Download Music Reference - Best Software & Apps

  • Scratch 2 Offline Editor

    450

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Combine graphics, photos, music and sound into interactive creations

    7
    4038 votes
    • PROS: Lots of different options, Easy to learn, Share on Scratch's website
    • CONS: Takes times to learn all the features
  • Virtual Piano

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free Piano Programme for Music Lovers

    7
    365 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

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    Platform
    Windows

    Easy to Use Tool for Budding DJs

    7
    921 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 for Windows 10

    1.0.1.587

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Streaming music, news, podcasts and more

    6
    133 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

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    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Professional music composition software

    6
    347 votes
    • PROS: Produces highly professional results, Hundreds of features, Latest version is much more user friendly, Extensive Help documentation
    • CONS: Steep learning curve
  • Guitar Pro

    6

    License
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    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Android

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

    6
    701 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
  • Encore

    5.0.6

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    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Professional music composition program

    7
    240 votes
    • PROS: Helps you transcribe music , Provides professional looking results
    • CONS: Difficult to pick up and learn
  • MuseScore

    2.0.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Compose music with the help of your computer

    8
    85 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use: just drag and drop notes, Built-in player, Support for MIDI instruments
    • CONS: No advanced options
  • Sibelius

    6.0

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    Platform
    Windows

    Advanced and Efficient Music Creation Software for Professionals

    6
    260 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. ,
  • Finale Notepad

    2012

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Write Music Your Way

    6
    241 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,
  • Chord Pickout

    1.4

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    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Automatically recognize chords in music files

    7
    43 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
  • NoteWorthy Composer (32-bit)

    2.51

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    Platform
    Windows

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

    8
    25 votes
    • Nero MediaHome WiFi Sync

      1.0.2.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      Free Wireless syncing for Android™! Nero MediaHome WiFi Sync lets you wirelessly sync music, photos, and videos between your PC and Android devices.

      10
      1 vote
      • Crescendo Music Notation

        1.66

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A free Science & education program for Windows

        9
        9 votes
        • PDFtoMusic

          d 1.3.0

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          Platform
          Windows
          Mac

          Automatically play musical scores in PDF format

          5
          28 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
          19 votes
          • PROS: Original app!, Quick image analysis, Includes configuration templates,
          • CONS: Not very attractive melodies, You can't save your own parameter configurations
        • 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
          35 votes
          • Harmony Assistant

            9.6.3h

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            Platform
            Windows
            Mac

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

            6
            24 votes
            • MagicScore Maestro

              8.171

              License
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              Platform
              Windows

              Music notation software for professionals and music composers

              7
              9 votes
              • EarMaster

                Professional 5

                License
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                Platform
                Windows

                Music theory classes to entertain your ears

                6
                11 votes
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