Free Reason Alternatives

    The best free alternative to Reason is Ardour, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Reason and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Reason are GarageBand (Free), AudioTool (Free), Caustic (Freemium) and OpenMPT (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 24, 2020

    1. 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 Reason opinions
      Most users think Ardour is a great alternative to Reason.
      Less possibilities, interface is not up to speed.
      Negative comment 7 months ago

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      No instruments included, clunky interface
      Negative comment 7 months ago

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    2. Welcome to the school of rock. A Mac-sized practice space. Your own recording studio. If you want to learn to play an instrument, write music, or record a song, GarageBand can help — whether you’re a rookie or a rock star.
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      This alternative is disputed. GarageBand is still a legitimate alternative to Reason, but it might have issues that some users think are important.


    3. Make music online with a powerful set of tools ranging from synthesizers and samplers to mixers, delays, reverb and much more. AudioTool is an advanced, collaborative DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) built for the browser.
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    4. Caustic is a music creation tool inspired by rack-mount synthesizers / samplers rigs. Everything is real-time and optimized for mobile devices.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 3.2.0, released in February 2017, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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      Caustic vs Reason opinions
      Most users think Caustic is a great alternative to Reason.
      TyrannoSapiensBonsai I discovered Caustic when I bought my first android tablet. I was hoping to find an android app version of REASON, which I was working with for years as an amateur. I loved composing with it whatever came into my mind. Fortunately CAUSTIC was my first try. I liked its logo I guess. The app itself was like a reduced to the max version of my beloved REASON. Installed CAUSTIC on any device I own. So I can create my music wherever I want.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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    5. OpenMPT (short hand for Open ModPlug Tracker) is a popular tracker software for Windows. OpenMPT is completely free and allows you to create and play back some great music on your computer.
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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. Qtractor is an Audio/MIDI multi-track sequencer application written in C++ with the Qt framework.
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    9. Pro Tools redefined the music, film, and TV industry, providing everything you need to compose, record, edit, and mix audio—in the studio or in the cloud, from anywhere.
    10. 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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