Hlynur Adolfsson Posted on 11:24 am

The best music-making software in comparison

Nowadays, producing good music is no longer just a question of practice, but also of the best software. Here are the summarized  interesting programs that you should know.

For beginners: the best free music-making software in comparison

If you would like to produce music yourself, you can use free software, However, there are some limitations with these free tools:

Linux Multimedia Studio “: The free program runs with Windows and Linux / Ubuntu and is a MIDI sequencer and composing tool with many instruments and effects. The feature-rich program to do this has a lively community with forums and tutorials to help get you started. This is important because at first glance it offers less ease of use than the competition.

Magix Samplitude Music Studio 2014 “: The freely available program supports up to 128 MIDI tracks and 24-bit audio at 96 kHz. However, the user interface is a bit confused and you repeatedly come across limits in terms of functionality, such as a maximum of four editing slots for effects. These can be expanded a bit, but that is also complicated. The most annoying thing is that the mixer panel cannot be docked. The keyboard player has 256 presets that you can only edit to a limited extent.

Studio One Free “: The demo version of the ProSonus program has some restrictions. There is no VST support; In addition, there is no pitch correction and an MP3 import or export. This limits its usefulness, but the digital audio workstation still has many fans with its clear Windows user interface. This makes it easier for beginners in particular to get started.

MuLab “: A small but fine program for producing music with a MIDI sequencer. It doesn’t look quite as chic and intuitive, but it convinces in the details. This means you can have an entire music studio on your PC and also use the rhythm module to produce your own beats, which you can automatically adjust in height and tempo.

Making music is not that easy,  in this video you can learn how to make music using free software.


For the ambitious: The best purchase programs for music production

Of course, there are not only free solutions if you want to produce music yourself. Most of the software that you need to buy has a lot more features.

Magix Music Maker Deluxe 2020 “: You can create your own songs without any prior knowledge! You can test a demo version in advance.

Ableton Live “: The most popular music software among professionals and DJs, which is not only ideal for stationary use. For beginners, however, the program is a bit too complicated and too expensive. Real-time effects let you use the program optimally for live performance – hence the title.

Steinberg Cubase “: Another program that is aimed more at professionals and offers you professional sound quality and a complete, virtual recording studio with a high-end mixer.