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 13 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).

    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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      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

      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  almost 3 years ago

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

      It's Similar to Fl Studio and very much similar I say
      Positive comment 5 months ago

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

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

      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. 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


    3. Rosegarden is a well-rounded audio and MIDI sequencer, score editor, and general-purpose music composition and editing environment.
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      Most users think Rosegarden is a great alternative to FL Studio.
    4. Qtractor is an Audio/MIDI multi-track sequencer application written in C++ with the Qt framework.
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      Qtractor vs FL Studio opinions
      Some users think Qtractor is a great alternative to FL Studio, some don't.
      qtractor is not made for music production
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

      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 over 1 year ago

    5. 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. Editing a portion of an audio file only affects that portion; the rest of the file is untouched.


      The program is no longer updated.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

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    6. 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.
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      Some users think Radium is a great alternative to FL Studio, some don't.
    7. A modular system composed of four main parts: Non Timeline, a non-destructive, non-linear audio recorder and arranger. Non Mixer, a live mixer with effects plugin hosting and advanced Ambisonics spatialization control.
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    8. 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! The project is focused on orchestral and film writing and recording.


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

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    9. 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.
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      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 over 1 year ago

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      Seq24 is a minimal loop based midi sequencer.
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