Music Software

Free Music-Making Software

This site has lots of links to various music software programs that you can download for free, some of which are included in the links that follow.

Acid Xpress

ACID Xpress is a free, 10-track version of ACID software for music recording, editing and mixing. It’s easy to use, even if you’ve never tried loop-based music creation before. Just pick some loops, paint them into a track and play them back. Any loops you choose work together because ACID Xpress matches the tempo and pitch automatically. When you’re ready, publish your song to


Audacity® is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems.

Aviary Myna Audio-Editor

Use Myna to remix music tracks and audio clips. Apply sound effects and record your own voice or instruments!

Aviary Roc Music Creator

Use Aviary’s music creator to simulate dozens of musical instruments including piano, guitars and drums. Create music loops and patterns for use in Aviary’s audio editor(Myna) or as ring tones.


Finale, the world standard for music notation software, lets musicians compose, arrange, notate, and print engraver-quality sheet music.

iAnalyse (Apple)

iAnalyse can synchronize the pages of a score (or PDF images) on an audio or video file. You can draw annotations (graphics, texts or images) on the partitions, the fade in and fade out of these annotations are also synchronized with the audio file. Moving a cursor on the score to the rhythm of music can be drawn very quickly. The fullscreen and export (images or Quicktime movie) functions allow you to show or distribute your work. iAnalyse exists in French and English languages. – Blog

An educational platform for the new digital landscape.


The jam2jam family of software allows people to play music and do video remixing together locally or over the internet. The system is fun and can enhance learning and social interaction. Jam2jam software is used for research by an international team examining the role of network jamming for learning and community arts.

Jam Studio

We believe that in every person there is at least one great song waiting to be written. Music is the universal language of the heart and our goal is to provide the tool that can bring your hit song to life!

Mario Paint Composer

Mario Paint Composer is a remake of the music system from the original Mario Paint for the Super NES. It is made by UnFun Games. The game is, of course, completely free, but we ask that you check out our website if you like it. You’ll find other online games to play there for PC and Mac!


MuseScore is a free cross-platform WYSIWYG music notation program, that offers a cost-effective alternative to professional programs such as Sibelius and Finale. You can print beautifully engraved sheet music or save it as PDF or MIDI file.

The Music Interactive – Classroom Applications

Seeing an increase of projection systems and interactive whiteboards (SmartBoard, Prometheus, etc,) in many classrooms including music, teachers Craig Gonci and Marc Jacoby have created The Music Interactive web site as a vehicle to distribute music learning activities and games that cover a broad range of uses in both classroom and performance based environments.


A simple interface that generates sophisticated results. Use O-Generator to compose music, sketch out music ideas and create original loops. This is NOT a preset sample loop device. You can choose from a wide range chords, select notes and build the rhythmic patterns for your music compositions.


The world’s leading online database program to manage your

Music Library | Performances | Instruments | Equipment | Loans | Repairs

Designed and developed by music educators to make your life easier! Optimo Software is for Music Schools, High Schools, Colleges, Universities, Community groups, Professional organisations and Performing Arts departments.


Presentations have not evolved much in the 50 years since the slide was invented, but Prezi is changing that. Prezi lets you bring your ideas into one space and see how they relate, helping you and your audience connect. Zoom out to see the big picture and zoom in to see details — a bit like web-based maps that have changed how we navigate through map books.


Whether you’re in a professional facility, home studio, or on the road, nothing gives you the quality, speed, capability, ease, and inspiration to create like Pro Tools, the most widely used audio creation/production system in the industry.


The world’s best-selling music notation software. Sibelius is the easy way to write, refine, hear, scan and print beautiful scores.


Sing and See

Sing & See is the singing training software that teachers and singers all over the world are now using to improve their vocal training experience. It shows the singer and teacher visual displays that represent the voice – pitch, loudness, and timbre. This direct visual feedback enhances the spoken feedback that teachers give their students, and allows singers to see patterns in their voices that they might otherwise miss out on hearing.


Voki is a free service that allows you to create personalized speaking avatars and use them on your blog, profile, and in email messages. Voki is a unique tool to engage your students in creative expressions. As Albert Einstein once said: “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”

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