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Apps with 'Music Recording' feature

  1. Audacity icon

    Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. You can use Audacity to record live audio, convert tapes and records, edit sound files, change the speed or pitch of a recording and much more.

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    1.  Ad-freeAudacity doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  PortableAudacity can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    3.  Support for VST PluginsAudacity support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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  2. REAPER is a complete digital audio production application for Windows, Mac and Linux, offering a full multi-track audio and MIDI recording, editing, processing, mixing and mastering tool set.

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    1.  Support for VST PluginsReaper support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    2.  Support for scriptingReaper supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
    3.  PortableReaper can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    4.  Support for MIDIReaper includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
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  3. Live is software for creating musical ideas, turning them into finished songs, and even taking them onto the stage.

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    1.  Virtual InstrumentAbleton Live uses mainy virtual instruments (piano, guitar, drums, bass, etc.).
    2.  Live PerformanceListen to and adjust your music productions with Ableton Live based on incoming audio in real time.
    3.  Support for VST PluginsAbleton Live support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    4.  Batch EditingAbleton Live allows you to select multiple items (tasks, files, images etc) and edit their properties all at once.
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  4. Mixxx icon
    • FreeOpen Source
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    The most powerful free DJ software in the world.

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    1.  Ad-freeMixxx doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    2.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Mixxx.
    3.  Controller SupportMixxx supports the use of a controller (XBOX, PlayStation, etc.).
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  5. Bitwig Studio is a multi-platform music-creation system for production, performance and DJing, with a focus on flexible editing tools and a super-fast workflow.

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    1.  Live PerformanceListen to and adjust your music productions with Bitwig Studio based on incoming audio in real time.
    2.  Support for VST PluginsBitwig Studio support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    3.  Support for scriptingBitwig Studio supports scripts and macros to automate or customize tasks.
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  6. Logic Pro lets you translate musical inspiration into professional productions. A range of powerful, easy-to-use features puts sophisticated tools at your fingertips, and complete surround support lets you make incredible, immersive music.

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    1.  Music SequencerRecord, edit, or play back music with Logic Pro, by handling note and performance information.
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  7. Cakewalk, formerly SONAR, is a comprehensive audio software for music composition, audio recording, editing, mixing and mastering. It features a full suite of high quality audio and MIDI effects and instruments and composition tools ranging from drum sequencer and piano roll...

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    1.  Support for VST PluginsCakewalk support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    2.  Ad-freeCakewalk doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  Support for MIDICakewalk includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
    4.  Works OfflineCakewalk can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
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  8. Definitive desktop DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) for professional mixing, mastering, music production and sound design.

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    1.  Support for VST PluginsCubase support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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  9. Bespoke is a software modular synthesizer. It contains a bunch of modules, which you can connect together to create sounds.

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    1.  Virtual InstrumentBespoke Synth uses mainy virtual instruments (piano, guitar, drums, bass, etc.).
    2.  Node BasedBespoke Synth supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
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  10. MuLab is a rich and rock solid sound and music production tool for Mac OSX and Windows, designed to create, record, edit and finalize Your Music!

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    1.  PortableMuLab can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    2.  Music SequencerRecord, edit, or play back music with MuLab, by handling note and performance information.
    3.  Support for VST PluginsMuLab support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
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  11. AudiCable Audio Recorder is an all-in-one yet simple tool to record music from different music streaming services. Users can get the lossless music tracks with MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC ALAC, or AIFF format. Then you can listen at any time and keep these music permanently.

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    1.  PortableAudicable can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  12. 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 quality WAV files and will even import compressed...

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    1.  Support for VST PluginsMixcraft support third-party Virtual Studio Technology (VST) plugins.
    2.  Support for MIDIMixcraft includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
    3.  Music LooperMixcraft supports a grid of musical loops and phrases that you can trigger and manipulate in real time.
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  13. MixPad icon
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    MixPad is free music Music Mixer and Recording software designed for easy audio production. Mix music, vocal and audio tracks, adjust the volume, pan, fade and more with MixPad as your digital mixing desk.

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    Mixpad Music Mixer and Studio Recorder Track Settings
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  14. Bandlab is the cloud platform where musicians and fans create music, collaborate and engage with each other across the globe. Create and collaborate on music through intuitive mobile and web apps that lets you assemble songs from scratch or remix projects shared by others.

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    1.  Music SequencerRecord, edit, or play back music with Bandlab, by handling note and performance information.
    2.  Support for MIDIBandlab includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
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  15. 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 portion; the rest of the file is untouched.

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    1.  PortableWaveShop can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.0.14, released in November 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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