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Apps with 'Virtual instrument' feature

  1. Live is software for creating musical ideas, turning them into finished songs, and even taking them onto the stage.
  2. Welcome to the school of rock. A Mac-sized practice space. Your own recording studio. If you want to learn to play an instrument, write music, or record a song, GarageBand can help — whether you’re a rookie or a rock star.


  3. 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 Reason.
  4. Surge is an open source digital synthesizer originally written and sold as a commercial product by @kurasu (Claes Johanson) at Vember Audio.
  5. Bespoke is a software modular synthesizer. It contains a bunch of modules, which you can connect together to create sounds.
  6. Pro Tools is one of the highly-renowned DAW software out there. Done your studio with this powerful utility that brings your beats to life, records vocals and instruments with ease, and allows you to write your songs, or help with any studio requirement one might have.
  7. 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 realistic instrument sounds.
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    LabVIEW is a platform and development environment for graphical programming for measurement and automation. It is a development tool available for applications in test and measurement, data acquisition (DAQ), analysis, and instrument control (GPIB, VXI, and serial).
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    Odin 2, the successor of Odin 1, is a gratis, open-source, cross-platform, semi-modular subtractive-style software synthesizer. It covers about every type of synthesis out there.
  8. Visual programming software to build your own synthesizer.
  9. DSP-Quattro is a complete tool for Audio Editing, AudioCD Mastering and Plug-in Hosting for the MacOS X. It is an Audio Editor/AudioCD Mastering Application with extended real-time and off-line support of AU/VST plug-ins.
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    HISE is a cross-platform open source audio application for building virtual instruments. It emphasizes on sampling, but includes some basic synthesis features for making hybrid instruments as well as audio effects.
  10. Maize Sampler 2 is a cross-platform tool for sound developers to create sample-based virtual instruments.
  11. An outstanding example of the free and open-source AudioKit library, AudioKit FM Player is an iPad instrument inspired by classic 80s DX synthesizers, featuring classic famous 80s FM Synth, EP, and FM Tine sounds.
  12. TapeMachine is a graphical sound editor and recorder for Android smartphones.

    Discontinued

    Developer's http://tapemachine.samalyse.com website has lapsed (just a domain squatter now), and last update to the software was on 22 Dec 2014. It's still available on the Google Play store. I redirected the "official" TapeMachine site link to the Google Play store page for the program. Not technically correct, but better than a dead site.