Anvil Studio ~ Freeware Digital Audio Workstation


Anvil Studio is a free Windows 11, 10 / 8.x / 7 program designed for people who want to:

  • record music with MIDI and Audio equipment
  • compose music for MIDI and Audio equipment
  • sequence music with MIDI equipment
  • play with music using a computer, and
  • print sheet music from standard MIDI files with the optional Print-Sheet accessory.

anvilstudio.com

VirtuoZo! ~ Find Scales, Chords & Generate Music


This software can be used to search scales & chords from a large and expandable database (XML). Thanks to the jmusic project (jmusic.sourceforge.io), this is also possible to generate music starting from these scales & chords and export the result to MIDI file.

Features:

  • Scales & chords finder
  • Music generator (MIDI)

sourceforge.net/projects/virtuozo

BeepComp ~ Create Chiptunes


BeepComp is an app that helps you create nice chiptunes.
Write text… compose beep music!

Features:

  • Text editor
  • Easy MML-inspired syntax
  • 9 music and 1 drum channels
  • Effects (delay, LFO, envelope etc.)
  • Export to mp3, wav, ogg files
  • Coping + pasting to/from outside text
  • Waveform selection (sine, square, sawtooth, triangle etc.)

hiromorozumi.com/beepcomp
sourceforge.net/projects/beepcomp

Chrome Music Lab ~ Interactive Music Online


What is Chrome Music Lab?

Chrome Music Lab is a website that makes learning music more accessible through fun, hands-on experiments.

What can it be used for?

Many teachers have been using Chrome Music Lab as a tool in their classrooms to explore music and its connections to sciencemathart, and more. They’ve been combining it with dance and live instruments. Here’s a collection of some uses we’ve found on Twitter.

Can I use it to make my own songs?

Yes. Check out the Song Maker experiment, which lets you make and share your own songs.

Do I need to make an account?

Nope. Just open any experiment and start playing.

How were these built?

All our experiments are all built with freely accessible web technology such as Web Audio APIWebMIDITone.js, and more. These tools make it easier for coders to build new interactive music experiences. You can get the open-source code to lots of these experiments here on Github.

What devices do these work on?

You can play with these experiments across devices – phones, tablets, laptops – just by opening the site on a web browser such as Chrome.

musiclab.chromeexperiments.com

MusiKernel ~ Cross-platform DAW & Plugin Suite


MusiKernel is an all in one Digital Audio Workstation and suite of instrument & effect plugins, designed to be easy to install and use without the need for any third party software. Simply install the package for your operating system, select your audio and MIDI hardware, and start making music.

download at github.com/j3ffhubb/musikernel

Project has moved to github.com/stargateaudio/stargate

Bosca Ceoil ~ Multiplatform & Online Music Composition App


Easy to Use ~ A free and easy tool for creating music. Bosca is designed for beginners and takes less than five minutes to learn, and comes with a quick built in tutorial to walk you through everything, step by step.

Scales and Chords ~ Bosca supports lots of different scales and chords, so even if you’ve never composed music before, it’s really easy to get something that sounds good straight away.

Instruments ~ No messing around getting instruments to work! Bosca comes with over a hundred presets, including MIDI and Chiptune instruments.

It’s Free ~ Bosca Ceoil is completely free, and open sourced! Ready to make music? Try it right now in your browser: Online version

boscaceoil.net
github.com/TerryCavanagh/boscaceoil

midiscore_chung ~ MIDI Music Editor


midiscore chung is a small program for easy step by step compose record edit midi music song with optional quantize using a midi keyboard entering play chord and control with some piano keys and save / load from pc or export / import as midifile . a standalone freebasic program . enhanced realtime record adds sustain delay and velocity variation effect according to number of played notes (resonance) and can also enter notes with the pc keyboard . can load and even enhance existing midifiles . record autopause when nothing is played .

Features:
  • can export / import midifile
  • step by step or realtime record mode
  • up to 30 levels do/undo/redo

chungswebsite.blogspot.com/2019/05/midiscorechung-small-program-for-step.html

sourceforge.net/projects/midiscore-chung/

Music Blocks ~ Lego For Music


Music Blocks is a programming language and collection of manipulative tools for exploring musical and mathematical concepts in an integrative and fun way.

www.sugarlabs.org/music-blocks/

musicblocks.sugarlabs.org/

github.com/sugarlabs/musicblocks

AGS ~ Advanced Gtk+ Sequencer


Advanced GTK+ Sequencer is intended to use for music composition. It features a piano roll, as well a synth, matrix editor, drum machine, soundfont2 player, mixer and an output panel.

It’s designed to be highly configurable, you may add effects to its effect chain, add or remove audio channels/pads.

You may set up a fully functional network of engines, therefore exists a link editor for linking audio lines.

In conjunction with ags you need a realtime kernel and alsa support. `ags` uses conditional locks to keep several threads in sync that’s why you need at least a preemptible kernel.

Features:
  • save or open Advanced Gtk+ Sequencer XML files with XPath support
  • add or remove audio engines with adjustable audio channels and pads
  • link channels with property dialog
  • output panel, mixer, drum and matrix sequencer, soft synth and audio file player
  • piano roll with basic notation editing supporting copy & paste
  • adjustable BPM
  • LADSPA, DSSI and Lv2 support
  • export to WAV, FLAC, OGG and others
  • multiple sinks like Pulseaudio, JACK, ALSA and OSS
  • automation editor
  • waveform editor with copy & paste
  • capture sound with AgsAudiorec machine
  • MIDI instrument input
  • import/export to Standard MIDI Files
  • OSC content format support
  • OSC server for remote control and monitoring

nongnu.org/gsequencer/

sourceforge.net/projects/ags/

Polymeter ~ Compose Polymeter Based Music


Polymeter is a MIDI sequencer for music that’s in multiple prime meters (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, etc.) simultaneously. Each track has its own loop length, and when the lengths differ, the tracks “slip” (or shift phase) relative to each other. The resulting interference pattern is sufficiently intricate that variations similar to the embellishments of a live performer can be generated algorithmically.

Features:
  • Multitrack step sequencer for polymeter
  • Each track has its own loop length
  • Any number of tracks, of any length
  • Full clipboard support (copy/cut/paste)
  • Unlimited undo and redo for all edits
  • Multiple tracks can be edited at once
  • Optionally shows current position within each track
  • Drag reordering of tracks
  • Exports a MIDI file
  • Join adjacent steps to make tied notes
  • Velocity editing
  • Controller tracks
  • Recording of live arrangement
  • Editing of arrangement on timeline
  • Inter-track modulation of mute, note, velocity, duration, position, and more
  • Live performance view with full screen mode
  • Recursive modulation (modulation of modulation) for mute and position
  • Modulation graphing via Graphviz
  • MIDI mapping of all parameters with learn mode
  • Optionally transmits MIDI clock