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Acid Xpress

ACID Xpress is a free, 10-track version of the famous Sony ACID software for music recording, editing and mixing. It's easy to use, even if you've never tried loop-based music creation before. Just pick some loops, paint them into a track and play them back. Any loops you choose work together because ACID Xpress matches the tempo and pitch automatically. Don't think that 10 tracks are too few, they're more than enough for impressive audio clips!

GBK Music

GBK Music is a beautiful musicians aid to find any chord, scale and transposition on Guitar, Bass and Keyboard. GBK lets you view up to 6 Voicings per chord for Guitar and 3 voicings for keyboard, scales for Guitar and Bass, between 30-33 variations for each chord key, note per Guitar and Bass fretboard and piano, main notes / intervals of a chord within scale, main root note of chord in Guitar and Bass scale view, 4 string or 5 string bass neck and left-handed displays for guitar and bass, listen to Guitar Arpeggio / Strum, keyboard chord variations, Single- or Auto-Play of 2 or 3 instruments together with option to change volume and panning, change Octave per instrument and bass note', tune Guitar / Bass, and save the last chord viewed and sounds for instruments.

Guitar Tuner

The Gieson Guitar Tuner is a both online or standalone guitar tuning tool with tons of different tunings available! The standard EADGHE, common specials like DADGAG, or more exotic like Ry Cooder's, Leo Kottke's or Jimi Hendrix's tunings, plus loads of interesting stuff, like Admiral, Balalaika, Nashville or all the dropped or open tunings. Gieson Guitar Tuner is the most elaborate guitar tuning program available. And it's free. Don't miss out on the other useful tools on this site!


Macaw is a fantastic clip based MIDI sequencer, which drives a variety of the most excellent built in plugin instruments and effects, as well as external MIDI devices and also loads VST plugin instruments and effects. It has a soundfont loader and wave editor. Macaw works fine for composing music and live playback of samples and plugins. The plugins and sampler and MIDI tracks can be played using the PC keyboard, or a MIDI keyboard or other MIDI controller. Macaw's key features: multitrack MIDI sequencer, clip based, sampler - load soundfonts, edit soundfonts, synth - load plugins, load VST plugins, edit waves, import MP3, Ogg, AIFF, Voc, WAV etc., and export whole song to MP3!


MuLab FREE is a high-quality music application for Windows, transforming your PC into a little music studio. Create, record, edit and play audio & MIDI with integrated high-quality synths, samplers and effects, including VST plug-ins, both audio & MIDI, easy workflow, flexible modular architecture, state of the art audio engine and sample accurate sequencing. And though MuLab FREE has only 4 tracks with an overall maximum of 8 VST instruments or fx in the database), it's a very usable and flexible tool that can be used for a wide variety of musical tasks, i.e. setting holiday videos to music, as it is capable to render into audio to be used standalone or with other audio/video software!


orDrumbox is a free drum machine software based on Java, designed to be as creative as possible. It features auto-composition, polyrythmes, arpeggiator, automatic sounds/track matching, lowfi rendering etc. These tools can compose bass lines and complete songs using audio sequencer functions, as an analogue synth emulator with two VCOs, FM modulation, ADSR envelope controller and low/hi pass filters is also available. To name all features orDrumbox has to offer would exceed the given space by far, so just have a look!