Audacity is a free, easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems. It was first released on May 28, 2000.
Ardour is a Digital Audio Workstation that allows you to record, edit and mix tracks, in a complete professional interface but also easy to learn and to use. Ardour is a very helpful tool for professionals such as audio engineers, musicians, and composers.
Free- Varies by plan
LMMS is a free and open-source digital audio workstation software. It is for creating melodies and synthesizing sounds for arranging samples. It also has a user-friendly MIDI keyboard along with presets and samples.
Windows, Mac, Linux
DID YOU KNOW?
If you have your mind set on becoming a DJ and record producer, then you probably know who Martin Garrix is. Tagged as the youngest person ever to hit the number one spot for Beatport's Top 100 chart, with his dance song 'Animals,' it's no wonder that he's such a talked about personality. But did you know that before rising to the top, Garrix was actually a ghost producer for someone else?
At a very young age, before becoming a DJ superstar, he ghost-produced a track that eventually became a hit in the music industry. He refused to say whose and what track, but when Spinnin' Records found out that he made it, he instantly got signed, thus kicking off his career. So, how does someone become a DJ at such age? As someone who started when he was only eight, Garrix said the most important thing is that you work hard. Spend as much time as you can creating and improving your music. And in an industry with a lot of competitors, you should develop your own style so you can stand out from the rest. The next most important thing is that you should know your tools. Whether you're starting out and using free music making programs or high-end DJ software, familiarize yourself with them and learn how you can make the kind of music you want to produce. On top of this, if you want to make it big in the industry, one thing you could do is try and reach out to stars for collaboration so you can spread your music. These are only some of the things you could do, but if you're determined enough, then just keep pursuing your craft until your music lands on clubs, parties, and top charts.
#4Macsome Audio Editor Freeware
Macsome Audio Editor Freeware is a music-making software program for Mac that features an all-in-one iTunes music and audiobook converter. It also allows user to convert M4P, M4A, AA, AAX to MP3, AAC, WAV, AND FLAC.
$39.95- Free trial available
Hydrogen is a free music production software program that marries the deep complexity of most drum machine suites with a setup suitable for newcomers. It features a sample editor, with the basics of cutting, and looping functions.
GarageBand is a music making software and app for Mac and iOS respectively. It offers a sound library with software instruments, presets for guitar and voice, and virtual session drummers. Users can access piano and guitar lessons.
Goldwave is a digital audio editing software that allows you to record and edit audio with the most advanced audio processing tools. Goldwave works on Windows and Linux.
Free- Varies by plan
#8Music Maker Jam
Music Maker Jam is a music creation application and software that also lets users share and discover tracks across a wide variety of genres. They can pick a loop, beat, or melody to start mixing your new track.
Android, iOS, Windows
Free- with in-app purchases