Download Audio Library - Best Software & Apps

  • Spotify

    1.0.13

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac
    Windows Phone
    Web Apps

    Find, share and enjoy your favorite music online

    7
    373 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
  • MAGIX Music Maker

    2016

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows

    MAGIX Music Maker Lets You Simply Create Music

    6
    536 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
  • Open Broadcaster Software

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Live video streaming software for novice and advanced!

    6
    18 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
  • Spotify Music

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    The music you want, when you want it

    6
    62 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
  • OpenAL

    2.0.7.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    An Open Audio Library With Amazing Positional Audio

    6
    346 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,
  • Synctunes free for iTunes

    1.17

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Sync your iTunes library with your Android device

    5
    3 votes
    • PROS: Sync any file from your iTunes library, Sync album art, Organize songs by artist or album
    • CONS: Doesn't remove DRM tags, Free version limited to 100 songs, Not compatible with Macs
  • CherryPlayer

    2.4.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Unlimited streaming audio, playlists, and YouTube downloads

    7
    359 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
  • BPM Studio

    Pro 4.9.94

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Convert your PC in to a recording studio for MP3 mixes

    7
    548 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

    6
    264 votes
    • PROS: Lots of helpful tuning features, Library of built-in notes
    • CONS: Difficult if you don't know many musical terms
  • Songbird

    2.2.0.2453

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Android

    Powerful audio player and manager with support for plug-ins

    7
    119 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
  • Clementine

    1.2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Lightweight, easy-to-use music player

    9
    22 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
  • Anvil Studio

    2016.02.04

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A feature-rich multitrack MIDI sequencer

    7
    372 votes
    • PROS: Multitrack interface, Includes a library with samples and loops, Very well documented
    • CONS: Outdated interface
  • Kantaris Media Player

    0.7.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Multimedia player based on VLC and Bass audio library

    7
    23 votes
    • PROS: Many formats supported, Nice visualization effects
    • CONS: You can only add tracks to playlist one by one, Few configuration options
  • MediaMonkey

    Free 4.1.2.1706

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android

    Play, organize and convert your music

    8
    73 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
  • DEX 3 LE

    3.6.0.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Versatile DJ Mixing Software that works with your own music library, iTunes and the Pulselocker subscription service.

    7
    13 votes
    • Last.fm Scrobbler

      2.1.36.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows
      Android
      iPhone
      Mac
      Web Apps

      The ultimate in free social music radio

      5
      57 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
    • Songbird Portable

      2.2.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Pocket version of this powerful open-source audio player

      10
      3 votes
      • PROS: No installation required, 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
    • Music Library

      1.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Manage your tracks as you want! Organize, search, download and record music.

      7
      32 votes
      • iTunes Library Updater

        1.22

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Synchronize iTunes more easily

        7
        28 votes
        • MixRadio

          3.3.2309

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Android
          iPhone

          A free radio app that learns what you love

          8
          2 votes
          • PROS: Learns your tastes, Easy to use, Offline mixes, Good library of popular music
          • CONS: Not great for fans of weird music
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