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Top 5 Alternatives to Pro Tools

You may have wanted to try out music composition, engineering, and producing. On the top of the best software to use you’ll see Pro Tools. Then there are those who may not be able to afford Pro Tools or want to see what else is out there. For you guys out there, here are 5 great alternatives you can use. Some are even FREE!

Tracktion Waveform

Pros

Clean interface
Easy to understand
Very logically structured.
Very stable

Cons

Not open source
Crashes a lot
Creative Tools

LMMS

Pros

Free and open source
Has the possibility to become a great open-source alternative to FL Studio
Cross-platform

Cons

No merging or splicing options
Crashes a lot
GUI is looks bad

Ardour

Pros

Open source
Compatible with Linux, Windows and macOS
Clean linear interface

Cons

Too many plugins
Clunky, quirky UI and navigation; dead-end restrictive and obsolete core
Not user friendly

Logic Pro X

Pros

High quality instruments and effects
Cheaper than similar programs
UI designed for ease of use

Cons

Only compatible with Mac
It is next to impossible to organize your mixer channels
Lags or crashes often

Ableton Live

Pros

Great creative DAW workflow
Advanced automation
Optimized for playing live music

Cons

Expensive
No VST3 Support
Interface looks terrible

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