Alternatives to Band-in-a-Box for all platforms with Free or Open Source License

Platforms

Desktop

Mobile

Tablet

Web / Online

Development

Indie / Classic

Other Platforms

  • MuseScore icon

    MuseScore

    MuseScore is a free music notation and composition software available for Linux, Windows and Mac. It allows for fast and easy note...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Impro-Visor icon

    Impro-Visor

    Impro-Visor (short for “Improvisation Advisor”) is a music notation program designed to help jazz musicians compose and hear solos...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • ChordPulse icon

    ChordPulse

    ChordPulse is a handy backing band software for music practice, inspiration, improvisation, and pure fun with music. Play and sing...

    Freemium Windows

  • OpenMPT icon

    OpenMPT

    OpenMPT (short hand for Open ModPlug Tracker) is a popular tracker software for Windows. OpenMPT is completely free and allows you to...

    Open Source Windows

  • LilyPond icon

    LilyPond

    GNU LilyPond is a computer program for music engraving. One of LilyPonds major goals is to produce scores that are engraved with...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • MMA icon

    MMA

    “MMA—Musical MIDI Accompaniment” is an accompaniment generator. It creates MIDI tracks for a soloist to perform over from a user...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Rosegarden icon

    Rosegarden

    Rosegarden is a well-rounded audio and MIDI sequencer, score editor, and general-purpose music composition and editing environment. ...

    Open Source Linux

  • Frescobaldi icon

    Frescobaldi

    Frescobaldi is a LilyPond sheet music text editor. It aims to be powerful, yet lightweight and easy to use. Frescobaldi is Free...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Anvil Studio icon

    Anvil Studio

    Anvil Studio is a free Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000/98 program designed for people who want to: -- record music with MIDI and Audio...

    Free Windows

  • Noteflight icon

    Noteflight

    Noteflight is an amazing online notation editor. On the free version you get 10+ instruments to choose from, lots of musical symbols...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

  • Denemo icon

    Denemo

    GNU Denemo is a music notation editor that lets you rapidly enter notation for typesetting via the LilyPond music engraver. You can...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Lemma icon

    Lemma

    LeMMA is a simple GUI “front-end” written in Python for MMA (Musical MIDI Accompaniment – also written in Python). Just enter the...

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • Know any more alternatives to Band-in-a-Box?

    Suggest an application to this list
  • EasyABC icon

    EasyABC

    EasyABC allows you to edit and play abc files. It supports conversion from MusicXML and MIDI to ABC. The latter uses a custom...

    Open Source Mac Windows

  • ScoreCloud Studio icon

    ScoreCloud Studio

    ScoreCloud, free software that instantly turns your songs into sheet music. As simple as that! - “Like Google Translate for music”...

    Free Mac Windows iPhone

  • Aria Maestosa icon

    Aria Maestosa

    Aria Maestosa is an open-source (GPL) midi tracker/editor. It lets you compose, edit and play midi files with a few clicks in a...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Power Tab Editor icon

    Power Tab Editor

    Power Tab Editor is a free tablature authoring tool created by Brad Larsen for Windows. It is used to create guitar, bass and ukulele...

    Free Windows

  • Stave'n'Tabs icon

    Stave'n'Tabs

    iOS and macOS notation and tablature editor with MIDI and MusicXML files support and chromatic scales analyze of the score.

    Freemium Mac iPhone iPad

  • ABCJ

    ABCJ is a pure-Java editor, player and librarian for music files stored using Chris Walshaw's ABC notation. Features :-. •...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

  • Share this list of alternatives?

  • Canorus Music Score Editor icon

    Canorus Music Score Editor

    Canorus is a free cross-platform music score editor. It supports an unlimited number and length of staffs, polyphony, a MIDI playback...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • Jazz++ icon

    Jazz++

    Jazz++ is a MIDI sequencer/composer. Create your own music.

    Open Source Windows Linux

  • Mixtikl icon

    Mixtikl

    Mixtikl is one of the deepest and most powerful generative music apps out there and it lets you create magical generative music mixes...

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone iPad

  • KGuitar icon

    KGuitar

    Kguitar is a guitar tablature editor for Linux, featuring: * Powerful and convenient tablature editing, including many effects and...

    Open Source Linux

  • music21 icon

    music21

    Music21 is a Python-based toolkit for computer-aided musicology. Applications of this toolkit include computational musicology, music...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • MC Musiceditor icon

    MC Musiceditor

    MC Musiceditor is free/open source (GPLv2) music notation software (Windows). It has been developed with only one purpose: to make...

    Open Source Windows

  • DGuitar icon

    DGuitar Discontinued

    DGuitar is a Guitar Pro (GP4, GP3, GTP) viewer/player that works on Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD, Solaris, and any other operating system...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

  • musagi

    Musagi is a complex music authoring and synthesizer similar to trackers.

    Open Source Windows

  • ABCexplorer icon

    ABCexplorer

    ABC, a text based music score manager-editor for free. You can copy, transpose or play these songs, import midi-music files, export to...

    Free Windows

  • Songsterr icon

    Songsterr

    Songsterr is an archive of guitar, bass and drum tabs. It is collaboratively built and maintained by your fellow music lovers. Anyone...

    Freemium Web / Cloud Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

  • NtEd icon

    NtEd

    NtEd is a GTK+ score editor. It intends to be really WYSIWYG: what you see on the screen is exactly what you get on printer output. It...

    Open Source Linux

  • MagicScore icon

    MagicScore

    MagicScore is an easy and powerful music notation and composition software. MagicScore is the smart choice for musicians, composers...

    Freemium Windows

  • Guitar Partner icon

    Guitar Partner

    Guitar Partner (former TabDroid) is a tablature player for Android friendly mobile systems (Google phones). Two versions of Guitar...

    Freemium Android

  • MEFA icon

    MEFA

    MEFA is a program that can be used for writing, printing and playing music. The MEFA program is very easy to use and the music can be...

    Free Windows

  • ABCEditor icon

    ABCEditor

    ABCEditor is a Windows program from Elizabeth Scarlett (hosted at Alf Warnock's site) which allows you to create, edit, play and...

    Free Windows

  • Sharp11

    Sharp11 is an npm module for performing music theory operations, ranging from simple things like transposing a note to complicated...

    Open Source Web / Cloud Self-Hosted GitHub

  • NoteEdit icon

    NoteEdit Discontinued

    NoteEdit is a musical score editor for Linux. It can import/export MIDI and MusicXML, export Lilypond, MusiXTeX, PMX and ABC files...

    Open Source Linux