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, 2011100db
MusicMatch Jukebox 10

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

Freeware | Free100db
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
Addictive Drums 2

Drum Production Studio. [VST]

Demo | DemonstrationThursday, September 26, 201395db
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, 201695db
YAMAHA SY1

Nine nice samples of one of Yamaha's first synthesizers

Freeware | FreeSunday, July 1, 200190db
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
Abakos 2.1

High quality virtual analogue synthesizer. [VST]

Freeware | FreeSaturday, October 21, 200690db
AP Tuner v3.08

Chromatic tuner for the PC.

SharewareTuesday, August 12, 200890db
iTunes 11.0.1

Software jukebox, music store and listening library.

FreeSaturday, December 15, 201285db
Power Tab Editor v1.7 build 80

Tablature editor.

Freeware | FreeMonday, August 25, 200885db
VST Plug-in Pack 7

Pack of 30 VST plug-ins.

Freeware | FreeTuesday, May 1, 200185db
Kontakt 5.2.0

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

Demo | DemonstrationMonday, July 1, 201385db
GSnap v1.1

Auto-tune effect. [VST]

Freeware | FreeWednesday, October 16, 201385db
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, 201585db
WaveLab 9.0.20

Audio editing and mastering studio.

Demo | DemonstrationMonday, June 6, 201685db
Nero 11

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

Demo | TrialSunday, January 8, 201285db
Cakewalk Sonar X3e

Digital Audio Workstation.

Demo | DemonstrationThursday, March 20, 201485db
Quartz AudioMaster Freeware v4.6

Real-time multi-track recorder and MIDI sequencer.

Freeware | FreeMonday, November 20, 200085db
Ableton Live 9.6.2b5

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

Demo | TrialMonday, July 4, 201685db
Altiverb v7.2.2

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

Demo | DemonstrationThursday, May 15, 201480db
VA - Visual Analyser 2011

Oscilloscope and Spectrum Analyser

Freeware | FreeFriday, January 25, 201380db
Rebirth RB-338 v2.0.1

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

Freeware | FreeThursday, September 1, 200580db
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, 201680db
Coagula Light 1.6

Industrial Strength Color-Note Organ

Freeware | FreeThursday, May 8, 200380db
SampleTank FREE v3

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

Freeware | FreeTuesday, September 2, 201480db
Awave Studio v11.1

Audio Converter - Instrument Editor - Music Performer.

SharewareWednesday, January 20, 201680db
MultitrackStudio v8.3

Audio/MIDI recording and mixing environment targeted at home recording musicians. [Hosts VST/DX Plugins] You might also like to check out our Guide to Recording Mics

Demo | DemonstrationMonday, July 4, 201680db
Audacity v2.1.2

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

Free | Open SourceMonday, May 2, 201680db
SynthMaster v2.8.4

Semi-modular software synthesizer and multi-FX plug-in. [VST/VSTi]

Demo | DemonstrationMonday, July 4, 201680db
GoldWave v6.00 Beta

Manage and edit your sound files. [Hosts DX/VST Plugins]

SharewareThursday, May 1, 201480db
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, 201580db
Chord Detector

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

Demo | DemonstrationThursday, November 3, 201180db
MAutoEqualizer v10

Combines a powerful equalizer (including linear-phase version) and analyzer in a single window. [VST]

Demo | DemonstrationMonday, July 4, 201680db
Reverberate v2.100

Efficient convolution audio processor with modulation capabilities offering true zero-latency operation for two separate, stereo impulse responses. [VST]

Demo | DemonstrationMonday, July 4, 201680db
Voice Trap v2.0

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

Demo | DemonstrationWednesday, September 3, 200880db
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, 201680db
XG On Stage

Free PC midi software dedicated to the live performance

Freeware | FreeTuesday, March 18, 200380db
DarkWave Studio v5.5.5

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

Free | Open Source | GPLFriday, July 15, 201680db
Bome's SendSX 1.30 Beta 3

Send and Receive arbitrary MIDI Data.

Demo | DemonstrationMonday, February 18, 201380db
MModernCompressor 9.22

Compressor plugin [VST]

Demo | DemonstrationMonday, June 6, 201680db
Band-in-a-Box 2015

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

PaidMonday, July 27, 201580db
KRISTAL Audio Engine v1.0.1

Multitrack recorder, audio sequencer and mixer.

Freeware | FreeSaturday, June 5, 200480db
mVocoder v10

Mvocoder is an analog filter based vocoder. [VST]

Demo | DemonstrationMonday, July 4, 201680db
ESS Technology ES1688 Audio Driver

ES1688 Audio Driver

Freeware | Free80db
VSTForx 1.0.71

Load any number of VST-plugins and connect them anyway you want. [VSTi]

Demo | DemonstrationMonday, July 4, 201680db
MDynamics v10

Mdynamics is an advanced dynamic processor plugin designed for mastering. [VST]

Demo | DemonstrationMonday, July 4, 201680db
Pro Tools FREE

Professional 24bit Multi track recording and MIDI sequencing software

Freeware | FreeThursday, October 26, 200080db
MMultiBandDynamics v10

MMultiBandDynamics is an advanced multi-band dynamics processor plugin with ratio from 1:4 to 20:1 and infinity. [VST]

Demo | DemonstrationMonday, July 4, 201680db
JetAudio v8.1.1

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

Freeware | FreeWednesday, June 4, 201480db