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Open Source LMMS Alternatives

The best open source alternative to LMMS is Ardour. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Zrythm or Carla. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to LMMS and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to LMMS are FamiStudio, Rosegarden, Bosca Ceoil and Qtractor.

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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  1. 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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    Almost everyone thinks Ardour is a great alternative to LMMS.
  2. Zrythm is a digital audio workstation designed to be featureful and easy to use.

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    Carla

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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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    FamiStudio

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Wine

    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.

    Version 1.4.0
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    Rosegarden

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Rosegarden is a well-rounded audio and MIDI sequencer, score editor, and general-purpose music composition and editing environment.

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    Bosca Ceoil

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Adobe AIR

    Bosca Ceoil is all about looping, and designed that way at its heart. Songs are built up from lots of tiny 16 note patterns – the intended workflow is that you loop over these single patterns until you have something you like, then you start making variations.

    Easy to use music sequencer
  7. Qtractor is an Audio/MIDI multi-track sequencer application written in C++ with the Qt framework.

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  8. Bespoke is a software modular synthesizer. It contains a bunch of modules, which you can connect together to create sounds.

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    Non DAW Studio

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    A modular system composed of four main parts: Non Timeline, a non-destructive, non-linear audio recorder and arranger. Non Mixer, a live mixer with effects plugin hosting and advanced Ambisonics spatialization control.

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    Stargate

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Stargate is a holistic audio production solution, with everything you need to make music on a computer.

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