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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. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Caustic or Waveform. 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, Bitwig Studio, Zrythm and Carla.

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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    Ardour

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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.

    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsArdour support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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  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.

    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsReaper support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableReaper is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingReaper supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    ⚫︎ PortableReaper can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Support for MIDIReaper includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
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  3. 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.

    ⚫︎ Live PerformanceListen to and adjust your music productions with Bitwig Studio based on incoming audio in real time.
    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsBitwig Studio support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    ⚫︎ Support for scriptingBitwig Studio supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    More sophiscated with professionals as target audience.

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    Caustic

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Wine

    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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    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.
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    Waveform

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Waveform is a commercial, cross-platform DAW. With a focus on design and composition, it offers tools to greatly simplify everything from initial inspiration to the final mix.

    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsWaveform support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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  6. Zrythm is a digital audio workstation designed to be featureful and easy to use.

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsZrythm can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsZrythm support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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    Not exactly "Free". There's a free version but you can't save or load.

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    Carla

    • FreeOpen Source
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    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.

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

    ⚫︎ Support for MIDIFamiStudio includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
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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.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableRosegarden is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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  10. Bespoke is a software modular synthesizer. It contains a bunch of modules, which you can connect together to create sounds.

    ⚫︎ Virtual InstrumentBespoke Synth uses mainy virtual instruments (piano, guitar, drums, bass, etc.).
    ⚫︎ Node BasedBespoke Synth supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
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