.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsZrythm can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsZrythm support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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    Radium

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    Radium is a music editor with a new type of interface.

    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsRadium support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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  6. Bespoke is a software modular synthesizer. It contains a bunch of modules, which you can connect together to create sounds.

    ⚫︎ Virtual InstrumentBespoke Synth uses mainy virtual instruments (piano, guitar, drums, bass, etc.).
    ⚫︎ Node BasedBespoke Synth supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
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    Qtractor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Qtractor is an Audio/MIDI multi-track sequencer application written in C++ with the Qt framework.

    ⚫︎ Support for MIDIQtractor includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsQtractor support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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    qtractor is not made for music production

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    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.

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    Seq66

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Seq66 is a MIDI sequencer and live-looper with a hardware-sampler grid-pattern interface, MIDI automation for live performance, sets and playlists for song management, scale/chord-aware piano-roll interface, song editor for creative composition, and control via mouse...

    ⚫︎ Support for MIDISeq66 includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
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    Seq24

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Seq24 is a minimal loop based midi sequencer. It was created to provide a very simple interface for editing and playing midi loops.

    ⚫︎ Support for MIDISeq24 includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
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    LNX Studio

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    LNX_Studio is a Digital Audio Work Station created in the SuperCollider language. It has a powerful set of tools for creating music, all of which can be networked. Co-location gigs or real-time collaborations don't have to be in the same room.

    ⚫︎ Support for MIDILNX Studio includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
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