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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 LMMS, 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 Reaper, Ardour, Tenacity and Bitwig Studio.

Avid Pro Tools 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 Avid Pro Tools.
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  1. LMMS icon

    LMMS

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    90 alternatives to LMMS 

    LMMS is a free cross-platform alternative to commercial programs like FL Studio , which allow you to produce music with your computer. This includes the creation of melodies and beats, the synthesis and mixing of sounds, and arranging of...

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    1.  Support for VST PluginsLMMS support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    2.  PortableLMMS can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Music SequencerRecord, edit, or play back music with LMMS, by handling note and performance information.
    4.  DRM FreeNo Digital rights management (DRM), i.e. no copy protection.
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    Reaper

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    84 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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    Reaper vs Avid Pro Tools opinions
    Almost everyone thinks Reaper is a great alternative to Avid Pro Tools.
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    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.

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    the other alternatives are so diferent or not intuitive, and reaper have a lot of tools that the protools do not have

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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
    Ardour vs Avid Pro Tools opinions
    Most users think Ardour is a great alternative to Avid Pro Tools.
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    Tenacity

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    88 alternatives to Tenacity 

    Tenacity is an easy-to-use, privacy-friendly, FLOSS, cross-platform multi-track audio editor/recorder for Windows, macOS, Linux and other operating systems.

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    1.  Privacy focusedTenacity is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  Ad-freeTenacity doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    The project is currently on an indefinite hiatus. Tenacity will probably merge with Saucedacity icon Saucedacity : https://github.com/tenacityteam/tenacity/discussions/733

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    Bitwig Studio

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    42 alternatives to Bitwig Studio 

    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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    1.  Live PerformanceListen to and adjust your music productions with Bitwig Studio based on incoming audio in real time.
    2.  Support for VST PluginsBitwig Studio support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    3.  Support for scriptingBitwig Studio supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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    Waveform

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    54 alternatives to Waveform 

    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.

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    1.  Support for VST PluginsWaveform support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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      Zrythm

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      87 alternatives to Zrythm 

      Zrythm is a digital audio workstation designed to be featureful and easy to use.

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      1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsZrythm can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
      2.  Support for VST PluginsZrythm support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
      3.  Music SequencerRecord, edit, or play back music with Zrythm, by handling note and performance information.
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      Saucedacity

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      51 alternatives to Saucedacity 

      Saucedacity is a free, open source audio editor based on Audacity with the same features and the same project format, but without the autoupdater and telemetry that originally came with Audacity.

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      1.  PortableSaucedacity can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
      2.  Ad-freeSaucedacity doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
      3.  LightweightSaucedacity consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
      4.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsSaucedacity can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
      5.  Support for VST PluginsSaucedacity support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
      6.  Support for scriptingSaucedacity supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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      Radium

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      71 alternatives to Radium 

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

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      1.  Music SequencerRecord, edit, or play back music with Radium, by handling note and performance information.
      2.  Support for VST PluginsRadium support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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      Bespoke Synth

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      74 alternatives to Bespoke Synth 

      Bespoke is a software modular synthesizer. It contains a bunch of modules, which you can connect together to create sounds.

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