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 Jul 16, 2021

    1. Waveform is a commercial, cross-platform DAW and spiritual successor to Tracktion . With a focus on design and composition, it offers tools to greatly simplify everything from initial inspiration to the final mix.
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    2. Renoise is a contemporary digital audio workstation (DAW) based upon the heritage and development of tracker software. Its primary use is the composition of music using sound samples, soft synths, and effects plug-ins. It is also able to interface with MIDI equipment.
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    3. Bosca Ceoil is all about looping, and designed that way at its heart. Songs are built up from lots of tiny 16 note patterns – the intended workflow is that you loop over these single patterns until you have something you like, then you start making variations.
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    4. LinuxSampler - free, open source pure software audio sampler with professional grade features.
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    5. 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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    6. Frinika is a free (licensed under GNU GPL) complete music workstation software containing sequencer, midi support, soft synthesizers, audio recorder, piano roll/tracker/notation editing and more.
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    7. 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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    8. Make music online by recording vocals, guitars and using loops. Invite friends to collaborate. free and no download is required. Works on Mac, Windows, iPad, Android tablets and phones, Linux and Chromebooks.
    9. energyXT is an advanced but streamlined, multi-platform digital audio workstation (DAW) known for its speed, fast loading time and workflow features.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Seq24 is a minimal loop based midi sequencer.
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