Music Composers

Virtual DJ
Virtual DJ
User rating:
(1,991 votes)
Shareware

VirtualDJ is a software used by DJs to replace their turntables and CD players, and use digital music instead of vinyl and CDs. It lets you "mix" your songs, by playing two or more tracks at the same time, adjust their relative speed so that their tempo will match, apply effects like loops etc, and cross-fade from one side to the other.

VirtualDJ PRO Full
VirtualDJ PRO Full
User rating:
(1,036 votes)
Shareware

This is an audio player with controls used by DJs. It lets you mix your songs, by playing two or more tracks at the same time, adjust their relative speed so that their tempo will match, apply effects like loops etc, and crossfade from one side to the other. It also lets you scratch your songs, set and recall cues, and all the other regular features DJs expect to find.

Electronic Piano
Electronic Piano
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(81 votes)
Freeware

Electronic Piano 2.5 from Maurício Antunes Oliveira is an easy-to-use, freeware application to virtually convert your computer into a keyboard allowing you to play musical notes, chords and drums. The interface can be greatly improved, just a tip for future versions. Very hard to play piano from the computer keyboard and it’s very natural since they weren’t designed to do that.

Guitar Pro
Guitar Pro
User rating:
(298 votes)
Shareware

Guitar Pro is a tablature editor software for guitar, bass, and other fretted instruments. You can create your own professional scores for one or several instruments and capture your notes quickly, use various tools to optimize your practice sessions (tempo, looper, metronome, chord and scale library, guitar and piano fretboard), print your tabs and export it in various formats, and more.

ACID Music Studio
ACID Music Studio
User rating:
(69 votes)
Shareware

ACID Music Studio displays a graphic interface similar to a true musical recording studio, ideal for people wanting to compose music. With this program you can obtain audio from diferents sources: microphone, aux and line in inputs, etc. creating a new track for each of the input signals.

Virtual Dj Studio
Virtual Dj Studio
User rating:
(344 votes)
Shareware

Virtual DJ Studio redefines the concept of DJ and Karaoke software on the PC. VDJ offers features you simply will not find in other programs, at a price the competition simply cannot match. Virtual DJ Studio is not like all of the other DJ programs out there. While other programs limit you to two players with a Cross-Fader, Virtual DJ Studio provides you with an entire studio.

MixPad
MixPad
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(44 votes)
Shareware

MixPad records, edits, and mixes an unlimited number of audio tracks in a professional way. It comes with an interesting array of features and utilities that will allow you to create and edit midi files, add filters and effects to your mixes, burn your audio files to CD, upload them to SoundClourd and Dropbox, and even design your own surround sound.

Acoustica Mixcraft
Acoustica Mixcraft
User rating:
(286 votes)
Shareware

Acoustica Mixcraft is designed for creating professional quality songs, mixes, and videos with ease. Crossfade video clips, add transitions, and add a professional touch with fantastic video effects. Rapidly create slideshows from photo collections. Add titles and scrolling text.

MuseScore
MuseScore
User rating:
(29 votes)
Open source

MuseScore is an open source music notation software. It lets you input notes through an external MIDI keyboard. You can then save the recorded notes or export to various programs via MusicXML, MIDI, and other formats. This software is ideal for writing music for piano, guitar, orchestra, jazz, choir, band, and marching ensemble.

Synthesia
Synthesia
User rating:
(125 votes)
Shareware

Synthesia is a fun way to learn how to play the piano. In melody practice, Synthesia waits for you to play the correct note before moving on. Enable musical notation for any song. Or, leave it turned off and just enjoy the falling notes.Choose what you want to practice. Synthesia will play the rest for you so you can focus on your goal.

Serato DJ
Serato DJ
User rating:
(14 votes)
Shareware

Serato DJ is a digital vinyl emulation program that enables you to mix your music with up to 4 decks for supported controllers. The program displays the BPM, time remaining/elapsed, track progress, pitch information and cue point indicator. You can set and trigger up to 8 cue points and 8 loops and jump to different sections in your track.

Reason
Reason
User rating:
(86 votes)
Shareware

Reason is a professional music making software for creating and mixing your music. Main features: - Support for VST plugins as well as Rack Extensions, Reason’s own plugin format. - Perfect your vocal takes with Reason’s Pitch Edit. - With powerful editing tools, you can perfect your takes when you are done recording.

