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. 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.

      Warning

      After being bought by Muse Group in April 2021, Audacity has changed its privacy policy and may collect "Data necessary for law enforcement, litigation and authorities’ requests (if any)". It's now considered as a spyware by many.

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      Audacity vs Cakewalk opinions
      Some users think Audacity is a great alternative to Cakewalk, some don't.
      audacity is sound editor, sonar is daw
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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      It's not a DAW, but an audio editor
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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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.
      A long way away from Sonor
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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    3. REAPER is a complete digital audio production application for Windows, Mac and Linux, offering a full multi-track audio and MIDI recording, editing, processing, mixing and mastering tool set.
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      Most users think Reaper is a great alternative to Cakewalk.
    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. Bitwig Studio is a multi-platform music-creation system for production, performance and DJing, with a focus on flexible editing tools and a super-fast workflow.
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    7. Tracktion is a multi-platform software for music production, with a modern graphic user interface.
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    8. Rosegarden is a well-rounded audio and MIDI sequencer, score editor, and general-purpose music composition and editing environment.
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      pros, cons and recent comments
      I use Midi sequencer and is free...Thanks!
      Positive comment about 1 month ago

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