Part two of the BIG list with FREE Music Making Software!

This is part two of the popular list with FREE Music Making Programs. You can see part one here and Part 3 here.
This part is even bigger than the first!
With all this software, everyone on Pc, Mac or Linux can make music with practically no cost at all.
Effects, Filters, Trackers, Synthesizers, Sequencers, Instruments, Drum machines and more!

The List:

31. Alphakanal - Automat (Mac/Universal)
Automat is the logical next step after Buzzer2. It takes all the nice things from Buzzer2 and adds antialiased Oscilators, a new filter, a flexible modulation engine and a new GUI.

32. Frieve - Music Studio Producer (Pc/Free version available)
Music Studio Independence is integrated music software. Music Studio Independence has a great number of functions for every music scene, such as composition, arrangement, recording, mixing and mastering.

33. XO Wave - digital audio workstation Beta (Free/Pro versions for Mac OS X and Linux)
XO Wave is a digital audio workstation designed to meet the needs of audio and video professionals, with a focus on CD Mastering and related work.

34. Ardour (Mac/Linux)
Ardour is a digital audio workstation. You can use it to record, edit and mix multi-track audio. Produce your own CD's. Mix video soundtracks. Experiment with new ideas about music and sound.

35. CableGuys Curve (Pc)
CableGuys Curve is a free VST wavetable synthesizer.

36. Buzz - BuzzMachines (Pc)
Buzz is a free modular software based synthesizer. What this means is that the entire system is based on objects, which may be routed in a modular fashion, giving you the freedom to be as creative as you want.
Full-featured, real-time free tracker, synthesizer and studio.

37. Audacity (Pc/Mac/Linux)
Audacity is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems.

38. Tramp (Pc)
A 4 Operator FM Synth somewhere between a DX7 and TX81z.

39. Melody Assistant (Pc/Mac)
Melody Assistant is dedicated to music writing, printing and rendering. Easy to use, Melody Assistant offers a user-friendly interface and powerful capabilities.

40. NEOkILLER X2 (Pc)
NEOkILLER X2 builds on the great features and sounds of previous incarnations of NOVAkILL's Synthesizer.

41. Loopy Llama (Pc/Mac)
It's a looper... Made to emulate the Jam Man or DL-4 - but also generate a click track so it could be used with a drummer live. It is designed to work with Ableton Live or any other VST host such as Plogue Bidule for live performance.

42. KlangLabs - Sxratch (Pc)
Virtual Scratcher.

43. Skale Tracker (Pc/Linux)
Skale Tracker is a free music composition software based on old-skool soundtrackers with the power
of current technologies.

44. Rosegarden 4 (Linux)
Rosegarden is a professional audio and MIDI sequencer, score editor, and general-purpose music composition and editing environment.

45. Ridiculously Red Free VST Synthesizer (Pc)
Ridiculously Red is a monophonic hybrid virtual studio instrument in PC VST format, intended for live use due to its drone capabilities.

46. bs-16 (Pc/Mac)
16 multitimbral VSTi playback sampler bs-16.

47. Wow & Flutter (Pc)
A VST plug-in which emulates the playback speed imperfections of the pre-digital era.

48. Smartelectronix - LiveCut (Pc/Mac)
A VST plugin dedicated to breakbeat Cutting.

49. Brackenbury Tube Amp VST Effect (Pc)
Brackenbury Tube Amp VST Effect is based on the Brackenbury-1 Tube Amplifier.

50. DashSignature EVE ONE - FREE version (Pc)
EVE ONE, a Virtual Instrument for the Windows Platform available in VSTi format, aimed to reproduce vintage sounds.

51. KlangLabs - Glitch (Pc)
MIDI triggered random delay FX. Glitch sends a random delay time value on every MIDI note input so you basically grab a MIDI channel and sequence time changes.

52. ProgressComp (Pc)
FREE Compressor for PC VST. The same compressor as found on the commercial ShapeShifter multi-effect plug-in. Features quick and easy to use controls for fast setup, but still capable of a range of sounds.

53. Coldfire DistBit (Pc)
The DistBit is a flexible distortion effect in Windows VST plug-in format.

54. Chorus 2 (Pc)
The Chorus effect was originally designed to simulate several voices: just as if several persons were playing together the same notes but with a variable delay between them. From a light ensemble effect to a deep destructive modulation effect, Blue Cat's Chorus just can do anything... For free!

55. Scamme - DelKaTy (Pc)
Filtered delay plug-in.

56. Grainz (Pc)
Loads wav mono files and "granulizes" them. From sample playing to complete destruction.

57. KarmaFX Plugin Pack (Pc)
KarmaFX Plugin Pack contains VST real-time plugins for use in music production. If you find these plugins useful please consider donating a small fee.

58. Krakli - Richman v2.0 (Pc)
Using a Hybrid of Physical Modelling and FM synthesis, Richman2 is designed to be an expressive plug-in, which in the right hands can make real sounding and organic sounds. Specialising in plucked or struck tones Richman2 can also turn its hand to a great many other types of sounds.

59. NuGen Audio - Stereoizer (Pc/LT version FREE)
Designed for adding adjustable stereo spread to mono or stereo input signals signals Stereoizer v2.3 gives you the controls you need to take your sounds into new dimensions.

60. LazySnake (Pc)
LazySnake is a virtual electric piano VSTi.

61. Psycle (Pc)
PSYCLE is a Music Creation Studio, using a tracker interface.
It can be used to make any type of music.

62. smartelectronix - AnalogDelay (Pc/Mac)
It consist in a delay unit followed by a 2nd order lowpass filter with saturation. AnalogDelay is now Donationware i.e. you are free to decide yourself how much you want to pay for it, and when. The plugin is fully working but displays a nag screen when you (re)open the GUI.

63. HILOFI - Multiband Ringmod (Pc)
Multiband Ringmod I, is a multiple ring modulator based on frequency selection VST effect plug-in for Windows.

64. MadTracker (Pc)
Based on the tracker concept, MadTracker provides a clean and intuitive interface for a powerful and efficient approach to making music.

65. Tramp Model A (Pc)
A 3 Operator FM Synth featuring 2 LFO's and a Sweepable BiQuad Filter.
This VST is designed to emulate the classic FM synths of the 80's.

66. polyIblit (Pc)
polyIblit is a VST 2.3 compatible software synthesizer for PC. The oscillator waveforms are generated using BLITs (Band Limited Impulse Train) which gives oscillators with very low aliasing.

67. Pseudograins (Pc)
Pseudograins is a bizarre little sample mangler. In a sense it is a pseudo granulator with a built in hex based step sequencer.

68. Sam!Solo v1.0 (Pc)
Single Slot - Single Stereo Output - 16/24-bit Wav File Player.

69. HADES XT (Pc)
HADES is a substractive synthesizer. HADES XT is the extented version of HADES. FM capabilities (DCO X-MOD), 2 parallels multimodes resonant filters, and 14 x 5 modulations matrix.

70. BeatCounter (Pc/Mac)
BeatCounter is a simple plugin designed to facilitate beatmatching software and turntables. BeatCounter is the perfect tool for DJ's that want to integrate computer effects or elements with turntables.

This was part 2 of the BIG List of FREE Music Making Software. And again, here is a link to part 1 and 3.
You can read more news about Music Making Software here on Making Music.


  1. Anonymous03:35

    Nice update. It's surprising how much VST software is out there

    - Tim

  2. Anonymous20:30

    What is Vst? How does one install plugins into a program?

  3. You can read about VST here.

    Many VST's has there own installer. Some have a DLL file that you copy into your host or sequencers plugin folder.


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