Top 50 Windows Music Software Titles

These are the most popular Windows apps on Hitsquad

Also check out our guide to the best Music Production Software

Software TitleDescriptionLicenseReleased on:Powersort icon
Sonic Explorer 1.2

Like Windows Explorer with visual audio preview / prelistening.

Freeware | FreeMonday, June 13, 2011110db
MusicMatch Jukebox 10

Play, Rip, Burn MP3s and CDs, Transfer to portable devices ,Access Musicmatch On Demand, Buy downloads in the Music Store.

Freeware | Free105db
Cubase 8.05

Cubase is a full featured DAW that features intuitive handling, sound quality, and a wide array of audio and MIDI tools for composition, recording, editing and mixing. [Hosts VST Plugins]. Buy the full commercial version of Cubase.

Demo | TrialFriday, January 9, 2015105db
GSnap v1.1

Auto-tune effect. [VST]

Freeware | FreeWednesday, October 16, 2013100db
iTunes 11.0.1

Software jukebox, music store and listening library.

FreeSaturday, December 15, 2012100db
Addictive Drums 2

Drum Production Studio. [VST]

Demo | DemonstrationThursday, September 26, 201395db
Auto-Tune Evo v6.0.9.2

Automatic and graphical intonation correction for voices and solo instruments. [VST/RTAS/TDM].

Demo | TrialWednesday, August 5, 200995db
Reason 8.2

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 Propellerhead Reason

Demo | DemonstrationMonday, April 6, 201595db
Encore v5.0.2

Professional-quality composing and publishing

Demo | DemonstrationThursday, November 5, 200995db
Pro Tools 12

Pro Tools 10 is a complete audio and music production platform. Pro Tools is featured in our list of the best DAW Software.

Demo | TrialWednesday, March 25, 201595db
VST Plug-in Pack 7

Pack of 30 VST plug-ins.

Freeware | FreeTuesday, May 1, 200195db
KRISTAL Audio Engine v1.0.1

Multitrack recorder, audio sequencer and mixer.

Freeware | FreeSaturday, June 5, 200495db
Power Tab Editor v1.7 build 80

Tablature editor.

Freeware | FreeMonday, August 25, 200895db
jBridge 1.65

jBridge is an application designed for bridging VST plugins (up to the 2.4 VST specification). [VST]

Demo | DemonstrationTuesday, April 29, 201495db
Nero 11

CD/DVD Create, Rip, Burn, Copy, Share, Backup, Play; ultra-fast, reliable and user-friendly.

Demo | TrialSunday, January 8, 201295db
Traktor Pro 2.6.8

A powerful and versatile software solution for professional DJs. This software works great with the Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 DJ Controller

Demo | TrialWednesday, March 12, 201495db
Free Bomb Factory TDM 4.2

Pack of seven essential studio plug-ins.

Freeware | FreeMonday, October 4, 201095db
Kontakt 5.2.0

Software Sampler. [VST/RTAS/Stand-alone].

Demo | DemonstrationMonday, July 1, 201395db
AP Tuner v3.08

Chromatic tuner for the PC.

SharewareTuesday, August 12, 200890db
WaveLab 8.5.10

Audio editing and mastering studio. Go to the full commercial version of WaveLab

Demo | DemonstrationTuesday, July 8, 201490db
CloneCD v5.3.1.3

Replicate data and audio CDs.

SharewareSunday, June 15, 200890db
Anvil Studio v2014.06.01

Multi-track recording, composing, editing and mixing of MIDI and audio. [Host]

SharewareFriday, May 30, 201490db
Band-in-a-Box 2014b381

Intelligent Music Accompaniment Software for Your MIDI Music System or PC Sound Card. Go to the full commercial version of Band in a Box

PaidMonday, July 21, 201490db
Ableton Live 9.2b2

Compose, perform, capture, remix, improvise and edit your musical ideas. [Hosts VST Plugins] Go to the full commercial version of Ableton Live

Demo | TrialMonday, March 2, 201590db
Finale Notepad 2012

Basic music notation software. Go to the full commercial version of Finale

Freeware | FreeWednesday, February 22, 201290db
FL Studio 12 beta4

Music production environment capable of multi-track audio recording, sequencing and mixing for the creation of professional quality songs or realistic drum loops. [Hosts VST/DX Plugin]

Demo | DemonstrationWednesday, March 18, 201590db
4ormulator Vocoder Extreme v3.5

Vocoder Plug-in. [VST/DX]

Freeware | FreeSaturday, November 11, 200690db
HammerHead Rhythm Station v1.0

Create funky drum loops.

Freeware | FreeThursday, January 1, 200490db
UVI Workstation 2.5.10

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

Freeware | FreeMonday, March 2, 201590db
Cakewalk Sonar X3e

Digital Audio Workstation. Go to the full commercial version of Cakewalk SONAR

Demo | DemonstrationThursday, March 20, 201490db
Quartz AudioMaster Freeware v4.6

Real-time multi-track recorder and MIDI sequencer.

Freeware | FreeMonday, November 20, 200090db
AKoff Music Composer 2.0

Music recognition software (WAV-to-MIDI)

SharewareWednesday, November 29, 200090db
MIDI Yoke v1.75

MIDI patch cable driver - Connect one MIDI application to another

Freeware | FreeSaturday, September 21, 200290db
VA - Visual Analyser 2011

Oscilloscope and Spectrum Analyser

Freeware | FreeFriday, January 25, 201390db
Shortcircuit 2 v0.5.1

Software sampler [VST]

FreeSunday, August 29, 201090db
ESS Technology ES1688 Audio Driver

ES1688 Audio Driver

Freeware | Free90db
Awave Studio v11.0

Audio Converter - Instrument Editor - Music Performer.

SharewareTuesday, April 8, 201485db
Reaper v4.73

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

Demo | TrialFriday, September 26, 201485db
SampleTank FREE v3

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

Freeware | FreeTuesday, September 2, 201485db
Morphiza MK2

Organ synth styled after the transistor organs of the 60s and 70s.

Freeware | FreeWednesday, February 19, 201485db
SAM Broadcaster 4.9.2

Complete radio station in a box

Demo | DemonstrationWednesday, February 8, 201285db
Audacity v2.0.6

Audacity is a Cross-platform, multi-track sound editor and DAW.

Free | Open SourceFriday, October 3, 201485db
Kairatune 1.2.5

Kairatune is a free virtual synthesizer plug-in designed for electronic music production.

Freeware | FreeMonday, March 2, 201585db
YAMAHA SY1

Nine nice samples of one of Yamaha's first synthesizers

Freeware | FreeSunday, July 1, 200185db
GLS! v1.0

Allows you to remove vocals from songs. [VST]

Freeware | FreeThursday, March 25, 201085db
Voice To Instrument 1.0

Convert your voice into a musical instrument. [VST]

Free | DonationwareTuesday, February 22, 201185db
JetAudio v8.1.1

Multimedia Station for CD, WAV, RA, MP3, MID, Video.

Freeware | FreeWednesday, June 4, 201485db
DarkWave Studio v4.6.6

Modular Virtual Studio for the creation of electronic music. Hosts VST plugins.

Free | Open Source | GPLWednesday, March 18, 201585db
Bome's SendSX 1.30 Beta 3

Send and Receive arbitrary MIDI Data.

Demo | DemonstrationMonday, February 18, 201385db
ReValver Mk III

Second generation of the tube amp modeler plug-in. [VST/Standalone]

Demo | DemonstrationThursday, April 17, 200885db