Music Composers

DSS DJ
DSS DJ
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(74 votes)
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DSS DJ is a professional and very useful sound mixing and recording tool for DJs. This software is designed to use and experiment DJ techniques without any DJ equipment. Its modern design and user interface with skin support allows the user to handle it even under the most difficult circumstances. Its wide spectrum of features allows the home user to do all DJ work without any additional hardware.

KB Piano
KB Piano
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(36 votes)
Shareware

KB Piano is a virtual piano software. You can easily configure it to play using different instrument sounds (such as guitar, piano, violin). There are 128+ different sounds you can choose from. Also, it includes a tool called Qchords, with it you can play chords pressing only one key.

iZotope Ozone
iZotope Ozone
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(14 votes)
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iZotope Ozone is an acclaimed audio mastering package with a chain of multiband dynamics, EQ and other processors with integrated spectrum analysis. It's one of the most complex and effective tools for working with sounds and music. It's big, it's reliable, and it does a great job.

RealGuitar
RealGuitar
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(31 votes)
Shareware

RealGuitar is a sample-based virtual instrument with an innovative approach to guitar sound modeling and guitar part performing on keyboard. Song Mode turning RealGuitar 4 into a powerful and easy-to-use songwriting tool allowing you in no time create perfect guitar backing tracks for your songs.

Encore
Encore
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(50 votes)
Demo

Encore is one of the most well-known music notation programs, which offers composers a flexible environment to render their ideas with ease and precision. With a modern interface, still friendly and intuitive, Encore offers a comprehensive set of tools for composing, arranging, editing, and printing music.

Scratch LIVE
Scratch LIVE
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(40 votes)
Freeware

Scratch Live is a vinyl emulation program that operates exclusively with Rane hardware. You can mix and scratch digital music on your computer with Serato Control Vinyl or Control CDs. It includes a set of creative DJ tools such as cueing, looping, keylock, the SP-6 Sample Player and DJ FX.

TuxGuitar
TuxGuitar
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(37 votes)
Open source

With TuxGuitar, you will be able to compose music using the following features: tablature editor, Score Viewer, Multitrack display, autoscroll while playing, Note duration management, Various effects (bend, slide, vibrato, hammer-on/pull-off), Support for triplets (5,6,7,9,10,11,12), Repeat open and close, etc. Time signature management Tempo management Imports and exports gp3,gp4 and gp5 files

Native Instruments Reaktor
Native Instruments Reaktor
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(4 votes)
Shareware

Native Instruments Reaktor is a fully-modular sound studio. It comes loaded with more than 70 ready-to-use instruments and effects. From synthesizers, grooveboxes, and sequencers to sample transformers, sound generators, and effects – Reaktor delivers nearly any synthesis, sampling, and effects technique you can imagine.

Finale NotePad
Finale NotePad
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(14 votes)
Freeware

Finale NotePad is an application that lets you compose, arrange or transpose music scores for different instruments in a very easy way. It has a very straightforward and easy to use interface. Please note that you need some music knowledge regarding notes, key signatures, tempo, and so on to take full advantage of the application’s features.

MP3 Remix for Windows Media Player
MP3 Remix for Windows Media Player
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(28 votes)
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MP3 Remix has been created to allow you to “remix” songs in real time. It can accurately detect the rhythm and the dynamics of the played song and use these to add synchronized sound effects and create the so-called “remixes”. It comes as a plugin for Windows Media Player and Winamp.

Antares Auto-Tune Evo VST
Antares Auto-Tune Evo VST
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(25 votes)
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Antares Auto-Tune Evo VST 6.0 is software that provides with the ability to correct the pitch of a voice or solo instrument without any distortions. The software has an enhanced core technology which enables enhanced tracking as well as correction capabilities. It has a redesigned user interface which is refined for a smoother workflow.

Logic Pro
Logic Pro
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(50 votes)
Freeware

Create your own musical compositions in a visual way, and export them in MIDI format. Logic Pro is a versatile software tool developed by Babya to let you create music by emulating more than 170 different musical instruments. It includes a pencil tool that allows you to define the scale and duration of each segment, so that you can literally "draw" your music.

