Open Source Synthesia Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Synthesia is Piano From Above, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Synthesia and eight of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Synthesia are Musicope (Free, Open Source), Linthesia (Free, Open Source), Rosegarden (Free, Open Source) and PianoBooster (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Feb 24, 2021

    Platforms

    • Windows
    • Mac
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPad
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • Online
    • Windows Phone
    • BSD
    • Steam
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Features

    • Music game
    • Piano Roll
    • Music Composer
    • Synthesizer
    • Audio Recording
    • Black MIDI support
    • Customizable
    • Ad-free
    • Educational
    • Free to play
    • Launchpad pads
    • Library
    • Metronome
    • MIDI Keyboard Input
    • Audio Editing
    • Music Library
    • Mix Music
    • Dating
    • DAW

    License

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    • Free
    • Open Source
    • Paid
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    • Piano From Above is a program that turns learning the piano into a videogame. You can open any MIDI file and simply play the notes as they fall. View 9 alternatives to Piano From Above
      Most users think Piano From Above is a great alternative to Synthesia.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      Piano From Above vs Synthesia
      pros, cons and recent comments
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      comelyjason Similar functionality, but without the price.
      Top positive comment  almost 2 years ago

      -2
      It is very versatile and is easy to use. Unlike synthesia you can sort songs easily and find them in a large list. The keyboard can be set to show 128 keys which synthesia does not let you do. The only complaint would be that you can change the speed of a song but it won't stay that way.
      Top positive comment  about 1 year ago

      1
      you can import any song and learn it without the price
      Positive comment 6 months ago

      0
      its fun and i like piano
      Positive comment 6 months ago

      0
      It's Free And It's Better
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      0
      It's working and it's free. Many thanks to the creator ^^
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

      2
      Unlike Synthesia, the Keyboard can go up to 128 keys!
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      -1
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    • An open-source online piano game similar to Synthesia . View 19 alternatives to Musicope
      Almost everyone thinks Musicope is a great alternative to Synthesia.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Musicope vs Synthesia
      pros, cons and recent comments
      requires MIDI input + must download other software to use
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

      -1
      This app needs MIDI input to use. You can't use keyboard.
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

      -26


    • Linthesia is a game. A game of playing music! You only need a MIDI file to play, and a MIDI keyboard (or your PC keyboard). View 14 alternatives to Linthesia
      Most users think Linthesia is a great alternative to Synthesia.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.4.2, released in January 2010, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
    • Rosegarden is a well-rounded audio and MIDI sequencer, score editor, and general-purpose music composition and editing environment. View 95 alternatives to Rosegarden
      Some users think Rosegarden is a great alternative to Synthesia, some don't.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • BSD
      Rosegarden vs Synthesia
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It is similar in that you can create your own music and audio files.
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

      -1
      well rounded editing software
      Top positive comment  about 2 years ago

      0
      It's a DAW, Synthesia is a learning program.
      Top negative comment  almost 3 years ago

      5
      I hoped anything more focused in composition.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

      2
      It's music composition software, not a tool for learning how to play songs on the piano.
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

      4
    • Piano Booster lets you practice and play the piano alongside a scrolling music stave. It's an open-source, cross-platform tool that works with MIDI keyboards as input. View 20 alternatives to PianoBooster
      Almost everyone thinks PianoBooster is a great alternative to Synthesia.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      PianoBooster vs Synthesia
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It loads midi files and let you practice with a MIDI input (or even with your PC keyboard)
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

      1


    • SimpleSynth is a small and fast synth, perfect for when you want to try out a musical idea quickly. View 5 alternatives to Simplesynth
      Some users think Simplesynth is a great alternative to Synthesia, some don't.

      Discontinued

      Last update was in September 2009, development appears to be inactive

      No screenshots yet
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
    • A tool to help when learning to play the piano. The notes to play are falling towards the corresponding piano key. It requires a MIDI keyboard. View 8 alternatives to Symphonium
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • Flashy Synthesia Like Software For Linux,Windows and MacOs - PolyMeilex/Neothesia View 5 alternatives to Neothesia
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Neothesia vs Synthesia
      pros, cons and recent comments
      ProudOfIt It is the best alternative to Synthesia on Linux
      Positive comment 4 months ago

      0
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