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LMMS is described as '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 synthesd mixing of sounds, and arranging of' and is a leading music production app in the audio & music category. There are more than 50 alternatives to LMMS for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, BSD and Android. The best alternative is FL Studio. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try GarageBand or Caustic. Other great apps like LMMS are Reaper, Ardour, Ableton Live and Bitwig Studio.

LMMS 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 LMMS.
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    FL Studio

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    90 alternatives to FL Studio 

    FL Studio (originally known as FruityLoops) is a full-featured Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) offering a complete range of professional tools for everything from audio editing and beat creation to advanced arrangement, composition, mixing and mastering.

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    1.  Support for VST PluginsFL Studio support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    2.  Live PerformanceListen to and adjust your music productions with FL Studio based on incoming audio in real time.
    3.  LightweightFL Studio consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  Works OfflineFL Studio can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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    Most users think FL Studio is a great alternative to LMMS.
    Ugotsta

    LMMS was modeled after FL Studio so it's very similar, though FL Studio has years of refinement through commercial development. LMMS is viable for creating commercial quality productions but FL's polished interface and workflow hugely simplify the task.

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    Guest

    They work well with high quality results. FL Studio is a little more advanced though

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    Reaper

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    84 alternatives to Reaper 

    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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    1.  Support for VST PluginsReaper support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    2.  Support for scriptingReaper supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    3.  PortableReaper can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    4.  Support for MIDIReaper includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
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    Full screen in Linux with inline MIDI editor using REA Evolution theme


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    Ardour

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    87 alternatives to 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.

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    1.  Non Destructive EditingArdour allows you to make changes to a file without overwriting the original data, which remains available in case you want to revert to it.
    2.  Support for VST PluginsArdour support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    3.  Music SequencerRecord, edit, or play back music with Ardour, by handling note and performance information.
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    Ardour vs LMMS opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Ardour is a great alternative to LMMS.
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    Ableton Live

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    82 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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    Ableton Live vs LMMS opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Ableton Live is a great alternative to LMMS.
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    GarageBand

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    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.
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    GarageBand vs LMMS opinions
    Most users think GarageBand is a great alternative to LMMS.
    tibbe

    GarageBand is apple products only

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    sedeti

    It's only available for Apple

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    Bitwig Studio

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    42 alternatives to Bitwig Studio 

    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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    1.  Live PerformanceListen to and adjust your music productions with Bitwig Studio based on incoming audio in real time.
    2.  Support for VST PluginsBitwig Studio support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    3.  Support for scriptingBitwig Studio supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    Guest

    More sophiscated with professionals as target audience.

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    Logic Pro

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    81 alternatives to 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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    1.  Music SequencerRecord, edit, or play back music with Logic Pro, by handling note and performance information.
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    Caustic

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    53 alternatives to Caustic 

    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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    1.  Music SequencerRecord, edit, or play back music with Caustic, by handling note and performance information.
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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 LMMS opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Caustic is a great alternative to LMMS.
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    Cakewalk

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    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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    kendofriendo

    Cakewalk is a fully featured mainstream DAW offered for free. It offers everything you'd expect from paid software, and the Bandlab website has a very cool Github style collaboration and seller ecosystem.

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    Zrythm

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    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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    paulocorceiro

    Not exactly "Free". There's a free version but you can't save or load.

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