Sound and Music Composition

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Commercial Software Packages

  • Pro Tools The industry standard for all audio production
  • FLStudio (Formerly known as Fruity Loops) is a complex yet fairly easy to use package
  • Orion Similar to FLStudio, but more easily accessible for newcomers.
  • CakeWalk
  • Reaper
  • Steinberg Cubase
  • Sound Forge audio editor
  • ACID loop-based production
  • Adobe Audition Record, Mix, Edit and Master Program
  • Reason Music Sequencer, includes Synths (with many sound patches), Loops, Samplers,Mixers,Effects, and more!
  • Finale

Shareware and Freeware Software Package

  • Audacity audio editor for PC, Mac, and Linux
  • Goldwave audio editing
  • LMMS (free) alternative to FL Studio! Don't let the name fool you, there's an installer for Windows available (Linux Multi Media Studio)
  • Wavosaur free audio editor great for sound looping (Only available for Windows PC)
  • Anvil Studio a free MIDI Sequencer. Windows Only.
  • SynthFont a free SoundFont-based MIDI player - regardless if you own a SoundBlaster Card - Supports WAV exports (per-track, and as whole audio), and support for VST Instruments

Links of Interest