Open Source FL Studio Alternatives

    The best open source 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 12 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to FL Studio are Ardour (Freemium, Open Source), Rosegarden (Free, Open Source), Qtractor (Free, Open Source) and WaveShop (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Nov 3, 2020

    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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    • 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 5 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

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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

      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
    • 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
    • WaveShop is a free, open-source audio editor for Windows XP/Vista/7. WaveShop is fast, lightweight, and bit-perfect, meaning samples aren't altered unless they need to be. View 63 alternatives to WaveShop

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.0.14, released in November 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • PortableApps.com


    • Radium is a music editor with a new type of interface. - Compared to the normal sequencer interface editing is quicker and more musical data fits on the screen. View 58 alternatives to Radium
      Some users think Radium is a great alternative to FL Studio, some don't.
    • A complete free-software Digital Audio Workstation on GNU/Linux that really works - on accessible hardware. View 22 alternatives to Non DAW Studio
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
    • Open Octave Midi is a Linux based Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) designed to give musicians the tools needed to make composing on a computer possible, and even fun! View 25 alternatives to Open Octave

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer available. Last version, oomidi-2012, can be still downloaded from Launchpad

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
    • MusE is a MIDI/Audio sequencer with recording and editing capabilities, it aims to be a complete multitrack virtual studio for GNU/Linux. A port for FreeBSD is also available. View 21 alternatives to MusE
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
      MusE vs FL Studio
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Ugotsta MusE might lack the sophisticated visuals and native modules of FL but it's still an adept and well developed DAW. It's totally free and open source, though it's only for Linux. It supports LV2 and DSSI plugins as well as VST.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      0
    • Seq24 is a minimal loop based midi sequencer. It was created to provide a very simple interface for editing and playing midi loops. View 17 alternatives to Seq24
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
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