Top 50 Macintosh Music Software Titles

These are currently the most popular Macintosh downloads on Hitsquad

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Software TitleDescriptionLicenseReleased on:Powersort icon
Nexus 2.6.3

Nexus is a Rom synthesizer. [VST/AU/RTAS]

PaidTuesday, June 10, 2014105db
Reason 8.1

Reason is a virtual studio rack with tools like Analog synth, sampler, drum machine, ReCycle!-based loop player, mixer, effects, pattern sequencer, and more. Go to the full commercial version of Reason

Demo | DemonstrationSaturday, December 20, 201490db
Audacity v2.0.6

Audacity is a Cross-platform full featured multi-track sound editor.

Free | Open SourceFriday, October 3, 201490db
SHOUTcast Mac OS X server 1.9.2

Run your own Shoutcast server

Freeware | FreeTuesday, November 26, 200290db
VST Plug-in Pack 7

Pack of 30 VST plug-ins.

Freeware | FreeFriday, November 21, 200390db
Electroacoustics Toolbox 3.5

Acoustical testing and measurement.

Demo | TrialMonday, April 21, 201490db
Lounge Lizard EP v4.0.4

Electric piano. [VST/RTAS/AU]

Demo | DemonstrationWednesday, September 17, 201490db
Addictive Drums 2.0

Drum Production Studio. [VST/AU]

Demo | DemonstrationThursday, September 26, 201385db
QMidi v2.3.10

MIDI/KARAOKE/Multimedia Player.

SharewareMonday, July 28, 201485db
Rebirth RB-338 v2.0.1

Software emulation of TR-303s and one TR-808.

Freeware | FreeThursday, September 1, 200585db
GuitarTabX v1.30

Guitar tabulature editing and playback software for MacOS and MacOSX

SharewareMonday, December 17, 200185db
Altiverb 7.2.2

A sampled acoustics real-time convolution reverb plug-in. [AU/VST/MAS/RTAS/HTDM]

Demo | DemonstrationThursday, May 15, 201480db
Ableton Live v9.1.7

Compose, record, remix, improvise and edit your musical ideas. Works with the Ableton Push Controller [Hosts VST Plugins]

Demo | TrialMonday, January 12, 201580db
Independence Free 3.1

Sampler. [VST/AU/RTAS/Standalone]

Freeware | FreeMonday, January 7, 201380db
TAL-Vocoder-2 V1.02

Vintage vocoder emulation with 11 bands that emulates the sound of vocoders from the early 80s. [VST/AU]

Freeware | FreeMonday, January 7, 201380db
MDA AU Plug-in Pack 1.0.2

Bundle of 15 free plug-ins - amps, delays, vocoder & more. [AU]

Free | Open SourceWednesday, September 15, 201080db
Pro Tools v11.2.1

Pro Tools is an advanced audio and music production platform. Go here to buy the full version of Pro Tools.

Demo | TrialMonday, August 18, 201480db
Voxengo SPAN 2.8

Real-time spectrum analyzer. [VST/AU]

Freeware | FreeMonday, October 27, 201480db
midiO v1.2

AudioUnit plugin for GarageBand adds midi out support.

Freeware | FreeMonday, May 15, 200680db
Pro Tools FREE

Professional 24bit Multi track recording and MIDI sequencing software

Freeware | FreeThursday, October 26, 200080db
Synthesia 9

A piano learning game

Demo | TrialMonday, October 21, 201380db
Automap 4.8

Offers an instant controlling solution for your MIDI Hardware controllers to work with all your plug-ins.

