Garageband is one of the must-have apps on Apple iOS for those who are interested in creating music, but sadly, the tool is not available on Windows 10 at this time. Well, it is available, but one has to run it within a virtual machine, and that is just not ideal. The question is, then, are there any worthwhile alternatives to Garageband for Windows 10 today? Well, yes, there area, and a ton of them as well. However, we are not too inclined to talking about all the alternatives, but rather the best free ones.
We can say for certain that these Garageband substitutes are pretty slick, and should do a wonderful job in helping users create music when they are not around their Apple iPad or iPhone devices. At this moment in time, we doubt the company behind Garageband will ever bring the app to Windows 10 in the near future; therefore, these free tools should be given a proper chance.
Best Garageband alternatives for Windows 10
Garageband is not available on Windows 10; therefore, we suggest taking a look at the following free Garageband alternatives:
- Soundation Studio
- LMMS (Let’s Make Music)
- T6 DAW by Tracktion.
Let us talk more about these in more detail.
1] Soundation Studio
Right here we have an online tool, which means, it can be used on Windows 10 and most of any device with a web browser. We should point out that it works best in Google Chrome but can work in other browsers, so as long Adobe Flash is installed.
Chances are, the creators will allow Soundation Studio to work in other web browsers the same as Google Chrome because Flash will cease to live on after December 2020.
Now, when it comes down to usability, it’s safe to say the free version is not bad, but it comes with limitations. You see, there is no way to import audio or record live audio, which could be a major issue for some users.
Outside of those things, it’s not bad, so check it out and see if it works well for your current and future needs.
Make use of Soundation Studio via the official online portal.
2] LMMS (Let’s Make Music)
OK, so LMMS (formerly Linux MultiMedia Studio) is a program you need to download and install on your Windows 10 computer. When you’re done, you’ll realize how green and black the user interface is. Furthermore, there are a ton of buttons, so expect a steep learning curve if you’re new to tools like this.
LMMS can do much of what Garageband is capable of, so you won’t be missing out on a lot, to be honest. It is one of the best alternatives here, so we suggest giving it a test drive to see if you like it.
Download LMMS via the official website when ready.
3] T7 DAW by Tracktion
We like T7 DAW because the design is pretty unique, at least from our point of view. Furthermore, it comes with several cool features than place it in line with Garageband. However, this is indeed the free version, and from what we have gathered, many options are locked away behind a paywall.
If you can live with what the free version has to offer, which should be good enough for most who are not looking to create professional-grade music, then all should be just fine.
Download T7 DAW via the official website.
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