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Open Source Reason Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Reason is Ardour. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try OpenMPT or Rosegarden. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Reason and 15 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Reason are Bespoke Synth, Radium, Qtractor and Non DAW Studio.

Reason 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 Reason.
This page was last updated Mar 21, 2022
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  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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    Most users think Ardour is a great alternative to Reason.

    No instruments included, clunky interface

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    Less possibilities, interface is not up to speed.

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  2. 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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    Rosegarden

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Rosegarden is a well-rounded audio and MIDI sequencer, score editor, and general-purpose music composition and editing environment.

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

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    Radium

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

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

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    Non DAW Studio

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    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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    Luppp

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Luppp is a music creation tool, intended for live use. The focus is on real time processing and a fast, intuitive workflow. With extensive MIDI mapping support, you can get looping just how you like!

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    Seq66

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Seq66 is a MIDI sequencer and live-looper with a hardware-sampler grid-pattern interface, MIDI automation for live performance, sets and playlists for song management, scale/chord-aware piano-roll interface, song editor for creative composition, and control via mouse...

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    Seq24

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Seq24 is a minimal loop based midi sequencer. It was created to provide a very simple interface for editing and playing midi loops.

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