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Open Source Studio One Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Studio One is LMMS. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Studio One and 18 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Studio One are Ardour, Zrythm, OpenMPT and Hydrogen.

Studio One 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 Studio One.
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  1. LMMS is a free cross-platform alternative to commercial programs like FL Studio , which allow you to produce music with your computer.

    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsLMMS support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    ⚫︎ PortableLMMS can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableLMMS is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ DRM FreeNo Digital rights management (DRM), i.e. no copy protection.
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    Most users think LMMS is a great alternative to Studio One.
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    Ardour

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    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    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.

    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsArdour support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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    Ardour 6


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

    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsZrythm can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsZrythm support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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    OpenMPT

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    OpenMPT (short hand for Open ModPlug Tracker) is a popular tracker software for Windows. OpenMPT is completely free and allows you to create and play back some great music on your computer.

    ⚫︎ PortableOpenMPT can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ Support for MIDIOpenMPT includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsOpenMPT support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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    Hydrogen

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Hydrogen is an advanced drum machine for GNU/Linux. It's main goal is to bring professional yet simple and intuitive pattern-based drum programming.

    ⚫︎ Support for MIDIHydrogen includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
    ⚫︎ DecentralizedHydrogen is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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    FamiStudio

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Wine

    FamiStudio is very simple music editor for the Nintendo Entertainment System or Famicom. It is designed to be easier to use than FamiTracker, but its feature set is also much more limited. It is targeted at both chiptune artists and NES homebrewers.

    ⚫︎ Support for MIDIFamiStudio includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
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    Version 1.4.0
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    Radium

    • Mac
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    • Linux

    Radium is a music editor with a new type of interface.

    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsRadium support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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    Radium 6
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    Bosca Ceoil

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Adobe AIR

    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.

    ⚫︎ Support for MIDIBosca Ceoil includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
    ⚫︎ PortableBosca Ceoil can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Easy to use music sequencer
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    Rosegarden

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Rosegarden is a well-rounded audio and MIDI sequencer, score editor, and general-purpose music composition and editing environment.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableRosegarden is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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  10. Bespoke is a software modular synthesizer. It contains a bunch of modules, which you can connect together to create sounds.

    ⚫︎ Virtual InstrumentBespoke Synth uses mainy virtual instruments (piano, guitar, drums, bass, etc.).
    ⚫︎ Node BasedBespoke Synth supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
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