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Free sequencers and DAW
  • Samplitude Silver - SoundCloud Edition

    Good thing that it is Samplitude, but has 8 tracks restriction.
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  • As for DAWs, I use Reaper. It's free to use without restrictions but asks for donations for personal and business usage.
  • @svart
    Can you, please, point me to Reaper download containing free version.
    On their site I see only usual and discounetd licenses.
  • Just download whichever you need from:

    If you don't purchase a license it just asks you to purchase every time it starts up. It doesn't cripple or otherwise limit the software if you don't purchase it.

    from their website:

    "The evaluation version of REAPER is complete and uncrippled. There are no artificial interruptions or restrictions, and you can save and load projects normally. We believe in giving you a fair chance to make sure that REAPER works correctly with your hardware and suits your workflow. "

    I have a very early version from years ago I bought and still use. It's worked flawlessly and does everything the expensive programs do, but for a reasonable amount of money because it's not made by big companies. It used to be a bit cheaper but even for 60$ these days, that's nothing compared to the prices of other software that does half as much.

    I hadn't looked at the features in a while. It actually looks like Reaper has a lot more features these days. I think I'll upgrade soon.
  • As (primarily) an audio person, Reaper is an excellent DAW, even if you buy it. (Unless you make $20,000 or more using it, it's only $60.) It's not the prettiest or the most intuitive one out there, but it has all the powerful features under the hood as the big boys.
  • But it is not free, according to the license.
    So, it definitely not belong to this topic.
  • True. I suppose it's not completely free. Please remove my reference to it if you would.
  • Free & Open:

    VK: But only for Linux and Mac :-)
  • Linux multimedia Studio

    Free & Opensource
    packages available for:

    -Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 32-bit/64-bit
    -openSUSE 11.x
    -Pardus 2008

    is similar to FL studio
  • @sunboy is it stable?? didn´t knew that one
  • Rosegarden
    Audio and MIDI sequencer, score editor (so it is good alternative to sibelius and other notation software), and general-purpose music composition and editing environment.

    Free & Opensource
    Linux only, packages for:

    the original thing about this one, is that it has musical notation, and you can load real audio just by droping it in the tracks, the bad thing is that it doesnt come with any sound, so via jack we have to load sounds from other synths...