Avid Pro Tools Alternatives for Linux

    Avid Pro Tools is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Audacity, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Avid Pro Tools and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Avid Pro Tools are LMMS (Free, Open Source), Reaper (Paid), Ardour (Freemium, Open Source) and Bitwig Studio (Paid).

    This page was last updated Sep 28, 2021

    1. Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. You can use Audacity to record live audio, convert tapes and records, edit sound files, change the speed or pitch of a recording and much more.


      After being bought by Muse Group in April 2021, Audacity has changed its privacy policy and may collect "Data necessary for law enforcement, litigation and authorities’ requests (if any)". It's now considered as a spyware by many.

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      Audacity vs Avid Pro Tools opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Audacity is still a legitimate alternative to Avid Pro Tools, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      altersoft How do you compare Hollywood standard (Pro Tools) with this basic free editor!
      Negative comment 5 months ago

      Audacity is an audio editor, Pro Tools is a DAW.
      Negative comment 12 months ago

      very limited alternative, no support for plugins
      Negative comment 11 months ago

      mxmx562 Audacity Must be in another category. This is misleading.
      Negative comment about 20 hours ago

    2. LMMS is a free cross-platform alternative to commercial programs like FL Studio , which allow you to produce music with your computer.
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    3. 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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      Reaper vs Avid Pro Tools opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Reaper is a great alternative to Avid Pro Tools.
      Very intuitive to get started with, while still being very powerful for advanced users. Non-commercial pricing is heavily discounted, trial version is not feature limited.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

      the other alternatives are so diferent or not intuitive, and reaper have a lot of tools that the protools do not have
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

    4. 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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      Most users think Ardour is a great alternative to Avid Pro Tools.
    5. 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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    6. Tracktion is a multi-platform software for music production, with a modern graphic user interface.
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    7. Rosegarden is a well-rounded audio and MIDI sequencer, score editor, and general-purpose music composition and editing environment.
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    8. 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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    9. Qtractor is an Audio/MIDI multi-track sequencer application written in C++ with the Qt framework.
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    10. 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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