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  • LMMS icon

    LMMS

    LMMS is a free cross-platform alternative to commercial programs like FL Studio , which allow you to produce music with your computer. This includes the creation of melodies and beats, the synthesis...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com

    • Incredibly more complex, not recommended for beginners Guest • Jan 2016 Disagree   Agree
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    FL Studio

    FL Studio (formerly known as FruityLoops) is a digital audio workstation developed by the Belgian company Image-Line. FL Studio features a graphical user interface based on a pattern-based music sequencer. The program is available in...

    Commercial Mac Windows Android iPhone

    • This is exactly what I've been looking for. The perfect site with just what I need Guest • Oct 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • Reaper icon

    Reaper

    REAPER is a complete digital audio production application for Windows and OS X, offering a full multitrack audio and MIDI recording, editing, processing, mixing and mastering toolset. REAPER supports a vast range of hardware...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Ableton Live icon

    Ableton Live

    Ableton Live is about making music; for composition, songwriting, recording, production, remixing and live performance. Live's nonlinear, intuitive flow, alongside powerful real-time editing and flexible performance options, make...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • AudioTool icon

    AudioTool

    Start making music today — right in your browser. We provide all the tools to get you started! * Create your own tracks with the Audiotool * Open and remix other peoples arrangements * Follow other users

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Sony Sound Forge icon

    Sony Sound Forge

    Sony Sound Forge (formerly known as Sonic Foundry Sound Forge) is a digital audio editing suite by Sony Creative Software.

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • Cubase icon

    Cubase

    Cubase is a computer program for music production/recording. The program offers recording, producing and mixing of sounds in order to make music production for distribution on CDs or the internet. Cubase is a series of MIDI, music...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Reason icon

    Reason

    Reason is a virtual studio rack with all the tools and instruments you need to turn your ideas into music. And it's more than just a set of excellent synths and effects. It's a complete music system. Step into the age of...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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    Walk Band

    Walk Band is a music studio (a toolkit of virtual musical instruments) customized for Android. It contains tons of features including Piano, Guitar, Drum Kit,Drum Machine, Bass, Multi-tracks synthesizer etc. All instruments use the...

    Free Android

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    Soundation Studio

    Soundation Studio is the free online music making application that gives everyone the opportunity to make music on the internet. With instant access to music making tools like a loop library, virtual instruments, real time effects...

    Freemium Web / Cloud

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  • Qtractor icon

    Qtractor

    Qtractor is an Audio/MIDI multi-track sequencer application written in C++ with the Qt framework. Target platform is Linux, where the Jack Audio Connection Kit (JACK) for audio, and the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) for...

    Open Source Linux

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    Sony ACID Pro

    ACID Pro 7 software is a DAW powerhouse that combines full multitrack recording and mixing, MIDI sequencing, and legendary ACID looping functionality for a seamless music-creation and post-production environment. More creative partner...

    Commercial Windows

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  • 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 equipment, -- compose music for MIDI and Audio equipment, -- sequence music with MIDI equipment, or ...

    Free Windows

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    Mixcraft

    Mixcraft is a recording studio with effects, featuring Reverb, Delay/Echo, EQ, Compression, Flanger and Chorus, as well as resonant filters and a powerful loop editor. The high performance 32 bit sound engine supports broadcast...

    Commercial Windows

    • It has many of the same features and actually MORE of other features. But really, buy a Mac. Guest • Jun 2015 Disagree   Agree
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    MAGIX Music Maker

    MAGIX Music Maker is perfect for composing music: stunning songs, experimental beats, and exciting soundtracks! It offers everything you need to make your own music: * A massive sound archive featuring over 1,500 sounds and loops ...

    Commercial Windows

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    WaveShop

    WaveShop is a free, open-source audio editor for Windows XP/Vista/7. WaveShop is fast, lightweight, and bit-perfect, meaning samples aren't altered unless they need to be. Editing a portion of an audio file only affects that...

    Open Source Windows PortableApps.com

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    Bosca Ceoil

    Bosca Ceoil is all about looping, and designed that way at its heart. Songs are built up from lots of tiny 16 note patterns – the intended workflow is that you loop over these single patterns until you have something you like, then...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Adobe AIR

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  • Looplabs

    Looplabs is a collaborative cloud based music studio that lets anyone, regardless of skills or ability, easily make professional quality music anywhere, anytime and with anyone. For Free. Stocked with tens of thousands of royalty-free...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web / Cloud Chrome OS

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    Cakewalk SONAR

    Cakewalk SONAR is a computer program made by Cakewalk for recording, editing, mixing, mastering and outputting audio. SONAR is an example of a digital audio workstation (DAW). Sonar is like most DAWs, however SONAR lets the user: ...

