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LinuxSampler Alternatives

LinuxSampler is described as '- free, open source pure software audio sampler with professional grade features' and is an app in the audio & music category. There are more than 25 alternatives to LinuxSampler for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is LMMS, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like LinuxSampler are Ableton Live, GarageBand, Cakewalk and Zrythm.

LinuxSampler 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 LinuxSampler.
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LinuxSampler - free, open source pure software audio sampler with professional grade features.

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  1. LMMS icon

    LMMS

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
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    • Haiku
    90 alternatives to 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...

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    1.  Support for VST PluginsLMMS support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    2.  PortableLMMS can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Music SequencerRecord, edit, or play back music with LMMS, by handling note and performance information.
    4.  DRM FreeNo Digital rights management (DRM), i.e. no copy protection.
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  2. Ableton Live icon

    Ableton Live

    • Mac
    • Windows
    81 alternatives to Ableton Live 

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

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    1.  Virtual InstrumentAbleton Live uses mainy virtual instruments (piano, guitar, drums, bass, etc.).
    2.  Live PerformanceListen to and adjust your music productions with Ableton Live based on incoming audio in real time.
    3.  Support for VST PluginsAbleton Live support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    4.  Batch EditingAbleton Live allows you to select multiple items (tasks, files, images etc) and edit their properties all at once.
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    Arrangement View


  3. GarageBand icon

    GarageBand

    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    101 alternatives to 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.

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    1.  Works OfflineGarageBand can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    2.  Virtual InstrumentGarageBand uses mainy virtual instruments (piano, guitar, drums, bass, etc.).
    3.  Music SequencerRecord, edit, or play back music with GarageBand, by handling note and performance information.
    iPad Version: Tracks
    iPad Version: Piano Roll Editor
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    Cakewalk

    • Windows
    109 alternatives to Cakewalk 

    Cakewalk, formerly SONAR, is a comprehensive audio software for music composition, audio recording, editing, mixing and mastering. It features a full suite of high quality audio and MIDI effects and instruments and composition tools ranging from drum sequencer and piano roll...

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    1.  Support for VST PluginsCakewalk support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    2.  Ad-freeCakewalk doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  Support for MIDICakewalk includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
    4.  Works OfflineCakewalk can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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  5. Zrythm icon

    Zrythm

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    87 alternatives to Zrythm 

    Zrythm is a digital audio workstation designed to be featureful and easy to use.

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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsZrythm can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  Support for VST PluginsZrythm support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    3.  Music SequencerRecord, edit, or play back music with Zrythm, by handling note and performance information.
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    AudioTool

    • Online
    67 alternatives to AudioTool 

    Make music online with a powerful set of tools ranging from synthesizers and samplers to mixers, delays, reverb and much more. AudioTool is an advanced, collaborative DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) built for the browser.

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    1.  Support for MIDIAudioTool includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
    2.  Music SequencerRecord, edit, or play back music with AudioTool, by handling note and performance information.
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    Cubase

    • Mac
    • Windows
    73 alternatives to Cubase 

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

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    1.  Support for VST PluginsCubase support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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    OpenMPT

    • Windows
    63 alternatives to OpenMPT 

    OpenMPT (short hand for Open ModPlug Tracker) is a popular tracker software for Windows. OpenMPT is completely free and allows you to create and play back some great music on your computer. Based on the original ModPlug Tracker written by Olivier Lapicque, OpenMPT is free...

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    1.  PortableOpenMPT can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Support for MIDIOpenMPT includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
    3.  Support for VST PluginsOpenMPT support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    4.  Music SequencerRecord, edit, or play back music with OpenMPT, by handling note and performance information.
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    Hydrogen

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    34 alternatives to Hydrogen 

    Hydrogen is an advanced drum machine for GNU/Linux. It's main goal is to bring professional yet simple and intuitive pattern-based drum programming.

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    1.  Support for MIDIHydrogen includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
    2.  DecentralizedHydrogen is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    3.  Music SequencerRecord, edit, or play back music with Hydrogen, by handling note and performance information.
    4.  Music LooperHydrogen supports a grid of musical loops and phrases that you can trigger and manipulate in real time.
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    hydrogen drum machine
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    Carla

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    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    43 alternatives to Carla 

    Carla is an audio plugin host, with support for many audio drivers and plugin formats. It has some nice features like automation of parameters via MIDI CC (and send output back as MIDI too) and full OSC control.

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    1.  Support for VST PluginsCarla support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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