MuseScore-Win & Mac Beta Free Software

Press Here To Enter The MuseScore Site

WYSIWYG, notes are entered on a “virtual note sheet”
Unlimited number of staves
Up to four voices per staff
Easy and fast note entry with mouse, keyboard or MIDI
Integrated sequencer and FluidSynth software synthesizer
Import and export of MusicXML and Standard MIDI Files
Available for Windows, Mac and Linux
Translated in 26 languages
GNU GPL licenced

Great Database Of 1,740 Free VST Plugins From KVR Page

Press Here For the First Page of The Free Plugins:

“KVR Audio is the Internet’s number one news and information resource for open standard audio plug-ins. We report new releases, product announcements and product updates (major and minor) for all VST Plug-ins, DirectX Plug-ins and Audio Units Plug-ins (and RTAS too). We manage a fully searchable audio plug-in database (updated daily), and offer many free member services including user reviews, product update notifications and a very active discussion forum. We also host official support forums for many plug-in developers plus the official Receptor support forum.”

Complete List Of All Music Software

All software has links to website.  Some ads but worth the visit.

  • A M P for Windows – Module player for SB AWE32/64
  • A Musical Challenge v1.0 – An exciting and educational game that makes learning to read music fun
  • a Musical Generator v3.0 – A Musical Generator creates music and MIDI files from fractals, pictures, text and numbers
  • A Musical Tutorial 1.6 – Music and sight reading education program
  • A Musical Tutorial 2.0 – Music Education Software
  • A0 CAP Public Beta 2 – Simple guitar amplifier with a compressor and a distortor. [VST]
  • A0 MPP – Mastering peak limiter. [VST]
  • A-33 Patch Editor – Roland A-33 Patch Editor
  • A4 Video Converter 2.3 – Convert video to video clips, audio and image.
  • A880 – Roland A880 MIDI Patchbay editor/librarian
  • – Controller for the Roland A-880
  • AAA CD to MP3 Maker – Rip CD and Convert CD, WAV to MP3 and Convert MP3 to CD, WAV
  • AAA Easy CD Ripper v2.10 – Rips audio CD tracks into audio formats MP3, WAV, WMA, OGG & VQF.
  • AAA Extract Resource v1.0 – Extracts icons cursors, sounds from programs and DLL/OCX
  • AAMS Auto Audio Mastering System 1.1 – Automatic Audio Mastering.
  • Aaztek Kompozer – Pattern based sequencer with a cool graphic interface. For techno/acid/house musicians.
  • Abakos PRO v1.5 – High quality virtual analogue synthesizer. [VST]
  • Abakos v2.1 – High quality virtual analogue synthesizer. [VST]
  • Abander TagControl v2.7 build 019 RC1 – Multimedia library manager, and MP3, OGG, WMA, ,ASF, APE, MPC, FLAC tag editor.
  • ABC DVD Ripper v2.0 – Backup your favorite DVD Movie into almost all popular formats.
  • ABC DVD to iPod Converter Pro v3.1 – DVD to iPod converter.
  • ABC DVD to MP4 Converter v1.0 – Rip DVD to MP4, AVI and DivX; convert audio to MP3, AAC and M4A.
  • ABC iPod Movie/Video Converter v2.0 – Convert almost all kinds of clip to iPod video format.
  • ABC2Win 2.1i – ABC music notation
  • ABC2Win 2.1i – ABC music notation
  • abcConverter Pro v7.06 – DVD burner. (Mpe, Mov, RMVB, DivX, AVI to DVD, VCD, SVCD)
  • A-B-CD 3.0 – Super CD player and database for Windows
  • abcde v2.3.3 – A better CD encoder.
  • abcMIDI package – Conversion between abc text notation and MIDI
  • Abcmus 1.1 – AbcMus is a program for tunebooks in ABC format
  • AbcMus 2.0 – Playback, search, editing of ABC notation
  • Abee MP3 Duplicates Finder v2.8 – Find MP3 duplicates and similar MP3 files and delete or move it.
  • ABF Audio Tags Editor v1.9.9.91 – Professional MP3/WMA tag editor with FreeDB.
  • Able MIDI Editor 1.3 – Powerful inexpensive piano roll editor.
  • Able MP3 OGG to WAV converter – Converts MP3 and Ogg Vorbis files to WAV format.
  • Ableton Live v4.1.4 – Real Time Music Production Solution.
  • Ableton Live v7.0.2 – Real Time Music Production Solution. (Compose, record, remix, improvise and edit your musical ideas). Go to the full commercial version of Ableton Live
  • Karlheinz Essl: Lexikon-Sonate – Algorithmic Music Generator

    Karlheinz Essl: Lexikon-Sonate – algorithmic music generator.

