Open Source Reaper Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Reaper is LMMS, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Reaper and 16 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Reaper are Ardour (Freemium, Open Source), Rosegarden (Free, Open Source), Qtractor (Free, Open Source) and AudioMass (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 16, 2021

    1. 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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    2. 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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      Ardour vs Reaper opinions
      Most users think Ardour is a great alternative to Reaper.
      Ugotsta Ardour is a very powerful and capable DAW, it's just tough to learn since practically all features are exposed at all times. Reaper provides an arguably faster workflow, has a similarly powerful mixer and incidentally installs and loads faster than nearly every other modern DAW.
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    3. Rosegarden is a well-rounded audio and MIDI sequencer, score editor, and general-purpose music composition and editing environment.
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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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      AudioMass lets you record, or use your existing audio tracks, and modify them by trimming, cutting, pasting or applying a plethora of effects, from compression and paragraphic equalizers to reverb, delay and distortion fx.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Wine
      FamiStudio is very simple music editor for the Nintendo Entertainment System or Famicom. It is designed to be easier to use than FamiTracker, but its feature set is also much more limited. It is targeted at both chiptune artists and NES homebrewers.
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    5. 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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    6. A modular system composed of four main parts: Non Timeline, a non-destructive, non-linear audio recorder and arranger. Non Mixer, a live mixer with effects plugin hosting and advanced Ambisonics spatialization control.
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    7. Bespoke is a software modular synthesizer. It contains a bunch of modules, which you can connect together to create sounds.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Seq24 is a minimal loop based midi sequencer.
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