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Software Utilities
FreeMake provide free software for Youtube movie conversion. giveawayoftheday.com sometimes includes free music software. SourceForge is the the largest Open Source repository of software. DontCrack.com provides links to lots of freeware music applications for Mac and PC. Harmony Central Software maintains a good archive of music software tools.



Software Utilities

  • Acid Xpress
  • Sony provides a free version of Acid. Seemlessly loops and beat matches WAV and .AIFF samples to create grooves.
  • AmazingMIDI
  • Freeware software that provides WAV to MIDI conversion on polyphonic piano or guitar performances.
  • AnalogX Arpeg
  • AnalogX provides a free Windows MIDI arpeggiator.
  • AnalogX Autotune
  • AnalogX provides a free Windows program to batch retune samples. Many other tools and plugins there as well.
  • AnalogX DXMan
  • AnalogX DXMan allows you to easily manage your Windows DirectX plugins
  • AnalogX Virtual Piano
  • Turns your computer keyboard into a 4 octave music keyboard.
  • AnalogX Vocal Remover
  • AnalogX provide a free DirectX plugin to remove most vocals from a stereo sample.
  • AnalogX Vocoder
  • Free software that will combine a speech sample with a musical instrument sample to produce a vocoder sample.
  • Anvil Studio
  • Anvil Studio is a Windows MIDI and audio sequencer ( a free version is available ).
  • Audacity
  • Audacity is a free Windows audio editor. It also supports VST plugin effects.
  • Audible Oddities - Twerk's Tools
  • Audible Oddities is an audio mastering business and Shawn Hatfield also provides some free music composition tools for the Mac featuring sequencing control and algorithmic music generation. Burnt Toast even has a beta version available for Win XP.
  • AudioToolers
  • Provide number of audio processing utilities including sample converters, audio recorder and much more.
  • Autoloop For Windows
  • A utility that allows you to set threshold values and it will try to find the best loop point using those values.
  • Automated Composing System
  • A freeware Win9x program that generates MIDI files in various music styles. Also see Tuning Tool for micro tuning MIDI instruments plus other cool MIDI tools.
  • BeatMonster
  • A shareware BPM calculator for the Mac.
  • Bitmap Player
  • Freeware Windows software that converts bitmaps to WAV files where each pixel row is assumed to be a spectrum of sound and converted to time domain by means of inverse Fourie transform
  • Cdburnerxp
  • CDBurnerXP is a free application to burn CDs and DVDs, including Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs. It also includes the feature to burn and create ISOs, as well as a multilanguage interface. Everyone, even companies, can use it for free. It does not include adware or similar malicious components.
  • Changeit
  • Freeware Windows sysex librarian with Roland JV/XP and XV, Korg 01/W family and generic sysex and MIDI Sample Dump Standard support.
  • CD Copy
  • Win95/NT software to read and write audio CDs. Includes jitter correction and can save in different file formats including MP3.
  • CDex
  • Windows software to rip CD audio files to your choice of file format.
  • Chord Pro Manager
  • Windows tab and lyric presentation software. Good for printing out lyric chord charts for gigs.
  • Chronotron
  • A Windows audio plugin that allows you to change the tempo of MP3s without changing the pitch. A very useful tool for practicing with.
  • Control Changed
  • MIDI software that sends out random control changes for unexpected results.
  • Creakbox
  • A freeware non-realtime VST TB-303 emulator for Windows and Mac OS9 & OSX.
  • Cyclonix
  • 18 channel vocoder software for Win95
  • Delay Times
  • An Applescript utility for Mac users that converts BPM to time.
  • Div's MIDI Utilities
  • Freeware command line MIDI utilities for Windows as well as the Unix versions.
  • Draw The Sound
  • Archive of a past website that provided Windows software that allows you to manual edit key frames that are then used to interpolate a waveform.
  • Drumsynth
  • Windows software for synthesizing analog drums samples.
  • Dumpr
  • PC program that transmits .WAV files to any synth via MIDI SDS
  • Echoview
  • Shareware BPM & tempo / delay time calculator for Windows.
  • Enrhythmizer
  • Windows software that applies rhythm patterns over a source sound, so it acts like an amplitude or phase modulator.
  • f.ctrl
  • Free Windows software that allows you to control MIDI messages with your keyboard and mouse.
  • Freeloader
  • Mac and Win software to transmit MIDI data files in sysex, midiex, or MIDI file format. Provided by Alesis.
  • Graham's Microtonal Software
  • Windows software that tunes a MIDI synth with pitch bend messages.
  • GŁnter Nagler
  • Midi utilities for Windows. Free for non commercial use. Source code included. Also available from here.
  • Hammerhead Rhythm Station
  • Win95 and NT freeware soft drum machine.
  • Hermann Seib's Midi Page
  • Some good Windows MIDI utilities including MultiMID & MidiJoy
  • HitSquad
  • A well organized list of links to audio and MIDI software for Windows, Mac and Linux.
