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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    Ableton

    Music production software and hardware.

    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
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    John Ababseh10Epiphany Enthusiast Β· Written
    Ableton is a great platform for making music, a lot of producers go to method.
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  2. 15
    Logic Pro X

    Music production. Cranked up to X.

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

    Easily create and remix your own music

    Ideal controller for using with Ableton Live.
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  4. 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
    Pacemaker+

    DJ with Artificial Intelligence from your Spotify

    Ryan Hoover80Founder, 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.
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  6. for managing and organizing your ideas
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  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.
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  9. 2
    Fender Tune

    Free guitar and bass tune iOS app

    Tune your instrument with your iPhone.
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  10. 2
    Splice

    Music Made Better

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

    An HTML version of a Roland TR-909

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

    Make (and record) beats on your keyboard

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