Download Audio Library - Best Software & Apps

  • Spotify

    1.0.89.313

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac
    Windows Phone
    Web Apps

    Find, share and enjoy your favorite music online

    8
    3432 votes
    • PROS: New iPod sync and MP3 download features, Organize your music in customizable playlists, Share collaborative playlists with friends, Streaming radio with filters, Social features: friend list, Facebook connect, Import your MP3 files into the program
    • CONS: You'll have to put up with ads in the Free version, Individual songs can only be paid with credit card, Some songs are not available for download
  • Spotify Music

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    The music you want, when you want it

    7
    196 votes
    • PROS: Large music library, Great sound quality, Excellent music discovery options, Slick interface, Offline mode (for premium subscribers)
    • CONS: Battery killer, Not great with weaker data connections
  • MAGIX Music Maker

    2016

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    MAGIX Music Maker Lets You Simply Create Music

    7
    1848 votes
    • PROS: 6 customisable virtual instruments., Use drum tracks and more from their library., Apply audio effects.
    • CONS: May have to upgrade to get the most out of it
  • CherryPlayer

    2.4.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Unlimited streaming audio, playlists, and YouTube downloads

    8
    416 votes
    • PROS: Huge library, Good audio quality, YouTube and Last.fm integration, Opens Amazon.com MP3 store to purchase tracks, Trending tracks
    • CONS: Messy interface, Some videos require you to register to watch, No video/audio converter
  • Open Broadcaster Software

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Live video streaming software for novice and advanced!

    8
    95 votes
    • PROS: Great free software with all the bells and whistles of a paid program, Support for Twitch, YouTube, DailyMotion, Hitbox and other popular services, Huge library of plugins all available for free, along with the source code, on GitHub
    • CONS: Open source usually means slower releases for newer operating systems and hardware. Expect to have less up to date support
  • OpenAL

    2.0.7.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    An Open Audio Library With Amazing Positional Audio

    6
    297 votes
    • PROS: Simulating attenuation is very clever, Employing the Doppler Effect is impressive, Amazing at creating positional sound
    • CONS: There are some proprietary programs that are better, The current version is not open source, It works on 15 operating systems but it should work on more
  • BPM Studio

    Pro 4.9.94

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Convert your PC in to a recording studio for MP3 mixes

    8
    2598 votes
    • PROS: Add 6 different cue points, Move easily between 3 views, Auto BPM matching, 3 types of cross fading techniques, Drag and drop tracks from library window, Quick access to sample player and editor, Wave editing
    • CONS: Line dragging cross fade is not very precise, No measure numbers in equalizer, Only 30 sounds included in library, Only 5 equalizer presets, Strict file search
  • AP Tuner

    3.08

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Tune your instrument electronically

    7
    820 votes
    • PROS: Lots of helpful tuning features, Library of built-in notes
    • CONS: Difficult if you don't know many musical terms
  • My Music Player Pro

    1.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    My Music Player Pro is a free mp3 player app that can search songs from your library

    10
    1 vote
    • Songbird

      2.2.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac
      Android

      Powerful audio player and manager with support for plug-ins

      7
      331 votes
      • PROS: Easy to use, especially for iTunes users, Organizes your music in a handy catalog, Downloads album art, Support for global hotkeys, Monitors music folder to keep your library updated
      • CONS: No support for podcasts
    • Grooveshark

      2.7.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      Web Apps
      iPhone

      The next big thing in music steaming apps

      7
      24 votes
      • PROS: Great look and feel, Easy to use, Intuitive, Powerful search
      • CONS: Needs better recommendations, No ability to add friends or follow people
    • Anvil Studio

      2016.02.04

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A feature-rich multitrack MIDI sequencer

      7
      503 votes
      • PROS: Multitrack interface, Includes a library with samples and loops, Very well documented
      • CONS: Outdated interface
    • MixRadio

      3.3.2309

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      iPhone

      A free radio app that learns what you love

      9
      6 votes
      • PROS: Learns your tastes, Easy to use, Offline mixes, Good library of popular music
      • CONS: Not great for fans of weird music
    • Kantaris Media Player

      0.7.7

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Multimedia player based on VLC and Bass audio library

      8
      144 votes
      • PROS: Many formats supported, Nice visualization effects
      • CONS: You can only add tracks to playlist one by one, Few configuration options
    • DEX 3 LE

      3.6.0.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A Limited Edition DJ Mixing Program That’s Pack in the Punches

      7
      14 votes
      • PROS: Robust program, Multiple third party program support, Two professional DJ decks, Seamless looping
      • CONS: Not for expert DJs, Not the full version, Limited support for the many DJ controllers, Doesn’t work with older Mac OS versions
    • MediaMonkey

      Free 4.1.2.1706

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Android

      Play, organize and convert your music

      8
      490 votes
      • PROS: Convert media, Add Winamp plug-ins and visualizations, Advanced Tag Management, Buy in online stores, Advanced library management, Works with portable music devices, Rip to CD or DVD, Auto-DJ and party mode
      • CONS: Browser window is limited, No podcasting
    • Clementine

      1.2.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac

      Lightweight, easy-to-use music player

      9
      85 votes
      • PROS: Build your own library, Support for online music networks, Includes tag editor and cover manager, Visualization effects, Nice interface and controls
      • CONS: Not many library management options
    • Last.fm Scrobbler

      2.1.36.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Mac
      Android
      iPhone
      Web Apps

      The ultimate in free social music radio

      8
      238 votes
      • PROS: Audioscrobbler, Works even if you don’t have a music library, Saves your last 10 stations, Listen to neighbour and friends’ stations, Search stations by tags or artists, Detailed artist info
      • CONS: Big window, Free version has limited features
    • Kore 2 Player

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Sound library from Native Instruments

      8
      15 votes
      • iTunes Library Updater

        1.22

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Synchronize iTunes more easily

        8
        53 votes
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