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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 Radium, SunVox, Schism Tracker and Bosca Ceoil.

OpenMPT 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 OpenMPT.
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  1. MilkyTracker icon

    MilkyTracker

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android

    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. Radium icon

    Radium

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Radium is a music editor with a new type of interface.

    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsRadium support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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    Radium 6


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    SunVox

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

    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.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableSunVox is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    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

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    Schism Tracker

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Haiku

    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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    Faithfully emulates the look and feel of Impulse Tracker on modern systems, providing an authentic experience for creating S3M and IT files.

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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.

    ⚫︎ Support for MIDIBosca Ceoil includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
    ⚫︎ PortableBosca Ceoil can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Easy to use music sequencer


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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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    OpenMTP is a tracker, Rosegarden is a MIDI sequencer. Two functionally different types of musical composition.

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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.

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    LilyPond

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableLilyPond is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ PortableLilyPond can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Qtractor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

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

    ⚫︎ Support for MIDIQtractor includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsQtractor support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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    Impro-Visor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Impro-Visor (short for “Improvisation Advisor”) is a music notation program designed to help jazz musicians compose and hear solos similar to ones that might be improvised. The objective is to improve understanding of solo construction and tune chord changes.

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    In this window you can create or edit a new chorus.
  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.

    ⚫︎ Support for MIDIRenoise includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableRenoise is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsRenoise support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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    A song playing in Renoise 2.6 with the Matrix and Pattern displayed
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