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PocketBand Alternatives

PocketBand is described as 'Music composition environment for Android devices. A whole music studio in your pocket! Full featured sequencer with social aspects' and is a music production app in the audio & music category. There are more than 25 alternatives to PocketBand for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Android, iPhone and Linux. The best alternative is LMMS, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like PocketBand are FL Studio, Ableton Live, GarageBand and Cakewalk.

PocketBand alternatives are mainly Music Production Apps but may also be Digital Audio Workstations or Audio Recorders. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of PocketBand.
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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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  2. 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.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineFL Studio can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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  3. Live is software for creating musical ideas, turning them into finished songs, and even taking them onto the stage.

    ⚫︎ Virtual InstrumentAbleton Live uses mainy virtual instruments (piano, guitar, drums, bass, etc.).
    ⚫︎ Live PerformanceListen to and adjust your music productions with Ableton Live based on incoming audio in real time.
    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsAbleton Live support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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    Ableton Live 10
  4. 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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    iPad Version: Tracks
  5. Cakewalk, formerly SONAR, is a comprehensive audio software for music composition, audio recording, editing, mixing and mastering.

    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsCakewalk support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    ⚫︎ Ad-freeCakewalk doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ Support for MIDICakewalk includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
    ⚫︎ Works OfflineCakewalk can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableCakewalk is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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  6. 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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  7. Studio One is an advanced digital audio workstation for Mac and Windows featuring a bevy of powerful composition, editing, mixing and mastering tools on top of standard multi-track DAW features.

    ⚫︎ Support for VST PluginsStudio One support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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  8. Bosca Ceoil icon

    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
  9. 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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  10. MuLab is a rich and rock solid sound and music production tool for Mac OSX and Windows, designed to create, record, edit and finalize Your Music!

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