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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 loads of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to FL Studio are Ableton Live, Reaper, Ardour and Bitwig Studio.

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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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.

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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

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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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  2. Live is software for creating musical ideas, turning them into finished songs, and even taking them onto the stage.

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    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.

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    It is a DAW, like FL Studio, and is probably the most used substitute.

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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

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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.

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

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    Because the developer Justin Frankel is a genius.

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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.
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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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  5. 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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    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.

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    Caustic

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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.

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    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.)

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  7. Definitive desktop DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) for professional mixing, mastering, music production and sound design.

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

    best, most useful audioworkstation

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    It has a lot of the same sounds/etc. as FL Studio

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  8. 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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    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.

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  9. 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.
  10. Studio One is an advanced digital audio workstation for Mac and Windows featuring a bevy of powerful composition, editing, mixing and mastering tools on top of standard multi-track DAW features.

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