FL Studio

FL Studio (formerly known as FruityLoops) is a digital audio workstation developed by the Belgian company Image-Line.

Best FL Studio Alternatives

Popular Alternatives to FL Studio for Mac OS X. Explore 34 Mac OS X apps like FL Studio, all suggested and ranked by the AlternativeTo user community.
List updated: 7/24/2017 3:25:00 PM

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    LMMS

    LMMS is a free cross-platform alternative to commercial programs like FL Studio , which allow you to produce music with your computer. This includes the creation of melodies and beats, the synthesis and mixing of sounds, and arranging of samples. You can have fun with your MIDI-keyboard and much more; all in a user-friendly and modern interface.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com

    • 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 Guest • May 2017 • 9 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Although quite different and not as convenient like FL Studio, it's still probably the best thing we're gonna get for free. VenHayzNov 2016 • 10 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Not as handy as FL Studio. FL Studio is much easier to work with. Guest • May 2016 • 9 agrees and 12 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's VERY hard to use, and it's nothing like it. Guest • Feb 2017 • 10 agrees and 14 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is not as easy-to-learn as Fl studio, bad interface, poor plugins, Really needs improvement. n4palmMay 2017 • 3 agrees and 8 disagrees Disagree   Agree
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    Ableton Live

    Live is software for creating musical ideas, turning them into finished songs, and even taking them onto the stage. With two views - the classic Arrangement View, where musical ideas are laid out along a timeline, and the unique Session View, where you can improvise and quickly experiment with musical ideas - Live is a fast, fun, intuitive way to make music. What's new: The latest version of Live comes with everything from workflow enhancements to audio improvements.

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows

    • It is a DAW, like FL Studio, and is probably the most used substitute. Guest • Jan 2017 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Very easy to use and get used to and very good midi support. Guest • Jun 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • 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 Guest • Nov 2016 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
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    Reaper

    REAPER is a complete digital audio production application for Windows and OS X, offering a full multitrack audio and MIDI recording, editing, processing, mixing and mastering toolset. REAPER supports a vast range of hardware, digital formats and plugins, and can be comprehensively extended, scripted and modified. Feature Highlights ----------------------- *Efficient, fast to load, and tightly coded. Can be installed and run from a portable or network drive.

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    Ardour

    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. NOTE: Ardour source code is freely available but pre-built binaries are commercial free-libre software: users who download from ardour.

    Freemium $ $ $ Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    GarageBand

    Welcome to the school of rock. A Mac-sized practice space. Your own recording studio. If you want to learn to play an instrument, write music, or record a song, GarageBand can help — whether you’re a rookie or a rock star. GarageBand is a whole music creation studio right inside your Mac — with a complete sound library that includes software instruments, presets for guitar and voice, and virtual session drummers.

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

    • Garageband is an all round Application, but you can't go too much into detail. FL Studio is more professional. Guest • Nov 2016 • 6 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • FL Studio is a DAW used most commonly for advanced users and offers more functionality. GarageBand is not. Guest • Jan 2017 • 5 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's not as powerful, but it's arranged simply and more logically than FL. Guest • Mar 2017 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
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    Logic Pro

    Logic Pro lets you translate musical inspiration into professional productions. A range of powerful, easy-to-use features puts sophisticated tools at your fingertips, and complete surround support lets you make incredible, immersive music.

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    Cubase

    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. Cubase is a series of MIDI, music sequencer and digital audio editing computer applications (commonly known as a DAW - Digital Audio Workstation).

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    Caustic

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

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • Sound Forge icon

    Sound Forge

    Sound Forge Pro software efficiently and reliably provides audio editors and producers complete control over all aspects of audio editing and mastering. Whether in the studio or field, it's the ultimate all-in-one production suite for professional audio recording and mastering, sound design, audio restoration, and Red Book CD creation.

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    Reason

    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. Reason comes with synthesizers, samplers, drum machine, REX file loop player, professional mastering tools, mixer, vocoder, world class effects, pattern sequencer and more. As many of each as your computer can handle.

    Commercial Mac Windows

    • Seems tough at first look but it does very good job as very best alternative FL Studio. Keep Rocking. Guest • Jan 2017 Disagree   Agree
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    Studio One

    Artists of all levels, from beginner to seasoned professional, will find Studio One a serious alternative to the intimidating, bloated offerings currently considered the standards. It's a groundbreaking music creation and production application for Mac OS X and Windows XP/Vista/7 that makes audio recording, MIDI sequencing, and audio mastering ridiculously simple right out of the box.

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    Renoise

    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. The main difference between Renoise and other music software is the characteristic vertical timeline sequencer used by tracking software.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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    Radium

    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. - Compared to trackers, note positions and effects are edited graphically, which should be quicker, provide more vertical space and give a better musically overview. However, despite its unusual appearance, it's a design goal for Radium to be straightforward to use, and easy to learn.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Looplabs

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Chrome OS

    • Helps a non music person to create games instantly for free, already created 2 music files in 5 hrs. Guest • Jul 2017 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
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    Audio Evolution

    Here is a non-exhaustive list of some of the main features of Audio Evolution 5: Completely new audio system called 'eXtream'. It features 32-bit floating point processing from begin to end with lots of headroom, flexible routing and is very friendly on cpu usage.

    Commercial Mac Windows Android

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  • Cross DJ icon

    Cross DJ

    Mix, scratch, sample, record: rock great parties with top-DJ features. Turn your mobile device into a complete DJ system. Mix your tracks in perfect sync, scratch, add effects, loops and more. Automix your songs for non-stop music. Record your set and share it on SoundCloud. Music lovers, mix at your next party and impress your friends. Pro DJs, Cross DJ uses the same engine as Pioneer’s rekordbox. It’s like having 2 CDJs in your pocket.

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • Harrison Mixbus icon

    Harrison Mixbus

    A full-featured Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) by Harrison with mixing that mimics the properties of an analogue mixer. Harrison consoles are world-renowned and they have put their expertise into improving and extending Ardour, an open-source, high quality DAW.

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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    Soundtrap

    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.

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android iPhone Chrome OS Windows RT ... iPad Chrome

  • Traverso DAW icon

    Traverso DAW

    Traverso DAW is an audio recording and editing program which is very well suited to record a single voice, a band, an ensemble, a whole orchestra or any other source of music! Both the home and professional user will find Traverso attractive, it's clean interface is easy to learn, and enables you to work quickly and efficiently!

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Discontinued Last version, 0.49.3, was released on July 2014, but it is still downloadable from the official website

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