  • Hubi's Loopback Device
  • Hubert Winkler's Win3.X/Win95 program that allows multiple MIDI programs to access the MIDI hardware simultaneously. Also see Hitsquad's Hubi's Loopback Device page for discussion on the software.
  • iMIDI
  • Software for Mac OSX uses Rendezvous and TCP/IP to automatically provide MIDI ports between computers on a LAN.
  • Impro-Visor
  • Bob Keller provides his free Java software Impro-Visor a music notation program designed to help jazz musicians compose and hear solos similar to ones that might be improvised. The objective is to improve understanding of solo construction and tune chord changes. It can also be use to create accompaniment backing tracks. There are also some useful documents on jazz improvisation.
  • Kristal
  • Windows multitrack recorder and audio sequencer available free for non commercial use.
  • Leafdigital Software
  • Leafdigital present Windows shareware software including Leaf Drums.
  • Live MIDI Mixer
  • Live MIDI Mixer is still in development. Live MIDI Keyboard is Windows freeware that allows you to use your mouse or computer keyboard as a music keyboard. Split and MIDI routing features available.
  • Mac OSX MIDI Apps
  • A very useful list of links to Mac OSX MIDI applications with descriptions and direct links to the websites and apps.
  • Machine II
  • Freeware Windows drum sampler software from the home of energyXT.
  • Maple
  • A freeware virtual MIDI cable for Windows 95/98/Me/2000/XP
  • Midi2Lan
  • Shareware Win95/98 software that virtualizes midi ports over a LAN.
  • MIDIART
  • MIDIART is a freeware program for Windows that produces a realtime graphic display based on the MIDI file being played.
  • MIDIDrum
  • Windows software that lets you create a MIDI drum track with MIDI file support.
  • MIDI Echo
  • Gunter Nagler's utility that echoes MIDI input to the MIDI Out
  • MidiBase
  • A shareware Windows MIDI file manager with MIDI mixer and karaoke support.
  • MIDIG
  • A Win9x MIDI file player available for download, that makes use of wavetable synthesis and digital effects. Includes 44.1Khz resolution, resonant filters, 64 voices etc.
  • MidiIT
  • A Macintosh file type & creator changer. needed to use downloaded MIDI files on the Mac.
  • Midijoys
  • Windows utility program that combines two independent fully programmable joystick controllers, and a Continuous MIDI Controller programmable sliders that can send a wide spectrum of MIDI control parameters.
  • Midi keyboard split/zone
  • Win3.1 utility to provides zones on keyboards that don't support it.
  • MIDI Monitor
  • MIDI Monitor is a utility for Mac OS X which displays MIDI signals in a variety of formats. It can watch both incoming and outgoing MIDI streams, and can filter them by message type and channel.
  • MIDI-OX
  • Win9x/NT midi utility providing sysex handling, diagnostics, filtering & mapping of midi data Streams. All Windows MIDI users should check this out. It is also available from Yamaha UK. Also see MIDI Yoke which allows you to route MIDI between different applications.
  • Midi Sounds
  • Freeware Windows software that allows you to use your PC or MIDI keyboard for input.
  • MIDI Test
  • Mac MIDI test tool that allows you to test MIDI interfaces. Requires OMS
  • MIDI Tools
  • Jeff Blatt's Windows MIDI utilities including MIDI File Converter for converting between MIDI File formats 0,1,2 plus other tools including MIDI diagnostics and RAP-10 Control Panels.
  • MIDITranslator
  • Bome's MIDITranslator is Win9x software that analyses and translates incoming MIDI data according to user definitions. It can be used between MIDI programs or devices. Also see SendSX for receving & transmitting sysex messages.
  • Mike's XG-GS-AWE Page
  • Lots of good info & software links. Check out Midi Utilities & Code for sysex and other useful software.
  • Modularing
  • A set of midi modules for the Macintosh for building a modular midi processing system for arpreggiators, drum sequencers and more.
  • Move It
  • Windows software that applies Doppler effect to the source sound for sound animation.
  • Music Database 2000
  • Windows software to organize your music collection or music library! For DJ's, Music Collectors, Radio Stations, Entertainers, Musicians, Churches, Record Stores Great Search Functions-Find songs in just seconds. Great for organizing almost any inventory of products and information where you need fast lookup and easy data entry. A 30 day demo is available to download.
  • Music Mouse
  • Laurie Spiegel's Mac based Music Mouse tool that allows you to control MIDI music from the mouse and keyboard,
  • Multiquence
  • Win95/NT shareware 8 track digital audio software with non destructive editing & ability to include midi files & CD tracks.
  • Music Sculptor
  • Music Sculptor sequencer & Karaoke Producer midi software for Windows. Download from Harmony Central.
  • MusicMachines.net
  • Provide Melody Maestro, SuperJam and DirectMusic Producer. Windows software but apparently can be problematic to get working in later versions of Windows.
