Download Music Reference - Best Software & Apps

  • Virtual Piano

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free Piano Programme for Music Lovers

    7
    946 votes
    • PROS: Full MIDI keyboard to use, Able to connect to other instruments, Detailed and stable graphics
    • CONS: Cannot record compositions
  • DJ Music Mixer

    6.4.8.0

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Easy to Use Tool for Budding DJs

    7
    1088 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Lots of cool features available, Compatible with a range of formats
    • CONS: Looks rather old fashioned, Cheaper tools available
  • TuneIn Radio

    1.0.1.587

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Streaming music, news, podcasts and more

    6
    332 votes
    • PROS: Tons of radio stations, Local broadcasts from major cities, Well organized interface, Intelligent search, Podcast support
    • CONS: Radio station icons are hard to read, No skipping, No recording features
  • Finale

    c 2011

    License
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    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Professional music composition software

    7
    1189 votes
    • PROS: Produces highly professional results, Hundreds of features, Latest version is much more user friendly, Extensive Help documentation
    • CONS: Steep learning curve
  • MuseScore

    2.0.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Compose music with the help of your computer

    7
    580 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use: just drag and drop notes, Built-in player, Support for MIDI instruments
    • CONS: No advanced options
  • Encore

    5.0.6

    License
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    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Professional music composition program

    6
    607 votes
    • PROS: Helps you transcribe music , Provides professional looking results
    • CONS: Difficult to pick up and learn
  • Finale Notepad

    2012

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Write Music Your Way

    6
    652 votes
    • PROS: Quickly and easily create sheet music with or without lyrics, Use the playback features to hear your music as soon as you've written it
    • CONS: This application is a free trial after 30 days purchase is required to use
  • Guitar Pro

    6

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone

    All the tools you need to learn the guitar and compose music

    7
    1982 votes
    • PROS: A complete package with variety and depth, Supports a wide range of languages, MIDI input for composing your own music
    • CONS: Very busy interface with many buttons not needed by beginners, Insistent nag screen in demo
  • Chord Pickout

    1.4

    License
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    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Automatically recognize chords in music files

    6
    42 votes
    • PROS: Transcribes chords from audio files , Very easy to use, Includes Guitar fingerings
    • CONS: Demo is too short to fully evaluate, Audio format support should be wider, Results aren't perfect
  • Sibelius

    6.0

    License
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    Platform
    Windows

    Advanced and Efficient Music Creation Software for Professionals

    7
    982 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.
  • Free metronome

    1.50

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Support your music practice with Desktop Metronome

    6
    130 votes
    • PROS: Handy TAP function, Range of preset tempos
    • CONS: Doesn't save last tempo, Dated visual design, (Note to editor: the product is called Desktop Metronome, not Free Metronome. Here's the keywords to make the system accept the article; please delete. Free metronome free metronome)
  • Nero MediaHome WiFi Sync

    1.2.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Nero MediaHome WiFi Sync - Sync your media wirelessly for free!

    9
    4 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use interface, Drag and drop technology, Organize your media by catagory, Supports one-click sharing
    • CONS: Requires a speedy network, Limited OS support, Resource intensive, Initial set up can be time consuming
  • NoteWorthy Composer (32-bit)

    2.51

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Create your own musical scores with this music composition and notation processor

    7
    75 votes
    • Crescendo Music Notation

      4.05

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      6
      32 votes
      • PDFtoMusic

        d 1.3.0

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Mac

        Automatically play musical scores in PDF format

        6
        67 votes
        • PROS: Automatically reads music and lyrics, Simple and easy to use, Supports editing in Melody and Harmony Assistant
        • CONS: Doesn't read printed or scanned music sheets
      • i2sm

        1.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Transform digital photos into music

        6
        21 votes
        • PROS: Original app!, Quick image analysis, Includes configuration templates
        • CONS: Not very attractive melodies, You can't save your own parameter configurations
      • Virtual Metronome

        2.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Easily measure the tempo of music

        6
        141 votes
        • EarMaster

          Professional 5

          License
          buy Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Music theory classes to entertain your ears

          6
          93 votes
          • Harmony Assistant

            9.6.3h

            License
            buy Download
            Platform
            Windows
            Mac

            All-in-one software for composing, playing and printing music

            7
            187 votes
            • JamTower Solfeggio Studio

              1.8

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Learn and quiz self on sheet music, intervals, chords, scales, tempo, vocabulary, symbols, perfect and relative pitch.

              9
              27 votes
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