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Sunday, January 20, 2008

Freeware Music Programs

I've tried to put together a comprehensive list of freeware music programs. If you know of anything that you think should be added to the list please leave a comment. I would like to thank the members of the Neowin community for contributing many of the programs on this list.

Audio Creation:
Ambiloop - Homepage
Canorus - Homepage
CP-GFX - Homepage
Gungirl Sequencer - Homepage
HammerHead - Homepage
Jesusonic - Homepage
Jungulator - Homepage
KRISTAL Audio Engine - Homepage
LoopBe1 - Homepage
MIDI Pattern Generator 64 - Homepage
orDrumbox - Homepage
Reaper - Homepage
Smart PC Record - Homepage
Soundclub - Homepage
TuxGuitar - Homepage
Tu2 - Homepage

Audio Players:
1by1 - Homepage
Apollo 37zx - Homepage
Billy - Homepage
CoolPlayer - Homepage
DeejaySystem MK1 - Homepage
DeliPlayer. Homepage
Foobar 2000 - Homepage
iTunes - Homepage
Jet Audio Basic - Homepage
Juke - Homepage
Mixere - Homepage
Mixxx - Homepage
monoRAVEik - Homepage
MoreAmp - Homepage
MPXPlay - Homepage
Musik - Homepage
MusicIP Mixer - Homepage
musikCube - Homepage
QCD Player - Homepage
Screamer Radio - Homepage
VUPlay - Homepage
Winamp - Homepage
Xion - Homepage
XMPlay - Homepage
Zinf - Homepage

Audio Tools:
Audacity - Homepage
Balthers Graphic Groove Box - Homepage
beatharness - Homepage
BeSweet - Homepage
CUE Splitter - Homepage
dBpowerAMP Music Converter - Homepage
EffecTV - Homepage
Encounter 2003 - Homepage
Gephex - Homepage
GermaniXEncoder - Homepage
iTunes Agent - Homepage
KraMixer - Homepage
Libra - Homepage
M4a/Flac/Ogg/Ape/Mpc Tag Support Plugin for Media Player & Media Center 2005 - Homepage
MediaInfo - Homepage
MediaCoder - MediaCoder
MediaMonkey - Homepage
MP3 My MP3 Recorder - Homepage
mp3DirectCut - Homepage
MP3Gain - Homepage
mpTrim - Homepage
opcode - Homepage
SC Free Audio Extractor - Homepage
SoundEngine Free - Homepage
Vibe Streamer - Homepage
Whorld - Homepage

MP3 Tagging:
Audiograil - Homepage
AudioShell - Homepage
MP3 Book Helper - Homepage
MP3 Tag - Homepage
Mp3 Tag Tools - Homepage
TagScanner - Homepage
MusicBrainz - Homepage
The GodFather - Homepage
TigoTago - Homepage

CD Ripping:
Audiograbber - Homepage
BonkEnc - Homepage
CDex - Homepage
Exact Audio Copy - Homepage

CD/DVD Burning/Cover creation:
Burn4Free - Homepage
Burnatonce - Homepage
Burrrn - Homepage
CDBurnerXP - Homepage
CDRDAO - Homepage
cdrtfe - Homepage
CDR Tools Frontend - Homepage
Deepburner - Homepage
DVDAuthor GUI - Homepage
DVDStyler Homepage
eCover - Homepage
GUI for dvdauthor - Homepage
ImgBurn - Homepage
InfraRecorder - Homepage
ISO Recorder - Homepage
MediaCD - Homepage
SilentNight Micro CD/DVD/ISO/AUDIO Burner - Homepage
Smart CD-Menu Creator - Homepage
Ultimate CD/DVD Burner - Homepage

Compression / Decompression:
7-zip - Homepage
Alzip - Homepage
bzip2 - Homepage
Compress it - Homepage
ExtractNow - Homepage
FilZip - Homepage
Info-Zip - Homepage
IZArc - Homepage
KGB Archiver - Homepage
QuickZip - Homepage
SimplyzIP - Homepage
TUGZip - Homepage
UPX - Homepage
Zip&Go - Homepage


Anonymous said...

Thanx for this list! very usefull!
You and your blog rocks!


Anonymous said...

... and let me recommend foobar2000 and CDburnerXp. both better than any paid program would be.

Anonymous said...

I take it we're just talking about Windows programs?

Just cos Amarok is imho the best music player out there by miles.

Zer0_II said...

It is frustrating when people leave anonymous comments. Although they are certainly appreciated, it makes it very hard to address the person I'm responding to.

At the moment this list will only consist of Windows based programs. I know a little about Linux, but not enough to put together a adequate list.

To the person who mentioned foobar and cdburnerxp... they are already on the list.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your list - here is another good audio tool: BonkEnq

BonkEnc is a CD ripper, audio encoder and converter for various formats. It can produce MP3, MP4/M4A, Ogg Vorbis, AAC, Bonk and FLAC files.

BonkEnc is available for free.

You find the Homepage at http://www.bonkenc.org/

Zer0_II said...

TomTom: Thanks for mentioning BonkEnc. It looks like a solid program, and I've verified that it's safe. I'm adding it to the list now.

Anonymous said...

zip-genius works for me
excellent site for helping all music lovers THANKS

Rafa Ramone said...

Great job, my friend!! Thanks

anfield devotee said...

This is fantastic! Awesome site. Great job & keep it guys. Much appreciated.

Unknown said...

Add Renoise. Nice List


Unknown said...

Renoise tracking software is very powerful and community developed freeware. A little difficult to get the hang of but can have amazing affects.


Pity no Mac OSX :) Nice list otherwise.

Anonymous said...

hello all, any recommends for transfering vinyl to digital. Looking for software or any sites that discuss this process

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Unknown said...

The premeir audio app is Adobe Audition - http://www.adobe.com/products/audition/


I didn't See Pure Data on the list for audio creation. I know the learning curve is a little steep but it is a phenomenal tool. And still free I believe...

Zer0_II said...

@rickdog: Unless I'm mistaken, Audobe Edition is not a freeware app, which is the purpose of this list.

TRANSMITRANSMUTE: Thanks for suggesting Pure Data. I need to overhaul this list. It has been a long time since I put this list together, and I have no doubt that there are a number of great freeware audio applications that I'm not familiar with, but deserve to be on the list.

Please don't hesitate to suggest more apps that you know of which aren't on the list. Hopefully I'll find the time to update this list soon. I'll be sure to add it to my to do list.

Anonymous said...

please re post the stinky finger link the one that is there is broken thanks