Do you love creating music? Want to get into producing music in a lower budget? Then you have landed at the right place.
As we know, young aspiring artists usually do not have a large budget and they look for things that are less expensive or complimentary. Do not suppress your dreams of becoming a famous music artist because of your budget, instead of that, try to manage things wisely. Manage your events and concerts in less budget to keep moving. Also, at the same time, it is a good thing to have a budget in mind to begin your journey to becoming a successful music artist.
Finding quality for free is a real task. But we have it covered for you.
Here are 5- must have free music making software:
- Cakewalk by BandLab:
Cakewalk by BandLab and all its world-leading features are available free to download. It has an amazing built-in FX (including the fantastic ProChannel Strip, unlimited tracks, audio, and MIDI comping, supports 32-/64-bit plugins and VST3. It keeps up with its competitors by its customizable music-making suite and amazing features. Its impressive features set includes track templates, an integrated staff view, chord charts and tab support.
It is a great DAW (digital audio workstation) to use for production of music for free. After producing your music, you can also submit a song on various websites online to maintain your budget.
- Arcade by Output:
Arcade by Output is for playing around with sampled sounds and loops. The best thing is that it is available on both OS and Windows to download online for free. It also has many professional sounds that are searchable and downloadable directly in the software. So, you do not need to dig around in various folders and files. You can also load up your own sounds in ARCADE to make custom kits. There is a 30-day free trial in which you can ensure that it is suitable for you or not before buying.
It is like a return on your investment in your music career. If you find its features suitable for music production then you can buy it, otherwise you can opt for any other. In a 30-days free trial, you can experiment with many songs of your own.
- HOFA System Basic:
It is a free version of the German Music Production Software company’s appreciated system suite of plugins, giving you access to chorus, reverb, delay, multiple type pf flanger and phaser and many more. It is available on OS as well as Windows to download and use for free. One of its advantages is that it has 29 plugins with flexible routing, 150+ presets and modular routing. Whilst the free version offers a limited number of features, but they are worth having a look.
There are many other effects like delay, distortion, panning, gate, gain and many more effects, as well as a set of tools that allow for multi-band processing, parallel processing, M/S splitting and others. You can download it from their website to create an amazing piece of music.
- Rough Rider 3:
Rough Rider compressor has been an iconic fixture in the music production industry since the original plugin was released. It is an extremely simple compression plugin designed in such a way to be used on the tracks that add “punch” to the sounds like drums, guitar, bass, etc. It will distort and saturate your audio for parallel compression and drum buss processing, making the music more perfect. All you need is to set the knobs accordingly.
If your track has elements that feel thin or quite then you can use thus compressor aggressively to give your music a punch. You can adjust the dynamic of your track and can mix it faster in general which makes the workflow a bit more amusing.
- Verberate Basic 2:
This music production software gives you access to the four algorithm reverbs to give your sounds a new presence. They are plate, room, hall, and lush hall. Each of these are taken from the fully-fledged Verberate Immersive 2 which is well-known reverb plugin in the market. It also ensures that you do not get any unwanted loudness in your music that can occur when there is too much build-up of specific frequencies in a sound.
It is available on both windows and Mac. Both 32- and 64-bit versions are available for windows for macOS 64-bit version is available. The interface of the software has buttons for each of the reverb programs along with a mix knob that is used for adjusting the dry and reverb signal levels.
So, these were some amazing music producing software that are available for free. You can try or mix the use of 2 or more software to make a perfect piece of music. These software offers you a clean interface with plenty of room for customization and innovation in your music.