GarageBand Alternatives for Linux

    GarageBand 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 GarageBand and 19 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to GarageBand are Audacity (Free, Open Source), Reaper (Paid), Ardour (Freemium, Open Source) and Bitwig Studio (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jul 15, 2021

    1. LinuxSampler - free, open source pure software audio sampler with professional grade features.
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    2. energyXT is an advanced but streamlined, multi-platform digital audio workstation (DAW) known for its speed, fast loading time and workflow features.


    3. A full-featured Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) by Harrison with mixing that mimics the properties of an analogue mixer.
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      Easy to get started with, but infinitely powerful.
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    4. 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!
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    5. Every track includes real time equalization and dynamics processing to sweeten and fine tune your mix. This is in addition to your six real time track effects, making Fairlight far more powerful than other digital audio workstation software!
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    6. 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.

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

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    7. 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.

      Discontinued

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

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    8. - Mb Launchpad is the First Launchpad for Linux - Customisable in every way - Online version (to be made) - Made in Qt. - Easy to use! For Everybody! - All Around Customisable
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    9. Sneedacity (named after Sneed's Feed and Seed from The Simpsons episode, "E-I-E-I-D'oh") is a free (libre), open source, and privacy-respecting audio recording and editing suite forked from Audacity.
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