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    Free LMMS Alternatives

    The best free alternative to LMMS is GarageBand. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to LMMS and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to LMMS are Caustic (Freemium), AudioTool (Free), Cakewalk (Free) and Tracktion (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Nov 5, 2021

    1. 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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      GarageBand vs LMMS opinions
      Most users think GarageBand is a great alternative to LMMS.
      sedeti It's only available for Apple
      Negative comment 4 months ago

      tibbe GarageBand is apple products only
      Negative comment 4 months ago

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


      The program is no longer updated.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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      Almost everyone thinks Caustic is a great alternative to LMMS.

    3. 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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    4. Cakewalk, formerly SONAR, is a comprehensive audio software for music composition, audio recording, editing, mixing and mastering.
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      Cakewalk vs LMMS opinions
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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.
      Positive comment 10 months ago

    5. Tracktion is a multi-platform software for music production, with a modern graphic user interface.
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    6. Rosegarden is a well-rounded audio and MIDI sequencer, score editor, and general-purpose music composition and editing environment.
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    7. Zrythm is a digital audio workstation designed to be featureful and easy to use. - Automate almost anything with automation events using straight lines, ramps and curves, or with LFOs and envelopes
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      FamiStudio is very simple music editor for the Nintendo Entertainment System or Famicom. It is designed to be easier to use than FamiTracker, but its feature set is also much more limited. It is targeted at both chiptune artists and NES homebrewers.
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    8. 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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    9. Qtractor is an Audio/MIDI multi-track sequencer application written in C++ with the Qt framework.
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