Anvil Studio v2014.06.01
by Willow Software
(Willow Software Website)
Owned by user AnvilStudio

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File Size: 3.1 MB
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With the free version, you can create an unlimited number of MIDI tracks, and two one-minute audio tracks. With the $19 optional Multi-Audio accessory, you can record and real-time mix up to 8 sixty-minute audio tracks.

System Requirements:

Requires 1 GB RAM.

Last Updated: 2014-05-30
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Software Description

Anvil Studio is a multi-track program for recording, composing, editing, and mixing of music using MIDI, digital audio, and sampled percussions.

The free version now hosts VST-Instruments.

The free version lets you record an unlimited number of MIDI tracks and one Audio track. With the Multi-Track accessory ($19), you can record multiple Audio tracks. Audio effects include delay, pitch change, volume change, filtering, and reverse.

Designed to work with optional accessories such as sheet music printing, piano exercises, ear training exercises, and voice-pitch analysis.

For a full list of changes in this most recent edition see

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New in v2013.09.01

  • Free version now supports ASIO
  • Bugfix for problems with the display of enharmonic notes.
  • Added File / Print Preview with a keyboard shortcut when the Print-Sheet accessory is installed.
  • Improved VST compatibility, including Antares Audio Technologies.

New in v2013.08.01

  • Free version supports a single VST-Effect or VST-Instrument.
  • Pro-Mix accessory supports an unlimited number.
  • Improved support for 3rd party VSTs, including ones from Antares Audio Technologies
  • Enhanced Piano Roll and add Sounds button
  • Edit a single note in staff editor
  • Change the properties of a chord in the Properties window

New in v2013.07.01

  • New Chord Finder.
  • Fix for problem where if VU was pressed before recording of an audio track started, it would not capture the start of recording.
  • Fix for other minor problems.

New in v2013.05.06

  • Now based on .Net 4.0
  • Better File / Export Mixed Audio.
  • Fix for problem when recording 2 audio tracks simultaneously
  • Fix for misprint of tempo/time signature
  • Added menu Track / Repair
  • File / Repair Song and Track / Repair can be interrupted by pressing the ESC key.
  • Start menu item is now "Anvil Studio" instead of "Anvil Studio 2012".

New in v2013.05.02

  • Supports importing and exporting .ogg audio files as well as any audio file format that you have a DirectShow or ACM Codec installed.
  • Fixed issue where the Rewind button sometimes caused extra spaces to be drawn on the staff.

New in v2013.03.01

  • Improved Print-Sheet accessory
  • Show track names above the staff
  • Improved Multi-View and Copy-me accessories
  • Option to use full screen
  • You can now trigger a MIDI event that advances to the nexxt song in the playlist
  • Various bugfixes

New in v2013.02.04

  • Bugfix for Edit / Paste Special problem where it was sometimes pasting lyrics for one note beyond the last note in the clipboard.
  • Bugfix for problem where View / Lyrics with no notes
  • Bugfix for problem where View / Upgrade was saying version3.htm was in use by another process.
  • On Windows XP when Multi-View was active, moving the mouse around, note properties pop-ups sometimes left blank spots on the display.
  • Print Sheet Accessory: Added Show track names above staff checkbox to File / Print / Conductor's Score Options.
  • Can now print custom fonts, e.g. 13/16, with the correct font.
  • Performance Tool Pack Accessory: Controller tool could report division by zero error when very unusual MIDI file was currently loaded.

New in v2012.12.05

  • Improved SATB tracks support (Soprano/Alto/Tenor/BasS)
  • Now works well with audio drivers that are configured for 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound
  • The free version now supports audio with up to 192000 samples per second
  • Now works well with files that have non-ANSI characters
  • Bugfix for a memory reference error

New in v2012.11.04

  • BugFix for Export Mixed Audio issue
  • Improved the way notes are displayed on the staff, ensuring notes line up properly
  • Various other minor bugfixes

New in v2012.11.01

  • Improved DirectX mode when VST-Instruments are loaded.
  • Enhanced the EQ effect
  • Bugfix for a problem that prevented selecting both clefs when lyrics were hidden.

New in v2012.10.06

  • Added Fretboard support, TAB editor and Percussion editor now works properly when the Copy Me accessory is active
  • Dragging notes from the palette to the staff now works properly when the Triplet, Quintuplet, or Septuplet checkbox is set.
  • Enhanced beam lines.
  • Various other bugfixes
  • Other minor improvements.