  • NE-DT1
  • A Windows MIDI Thru tool that allows you to control multiple MIDI devices.
  • NTrack
  • Shareware Win95 multitrack digital audio & midi production software.
  • OMS Emulator
  • Dana provides an OMS Emulator for the Mac.
  • One Man Band
  • Shareware software Windows arranger that can play Yamaha styles. Also see CD Sequencer that allows you to synchronize your MIDI keyboard to a CD track.
  • Opensebj
  • OpenSebJ is a free Open Source Realtime Audio Mixing program for Windows.
  • PatchPal
  • PatchPal for Win95/98 is patch manager software.
  • ReFUSE
  • Freeware MIDI tools for the Mac including Drum Trigger Pack and Kenton Control Freak software.
  • RMCA
  • Realtime MIDI Chord Arranger for Win9x that creates styles from any MIDI file and is able to identify chords and to convert MIDI song measures into style parts
  • Rondo
  • A midi file player and keyboard practice aid for aspiring musicians for Mac OS X.
  • Robo Bop
  • Robo Bop for Windows is a freeware MIDI rhythm programmer. From SonicSpot.
  • Rondo
  • Rondo is a MIDI file player and keyboard practice aid for aspiring musicians for Mac OS X. Unlike other MIDI players Rondo has been designed to help you follow the music as it plays. Innovative features such as a vertical piano roll with horizontal live playing keyboard and visual track filtering help you focus on just a part of the melody so you can study or play along.
  • Sample Wrench
  • Dissident's shareware sound sample editor which supports SDS, SMDI and other samplers. Available for Windows 95/NT/XP and Amiga.
  • Sequencer's Friend
  • Windows software that remembers which samples you had loaded into your EWS64 or Soundfont compatible card. It also generates Cakewalk .INS files as well as performing MIDI routing functions.
  • Sound 2D Warper
  • Windows software that converts sound to an image, applies image processing and then converts back to a sound again.
  • SoundLib
  • From SonicSpot. Windows synth patch librarian with support for a number of synths. It was shareware but as it is no longer supported it has been released as freeware with relevant info available from SonicSpot. The software is still available from Harmony Central's Patch Editors Listing.
  • SendSX
  • Win3.1 & Win95 version available. Send, load & save sysex patch banks.
  • Sim Synth 1.3
  • Freeware Windows soft synthesis program. SimSynth generates WAV files which can be played from a Windows compatible wave device.
  • Sound Morpher
  • Windows software that synthesizes a new sound from two source sounds. The result possesses features of both of them.
  • Steem Engine
  • A freeware Atari ST emulator for Windows and Linux that will allow you to run old Atari ST MIDI apps on your Windows or Linux computer. Download music software for the Atari ST from Tim's Atari MIDI World.
  • Steve's Audio Software Page
  • Steve Ekblad presented a range of freeware and shareware audio software with an emphasis on speaker enclosure design.
  • Sweet Arpeggiator
  • Freeware Windows arpeggiator.
  • Sweet Harmonizer
  • Freeware Windows MIDI harmonizer software.
  • TablEdit
  • MIDI enhanced tablature editor with support for guitar, banjo, drum, harmonica and mountain dulcimer.
  • Tim Thompson's Tune Toys
  • A collection of bizarre yet fascinating web midi utilities that will let you create or transform midi music in unusual ways.
  • TR-XoX
  • Windows midi drum sequencing software that emulates the familiar Roland TR series step programming interface. From SonicSpot.
  • Tweeker Projects
  • Freeware BeOS MIDI tools and synth editors.
  • vanBasco's Karaoke Player
  • vanBasco's Karaoke Player is freeware Windows software that plays Karaoke (.kar) and standard MIDI (.mid, .midi, .rmi) files. Provides a piano keyboard and lyric display.
  • Virtual Midi Sliders
  • Virtual Mixer is a Freeware configurable midi mixer for Win95 that allows you to set up faders & knobs to control any MIDI synth functions. Presented by Midi Web. Also see Virtual Keyboard, and send controller messages, program changes etc. from your mouse & keyboard.
  • Winsysex
  • Windows shareware sysex utility
  • Wavecraft For Free
  • Win95 modular analog synth emulator now free for download from the "Wavecraft For Free" mailing list.
  • Wavosaur
  • Wavosaur is a free sound editor, audio editor, wav editor software for editing, processing and recording sounds, wav and mp3 files. Has VST and Asio support.
  • Winamp
  • Win9x MP3 player, to hear the many high quality MP3 music files available online.
  • Winvoice
  • Freeware Win9x sample creator that builds samples from graphics.
  • Xloop Converter
  • Freeware Win95 sample calculator that will convert bewteen sample rate, BPM etc.
  • Zerius Vocoder
  • Freeware DOS software that operates on WAV files to produce vocoder effects.



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