Software & Plugins
The 10 Best Free DAWs in 2021

The 10 Best Free DAWs in 2021

DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) usually cost hundreds of dollars. However, there are many free ones you can consider right now. They are surprisingly good and will help you jumpstart your home or even your studio music-making career. Some free DAWs are lite versions of renowned software, while others were meant ...

The Best 8-Bit and 16-Bit Music Makers (Chiptune Music)

The Best 8-Bit and 16-Bit Music Makers (Chiptune Music)

If you’re looking for some great 8-bit and 16-bit music makers to bring back that nostalgic sound, we’ve got you covered. This list includes some great ones you can use in your browser, as well as VST plugins for your DAW and apps for your smartphone if you’re on the go. Online 8-Bit and 16-Bit Music Makers BeepBox ...

5 Free GarageBand Alternatives for Windows

5 Free GarageBand Alternatives for Windows

GarageBand isn't available on Windows. Any claims that you can get it working on Windows are essentially trying to emulate the Apple environment on your PC. It’s generally a much better idea to use a program that works natively on Windows. Fortunately, you have many other options that act as alternatives. In this ...

The 7 Best Audio Converter Software (Free and Paid)

The 7 Best Audio Converter Software (Free and Paid)

If you’re in need to convert audio files but don’t want the hassle of working with complex audio programs, getting dedicated audio converter software is the right answer. These programs will help you convert your audio files into different formats, which can then work on different software and audio players. In ...

The Best Guitar Learning Software (2021)

The Best Guitar Learning Software (2021)

Guitar learning software and apps can give you a very interactive learning system that can be a lot more engaging than traditional guitar learning materials. Keep in mind that some of the software and apps listed are paid and some of them are free. Make sure to check out what’s on this list, as you might find ...

Camel Crusher VST by Camel Audio Review

Camel Crusher VST by Camel Audio Review

Camel Crusher VST is an old skool VST that became famous for its simple design and cutting-edge sounds. It is primarily a distortion and saturation plugin with onboard controls for a filter and compression. It was acquired by Apple in 2015 and features from it were added into a stock plugin on Logic Pro X DAW ...

Converting PDF to MIDI (Optical Music Recognition)

Converting PDF to MIDI (Optical Music Recognition)

Optical Music Recognition (OMR) allows for the computers to read through PDF files of sheet music and convert them to MIDI files (or alternatively MusicXML format) This is essentially like OCR software for music. There are some free options for this kind of software out there, but they are often quite limited ...

Free Synthesia MIDI Files – Adding Songs to Synthesia

Free Synthesia MIDI Files – Adding Songs to Synthesia

Synthesia is a very useful software app to learn piano. With it you can learn how to play any song on a piano easily, essentially using your keyboard as a controller. The great thing about this is that you can add any song you like (using MIDI files), and the program will automatically read it and make it available ...

10 Great Max for Live Devices for Ableton Live

10 Great Max for Live Devices for Ableton Live

'Max for Live' is a creative platform that allows you to build instruments, effects, and tools for use inside the Ableton Live DAW. It is an incredibly powerful tool that often gets overlooked by music producers. From creating custom synths/samples to sequences to modifying Live clips to native devices, Max for ...

The Best Ableton Live 10 Themes and Skins

The Best Ableton Live 10 Themes and Skins

If you're bored of the stock themes available in Ableton Live 10, then it's definitely worth installing some new ones. Making a change in the theme of the DAW meant that you could get a fresh view of things. Abelton Live 10 is a top of the line DAW that top producers and sound technicians use in their everyday ...

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