New in v2012.09.02

  • Enhanced the Staff editor's Chord Builder tool.
  • More header lines for the Print-Sheet accessory
  • Bugfix for minor issues

New in v2012.08.06

  • Better VSTi compatibility including Garritan Aria Player
  • Bugfix for File / Repair Song deletes redundant, unnecessary events.
  • Bugfix for File / Save deletes all EndOfTracks except the last one.

New in v2012.08.01

  • Staff editor now has Chord builder tool
  • Insert tempo changes at the current song position by clicking the Tempo icon at the top of the screen.
  • Several minor improvements to the staff editor.
  • Bugfix for File / Export Mixed Audio sometimes generated distortion when set to ASIO mode.

New in v2012.07.01

  • Added checkbox to Key Signature and Custom Time Signature dialogs to allow changes to apply to all tracks.
  • Enhanced Track/Merge menu - it includes an option to merge all enabled tracks, and supports filtering out short notes.
  • Added a Zoom control to the TAB viewer.
  • Bugfix for View / Lyrics menu would sometimes not cause lyrics to be visible.
  • More VST-Instruments are now supported, including the Korg M1 Le.
  • Works well with more VST-Instrument Editors.
  • Other minor problems fixed.

New in v2012.05.10

  • VST-Instruments supported
  • Drag audio samples to the Staff
  • Piano Roll Editor now has splitter bars and scroll bars.
  • Edit MIDI effects parameters
  • Better native Equalizer effect
  • Support VSTi automation of effect parameters with PRo-Mix
  • Improved error messaging
  • VST Instruments that do not respond to MIDI events alter the tracks Audio volume
  • Various bug fixes

New in v2012.04.04

  • Staff editor now has Chord Builder .
  • Click Tempo Icon to insert tempo changes at the current song position

New in v2012.04.01

  • VST instrument bugfix
  • Other minor bugfixes
  • Better EQ effect

New in v2012.03.01

  • Bugfix for Playlist files
  • Bugfix for audio samples that were not working
  • Bugfix for VSTi echo issues
  • Updated list of supported VSTi's
  • Added Duplets and Septuplets to the staff editor.

New in v2012.01.01

  • The free version now hosts VST-Instruments, allowing limitless sounds. You no longer need to rely on the high-latency, Microsoft GS Wavetable Synthesizer.

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Single speaker midi playback

I am trying to create single note midi files with variable balance(pan) on playback. I can create the sound at the appropriate pan (left to right)and playback in Anvil. However, when playing the midi file through another device(WMP)the sound is played in both speakers.

I would really appreciate any help on how to create these files in midi format but played back at varying degrees of balance. (Files for use in an auditory spatial cue experiment). Thank you.

Re: dowload

: i can´t download

Re: Music Programs

: : Hi, I´m a student of music from Venezuela.
: : I not speek english, but I need editing music program,
: : for example: Encore, orchestal,etc...
: : If you have to help me, write me please.

Re: same problem (activeX can't create object)

I had this problem for a long time (ie tried to run MS Access 2000 wizards and kept getting ActiveX Component can't be created). I searched the web for answer to this problem and kept coming across very technical answers. I am not a programmer or am willing to touch anything like the registry so thought this will be helpful to anyone who's in the same position as me.

The solution can be found by following these few simple steps:

1. Click to the following microsoft site
2. The title of this page should read
ACC2000: Updated Version of Microsoft Jet 4.0 Available in Download Center
3. Scroll down until you reach the following link
jet40sp4.exe and click on it
4. You will be asked what you would like to do with the file.
Choose Save to Disk and save into a folder in your computer (I have a Download folder where I download all my internet programs etc). Windows Help has instructions about how to create a folder.
5. Once the download is completed you can INSTALL the Microsoft Jet 4.0 straight away. What's great about this program is that it puts all the things you need (like dao360.dll, which is what the Wizard needed) in all the right places without you having to fiddle about.
6. Try the wizard when you start Access 2000 again. I did and finally it worked!!!!!

Re: How to print out Sheet Music

: : : Is there any way that I can get the options to print
: : : out sheet music? I would really appreciate that feature.

Dumping recording to cassette tape

How do I dump the files I have recorded down to a master cassette tape so that I can then duplicate the tape.

Re: Dumping recording to cassette tape

Connect your SoundCard's line-out jack to your tape deck's line-in jack. Press REC on your tape deck, and PLAY [>] on Anvil Studio's Mixer screen.

Re: multitrack composition

This is possible with the Multi-View accessory, which can be purchased for US$19 from

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