Freeware | FreeWednesday, March 26, 201480db
Ambience v1.0.7

Reverb plug-in. [VST/AU]

Free | DonationwareMonday, August 16, 201080db
EchoBoy v4.4.3

Studio quality echo/delay for Pro Tools systems. [VST/TDM/RTAS]

Demo | DemonstrationWednesday, September 3, 201480db
Automat v1.0.1

Substrative synthesizer. [AU]

Freeware | FreeThursday, September 4, 200880db
Music Math v4.0

Convert values for musical use: tempo, transpose, delay and tap tempo

Freeware | FreeThursday, October 25, 200780db
UVI Workstation v2.5.9

Multi-timbral virtual instrument that gives you unlimited parts, built in effects, functionality for live performance, and an intuitive real-time workflow. [VST/AU/RTAS]

Freeware | FreeFriday, January 16, 201580db
iZotope Ozone 6

Complete mastering solution. [VST/AU/RTAS/MAS] Go to the full commercial version of iZotope Ozone

Demo | DemonstrationMonday, November 3, 201475db
Audio Recorder v3.2

Record directly to AIFF or MP3 from any input device.

FreewareWednesday, September 27, 200675db
Reaper 4.73

Record, arrange, edit, mix and render audio. [Hosts VST Plugins]

Demo | TrialFriday, September 26, 201475db
PyKaraoke v0.7.5

Karaoke player supporting CDG (MP3+G, OGG+G, WAV+G), MIDI (.KAR, .MID) and MPEG formats.

Free | Open SourceMonday, January 7, 201375db
SynthMaster 2.6.19

Semi-modular software synthesizer and multi-FX plug-in. [AU/VST/VSTi]

Demo | DemonstrationTuesday, August 26, 201475db
SampleTank FREE 3

Free version of SampleTank with 204 Sounds and more than 500 MB of samples [AU/VSTi/RTAS]

Freeware | FreeTuesday, September 2, 201475db
PitchPerfect Guitar Tuner v1.21

Easy to use basic tuner for guitar.

Freeware | FreeMonday, October 29, 201275db
MuLab Free v6.1.32

Top-quality sound and music production system, transforming your computer into an inspiring modular studio.

Freeware | FreeFriday, December 12, 201475db
ArKaos GrandVJ 2.0.2

Eight channel VJ software for real time HD video mixing

Demo | DemonstrationMonday, February 24, 201475db
Pianoteq v5.1.0

Modelled piano. [VST/AU/RTAS]

Demo | TrialFriday, October 10, 201475db
BazzISM v2.4.9

Drum synthesizer that produces bass kicks by a sinus sweep. [VST/AU]

Demo | DemonstrationThursday, September 26, 201375db
Bitwig Studio 1.1.3

Cross-platform music production software tweaked for live performance.

Demo | DemonstrationMonday, January 12, 201575db
Reaktor 5.9.2

Complete modular sound-design studio. [Stand-alone/VST/AU/RTAS]

Demo | DemonstrationMonday, September 29, 201475db
FabFilter Twin v2.23

Versatile and powerful synthesizer. [VST/RTAS/AU]

Demo | TrialMonday, July 15, 201375db
impOSCar2

Emulation of the classic British synth the OSCar. [VST/AU].

Demo | DemonstrationThursday, July 7, 201175db
Obie Editor v1.1

Patch editor for the Oberheim Matrix 1000

Freeware | FreeWednesday, July 18, 200775db
Helix 2013-08-08

Wave-table-shaping-subtractive-hybrid synthesizer. [VST/AU]

Demo | TrialMonday, August 12, 201375db
D-SoundPRO 3.5.1

Pro Audio Sound Editor, Software Synth, WaveGenerator and MIDI/SCSI samplers network manager..

SharewareSaturday, September 5, 199875db
HostX v1.0.7

Free standing VSTi Host Application

Freeware | FreeWednesday, November 15, 200675db
KMid v2.4.0

MIDI/Karaoke player for KDE4.

Freeware | FreeWednesday, August 18, 201075db
Black Water Reverb AU

A reverb plugin.

Freeware | FreeFriday, December 17, 200475db
TX16Wx Software Sampler v2.4.0

FREE software sampler based on hardware samplers of the 80s and 90s. [VST]

Freeware | FreeMonday, September 15, 201475db
JUNO Librarian

Make libraries of voice data for JUNO106.

SharewareSaturday, October 3, 199875db