What are the best MIDI editors?

asked by Paul Chen
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    LMMS is a free and open-source digital audio workstation software. It is for creating melodies and synthesizing sounds for arranging samples. It also has a user-friendly MIDI keyboard along with presets and samples. 


    Windows, Mac, Linux


    Abel Salas
    Written on September 12, 2018
    "I'm just been learning how to edit MIDI so I looked for this list and was happy to see the first solution was free, perfect for a jobless guy like me. Lol!"
  2. 11

    #2Logic Pro X

    Logic Pro X

    Logic Pro X is a music production software developed by Apple for songwriting, editing, and mixing. This software features the Smart Controls option for the interface, a track alternative feature, drums, synths, guitar and bass gear, etc.




    Rishika Gavde
    Written on September 12, 2018
    "Used a cracked version of Logic and loved it, though that was before I used to earn money making music, now that I can afford it it might be time to pay and use the real thing. "
  3. 9

    #3FL Studio

    FL Studio
    FL Studio is a Digital Audio Workstation developed by Image Line Software BVBA. This software features a multi-track recording, sequencing capabilities, and other music-mixing effects. It also has a customizable virtual keyboard and drum.

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    $99- Varies by plan

    Vishal Shah
    Written on September 12, 2018
    "i heard that my local idol band, the Cherry Mother Ferries, uses FL Studio on their mixes and I really love their sound, now that I have some MIDI editing to do I might check out this FL Studio for that project. "
  1. 8



    Cubase is a software that turns your computer into a complete production system for recording, editing and mixing audio and MIDI tracks. Choose between Cubase Elements, Cubase Artist, and Cubase Pro depending on your music creation needs.


    Windows, Mac

    $559.99- Varies by plan

    Ni Zeng
    Written on September 12, 2018
    "I used the cheapest version and I have to say it is even better than the most expensive versions of the other solutions on this list. my friend recommended me this and I believed her and did not regret that decsiion. promise guys, just try the cheapeast one. you will loving it. "
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    #5Avid Pro Tools

    Avid Pro Tools
    Avid Pro Tools is a digital audio workstation that has up to 128 audio tracks, 512 instrument or MIDI tracks, and over 60 plug-ins users can use to mix and edit audio. It was released by Avid and can be installed on Windows and macOS computers.

    Mac, Windows

    $24.92- Varies by plan

    Jane Cunningham
    Written on September 12, 2018
    "not a fan of ableton and cubase, I always opt for the Pro Tools, even with my MIDI editing assignments. I dont knwo, maybe because it has easier controls and more functions?"
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    Sonar from Cakewalk is a digital audio workstation used by star producers and musicians for composing, recording, mixing and editing music. Cakewalk offers the possibility of choosing from three versions designed to meet your needs and budget.

    Windows, Mac

    $49- Varies by plan

    Chen Yao
    Written on September 12, 2018
    "thanks for this list! I do everything with sonar, idk why I didn't just use it for MIDI editing in the first place LOL! thanks for the reminders!"
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    #7Ableton Live

    Ableton Live

    Ableton Live is a digital audio workstation (DAW) software program developed by Ableton for Windows and macOS. Released in February 2018, this software won the DJ Award for DJ Software Performance Tool.


    Windows, Mac

    $99- Varies by plan

    Vishal Subramanium
    Written on September 12, 2018
    "I recommend this to you guys, perfect for your MIDI needs. A little costly, but worth every penny. His is where I learned most of m skills, pretty affordable if you look at it that way. "
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    Reaper is a digital audio production application that offers a full multitrack audio and MIDI recording, editing, processing, mixing and mastering toolset, as well as an open-sourced compatibility with plugin formats.


    Windows, Mac

    $60- $225

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Best What are the best MIDI editors
1LMMSSoftware 14 Free
2Logic Pro XSoftware 11 Paid
3FL StudioSoftware 9 Paid
4CubaseSoftware 8 Paid
5Avid Pro Tools Software 5 Paid
6SonarSoftware 5 Paid
7Ableton LiveSoftware 3 Paid
8ReaperSoftware 1 Paid

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