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 | Free105db
iTunes 11.0.1

Software jukebox, music store and listening library.

FreeSaturday, December 15, 2012105db
WaveLab 8.5.30

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

Demo | DemonstrationMonday, July 6, 2015100db
Auto-Tune Evo v6.0.9.2

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

Demo | TrialWednesday, August 5, 2009100db
AP Tuner v3.08

Chromatic tuner for the PC.

SharewareTuesday, August 12, 200895db
Addictive Drums 2

Drum Production Studio. [VST]

Demo | DemonstrationThursday, September 26, 201395db
Bome's SendSX 1.30 Beta 3

Send and Receive arbitrary MIDI Data.

Demo | DemonstrationMonday, February 18, 201395db
Reason 8.3

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, July 6, 201595db
Sonic Explorer 1.2

Like Windows Explorer with visual audio preview / prelistening.

Freeware | FreeMonday, June 13, 201195db
GSnap v1.1

Auto-tune effect. [VST]

Freeware | FreeWednesday, October 16, 201395db
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, 201595db
Pro Tools 12.2

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, September 7, 201595db
Kontakt 5.2.0

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

Demo | DemonstrationMonday, July 1, 201395db
Power Tab Editor v1.7 build 80

Tablature editor.

Freeware | FreeMonday, August 25, 200890db
Anvil Studio v2014.06.01

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

SharewareFriday, May 30, 201490db
BPM Studio Pro

An MP3 DJ system for professional DJs,

Demo | DemonstrationTuesday, September 28, 201090db
KRISTAL Audio Engine v1.0.1

Multitrack recorder, audio sequencer and mixer.

Freeware | FreeSaturday, June 5, 200490db
Ambience v1.0.7

VST reverb plug-in

Free | DonationwareMonday, August 16, 201090db
jBridge 1.65

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

Demo | DemonstrationTuesday, April 29, 201490db
Band-in-a-Box 2015

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 27, 201590db
Nero 11

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

Demo | TrialSunday, January 8, 201290db
Ableton Live 9.2.2

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

Demo | TrialMonday, September 7, 201590db
Encore v5.0.2

Professional-quality composing and publishing

Demo | DemonstrationThursday, November 5, 200990db
Finale Notepad 2012

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

Freeware | FreeWednesday, February 22, 201290db
CloneCD v5.3.1.3

Replicate data and audio CDs.

SharewareSunday, June 15, 200890db
Quartz AudioMaster Freeware v4.6

Real-time multi-track recorder and MIDI sequencer.

Freeware | FreeMonday, November 20, 200090db
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, 201490db
MIDI Yoke v1.75

MIDI patch cable driver - Connect one MIDI application to another

Freeware | FreeSaturday, September 21, 200290db
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, 201585db
VA - Visual Analyser 2011

Oscilloscope and Spectrum Analyser

Freeware | FreeFriday, January 25, 201385db
Audacity v2.1.1

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

Free | Open SourceMonday, August 3, 201585db
JetAudio v8.1.1

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

Freeware | FreeWednesday, June 4, 201485db
HammerHead Rhythm Station v1.0

Create funky drum loops.

Freeware | FreeThursday, January 1, 200485db
Rebirth RB-338 v2.0.1

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

Freeware | FreeThursday, September 1, 200585db
Awave Studio v11.0

Audio Converter - Instrument Editor - Music Performer.

SharewareTuesday, April 8, 201485db
AKoff Music Composer 2.0

Music recognition software (WAV-to-MIDI)

SharewareWednesday, November 29, 200085db
VST Plug-in Pack 7

Pack of 30 VST plug-ins.

Freeware | FreeTuesday, May 1, 200185db
Shortcircuit 2 v0.5.1

Software sampler [VST]

FreeSunday, August 29, 201085db
ESS Technology ES1688 Audio Driver

ES1688 Audio Driver

Freeware | Free85db
Guitar FX BOX v3.0

Real-time sound effects processor.

Demo | TrialMonday, July 26, 201085db
SampleTank FREE v3

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

Freeware | FreeTuesday, September 2, 201485db
4ormulator Vocoder Extreme v3.5

Vocoder Plug-in. [VST/DX]

Freeware | FreeSaturday, November 11, 200685db
Studio One v3

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 1, 201585db
DarkWave Studio v4.9.6

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

Free | Open Source | GPLWednesday, September 30, 201585db

Nine nice samples of one of Yamaha's first synthesizers

Freeware | FreeSunday, July 1, 200185db
Pro Tools FREE

Professional 24bit Multi track recording and MIDI sequencing software

Freeware | FreeThursday, October 26, 200085db
Cakewalk Sonar X3e

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

Demo | DemonstrationThursday, March 20, 201485db
AudioMulch v2.2.4

Real-time sound synthesis, music composition and audio processing. [Hosts VST Plugins]

Demo | TrialMonday, July 15, 201385db
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, 201485db
Ludwig 3.0

Ludwig 3.0 is a software that creates automatic band arrangements for any melody.

Demo | SharewareFriday, November 4, 201185db