    One of many Mac software applications on this great music site.



    Reason CV to Moogerfoogers

    Press Here For Reason To CV

    This may be something to try for anyone who wants to experiment with software-to-CV conversion.  In this case you will be going from Reason to a Moogerfooger.  I’ve never used or seen MOTU Volta but this is worth a try.

    From Wiki:

    CV/Gate (an abbreviation of Control Voltage/Gate) is an analog method of controlling synthesizers, drum machines and other similar equipment with external sequencers. The Control Voltage typically controls pitch and the Gate signal controls note on/off.

    This method was widely used in the epoch of analog modular synthesizers, beginning in the 1960s and up to the early 1980s.[1][2] It was mostly superseded by the MIDI protocol, which is more feature-rich, easier to configure reliably, and more easily supports polyphony.[3] Also, the advent of digital synthesizers, like the 1977 Prophet-5 and 1983 Yamaha DX-7, made it possible to store and retrieve voice ‘patches’ – eliminating patch cables[4] and (for the most part) control voltages.[5]Contents [hide]
    1 Basic usage
    1.1 CV
    1.2 Gate
    2 Modern usage
    3 References
    4 See also
    5 External links

    Basic usage

    As early analog synths were modular, each synthesizer component (e.g. LFO, VCF) could be connected to another component by means of a patch cable that transmits voltage, with changes in that voltage causing changes to one or more parameters of the component. The most popular example of this technique is a keyboard that transmits a signal with two components:
    CV (Control Voltage) indicates which note (event) to play: a different voltage for each key pressed; those voltages are typically connected to one or more oscillators, thus producing the different pitches required. Note that such a method implies that the synthesizer is monophonic.
    Gate (sometimes called Trigger) indicates when a note should start, a pulse that is used to trigger an event, typically an ADSR envelope. In the case of triggering a drum machine, a clock signal or LFO square wave could be employed to signal the next beat (or rest).

    While the concept of CV (Control Voltage) was fairly standard on analog synths, the implementation was not. For pitch control via CV, there are two prominent implementations:
    Volts per octave. This standard was popularized by Bob Moog, if not created, in the 1960s; it was widely adopted for control interfacing.One volt represents one octave, so the pitch produced by a voltage of 3 V would be one octave lower than that produced by a voltage of 4 V. Notable followers of this standard include Roland, Moog, Sequential Circuits, Oberheim and ARP.
    Hertz per volt. This method (used by Korg and Yamaha synths) represented an octave of pitch by doubling voltage, so the pitch represented by 2 V would be one octave lower than that represented by 4 V, and one higher than that represented by 1 V.

    The following example table demonstrates some notes and their corresponding voltage levels in both implementations (this example uses 1 V/octave and 55 Hz/V):Note A1 A2 A3 B3 C4 D4 E4 A4 A5
    Volts per octave scheme, V 1.000 2.000 3.000 3.167 3.250 3.417 3.583 4.000 5.000
    Frequency, Hz 55 110 220 247 261 294 330 440 880
    Hertz per volt, V 1.000 2.000 4.000 4.491 4.745 5.345 6.000 8.000 16.000

    Generally, these two implementations are not critically incompatible; voltage levels used are comparable and there are no other safety mechanisms. So, for example, using a Hz/Volt keyboard to control a Volts/Octave synthesizer would eventually produce some sound, but it will be terribly out of tune. Commercial solutions are available to get round this problem, most notably the Korg MS-02 CV/trigger interface.

    On synthesizers, this signal is usually labelled as “CV”, “VCO In”, “Keyboard In”, “OSC” or “Keyboard Voltage”.

