LMMS Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to LMMS for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is Ardour, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to LMMS and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to LMMS are Reaper (Paid), Caustic (Freemium), Bitwig Studio (Paid) and Tracktion (Freemium).

    This page was last updated May 11, 2021

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

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated.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.
    4. 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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      Bitwig Studio vs LMMS opinions
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      More sophiscated with professionals as target audience.
      Positive comment over 4 years ago

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    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. Qtractor is an Audio/MIDI multi-track sequencer application written in C++ with the Qt framework.
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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. Waveform is a commercial, cross-platform DAW and spiritual successor to Tracktion . With a focus on design and composition, it offers tools to greatly simplify everything from initial inspiration to the final mix.
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    10. Renoise is a contemporary digital audio workstation (DAW) based upon the heritage and development of tracker software. Its primary use is the composition of music using sound samples, soft synths, and effects plug-ins. It is also able to interface with MIDI equipment.
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