OpenMPT Alternatives for Linux

    OpenMPT is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is MilkyTracker, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to OpenMPT and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to OpenMPT are Rosegarden (Free, Open Source), SunVox (Freemium), Qtractor (Free, Open Source) and Renoise (Paid).

    This page was last updated May 20, 2021

    1. MilkyTracker is an open source, multi-platform music application for creating .MOD and .XM module files.
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      Almost everyone thinks MilkyTracker is a great alternative to OpenMPT.
    2. Rosegarden is a well-rounded audio and MIDI sequencer, score editor, and general-purpose music composition and editing environment.
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      Rosegarden vs OpenMPT opinions
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      Rosegarden is a DAW; OpenMPT is a sample sequencer, more akin to FL Studio that a DAW. Rosegarden is more similar to Ardour.
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      OpenMTP is a tracker, Rosegarden is a MIDI sequencer. Two functionally different types of musical composition.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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    3. SunVox is a small, fast and powerful modular synthesizer with pattern based sequencer (tracker). It is a tool for those people who like to compose music wherever they are, whenever they wish. On any device.
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      zappazornpatton A great free (although the Android and iPhone versions are paid) Tracker that works on just about any desktop or portable operating system. I would argue it is the best portable tracker software available
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    4. Qtractor is an Audio/MIDI multi-track sequencer application written in C++ with the Qt framework.
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    5. 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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    6. GNU LilyPond is a computer program for music engraving. One of LilyPonds major goals is to produce scores that are engraved with traditional layout rules, reflecting the era when scores were engraved by hand.
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    7. Schism Tracker is a free reimplementation of Impulse Tracker, a program used to create high quality music without the requirements of specialized, expensive equipment, and with a unique "finger feel" that is difficult to replicate in part.
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      Schism Tracker vs OpenMPT opinions
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      Faithfully emulates the look and feel of Impulse Tracker on modern systems, providing an authentic experience for creating S3M and IT files.
      Positive comment 9 months ago

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    8. Radium is a music editor with a new type of interface. - Compared to the normal sequencer interface editing is quicker and more musical data fits on the screen.
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      Frescobaldi is a LilyPond sheet music text editor. It aims to be powerful, yet lightweight and easy to use. Frescobaldi is Free Software, freely available under the General Public License.
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    9. 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.
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