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
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
Encore v5.0.2

Professional-quality composing and publishing

Demo | DemonstrationThursday, November 5, 2009100db
GSnap v1.1

Auto-tune effect. [VST]

Freeware | FreeWednesday, October 16, 2013100db
Reaper v4.73

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

Demo | TrialFriday, September 26, 2014100db
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
iTunes 11.0.1

Software jukebox, music store and listening library.

FreeSaturday, December 15, 201295db
Cakewalk Sonar X3e

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

Demo | DemonstrationThursday, March 20, 201495db
AP Tuner v3.08

Chromatic tuner for the PC.

SharewareTuesday, August 12, 200895db
Power Tab Editor v1.7 build 80

Tablature editor.

Freeware | FreeMonday, August 25, 200895db
WaveLab 8.5.10

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

Demo | DemonstrationTuesday, July 8, 201495db
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
UVI Workstation 2.5.9

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 | FreeFriday, January 16, 201595db
Pro Tools 11.2.1

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, August 18, 201495db
Addictive Drums 2

Drum Production Studio. [VST]

Demo | DemonstrationThursday, September 26, 201395db
Anvil Studio v2014.06.01

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

SharewareFriday, May 30, 201495db
VST Plug-in Pack 7

Pack of 30 VST plug-ins.

Freeware | FreeTuesday, May 1, 200195db
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
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, 201495db
Nero 11

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

Demo | TrialSunday, January 8, 201295db
MIDI Yoke v1.75

MIDI patch cable driver - Connect one MIDI application to another

Freeware | FreeSaturday, September 21, 200290db
MusicEase v9.0

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

Demo | DemonstrationMonday, October 28, 201390db
CloneCD v5.3.1.3

Replicate data and audio CDs.

SharewareSunday, June 15, 200890db
KRISTAL Audio Engine v1.0.1

Multitrack recorder, audio sequencer and mixer.

Freeware | FreeSaturday, June 5, 200490db
Overture v4.1.6

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

Demo | DemonstrationMonday, January 7, 201390db
Awave Studio v11.0

Audio Converter - Instrument Editor - Music Performer.

SharewareTuesday, April 8, 201490db
Sonic Explorer 1.2

Like Windows Explorer with visual audio preview / prelistening.

Freeware | FreeMonday, June 13, 201190db
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
rf Destroyer

rf Destroyer is a free multi-effect plug-in for your drums. [VST]

Freeware | FreeMonday, December 5, 201190db
Quartz AudioMaster Freeware v4.6

Real-time multi-track recorder and MIDI sequencer.

Freeware | FreeMonday, November 20, 200090db
Kontakt 5.2.0

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

Demo | DemonstrationMonday, July 1, 201390db
Moron Sound Studio

Edit/Play Hammerhead tracks in DOS, RT echo/flange.

Freeware | FreeFriday, December 25, 199890db
Pro Tools FREE

Professional 24bit Multi track recording and MIDI sequencing software

Freeware | FreeThursday, October 26, 200090db
4ormulator Vocoder Extreme v3.5

Vocoder Plug-in. [VST/DX]

Freeware | FreeSaturday, November 11, 200690db
KillerRinger

Ring modulator with variable LFO oscillators. [VST]

Freeware | FreeTuesday, April 6, 200490db
VA - Visual Analyser 2011

Oscilloscope and Spectrum Analyser

Freeware | FreeFriday, January 25, 201390db
Guitar Rig 5.2.0

Guitar setup - Vast selection of virtual effects, modeling amplifiers and cabinets. [VST]

Demo | DemonstrationFriday, November 8, 201390db
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, 201490db
Shortcircuit 2 v0.5.1

Software sampler [VST]

FreeSunday, August 29, 201090db
Bome's SendSX 1.30 Beta 3

Send and Receive arbitrary MIDI Data.

Demo | DemonstrationMonday, February 18, 201390db
FL Studio 11.1.1

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, September 10, 201490db
DarkWave Studio v4.5.2

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

Free | Open Source | GPLWednesday, January 14, 201590db
CDRWin v4.0F

CD recording software.

Demo | DemonstrationThursday, June 28, 200785db
Finale Notepad 2012

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

Freeware | FreeWednesday, February 22, 201285db
Poise v1.1.50.72

Drum sampler. [VST]

Demo | DemonstrationTuesday, June 24, 201485db
ESS Technology ES1688 Audio Driver

ES1688 Audio Driver

Freeware | Free85db
vanBasco's MIDI Player

MIDI player with karaoke & realtime display

SharewareFriday, January 2, 199885db
Voxengo SPAN v2.8

Real-time spectrum analyzer. [VST]

Freeware | FreeMonday, October 27, 201485db
AudioMulch v2.2.4

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

Demo | TrialMonday, July 15, 201385db
Ableton Live 9.1.7

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

Demo | TrialMonday, January 12, 201585db