FL Studio Alternatives for Windows

    There are many alternatives to FL Studio for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows 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 Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to FL Studio are Ableton Live (Paid), Reaper (Paid), Ardour (Freemium, Open Source) and Caustic (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jul 1, 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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      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
      Top positive comment  about 4 years ago

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      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

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      lierxagerate24 This DAW should not even be on the list, the thing can't even load samples.
      Top negative comment  7 months ago

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      It's Similar to Fl Studio and very much similar I say
      Positive comment 3 months ago

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      sedeti This is like FL studio but free
      Positive comment 7 months ago

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

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      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. Live is software for creating musical ideas, turning them into finished songs, and even taking them onto the stage.
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      Ableton Live vs FL Studio opinions
      Most users think Ableton Live is a great alternative to FL Studio.
      Very easy to use and get used to and very good midi support.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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      It is a DAW, like FL Studio, and is probably the most used substitute.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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      It is so easy to use if you get used to it, no flashy colors, no next gen gui, just simple, easy to use program and you can learn how to use it very fast, recommended
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    3. 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.
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      Reaper vs FL Studio opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Reaper is a great alternative to FL Studio.
      Because the developer Justin Frankel is a genius.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Much more of a focus on mixing than FL studios more production based angle
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

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    4. 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

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    5. 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.

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      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.)
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    6. 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.
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      Bitwig Studio vs FL Studio opinions
      Most users think Bitwig Studio is a great alternative to FL Studio.
      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 1 year ago

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      May be better than others, really
      Positive comment 7 months ago

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      lots of the same mechanics
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    7. Cubase is a computer program for music production/recording. The program offers recording, producing and mixing of sounds in order to make music production for distribution on CDs or the internet.
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      Cubase vs FL Studio opinions
      Most users think Cubase is a great alternative to FL Studio.
      best, most useful audioworkstation
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      It has a lot of the same sounds/etc. as FL Studio
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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    8. Make music online by recording vocals, guitars and using loops. Invite friends to collaborate. free and no download is required. Works on Mac, Windows, iPad, Android tablets and phones, Linux and Chromebooks.
      Soundtrap vs FL Studio opinions
      Most users think Soundtrap is a great alternative to FL Studio.
      it is a good alternative to fl studio because they both do a great job.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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    9. Reason is a virtual studio rack with all the tools and instruments you need to turn your ideas into music. And it's more than just a set of excellent synths and effects. It's a complete music system. Step into the age of Reason.
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      Reason vs FL Studio opinions
      Most users think Reason is a great alternative to FL Studio.
      Seems tough at first look but it does very good job as very best alternative FL Studio. Keep Rocking.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    10. Adobe Audition is an audio editing and post-production suite.
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      Some users think Adobe Audition is a great alternative to FL Studio, some don't.
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