    Commercial Windows

  • Cross DJ icon

    Cross DJ

    Mix, scratch, sample, record: rock great parties with top-DJ features. Turn your mobile device into a complete DJ system. Mix your tracks in perfect sync, scratch, add effects, loops and more. Automix your songs for non-stop music....

    Freemium Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad

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  • Harrison Mixbus icon

    Harrison Mixbus

    A full-featured Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) by Harrison with mixing that mimics the properties of an analogue mixer. Harrison consoles are world-renowned and they have put their expertise into improving and extending...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux

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    • Easy to get started with, but infinitely powerful. Guest • Nov 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • LinuxSampler icon

    LinuxSampler

    LinuxSampler - free, open source pure software audio sampler with professional grade features. The LinuxSampler project was founded with the goal to produce a free, streaming capable open source pure software audio sampler with...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    Open Octave

    Open Octave Midi is a Linux based Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) designed to give musicians the tools needed to make composing on a computer possible, and even fun! The project is focused on orchestral and film writing and recording.

    Open Source Linux

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    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, oomidi-2012, can be still downloaded from Launchpad
  • Studio One icon

    Studio One

    Artists of all levels, from beginner to seasoned professional, will find Studio One a serious alternative to the intimidating, bloated offerings currently considered the standards. It's a groundbreaking music creation and...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • energyXT icon

    energyXT

    Create music now With energyXT you will be creating tracks faster than with any other music application out there. Launch energyXT and you are ready to make tracks in a split second * No need to enter a project name or...

    Commercial Mac Windows Linux iPhone iPad

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    Luppp

    Luppp is a music creation tool, intended for live use. The focus is on real time processing and a fast, intuitive workflow. With extensive MIDI mapping support, you can get looping just how you like!

    Open Source Linux

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    Jokosher

    Jokosher is a simple and powerful multi-track studio. Jokosher provides a complete application for recording, editing, mixing and exporting audio, and has been specifically designed with usability in mind. The developers behind...

    Open Source Windows Linux BSD

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 0.11.5, released on April 11, 2010, can be still downloaded from Launchpad.
  • Sony Cinescore icon

    Sony Cinescore

    Sony Cinescore is a professional soundtrack and digital music creation software. Automatically generate an unlimited number of musical compositions using royalty-free Theme Packs in a wide array of popular styles.

    Commercial Windows

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    • Discontinued End of development announced on homepage
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    MAGIX Music Maker Jam

    Start a jam session - anytime, anywhere! Music Maker Jam is the first app that combines easy music creation with maximum fun. In no time at all you'll be producing your own hits thanks to a huge selection of professionally...

    Freemium Android Windows RT Android Tablet

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    • This is a loop mixing software that has a big variety of loops that can be purchased in packs. However you get 4 packs of your choice for free. Note: can not save until track is completed. Guest • 10 days ago Disagree   Agree

GarageBand Comments

Awesome Musical App

Positive Comment by maxpeter
about GarageBand Jul 2016

After downloading this garageband for PC app, I able to record and compose music effectively. I must say that due to the guiding strategy it has provided plus the features, it is an awesome app.

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Mobile App is great for on the go ideas

Positive Comment by rogerharden
about GarageBand Jan 2016

I have the GarageBand iOS app, and I essentially use it as a "notepad" but for music. I can easily bang out a quick drum loop, strum a few chords on a guitar, hum a melody, etc...all on my phone! It's incredibly useful, and more powerful than it lets on initially.

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like it

Comment by robertmu
about GarageBand Jan 2016

i really like this app, it works just fine

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Best musical app

Positive Comment by SteveBooker43
about GarageBand Dec 2015

I loved this app from the very beginning. Works absolutely great and encourage me to develop my musical skill. Thumbs up for GarageBand!

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Not bad

Comment by Randyco
about GarageBand Dec 2015

Really good. Works properly)

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Awesome indeed!

Positive Comment by FleshGordon
about GarageBand Aug 2014

I agree 100% with Thelle. Impressive app to make music on iOS. Maybe the most exhaustive.

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Amazing UI & details

Comment by Thelle
about GarageBand Feb 2014

Apple really did an amazing job on the UI design of GarageBand both for iOS and Mac. Every easy to use yet quite powerful.

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