Cakewalk Alternatives for Linux

    Cakewalk is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Audacity, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Cakewalk and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Cakewalk are LMMS (Free, Open Source), Reaper (Paid), Ardour (Freemium, Open Source) and Ocenaudio (Free).

    This page was last updated Sep 16, 2021

    1. MusE is a MIDI/Audio sequencer with recording and editing capabilities, it aims to be a complete multitrack virtual studio for GNU/Linux. A port for FreeBSD is also available.
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    2. Skale Tracker is a music tracker (a special kind of music sequencer) available for Windows and Linux on the desktop as well as in a Flash-based browser verison.

      Discontinued

      Online version is no longer available. Last desktop version, v0.81, released on December 2005, it's still downloadable and usable.

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      No time to delve into the big and serious music apps? PixiTracker is what you need! It is a simple and fun tool to quickly create musical sketches, chip tunes and sound experiments. Without requiring a lot of musical knowledge!.

      Warning

      Microsoft Security Essentials caught pixitracker.zip containing Trojan:Win32/Spursint.A!cl:
      https://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/threat/encyclopedia/entry.aspx?name=Trojan:Win32/Spursint.A!cl&threatid=2147705703

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    3. - Mb Launchpad is the First Launchpad for Linux - Customisable in every way - Online version (to be made) - Made in Qt. - Easy to use! For Everybody! - All Around Customisable
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      Sequencer64 is a live-looping sequencer with an interface more like a hardware sequencer than track-based MIDI sequencers. Seq64 is a reboot of Seq24, extending it greatly over the last years.
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    4. Sneedacity (named after Sneed's Feed and Seed from The Simpsons episode, "E-I-E-I-D'oh") is a free (libre), open source, and privacy-respecting audio recording and editing suite forked from Audacity.
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    5. Bespoke is a software modular synthesizer. It contains a bunch of modules, which you can connect together to create sounds.
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