    Gate (Trigger) also has two implementations:
    V-Trigger (“voltage trigger”, sometimes called “positive trigger”). This method involves keeping normally low voltage (around 0V) on trigger and producing a fixed positive voltage to indicate a note is on. The amount of voltage required differs from synth to synth, but generally it is from 2 to 10V. V-Trigger is used by Roland and Sequential Circuits synths, among others.
    S-Trigger (“short circuit trigger”, sometimes called “negative trigger”). This one involves keeping voltage high normally, shorting the trigger circuit whenever the note should play. S-Trigger is used by Moog, Korg and Yamaha synths, among others.

    Depending on the voltage level used, using the wrong combination of triggering mechanism would either yield no sound at all or would reverse all keypress events (i.e. sound will be produced with no keys pressed and muted on keypress).

    On synthesizers, this signal is usually labelled as “Gate”, “Trig” or “S-Trig”.
    Modern usage

    Since the publishing of the MIDI standard in 1983, usage of CV/Gate to control synths has decreased dramatically. The most criticized aspect of the CV/gate interface is the allowance of only a single note to sound at a single moment of time.

    However, the 1990s saw renewed interest in analog synthesizers and various other equipment, notably the Roland TB-303. In order to facilitate synchronization between these older instruments and newer MIDI-enabled equipment, some companies produced several models of CV/Gate-MIDI interfaces. Some models target controlling a single type of synthesizer and have fixed CV and Gate implementation, while some models are more customizable and include methods to switch used implementation.

    CV/Gate is also very easy to implement and it remains an easier alternative for homemade / modern modular synthesizers. Also, various equipment, such as stage lighting sometimes uses CV/Gate interface. For example, a strobe light can be controlled using CV to set light intensity or color and Gate to turn an effect on and off. With the advent of non-modular analog synths, the exposure of synth parameters via CV/Gate provided a way to achieve some of the flexibility of modular synths. Some synths also could generate CV/Gate signals and be used to control other synths.

    One of the main advantages of CV/Gate over MIDI is in the resolution. Most MIDI control messages use 7 bits or 128 possible steps for resolution. Control Voltage is analogue and by extension infinitely variable. There is less likelyhood of hearing the zipper effect or noticeable steps in resolution over large parameter sweeps. For this reason MIDI Pitch Bend uses 14 bits or 16,384 possible steps. There are ways to send higher MIDI resolution through the use of RPN’s and NRPN’s however in practice this is often difficult.

    A major difference between CV/Gate and MIDI is that in many analogue synthesizers no distinction is made between voltages that represent control and voltages that represent audio. This means audio signals can be used to modify control voltages and vice versa. In MIDI they are separate worlds and there is no easy way to have audio signals modify control parameters.

    Some software synthesizers emulate control voltages to allow their virtual modules to be controlled as early analog synths were. For example, Propellerheads Reason allows a myriad of connection possibilities with CV, and allows Gate signals to have a “level” rather than a simple on/off (for example, to trigger not just a note, but the velocity of that note)…

    In 2009, MOTU released its Volta virtual instrument plug-in which allows audio workstation software with MIDI (and Audio Units compatibility) to precisely control any hardware device with a control voltage.

    ReBirth Freeware Runs On Windows

    Press Here For The ReBirth Museum

    ReBirth RB-338 is a software synthesizer for Microsoft Windows[1] and Mac OS 8-9.[2] It was developed by Propellerhead Software, and its first alpha version (for Mac OS) was publicly released in December 1996. Propellerhead Software ceased developing the program in January 1999. Support was officially discontinued in September 2005. Shortly afterward, the ReBirth Museum Web site was launched and the last version’s (2.0.1) disk image was made available as a free download. Propellerhead Software continues to develop other software relating to dance-oriented computer-based music composition, including Reason, its flagship software synthesizer.

    — ixi software —


    — ixi software —.

    Some very interesting experimental software for Mac and Windows, all free!

    From the website:

    “ixi audio is an experimental project concerned with the creation of digital musical instruments and environments for generative music. We are interested in the computer as a workshop for building non-conventional tools for musicians, i.e. not trying to imitate or copy the tools that we know from the world of acoustic instruments or studio technology. We currently work with open source software such as SuperCollider, ChucK and Pure Data, but our aim is to distribute our applications packaged in a way that allows everybody to use them. Simplicity and ease of use together with depth in interaction and expressive scope is the aim of our experimental music software.”