Rhapsody
Rhapsody
User rating:
(31 votes)
Freeware

This program lets you manage music bought from Rhapsody website. You can also search and purchase the required music using the Rhapsody program. Purchased music can be burned to blank CDs and DVDs using the program itself - the simple interface makes all the process easy.

Sibelius
Sibelius
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(32 votes)
Shareware

Sibelius is a well-known tool for music composers, teachers and enthusiasts, it's a package that contains the means for making a music score, playing it in preview or writing it on a disk, sharing it online and edit your creation in any way you see fit.

Anvil Studio
Anvil Studio
User rating:
(24 votes)
Freeware

Anvil Studio is a free Windows Program designed for people who want to: record music with MIDI and Audio equipment, compose music for MIDI and Audio equipment, sequence music with MIDI equipment, play with music using a computer, and print sheet music from standard MIDI files with the optional Print-Sheet accessory.

DJ Music Mixer
DJ Music Mixer
User rating:
(403 votes)
Shareware

It is a leading-edge and aspiring DJ software for professional and novice DJs. DJ Music Mixer innovative feature set, reliable audio mixing engine and intuitive interface will insure you " Rock the Party " every night. Automated MP3 mix and beat matching, real-time effects, sampler, smart looping, pitch shifting.

Native Instruments Guitar Rig
Native Instruments Guitar Rig
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(24 votes)
Freeware

This program is a sound processor that emulates the sound of different guitar amps and effect pedals and racks so you can combine them to get the sound results you are looking for. It is easy to use and has many tools and combinations. Also, it is free to download and use.

AP Tuner
AP Tuner
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(68 votes)
Shareware

AP Tuner is a convenient musical instrument's tuner that will help you to keep the good sound of your instruments. It works both by capturing the audio microphones for acoustic instruments, and by input line for electric instruments. The use of this application is very simple and you will take advantage of it immediately.

MAGIX Music Maker
MAGIX Music Maker
User rating:
(73 votes)
Freeware

The original for making music - now completely free. Making music with Music Maker has always been surprizingly easy. And now it's even free! Produce bright party hymns, massive trap or heavy hip hop beats with Music Maker!

Deckadance
Deckadance
User rating:
(14 votes)
Shareware

Deckadance is a DJ mixing application that works either as a standalone program OR as a VSTi inside your favourite host. Deckadance itself can also host any VST compliant softsynth or effect. You can control Deckadance using most (if not all) existing midi controllers & timecoded vinyl and CD systems.

Virtual MIDI Piano Keyboard
Virtual MIDI Piano Keyboard
User rating:
(25 votes)
Freeware

Virtual MIDI Piano Keyboard is a MIDI events generator and receiver. It can be used to drive a MIDI synthesizer (either hardware or software, internal or external). You can use the computer's keyboard to play MIDI notes, and also the mouse. It can display the played MIDI notes from another instrument or MIDI file player in its interface.

Crescendo Music Notation Editor
Crescendo Music Notation Editor
User rating:
(10 votes)
Shareware

Crescendo Music Notation Editor allows you to write, save, and print music compositions on your computer. It features a wide array of sheet music symbols, time and key signatures, along with a free-form layout. You can easily drag notes to change their pitch/placement, zoom in/out, etc.

StageLight
StageLight
User rating:
(8 votes)
Shareware

Stagelight is the easiest way to create music on Windows, Android, ChromeOS and macOS! With Stagelight, you can make beats, mix loops or even create full multi-track songs with drum, instrument, audio and vocal tracks. Choose from thousands of sounds in Stagelight’s vast loop library or you can import or record your own loops.

Orion
Orion
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(22 votes)
Shareware

Orion is a music studio which includes different high-quality generators and effect modules. You can also work with MIDI hardware, third-party VST, and DirectX effects. You can create and arrange patterns, control and mix the sounds with linear songs all inside one console. The mixes can be recorded in real-time to be further edited.

Finale
Finale
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User rating:
(37 votes)
Shareware

Finale allows its users to create music for a wide array of instruments, voices, choirs and even entire orchestras. You can add the notes any way you want to and even add the lyrics that go along with the song. In my opinion, a great feature that this program offers is that you can actually listen to the music that you composed in the best way possible.