PreSonus Studio One
PreSonus Studio One
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(13 votes)
Commercial

Studio One 3 contains everything you’d expect from a modern digital audio powerhouse. Once you touch its fast, flow-oriented, drag-and-drop interface, you’ll realize Studio One® 3 was built by creative people for creative music production. At every step of the musical process, you’ll spend your time creating music instead of fighting a bloated interface.

iZotope Music & Speech Cleaner
iZotope Music & Speech Cleaner
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(5 votes)
Shareware

Music & Speech Cleaner's intuitive step-by-step interface guides you through the cleanup process without slowing you down. Based on the same advanced noise reduction technology the experts use, the program provides professional-quality results at a non-expert price.

rekordbox
rekordbox
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(41 votes)
Freeware

rekordbox is a DJ tool with track management features. This program lets you export audio directly to DJ players, USB drives, and SD cards. The Track Suggestion, Related Tracks, and Match features make it easy to find compatible tracks and efficiently create playlists.

Guitar and Bass
Guitar and Bass
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(23 votes)
Freeware

This free program is an rich source of tools for learning and practicing your abilities with these instruments. It has a chord and scale finder, a good amount of exercises, and a jam band whoch provides you with background tracks to proactice over them. A must-have application for every guitar and bass player.

DvDrum
DvDrum
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(23 votes)
Freeware

The software allows let's play a virtual drum with pc keyboard in simplicity and realism. When the program starts with a simple interface, will guide users to choose own interface and key combination.Another important program's feature is to be able to load the bases without drum track from musicals bases database, enjoying to customize the rhythms.

MAGIX Music Maker 2014 Premium
MAGIX Music Maker 2014 Premium
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(4 votes)
Freeware

This free program allows you to become a music composer. With it, composing music is as easy as solving a jigsaw puzzle or constructing things with Lego blocks. It has prerecorded bits and loops that you can use for your compositions. You only need to select the parts that you want to use in your composition and assemble them in the order you want.

LightScribe Diagnostic Utility
LightScribe Diagnostic Utility
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(16 votes)
Freeware

LightScribe Diagnostic Utility - is a windows utility will scan your computer and fix many common installation problems and conflicts. We suggest you run this utility first when encountering problems with your LightScribe installation. Since this utility performs system level operations.

Transcribe!
Transcribe!
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(9 votes)
Shareware

Transcribe! is an audio player that is designed specially for the purpose of transcription. This program doesn't do the transcribing for you, but has many transcription-specific features not found on conventional music players. It can be used for play-along practice, speech transcription, etc.

Power Tab Editor
Power Tab Editor
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(12 votes)
Freeware

It is the easiest way to create new guitar and bass sheets and play back and print the same via MIDI files. It includes all the necessary tools like Tab Symbols, Musical Symbols, Rhythm Slashes, chord names and many more for making it easy to create and edit music files.

Musicnotes Player
Musicnotes Player
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(4 votes)
Freeware

Musicnotes Player lets you see, hear, and print digital sheet music or guitar tablature online. You can purchase music from the developer site - you will receive a playable file and printout of the purchased digital title, which can be opened in the program.

SoundFont Bank Manager
SoundFont Bank Manager
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(4 votes)
Freeware

SoundFont Bank Manager is an application that gives you easy access and precise control over your SoundFont banks. With SoundFont Bank Manager, you can load, audition and organize SoundFont banks and presets quickly and easily. Loads SoundFont Banks onto your computer Load, replace or remove SoundFont banks onto your computer’s memory with SoundFont Bank Manager.

NoteWorthy Composer
NoteWorthy Composer
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(18 votes)
Shareware

NoteWorthy Composer is a music notation tool for Windows OS. It allows you to create, record, edit, print and play back your own musical scores in pure music notation. You can use the built-in transpose feature to quickly adapt a part written for an instrument in a different key to the native key for your instrument.

ACID XPress
ACID XPress
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(30 votes)
Freeware

ACID Xpress offers you all the necessary tools for creating amazing music. It allows you to load various audio loops and take advantage of the integrated audio mixer in order to come up with entertaining music. The program is very easy to use and comes with an intuitive graphical user-interface.