Download Audio Library - Best Software & Apps

  • Spotify

    1.0.85.257

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac
    Windows Phone
    Web Apps

    Find, share and enjoy your favorite music online

    8
    3371 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
    179 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
    1841 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
    410 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
    90 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
    293 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
    2583 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
    814 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

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Android

    Powerful audio player and manager with support for plug-ins

    7
    329 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
  • Anvil Studio

    2016.02.04

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A feature-rich multitrack MIDI sequencer

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    • CONS: Outdated interface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

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    • iTunes Library Updater

      1.22

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Synchronize iTunes more easily

      8
      52 votes
      • 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
      • 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
      • 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
      • 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
      • 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
        13 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
      • iTunes Lyrics importer (iLyrics)

        1.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Automatically add lyrics to your iTunes library

        4
        83 votes
        • PROS: Finds the lyrics to your favourite iTunes songs, Easy to use
        • CONS: May replace old lyrics with wrong ones, Can be slow at accessing databases, Doesn't work with iTunes 9, Project discontinued
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