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Cakewalk Alternatives for iPad

Cakewalk is not available for iPad but there are plenty of alternatives with similar functionality. The best iPad alternative is FL Studio. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try GarageBand or WavePad. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Cakewalk and 15 are available for iPad so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting iPad alternatives to Cakewalk are Caustic, MixPad, Bandlab and PixiTracker.

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.
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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. FL Studio (originally known as FruityLoops) is a full-featured Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) offering a complete range of professional tools for everything from audio editing and beat creation to advanced arrangement, composition, mixing and mastering.

    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsFL Studio support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    ⚫︎ Live PerformanceListen to and adjust your music productions with FL Studio based on incoming audio in real time.
    ⚫︎ LightweightFL Studio consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineFL Studio can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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    FL Studio vs Cakewalk opinions
    Most users think FL Studio is a great alternative to Cakewalk.
  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.

    ⚫︎ Works OfflineGarageBand can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ Virtual InstrumentGarageBand uses mainy virtual instruments (piano, guitar, drums, bass, etc.).
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    GarageBand vs Cakewalk opinions
    This alternative is disputed. GarageBand is still a legitimate alternative to Cakewalk, but it might have issues that some users think are important.


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    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.

    ⚫︎ PortableWavePad can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsWavePad support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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    Caustic

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Wine

    Caustic is a music creation tool inspired by rack-mount synthesizers / samplers rigs. Everything is real-time and optimized for mobile devices.

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    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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    MixPad

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

    MixPad is free music Music Mixer and Recording software designed for easy audio production. Mix music, vocal and audio tracks, adjust the volume, pan, fade and more with MixPad as your digital mixing desk.

    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsMixPad support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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    Mixpad Music Mixer and Studio Recorder Track Settings


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    Bandlab

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Bandlab is the cloud platform where musicians and fans create music, collaborate and engage with each other across the globe. Create and collaborate on music through intuitive mobile and web apps that lets you assemble songs from scratch or remix projects shared by others.

    ⚫︎ Support for MIDIBandlab includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
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    PixiTracker

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    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!.

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    Audio Evolution

    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    Record your ideas on the go or create entire music productions from scratch, we'll leave it up to you!

    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsAudio Evolution support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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    SkyTracks.io

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Web based production tool.

    ⚫︎ Real time collaborationMultiple users can work together in SkyTracks.io simultaneously.
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    PlayGround

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Playground is a new way to experience the music of curated artists from around the globe.

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