Alternatives to Band-in-a-Box for Windows with any license

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  • 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 similar to ones that might be improvised. The objective is to improve understanding of solo...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    ChordPulse

    ChordPulse is a handy backing band software for music practice, inspiration, improvisation, and pure fun with music. Play and sing along with ChordPulse. Use it as a full accompaniment, a drum machine with bass, a metronome with...

    Freemium Windows

    • Easy and fast to create some jam-tracks, lot of styles, midi export Guest • Oct 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    Sibelius

    Sibelius is a scorewriter program, created by Sibelius Software (now part of Avid Technology) for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and historically RISC OS.

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • MMA icon

    MMA

    “MMA—Musical MIDI Accompaniment” is an accompaniment generator. It creates MIDI tracks for a soloist to perform over from a user supplied file containing chords and MMA directives. MMA is very versatile and generates excellent...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Frescobaldi

    Frescobaldi is a LilyPond sheet music text editor. It aims to be powerful, yet lightweight and easy to use. Frescobaldi is Free Software, freely available under the General Public License. .

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Lemma

    LeMMA is a simple GUI “front-end” written in Python for MMA (Musical MIDI Accompaniment – also written in Python). Just enter the chords, select the grooves and press “Play”. “MMA—Musical MIDI Accompaniment” is an accompaniment...

    Open Source Windows Linux

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    VArranger

    vArranger is a PC arranger software, playing Yamaha, Roland and Ketron styles in realtime !

    Commercial Windows

  • 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 of notes, chord markings, lyrics, import/export filters to formats like MIDI, MusicXML, ABC Music...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

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    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 tablature scores, among many others. The current version uses the *.ptb file format.The Power Tab...

    Free Windows

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    EasyABC

    EasyABC allows you to edit and play abc files. It supports conversion from MusicXML and MIDI to ABC. The latter uses a custom implementation (midi2abc is not used) in order to produce very readable ABC output. Direct midi input is...

    Open Source Mac Windows

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    Denemo

    GNU Denemo is a music notation editor that lets you rapidly enter notation for typesetting via the LilyPond music engraver. You can compose, transcribe, arrange, listen to the music and much more.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    ScoreCloud Studio

    ScoreCloud, free software that instantly turns your songs into sheet music. As simple as that! - “Like Google Translate for music” - * Instant Score from MIDI or Audio * Arrange and Edit your Score * Print, Export and Share ...

    Free Mac Windows iPhone

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    Harmony Assistant

    Harmony Assistant is an unbeatable software for computer-assisted music composition and editing. Its harmonizing capabilities enable the composer to build quickly and efficiently tunes that include accompaniment, multiple instruments...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

  • 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 user-friendly interface offering keyboard, guitar, drum and controller views.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Ludwig

    The music software Ludwig automatically arranges your songs with a few clicks. Accompanying parts fit the melody well. Automatic Chords. Pop, Rock, Jazz, Country, Classic.

    Commercial Windows

  • ABCJ

    ABCJ is a pure-Java editor, player and librarian for music files stored using Chris Walshaw's ABC notation. Features :-. • ABCJ maintains a library of ABC files. Once a tune book (ABC file) has been added to the library it...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud

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    Melody Assistant

    Melody Assistant is dedicated to music writing, printing and rendering. Easy to use, Melody Assistant offers a user-friendly interface and powerful capabilities. Now used by a very active community of thousands of people, it has...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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  • 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 that you can interact with, add audio loops to and generally customize to your hearts content (e.g....

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone iPad

  • NoteWorthy Composer icon

    NoteWorthy Composer

    NoteWorthy Composer is a graphical score editor intended for the creation of sheet music, but it can also import and export MIDI and Karaoke files and can export graphical WMFs. The user interface works either from the keyboard or the...

    Commercial Windows

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    One Man Band

    Transforms all (piano, synthesizer) keyboards into arranger keyboards with real time chords recognition! Creates complete MIDI music-arrangements with just simple drag and drop operations! Utilises, modifies and creates styles in...

    Commercial Windows

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    DGuitar

    DGuitar is a Guitar Pro (GP4, GP3, GTP) viewer/player that works on Windows, Mac, Linux, BSD, Solaris, and any other operating system that has Java Runtime Environment 1.4 or later installed.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD

    • Discontinued The last software release was published on February 20th, 2006.
  • 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 midi, to pdf, to web page or to any other printable format. In comparison to MuseScore you can...

    Free Windows

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    capella-scan

    capella-scan is a software that scans your sheet music and transforms it into an editable file.

    Commercial Windows

  • capella melody trainer icon

    capella melody trainer

    capella melody trainer helps you improve your intonation and learn your choir or orchestral part.

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • tonica fugata icon

    tonica fugata

    Composing it for you... Automatic three and four-part composition (styles: J.S. Bach, Max Reger, Jazz, Pop plus creating your own styles), automatic harmonizing, automatic fugue and canon composition.

    Commercial Windows

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    capella playAlong

    capella playAlong makes it possible for you to choose the musical backing you want and to take it with you into your living room!.

    Commercial Windows

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    capella

    With capella you can instantly create complete scores. No other notation program will take you by the hand and gently guide you towards your first own score in the manner in which capella does it. There is no need to be fully computer...

    Commercial Windows

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    TablEdit

    TablEdit is a program for creating, editing, printing and listening to tablature and sheet music (standard notation) for guitar and other fretted, stringed instruments, including mandolin and bass. Additionally, TablEdit, while...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    GVOX Encore

    Encore is the standard in professional music notation. Its powerful transcribing and editing capabilities help musicians of all levels get their ideas into print. Fast, accurate, and easy to use, Encore allows you to create beautiful...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • MagicScore icon

    MagicScore

    MagicScore is an easy and powerful music notation and composition software. MagicScore is the smart choice for musicians, composers, arrangers, teachers, students, choirs, ensembles and songwriters. Moreover, the prices of our...

    Commercial Windows

  • Tabit icon

    Tabit

    TabIt is a full-featured program for creating, playing, and printing guitar, bass, or banjo tablature.

    Commercial Windows

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    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 written in a fast way. The notation is presented above the text window. The MEFA program can...

    Free Windows