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
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
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
Addictive Drums 2

Drum Production Studio. [VST]

Demo | DemonstrationThursday, September 26, 201395db
iTunes 11.0.1

Software jukebox, music store and listening library.

FreeSaturday, December 15, 201295db
GSnap v1.1

Auto-tune effect. [VST]

Freeware | FreeWednesday, October 16, 201395db
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
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
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
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
VST Plug-in Pack 7

Pack of 30 VST plug-ins.

Freeware | FreeTuesday, May 1, 200195db
WaveLab 8.5.10

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

Demo | DemonstrationTuesday, July 8, 201495db
Power Tab Editor v1.7 build 80

Tablature editor.

Freeware | FreeMonday, August 25, 200895db
Kontakt 5.2.0

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

Demo | DemonstrationMonday, July 1, 201395db
AP Tuner v3.08

Chromatic tuner for the PC.

SharewareTuesday, August 12, 200895db
Nero 11

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

Demo | TrialSunday, January 8, 201295db
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
Encore v5.0.2

Professional-quality composing and publishing

Demo | DemonstrationThursday, November 5, 200990db
Cakewalk Sonar X3e

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

Demo | DemonstrationThursday, March 20, 201490db
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
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, 201590db
KRISTAL Audio Engine v1.0.1

Multitrack recorder, audio sequencer and mixer.

Freeware | FreeSaturday, June 5, 200490db
Awave Studio v11.0

Audio Converter - Instrument Editor - Music Performer.

SharewareTuesday, April 8, 201490db
Anvil Studio v2014.06.01

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

SharewareFriday, May 30, 201490db
Quartz AudioMaster Freeware v4.6

Real-time multi-track recorder and MIDI sequencer.

Freeware | FreeMonday, November 20, 200090db
Reaper v4.73

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

Demo | TrialFriday, September 26, 201490db
ESS Technology ES1688 Audio Driver

ES1688 Audio Driver

Freeware | Free90db
Bome's SendSX 1.30 Beta 3

Send and Receive arbitrary MIDI Data.

Demo | DemonstrationMonday, February 18, 201390db
CloneCD v5.3.1.3

Replicate data and audio CDs.

SharewareSunday, June 15, 200890db
KillerRinger

Ring modulator with variable LFO oscillators. [VST]

Freeware | FreeTuesday, April 6, 200485db
VA - Visual Analyser 2011

Oscilloscope and Spectrum Analyser

Freeware | FreeFriday, January 25, 201385db
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, 201485db
Yamaha S-YXG50

XG software synthesizer.

TrialTuesday, September 16, 199785db
Guitar Rig 5.2.0

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

Demo | DemonstrationFriday, November 8, 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
Overture v4.1.6

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

Demo | DemonstrationMonday, January 7, 201385db
DarkWave Studio v4.6.1

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

Free | Open Source | GPLTuesday, February 24, 201585db
Pro Tools FREE

Professional 24bit Multi track recording and MIDI sequencing software

Freeware | FreeThursday, October 26, 200085db
Piano One 1.32

Piano One is piano instrument plugin based on the Yamaha C7 concert grand piano. [VST]

Freeware | FreeMonday, January 7, 201385db
YAMAHA SY1

Nine nice samples of one of Yamaha's first synthesizers

Freeware | FreeSunday, July 1, 200185db
Audacity v2.0.6

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

Free | Open SourceFriday, October 3, 201485db
Voxengo SPAN v2.8

Real-time spectrum analyzer. [VST]

Freeware | FreeMonday, October 27, 201485db
SampleTank FREE v3

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

Freeware | FreeTuesday, September 2, 201485db
Voice To Instrument 1.0

Convert your voice into a musical instrument. [VST]

Free | DonationwareTuesday, February 22, 201185db
Guitar FX BOX v3.0

Real-time sound effects processor.

Demo | TrialMonday, July 26, 201085db
JetAudio v8.1.1

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

Freeware | FreeWednesday, June 4, 201485db
GNMIDI v2.52

Karaoke MIDI song player, converter and editor.

SharewareThursday, September 13, 200785db
DrumStation v1.09

Virtual drum computer and groove studio.

Freeware | FreeSunday, September 4, 200585db
Ambience v1.0.7

VST reverb plug-in

Free | DonationwareMonday, August 16, 201085db