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Open Octave Alternatives

Open Octave is described as 'Midi is a Linux based Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) designed to give musicians the tools needed to make composing on a computer possible, and even fun! The project is focused on orchestral and film writing and recording' and is a music production app in the audio & music category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Open Octave for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is FL Studio. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try GarageBand or Rosegarden. Other great apps like Open Octave are Reaper, Ardour, Adobe Audition and Logic Pro.

Open Octave alternatives are mainly Digital Audio Workstations but may also be Music Production Apps or Audio Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Open Octave.
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  1. FL Studio icon

    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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  2. Reaper icon

    Reaper

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    83 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 with a custom theme
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    Adobe Audition

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    95 alternatives to Adobe Audition 

    Adobe Audition is an audio editing and post-production suite.

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    GarageBand

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    99 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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    iPad Version: Piano Roll Editor


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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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    Reason

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    70 alternatives to Reason 

    Reason is a virtual studio rack with all the tools and instruments you need to turn your ideas into music. And it's more than just a set of excellent synths and effects. It's a complete music system. Step into the age of Reason.

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    1.  Virtual InstrumentReason uses mainy virtual instruments (piano, guitar, drums, bass, etc.).
    2.  DRM FreeNo Digital rights management (DRM), i.e. no copy protection.
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    Cubase

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    73 alternatives to Cubase 

    Definitive desktop DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) for professional mixing, mastering, music production and sound design.

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    1.  Support for VST PluginsCubase support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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    Rosegarden

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    99 alternatives to Rosegarden 

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

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    1.  Support for MIDIRosegarden includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
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    Avid Pro Tools

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    91 alternatives to Avid Pro Tools 

    Pro Tools is one of the highly-renowned DAW software out there. Done your studio with this powerful utility that brings your beats to life, records vocals and instruments with ease, and allows you to write your songs, or help with any studio requirement one might have.

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    1.  Ad-freeAvid Pro Tools doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Live PerformanceListen to and adjust your music productions with Avid Pro Tools based on incoming audio in real time.
    3.  Music LooperAvid Pro Tools supports a grid of musical loops and phrases that you can trigger and manipulate in real time.
    4.  Virtual InstrumentAvid Pro Tools uses mainy virtual instruments (piano, guitar, drums, bass, etc.).
    5.  Batch EditingAvid Pro Tools allows you to select multiple items (tasks, files, images etc) and edit their properties all at once.
    6.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsAvid Pro Tools can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    7.  Music SequencerRecord, edit, or play back music with Avid Pro Tools, by handling note and performance information.
    8.  Dark ModeAvid Pro Tools supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    9.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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