GarageBand Alternatives for Linux

Popular Alternatives to GarageBand for Linux. Explore 14 Linux apps like GarageBand, all suggested and ranked by the AlternativeTo user community.

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The list of alternatives was last updated: 8/25/2017 5:28:00 AM

Alternatives to GarageBand for Linux with any license

  • 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.

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    • Incredibly more complex, not recommended for beginners Guest • Jan 2016 • 18 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • More of a learning curve but a great program if you can take the time to learn it. TheBeastJan 2017 • 12 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Free, has many features, and is easy to get started with. As a plus: it runs on nearly every platform. Guest • Jul 2018 Disagree   Agree
  • 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.

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  • Qtractor

    Qtractor is an Audio/MIDI multi-track sequencer application written in C++ with the Qt framework. Target platform is Linux, where the Jack Audio Connection Kit (JACK) for audio, and the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) for MIDI, are the main infrastructures to evolve as a fairly-featured Linux desktop audio workstation GUI, specially dedicated to the personal home-studio.

    Free Open Source 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

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  • Looplabs

    Looplabs is a collaborative cloud based music studio that lets anyone, regardless of skills or ability, easily make professional quality music anywhere, anytime and with anyone. For Free. Stocked with tens of thousands of royalty-free sounds to use.

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Chrome OS

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  • LinuxSampler

    LinuxSampler - free, open source pure software audio sampler with professional grade features. The LinuxSampler project was founded with the goal to produce a free, streaming capable open source pure software audio sampler with professional grade features, comparable to both hardware and commercial Windows/Mac software samplers and to introduce new features not yet available by any other sampler in the world.

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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  • Open Octave

    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.

    Free Open Source Linux

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

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  • Jokosher

    Jokosher is a simple and powerful multi-track studio. Jokosher provides a complete application for recording, editing, mixing and exporting audio, and has been specifically designed with usability in mind. The developers behind Jokosher have re-thought audio production at every level, and created something devilishly simple to use. Features: Ease Of Use Easy to use interface, designed from the ground up. Jokosher uses concepts and language familiar to musicians, and is a breeze to use.

    Free Open Source Windows Linux BSD

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    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 0.11.5, released on April 11, 2010, can be still downloaded from Launchpad.
  • Luppp

    Luppp is a music creation tool, intended for live use. The focus is on real time processing and a fast, intuitive workflow. With extensive MIDI mapping support, you can get looping just how you like!

    Free Open Source Linux

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