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Free Cakewalk Alternatives

The best free alternative to Cakewalk is Audacity, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Cakewalk and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Cakewalk are LMMS, Ocenaudio, Tenacity and GarageBand.

Cakewalk 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 Cakewalk.
This page was last updated Mar 21, 2022
Cakewalk
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

Cakewalk, formerly SONAR, is a comprehensive audio software for music composition, audio recording, editing, mixing and...

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  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.

    Audacity vs Cakewalk opinions
    Some users think Audacity is a great alternative to Cakewalk, some don't.
    sedeti

    Audacity is just 'audio editor

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    audacity is sound editor, sonar is daw

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    It's not a DAW, but an audio editor

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  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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    Most users think LMMS is a great alternative to Cakewalk.
    sedeti

    Miles behind from cakewalk

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    A long way away from Sonor

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  3. Ocenaudio is a cross-platform, easy to use, fast and functional audio editor. It is the ideal software for people who need to edit and analyze audio files without complications. ocenaudio also has powerful features that will please more advanced users.

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    sedeti

    Oceanaudio is just an audio editor

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  4. Tenacity

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

  5. 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.

    This alternative is disputed. GarageBand is still a legitimate alternative to Cakewalk, but it might have issues that some users think are important.


  6. Waveform

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

  7. 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.

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

  9. WavePad

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire

    WavePad is Music and Audio Editor that allows you to create and edit voice, music and other sound recordings. You can duplicate sections of recordings and add echo, amplification, noise reduction and other effects.

  10. Wavosaur

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Wavosaur is a cool free sound editor, audio editor, wav editor software for editing, processing and recording sounds, wav and mp3 files. Wavosaur has all the features to edit audio (cut, copy, paste, etc.) produce music loops, analyze, record, batch convert.

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