Software that creates music can often be expensive. The heavyweight Cubase, Apple LogicPro, FL Studio, Adobe Audition, and Sony ACID Pro are all impressive software music production environments. Unfortunately, they cost hundreds of dollars and are released under a proprietary software license. Fortunately, there is a good range of open source software that lets you produce professional quality recordings.
We recommend the following software for musicians. With a good background in music, talent, and patience, coupled with open source software you can be truly creative and innovative.
All of the software is released under an open source license.
|Ardour||Powerful digital audio workstation|
|LMMS||Combines the features of a sequencer-program with synthesizers and samplers|
|Pure Data||Real-time graphical programming environment|
|SuperCollider||Platform for audio synthesis and algorithmic composition|
|LinuxSampler||Professional grade software audio sampler|
|Cecilia||Audio signal processing environment aimed at sound designers|
|Mixxx||Advanced DJ software|
|Audacity||Easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder|
|Soundgrain||Graphical interface where users can draw and edit trajectories to control granular sound synthesis|
|ZynAddSubFX||Fully featured open source software synthesizer|
|Giada||Hardcore audio tool for DJs, live performers and electronic musicians|
|LilyPond||Music engraving program, devoted to producing the highest-quality sheet music|
|MuseScore||Create, play and print beautiful sheet music|
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