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, 2013105db
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
iTunes 11.0.1

Software jukebox, music store and listening library.

FreeSaturday, December 15, 2012100db
KRISTAL Audio Engine v1.0.1

Multitrack recorder, audio sequencer and mixer.

Freeware | FreeSaturday, June 5, 2004100db
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, 2015100db
Encore v5.0.2

Professional-quality composing and publishing

Demo | DemonstrationThursday, November 5, 2009100db
Addictive Drums 2

Drum Production Studio. [VST]

Demo | DemonstrationThursday, September 26, 2013100db
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, 201595db
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 Propellerhead Reason

Demo | DemonstrationSaturday, December 20, 201495db
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, 201595db
Anvil Studio v2014.06.01

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

SharewareFriday, May 30, 201495db
Cakewalk Sonar X3e

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

Demo | DemonstrationThursday, March 20, 201495db
Finale Notepad 2012

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

Freeware | FreeWednesday, February 22, 201295db
Reaper v4.73

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

Demo | TrialFriday, September 26, 201495db
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, 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
CloneCD v5.3.1.3

Replicate data and audio CDs.

SharewareSunday, June 15, 200895db
VST Plug-in Pack 7

Pack of 30 VST plug-ins.

Freeware | FreeTuesday, May 1, 200195db
4ormulator Vocoder Extreme v3.5

Vocoder Plug-in. [VST/DX]

Freeware | FreeSaturday, November 11, 200695db
Disco XT DJ v7.2.8

DJ mixing, automation and music playback software.

Demo | DemonstrationFriday, January 3, 201495db
Nero 11

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

Demo | TrialSunday, January 8, 201290db
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
HammerHead Rhythm Station v1.0

Create funky drum loops.

Freeware | FreeThursday, January 1, 200490db
AKoff Music Composer 2.0

Music recognition software (WAV-to-MIDI)

SharewareWednesday, November 29, 200090db
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
Shortcircuit 2 v0.5.1

Software sampler [VST]

FreeSunday, August 29, 201090db
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
MIDI Yoke v1.75

MIDI patch cable driver - Connect one MIDI application to another

Freeware | FreeSaturday, September 21, 200290db
Quartz AudioMaster Freeware v4.6

Real-time multi-track recorder and MIDI sequencer.

Freeware | FreeMonday, November 20, 200090db
MusicEase v9.0

Music score editor: edit, transpose, play, import scanned music, and print music.

Demo | DemonstrationMonday, October 28, 201390db
SAM Broadcaster 4.9.2

Complete radio station in a box

Demo | DemonstrationWednesday, February 8, 201290db
AudioMulch v2.2.4

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

Demo | TrialMonday, July 15, 201390db
Acoustica v6.0b8

Professional audio recording, editing and mastering. [Hosts VST]

SharewareTuesday, June 11, 201390db
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
Onyx Arranger v2.1 build 202

Advanced arranger/ sequencer with flexible real-time control for pro and amateur musicians

SharewareSunday, November 23, 200390db
Capstan 1.1

Capstan is an audio restoration program that removes the wow and flutter from old recordings.

Demo | DemonstrationThursday, April 5, 201290db
VA - Visual Analyser 2011

Oscilloscope and Spectrum Analyser

Freeware | FreeFriday, January 25, 201390db
vanBasco's MIDI Player

MIDI player with karaoke & realtime display

SharewareFriday, January 2, 199890db
Fast EdDit v4.0.21

Easy to learn, very FAST audio editor

Demo | DemonstrationTuesday, September 18, 200190db
Torpedo PI-101 Wall of Sound v3.2.4

Guitar and bass high-end speaker micing simulator. [VST/RTAS]

Demo | DemonstrationMonday, August 11, 201490db
ESS Technology ES1688 Audio Driver

ES1688 Audio Driver

Freeware | Free90db
Overture v4.1.6

Overture is a professional standard notation software. [Hosts VST]

Demo | DemonstrationMonday, January 7, 201385db
Awave Studio v11.0

Audio Converter - Instrument Editor - Music Performer.

SharewareTuesday, April 8, 201485db
Alien Space Weaver v1.0

Synthesizer especially made for spacey, deep or dark atmospheric backgrounds, soundscapes and FX sounds. [VST]

Freeware | FreeMonday, December 14, 200985db
Voice To Instrument 1.0

Convert your voice into a musical instrument. [VST]

Free | DonationwareTuesday, February 22, 201185db