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FL Studio Alternatives for Linux

FL Studio is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative 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 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to FL Studio are Reaper, Ardour, Bitwig Studio and Caustic.

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.
This page was last updated Jun 15, 2022
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FL Studio (originally known as FruityLoops) is a full-featured Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) offering a complete range of...

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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.

    LMMS vs FL Studio opinions
    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

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    VenHayz

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

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

    Positive comment about 2 years ago
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  2. 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 and mastering tool set.

    Reaper vs FL Studio opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Reaper is a great alternative to FL Studio.

    Much more of a focus on mixing than FL studios more production based angle

    Negative comment about 4 years ago
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    Because the developer Justin Frankel is a genius.

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  3. 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.

    Ardour vs FL Studio opinions
    Most users think Ardour is a great alternative to FL Studio.
    burnx50

    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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  4. 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.

    Bitwig Studio vs FL Studio opinions
    Most users think Bitwig Studio is a great alternative to FL Studio.

    May be better than others, really

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    lots of the same mechanics

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

    Positive comment about 2 years ago
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  5. Caustic

    • FreemiumProprietary
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    Caustic is a music creation tool inspired by rack-mount synthesizers / samplers rigs. Everything is real-time and optimized for mobile devices.

    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated. Last version, 3.2.0, released in February 2017, can be still downloaded from the official website.

    Caustic vs FL Studio opinions
    Most users think Caustic is a great alternative to FL Studio.

    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.)

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  6. Rosegarden

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

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

    Most users think Rosegarden is a great alternative to FL Studio.
  7. Waveform

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Waveform is a commercial, cross-platform DAW. With a focus on design and composition, it offers tools to greatly simplify everything from initial inspiration to the final mix.

  8. Zrythm is a digital audio workstation designed to be featureful and easy to use.

  9. Radium

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

    Some users think Radium is a great alternative to FL Studio, some don't.
  10. Renoise is a contemporary digital audio workstation (DAW) based upon the heritage and development of tracker software. Its primary use is the composition of music using sound samples, soft synths, and effects plug-ins. It is also able to interface with MIDI equipment.

    Renoise vs FL Studio opinions
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    Ugotsta

    Renoise is a music tracker so the workflow is very different from FL. But the visual aesthetics between the two are somewhat similar as they're both heavily influenced by early music trackers. Meanwhile, Renoise provides many of the same core power features as FL including a huge list of native effects, advanced automation, a world class sampler and much more.

    Positive comment about 2 years ago
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