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Producers jump in here lets discuss free music production software out there today. Music production has remained an art and science and I am happy to be among the list of producers who know this.
If you are a music producer one thing is certain…You must at one point in time used Free music production software tools. Either when you started out or along the way to look out for the best free music production software.
I know myself and who I am is what other producers are. We can not deny that fact that we have worked with free music production software and I will give my own reason below as much as you can give yours on the comment box.
Why Use Free Music Production Software?
90% of music producers started out poor and from their single room. This happens as most of the softwares out there used by top leaders in music productions are highly expensive and as a beginner you will always want to start with something that you can afford and that holds the reason for most people looking out for free music software.
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Personally I love Cubase studio because that was what the studio I first worked in was using but the question where could I afford cubase studio when I have not hit greatness? I had to go looking out for free music production sofware that I will use to do my music because one thing is sure that nothing could stop my music production.
This is just a part of my own story as DJ SPOILTKid and the truth is that the struggle is still in progress as we have not really made a big name. Most times we revert to cracked softwares to make beat. Now aI have used almost all of the music production software and Ii know how almost all the DAWs work.
Today I will want to discuss the free Music production software mormally called DAW(Digital Audio Workstation). I have got many DAWs for you on the list and I will also include the perceived workflow on each of the DAW and even try to include list of producers who uses each softwares.
There is one thing that I will want to mention. There is nothing like best DAW and thats the truth. It only becomes the best if you create a workflow that suits you on the Software and in a case where you fail on it it becomes the worst DAW to you and what that means is that you are going to look elsewhere. Please bear that on mind.
Free Music Production Software For Beat Making
- Cakewalk by Bandlab
- Studio one Prime
- Music Maker Jam
- Linux Sampler
Cakewalk By BandLab – Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)
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Cakewalk is a Digital Audio Workstation first developed by Twelve Tone Systems, Inc. Originally for DOS, starting with version Cakewalk 1.0 in 1987, and, beginning in 1991, for Windows 3.0. Cakewalk is the leading free software for music production that is used by thousands of producers and audio engineers who even prefers this over their costly acquired paid DAWS. Personally, I use Cakewalk by bandlab to do every mixing of a track.
Audacity – Audio Editing Software
Audacity is a free and open-source digital audio editor and recording application software, available for Windows, macOS, Linux, and other Unix-like operating systems. Audacity was started in the fall of 1999 by Dominic Mazzoni and Roger Dannenberg at Carnegie Mellon University and was released on May 28, 2000 as version 0.8. Personally, I used this to convert wave files to mp3 after working on the DAW I am using. It works fine but I don’t use it for production.
Studio One Prime
Studio One Prime is the free version of the flagship DAW, Studio One. It allows you enjoy many of the same powerful features from Artist and Professional editions, including intuitive drag-and-drop functionality, unlimited tracks, Presence XT, and nine robust Native Effects plug-ins. You’ll also get nearly a gig of loop and sample content to get your creativity rolling. Studio One follows Cakewalk by BandLand in the UI design. Very good software for music production and here is the free version that allows you do virtually everything from start to finish.
Hydrogen is an open source project which is developed in a collective effort by a number of people around the globe. Hydrogen is an advanced drum machine for GNU/Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. It’s main goal is to bring professional yet simple and intuitive pattern-based drum programming.
Music Maker Jam
Music Maker Jam is a Windows 8 Metro app that lets you quickly create your own songs live, without any musical knowledge. This isn’t designed with experts in mind. Music Maker Jam lets you create tracks in three genres: dubstep, tech house and jazz.
Really easy to use
Simple to understand
Compose tracks ‘live’
MuLab is an inspiring music studio for Mac OSX and Windows featuring an integrated top-quality modular synth and effect engine. MuLab is an easy and rock-solid tool designed to create, record, edit and finalize your music! Highlights. Create, record, edit and play multi-track audio & music.
DarkWave Studio is a free Digital Audio Workstation for Windows. Featuring a modular Virtual Studio, Pattern Editor, Sequence Editor and Multitrack Hard Disk Recorder. … The Multitrack Hard Disk Recorder allows you to record the output of any machine and record it to 16-bit Integer or 32-bit Floating Point PCM encoded.
Qtractor is a hard disk recorder and digital audio workstation application for GNU/Linux. Qtractor is written in C++ and is based on the Qt framework. Its author is Rui Nuno Capela, who is also responsible for the Qjackctl, Qsynth and Qsampler line of GNU/Linux audio software.
LinuxSampler is a music sampler under active development, aiming to provide a pure software audio sampler with professional grade features, comparable to both hardware and commercial Windows or Mac software samplers and to introduce new features not yet available by any other sampler.