What are some of your favourite apps and tools to make music?

Could be apps, sites, gadgets, utilities or any tool related to the art of music writing.
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18 recommended
  1. 13

    Music production software and hardware.

    Harry Kaczka
    Harry KaczkaPro Poker Player, Coach, Human Sponge Β· Written
    JUST got ableton and its insanely feature rich+knocks the socks off lots of others IF you get to that level of competence where it's an extension of your body. Before that it's a little intimidating but exciting at the same time
    John Ababseh
    John Ababseh10Epiphany Enthusiast Β· Written
    Ableton is a great platform for making music, a lot of producers go to method.
  2. 15
    Logic Pro X

    Music production. Cranked up to X.

    Not cheap, but one of the best tools for serious music production.
  3. 8
    Novation Launchpad

    Easily create and remix your own music

    Ideal controller for using with Ableton Live.
  4. David Adamu
    David Adamu3Maker. Product Designer @Andela Β· Written
    For me, it's fruity loops. I used to be a music producer and it helped me materialize melodies ringing in my head all day. The step sequencer especially makes it easy to get started 🎹
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  5. 3

    DJ with Artificial Intelligence from your Spotify

    Ryan Hoover
    Ryan Hoover83Founder, Product Hunt Β· Written
    Pacemaker is the best "pretend to be a DJ on your iPhone app" I've used. It magically mixes music together in real-time that actually sounds good.
  6. for managing and organizing your ideas
  7. Audacity might not the best editor compared to the big ones, but possibly is the best value for many. :)
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  8. 2
    Keezy 6.0

    A colorful soundboard. Play with music.

    Play with colours, sounds and beats.
  9. 2
    Fender Tune

    Free guitar and bass tune iOS app

    Tune your instrument with your iPhone.
  10. 2

    A sample marketplace for musicians

    Cool option for sharing and composing with other people remotely.
  11. 2
    HTML-909 Rhythm Composer

    An HTML version of a Roland TR-909

    Something like a web version of a classic.
  12. 2

    Make (and record) beats on your keyboard

    PACED made this product
    issa app
  13. Not for professional recording but easy to use for beginners, and already installed on your Mac.
  14. ProTools is great but also difficult, here's a guide.
  15. Been huge for ages. And Still a powerful classic.
  16. Also loving everything Roli makes.
  17. Turn your iPad into a super synth.
  18. Robert Chum Li
    Robert Chum LiSDR, WP Engine Β· Written
    Go to DAW for serious audio production. Fully integrated with Adobe CC Suite.