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
MusicMatch Jukebox 10

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

Freeware | Free115db
Addictive Drums 2

Drum Production Studio. [VST]

Demo | DemonstrationThursday, September 26, 2013115db
AP Tuner v3.08

Chromatic tuner for the PC.

SharewareTuesday, August 12, 2008115db
jBridge 1.65

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

Demo | DemonstrationTuesday, April 29, 2014110db
VST Plug-in Pack 7

Pack of 30 VST plug-ins.

Freeware | FreeTuesday, May 1, 2001110db
Auto-Tune Evo v6.0.9.2

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

Demo | TrialWednesday, August 5, 2009110db
Reason 9

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

Demo | DemonstrationMonday, July 4, 2016110db
iTunes 11.0.1

Software jukebox, music store and listening library.

FreeSaturday, December 15, 2012110db
GSnap v1.1

Auto-tune effect. [VST]

Freeware | FreeWednesday, October 16, 2013110db
Sonic Explorer 1.2

Like Windows Explorer with visual audio preview / prelistening.

Freeware | FreeMonday, June 13, 2011110db
Power Tab Editor v1.7 build 80

Tablature editor.

Freeware | FreeMonday, August 25, 2008105db
WinKaraoke Player v1.5c

Customizable MIDI Karaoke Player

Freeware | FreeFriday, November 11, 2005105db
Bome's SendSX 1.30 Beta 3

Send and Receive arbitrary MIDI Data.

Demo | DemonstrationMonday, February 18, 2013105db
Kontakt 5.2.0

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

Demo | DemonstrationMonday, July 1, 2013105db
VA - Visual Analyser 2011

Oscilloscope and Spectrum Analyser

Freeware | FreeFriday, January 25, 2013105db
Cubase 8.5

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].

Demo | TrialMonday, December 7, 2015105db
Pro Tools 12.5

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

Demo | TrialMonday, April 4, 2016105db
Quartz AudioMaster Freeware v4.6

Real-time multi-track recorder and MIDI sequencer.

Freeware | FreeMonday, November 20, 2000105db
XG On Stage

Free PC midi software dedicated to the live performance

Freeware | FreeTuesday, March 18, 2003105db
Rebirth RB-338 v2.0.1

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

Freeware | FreeThursday, September 1, 2005105db
Altiverb v7.2.2

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

Demo | DemonstrationThursday, May 15, 2014105db
MuLab Free 7

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

Freeware | FreeMonday, June 6, 2016105db
FL Studio 12

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 | DemonstrationFriday, April 24, 2015105db
Abakos 2.1

High quality virtual analogue synthesizer. [VST]

Freeware | FreeSaturday, October 21, 2006105db
SampleTank FREE v3

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

Freeware | FreeTuesday, September 2, 2014105db
GT Manager v4.5.0

GT Manager for Boss GT-3, GT-5, GT-6 and GT-8.

SharewareTuesday, April 14, 2009100db
Awave Studio v11.1

Audio Converter - Instrument Editor - Music Performer.

SharewareWednesday, January 20, 2016100db
Band-in-a-Box 2015

Intelligent Music Accompaniment Software for Your MIDI Music System or PC Sound Card.

PaidMonday, July 27, 2015100db
WaveLab 9.0.20

Audio editing and mastering studio.

Demo | DemonstrationMonday, June 6, 2016100db
Nero 11

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

Demo | TrialSunday, January 8, 2012100db
Coagula Light 1.6

Industrial Strength Color-Note Organ

Freeware | FreeThursday, May 8, 2003100db
Chord Detector

Chord Detector is a mp3/wav music player with real time chord recognition.

Demo | DemonstrationThursday, November 3, 2011100db
Voice Trap v2.0

Remove or isolate a vocal from an audio track. [VST/DX]

Demo | DemonstrationWednesday, September 3, 2008100db
Cakewalk Sonar X3e

Digital Audio Workstation.

Demo | DemonstrationThursday, March 20, 2014100db
Ableton Live 9.6.2b5

Compose, perform, capture, remix, improvise and edit your musical ideas. [Hosts VST Plugins]

Demo | TrialMonday, July 4, 2016100db
Studio One v3.2.2

Music creation and production application that makes audio recording, MIDI sequencing, and audio mastering simple right out of the box, yet provides a wealth of professional features. [Hosts VST Plugins]

Demo | DemonstrationMonday, June 6, 2016100db
Audacity v2.1.2

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

Free | Open SourceMonday, May 2, 2016100db
Voice To Instrument 1.0

Convert your voice into a musical instrument. [VST]

Free | DonationwareTuesday, February 22, 2011100db
SimulAnalog Guitar Suite

Simulation of some famous guitar amplifiers and stompboxes including Fender - who also have a low-cost Acoustic Guitar.

Freeware | FreeThursday, May 20, 2010100db

Nine nice samples of one of Yamaha's first synthesizers

Freeware | FreeSunday, July 1, 2001100db
Podium Free 3.2.1

Digital audio workstation that brings together audio harddisk recording, VST plugins and external MIDI and audio gear. Works well with a USB Audio Adapter. [Hosts VST Plugins]

FreeWednesday, March 12, 2014100db
MIDI Yoke v1.75

MIDI patch cable driver - Connect one MIDI application to another

Freeware | FreeSaturday, September 21, 2002100db
Audio Evolution v5.3.3

Easy to understand software for recording, editing and mixing audio and MIDI. Ideal for the beginner, but powerful enough for more advanced users. [Hosts VST]

Demo | DemonstrationTuesday, June 5, 2012100db
Voxengo SPAN v2.10

Real-time spectrum analyzer. [VST]

Freeware | FreeFriday, March 4, 2016100db
DrumStation v1.09

Virtual drum computer and groove studio.

Freeware | FreeSunday, September 4, 2005100db
DarkWave Studio v5.5.5

Modular digital audio workstation (DAW) / virtual studio for the creation of electronic music.

Free | Open Source | GPLFriday, July 15, 2016100db

Dual channel audio spectrum analyzer.

Anvil Studio v2014.06.01

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

SharewareFriday, May 30, 2014100db
Traktor Pro 2.6.8

A powerful and versatile software solution for professional DJs.

Demo | TrialWednesday, March 12, 2014100db
MED Soundstudio v2.1

Amiga Music Editor/Tracker.

SharewareThursday, August 19, 2010100db