4Front E-Piano ~ Freeware DX-7 Piano Plugin


4Front E-Piano is a small single sound instrument without any settings that reproduces a timbre, which is similar to DX-7 type e-piano. It is available as VSTi for Windows, and as an AudioUnit, VSTi and RTAS for Mac (see enclosed readme file).

This instrument is small on memory and CPU usage and was found useful by many users and software developers as a plug&play e-piano module, which does not require any configuration or adjustment.

Though this goes without saying for professional users, I still had a frequent question on how to use this plugin from people, who are not familiar with this technolog. One should note, that to make use of this software a plugin hosting software is necessary, such as Topten Cantabile software. A MIDI keyboard is also preferred, as it is something almost essential to create a computer music these days.

There is also 4Front R-Piano, which replicates a different type of E-Piano.

www.yohng.com/software/epiano

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

WildMidi ~ A Cross-Platform Software Synthesizer


WildMIDI is a simple software MIDI player which has a core software synthesizer (softsynth) library that can be used with other applications.

www.mindwerks.net/projects/wildmidi

github.com/Mindwerks/wildmidi

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

GSnap ~ Pitch Correction Auto-tune Effect


Pitch-correction auto-tune effect – free VST audio effect plug-in download for music production, broadcasting and general audio editing.

  • Use with subtle settings to nudge off-key vocals back in line.
  • Extreme settings can create sounds like the famous T-Pain or Cher effect.
  • MIDI control mode allows you to fit a recording to a new melody.

www.gvst.co.uk/gsnap

DIN Is Noise ~ Synth Of A 3rd Kind


It forgets history, To not repeat it.
It doesn’t hide analog music hardware, In digital music software.
You had pulse, sine, triangle and sawtooth, And went forth and made electronic music.
Now there is just the Bezier curve. Go make your pulsesinetriangle and sawtooths. Or thisthisthis and this.
TOPLAP Nick thinks this is nothing new, His old men did it in the 60s, Punching numbers into cards.
Now you edit waveforms with a GUI, And watch the sound change before your ears.
Has it got ADSR? It’s got DADSARSADS.
Filters? No because Additive not Subtractive.
Modulation? Bezier on Carrier and Modulator. Wolf that Chowning.
Notes? Yes + Infinite microtones in between.
Input? MIDI Keyboard. Computer keyboard.

dinisnoise.org

Stargate ~ Open Source Digital Audio Workstation


Stargate is an all-in-one DAW and plugin suite, designed to be a comprehensive solution for music production, with a focus on providing unique and innovative features, especially for EDM production.

Features:

  • A digital audio workstation (DAW) with a powerful pattern-based workflow
  • A comprehensive suite of built-in instrument and effect plugins
  • A basic wave editor
  • Powerful track routing matrix with easy sidechaining
  • Modular mixer architecture. Mixer channels are a type of plugin that can be chosen per track send, mix and match plugins, or skip them when not needed
  • Runs on Windows, Mac and Linux, x86 and ARM. Can be ported to other platforms if there is sufficient demand
  • Everything you need to create music in a single package, no need to install additional software
  • Revolutionary CPU efficiency for DAW and plugins, minimum recommended hardware: Raspberry Pi 4, or a 15 year old laptop with a dual core CPU, 1GB of RAM and a 720p display.
  • Support for display resolution from 720p to 4k and above.
  • Optional portable flash drive install on Windows and MacOS
  • Broad audio and MIDI hardware support using Portaudio and Portmidi

github.com/stargateaudio/stargate

midisport-macos ~ M-Audio MIDISPORT USB 64-bit MIDI Device Driver For MacOS


This project provides an open source MacOS v10.14, v10.15, v11.6 (Mojave, Catalina, Big Sur) compatible CoreMIDI 64 bit device driver for M-Audio’s MIDISPORT range of USB MIDI interfaces. This driver supports the following devices:

  • MIDISPORT 1×1
  • MIDISPORT 2×2
  • MIDISPORT 4×4
  • MIDISPORT 8×8/S
  • Oxygen 8 Keyboard

Other devices which are compatible may also work, although presently, these are the only ones which have been tested.

github.com/leighsmith/midisport-macos
sourceforge.net/projects/midisport-macos

wrk2mid ~ Convert Cakewalk™ To MIDI


wrk2mid is a command line utility for translating WRK (Cakewalk) files into MID (standard MIDI files). This project depends on Qt and Drumstick libraries.

Features:

  • Reads WRK (Cakewalk) files
  • Writes MID (Standard MIDI Files)

sourceforge.net/projects/wrk2mid

mypiano_jukebox ~ MIDI Piano Player


mypiano_jukebox is a mypiano_chung bass.dll based MIDI jukebox, MIDI files & folder player with a virtual acoustic piano recorded on Isabelle’s upright piano, with a smartphone . The sounds, reverb, chorus and volume are variable with the number of played notes and the sustain switch, just like a real piano.

  • Added a public domain Kawai, City piano and Steinway samples.
  • harp0 – harp9 + piano shape selection.
  • uses mp3 samples.
  • easy to customize.
  • written in freebasic.

sourceforge.net/projects/mypiano-jukebox