What are the best free music studio software programs?

asked by Dylan Pozzolo
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    #1LMMS

    LMMS

    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. 

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Dennis Davidson
    Written on October 16, 2018
    "My peers admire me for the unique synths beats I was able to create and asked where do I make them. When I told them it's from LMMS, they couldn't believe it. As with most amateur LMMS users, they struggle with the synths. Well my only advice is to get the hang of it by yourself coz that was how I kinda got it."
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    #2GarageBand

    GarageBand

    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.

    Software

    Mac, iOS

    Free

    Claire Shi
    Written on October 16, 2018
    "GB of course is the classic software choice for this purpose. Not only does this have the instrumental sounds, but some lessons on these instruments too. I dont really play actual instruments but thnks to GB, I got to familiarize myself with the chords."
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    #3Audacity

    Audacity

    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.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    José Guadalupe Macías
    Written on October 16, 2018
    "Of course I daresay nothing beats Auda for housing a platform for me to arrange my beats and audio into music."
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    #4BandLab

    BandLab
    BandLab is a social music maker app perfect to create outstanding pieces. This application allows people to record, edit, share and find any great music. 


    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Jeremy Stone
    Written on October 16, 2018
    "When I first heard about Bandlab. I was utterly impressed with how this DAW allows musicians to collab online. The DAW itself is pretty much intuitive and can adapt the insturments I plug in to it."
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    #5WavePad Audio Editor

    WavePad Audio Editor

    WavePad mp3-cutters is an editing audio software for professionals available both for Windows and Mac. You can record and edit any audio file from music to voice. It converts file from different formats to work with and for final audio results.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Android

    Free- Free trial available

    Frank Phillips
    Written on October 16, 2018
    "I first learned about this software through the built in manuals and tutorials found in this software. Although the app itself is free, asking for dev support can come with charge."
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    #6Hydrogen

    Hydrogen

    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.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Marie Carlson
    Written on October 16, 2018
    "The window divisions in this software makes it easy for me to manage the audio editings I am doing."
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    #7Waveshop

    Waveshop

    Waveshop is a free audio editor for Windows. When editing an audio file this software lets you edit only a portion of it without affecting the rest. It also features unlimited undo and 64-bit files do not exceed 2GB.

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Raúl Ramos
    Written on October 16, 2018
    "The spot editing of Waveshop makes this a powerful editor compared to other editor software in my own opinion."
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    #8Music Maker Jam

    Music 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.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Windows

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Christopher Hudson
    Written on November 24, 2018
    "Quite surprised that a free software such as this does exist! Makes my work a lot easier!"

Summary

Best What are the best free music studio software programs
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1LMMSSoftware 0 Free
2GarageBandSoftware 0 Free
3AudacitySoftware 0 Free
4BandLab Apps 0 Free
5WavePad Audio EditorSoftware 0 Free
6HydrogenSoftware 0 Free
7WaveshopSoftware 0 Free
8Music Maker JamApps 0 Free
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