Download Music Creation - Best Software & Apps

  • iTunes

    12.8.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Still one of the best music players

    7
    14714 votes
    • PROS: Simplified interface, Apple Music streaming service, Improved playlist creation, Curated and automatic radio stations
    • CONS: Limited file formats supported, Amost overwhelming number of features!
  • iTunes 64 bit

    12.7.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Still one of the best music players

    7
    2388 votes
    • PROS: Simplified interface, Improved playlist creation, Curated and automatic radio stations, Apple Music streaming service
    • CONS: Limited file formats supported, Amost overwhelming number of features!
  • Logic Pro X

    10.1.1

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Professional music creation studio for Macs

    6
    580 votes
    • PROS: Fully comprehensive production suite, Produces professional quality music, Lots of audio templates, Lots of instruments to choose from, Revamped interface looks great, iPad companion app
    • CONS: Complex for beginners, Plugins require purchase, Resource hungry
  • Funimate

    1.1.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Make Video Funky With Funimate

    9
    12 votes
    • PROS: Real-time effects with no time-consuming rendering, Ideal for music video creation, Many bug issues have been resolved by the makers
    • CONS: Parental supervision advisable when viewing other user's videos through the app, Requires 36MB of free space to be available
  • Sibelius

    6.0

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Advanced and Efficient Music Creation Software for Professionals

    7
    955 votes
    • PROS: This is likely the best music editing software in the world today., Music notation and real-time note entry are simple.
    • CONS: The software cannot export MusicXML or graphic files (sometimes used when writing scores)., Sibelius is quite expensive and might not be applicable for those on a tight budget.
  • Band in a Box

    2016.0.152

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Free music creation and learning software

    -
    No votes yet
    • PROS: Free download, Simple to use
    • CONS: Lacks advanced features, Some compatibility issues
  • Freemake Music Box

    1.0.6.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free, legal music, wherever you are

    5
    119 votes
    • PROS: All music is legal, Great choice of genres/music, Playlist creation, Results filtering
    • CONS: Can be slow, Results vary wildly, Lacks features
  • MuLab

    7.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Free music creation and editing app

    -
    No votes yet
    • PROS: Full free download, Great interface
    • CONS: Lacks Rewire, Some outdated features
  • Trap Box Mixer - Musical Continuum

    1.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Music creation software of your dream - Trap Box Mixer! Turn on your imagination and make music!

    -
    No votes yet
    • Tap The DJ - Musical Continuum

      1.0.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      DJ Mix Maker it's a powerful combination of best music creation software.

      5
      4 votes
      • HighC

        2.8.6

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Mac

        Create your own melodies graphically

        6
        46 votes
        • PROS: Allows graphical creation of music, Suitable for beginners and advanced users
        • CONS: Output formats limited
      • Auxy Music Creation

        varies-with-device

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        iPhone

        A free Music app for iOS

        10
        1 vote
        • 8tracks Uploader

          0.90

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Mac

          Simple uploader to speed up 8tracks playlist creation

          7
          3 votes
          • PROS: Quick and easy to use, Option to launch at start-up
          • CONS: No advanced options, Must log-in to 8tracks' website to actually create a playlist
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