Alternatives to FL Studio for all platforms with any license

  • LMMS

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

    • It's probably the best free DAW I've ever come across. It is so capable. When I got used to it, I was astonished about how much I could achieve with it. I couldn't stop telling my producer friends about it. They all use REASON and CUBASE and obviously they don't take me seriously because I never did a music production course and they have; so telling them about this good DAW means nothing to them. I love it nonetheless. Guest • Sep 2018 • 17 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • All though it lacks some of its FL studios features? (i.e attachable and detachable panels) it does support VST plugins and the interface is very easy to use once you get used it, all in all, it's a great DAW, anyone who says it's bad ethier has bias or not enough experience with the program Guest • May 2017 • 32 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Works like FLStudio in may aspects. Support for VST istruments. Guest • Sep 2018 • 6 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It does, at least to me, seem the most professional. I have to admit tho I haven't played long with other alternatives. As a linux user, I first tried supercollider ( a clojure based thing with bindings for python (foxdot) ) As good as it was, programming music, as I got into game development, I needed a faster solution. LMMS provided that just fine Guest • Apr 2019 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Although quite different and not as convenient like FL Studio, it's still probably the best thing we're gonna get for free. VenHayzNov 2016 • 30 agrees and 9 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • i use it for my music production Guest • Aug 2017 • 3 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • I use to use LMMS, but its waaay to basic. Guest • Mar 2018 • 4 agrees and 12 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • FL Studio is much simpler and better in quality over all. Guest • Dec 2017 • 3 agrees and 16 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • it has nothing to do with FL Studio Guest • Feb 2017 • 1 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is not as easy-to-learn as Fl studio, bad interface, poor plugins, Really needs improvement. n4palmMay 2017 • 6 agrees and 17 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's VERY hard to use, and it's nothing like it. Guest • Feb 2017 • 12 agrees and 27 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Great lack of synths and effects Guest • Aug 2016 • 0 agrees and 5 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Not as handy as FL Studio. FL Studio is much easier to work with. Guest • May 2016 • 11 agrees and 22 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • LMMS is the poorfag's FL Studio. Guest • Sep 2015 • 3 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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  • Ableton Live

    Live is software for creating musical ideas, turning them into finished songs, and even taking them onto the stage. With two views - the classic Arrangement View...

    • Very easy to use and get used to and very good midi support. Guest • Jun 2017 • 6 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is a DAW, like FL Studio, and is probably the most used substitute. Guest • Jan 2017 • 10 agrees and 7 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is so easy to use if you get used to it, no flashy colors, no next gen gui, just simple, easy to use program and you can learn how to use it very fast, recommended Guest • Nov 2016 • 3 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows

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  • Reaper

    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...

    • Much more of a focus on mixing than FL studios more production based angle Guest • Jun 2018 • 4 agrees and 6 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows Linux

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  • Caustic

    Caustic is a music creation tool inspired by rack-mount synthesizers / samplers rigs. Everything is real-time and optimized for mobile devices. Create your rack by...

    • Although I would seriously recommend Caustic to anyone that wants to make synth music and do VERY basic production, I would not recommend it for professionals as it lacks many features (VSTs, etc.) Guest • Mar 2019 • 4 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad

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  • Logic Pro

    Logic Pro lets you translate musical inspiration into professional productions. A range of powerful, easy-to-use features puts sophisticated tools at your fingertips...

    • Professional DAW with huge fan-base, but for mac users. pagkhaledfrMar 2019 • 0 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • A complete and not-so-difficult to use software. It's got a great quality and costs just about $200. Guest • Nov 2017 • 3 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac

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  • GarageBand

    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 is completely different from FL Studio. Way less professional. Guest • Jul 2019 Disagree   Agree
    • Great if you are starting and can't afford FL Studio! Guest • Mar 2019 • 1 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • FL Studio is a DAW used most commonly for advanced users and offers more functionality. GarageBand is not. Guest • Jan 2017 • 11 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It's not as powerful, but it's arranged simply and more logically than FL. Guest • Mar 2017 • 2 agrees and 3 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Garageband is an all round Application, but you can't go too much into detail. FL Studio is more professional. Guest • Nov 2016 • 9 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Cant make you're own melodies and beats Guest • Jun 2015 • 0 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

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  • Looplabs

    Looplabs is a collaborative cloud based music studio that lets anyone, regardless of skills or ability, easily make professional quality music anywhere, anytime and with...

    • i wish i had fl studios on chrome Guest • 5 days ago Disagree   Agree
    • Helps a non music person to create games instantly for free, already created 2 music files in 5 hrs. Guest • Jul 2017 • 5 agrees and 4 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Chrome OS

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  • Reason

    Reason is a virtual studio rack with all the tools and instruments you need to turn your ideas into music. And it's more than just a set of excellent synths and...

    • Seems tough at first look but it does very good job as very best alternative FL Studio. Keep Rocking. Guest • Jan 2017 • 3 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree

    Commercial $ $ $ Mac Windows

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Comment by AgentRoku909
about FL Studio · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful 6 Helpful Report as spam

Fl Studio Is Real Nice!
Its A Bit Pricey Though. For The Full Version it costs about over 200 dollars.
and dont tell me im wrong. there are cheaper versions which are stripped away with alot of features such as express version and fruity version. with the price. it might be better to find a more user friendly and more wallet friendly music maker like mixcraft

Comment by Aaron
about FL Studio · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful -3 Helpful Report as spam

It is a really nice program, it can do a lot. I have a friend of mine who makes Rap music, and when they make beats they use this program. They can make a lot of beats quickly in a day or so.



Comment by supamommi10
about FL Studio · Feb 2013 · Helpful Not helpful -7 Helpful Report as spam

FL Studio is very awesome. It allows you to really show your creativity. Even though I havnt used it in awhile. I believe its still the